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Knee Sprains: One of The Most Common Injuries in Montana

March 23, 2020

Knee injuries and sprains in auto accidents are quite common in Montana. Typically, the victims suffer long-term disabilities. It is helpful to consult a Montana personal injury lawyer when a car accident causes the damages below:

  • Sprains and strains: auto accidents can result in the twisting of the knee or damage to the soft tissue, tendons, cartilages, ligaments or muscles.

  • Ligament tears: an ACL tear that causes knee joint swelling and severe pain.

  • Meniscus tear: a meniscus, the cartilage surrounding the kneecap bones can stretch or tear off. severe meniscus damage may require surgery or create permanent mobility problems.

  • Fractures: broken bones that generate extreme pain.

If you recently got knee sprains, do not hesitate to consult the law firm of Bulman, Jones & Cook for legal advice on how to claim compensation damages. Knee injuries result from slip and fall accidents or construction site accidents too.

Seek Medical Treatment Immediately

Consulting a doctor promptly and gather the evidence of the motorist’s negligence. The cost of the knee surgery and post-surgery therapy, which includes X-rays, MRI, clutches, or wheelchair, usually ranges between $6,000 and $12,000. Gathering all the evidence of the medical expenses will help your Montana personal injury lawyer pursue injury claims on your behalf.

How to Prove Liability for Knee Injury Claims

For you to win a substantial settlement for your knee, your personal injury lawyer will seek to prove that the driver did not exercise the duty of care. The following evidence is crucial:

  • Medical records, such as the hospital admission diagnosis, treatment records, and the doctor’s notes.

  • The link between the knee injury and the accident.

  • Photographs of the accident scene, which you can record using your cell phone camera.

  • Witness statements from the people who possibly saw the motorist texting or making a call. Did the witness hear the driver make an admission of reckless driving, for example, ” My mind was far away.”

  • The police report may point to traffic violations or intoxication.

To find out whether you deserve compensation for your knee accident-related injury, contact a Montana personal injury lawyer at Bulman, Jones & Cook.