It’s said that you never really appreciate something until it’s gone. That’s definitely true when it comes to the knees. This remarkable body part is integral in so many of our daily movements and activities that it is immediately noticed and missed when it no longer functions normally.
If you were recently in an accident with an at-fault driver, you may be suffering from serious knee injuries that can adversely affect your mobility now and also in the future. Read on to learn more about knee injuries after a collision.
Torn anterior cruciate ligament
It is very common to suffer a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a car wreck. This can happen when the knees slam into the unyielding dashboard upon impact. You might have even have heard or felt the “pop” when the ligament snapped.
Not only are you in severe pain, but you also have lost stability in that knee joint. Without a surgical repair, even after the pain subsides, your leg may buckle underneath you as you walk, causing even more damage.
Posterior collateral ligament injury
You can also suffer from injuries to the posterior collateral ligament in your knee. This, too, can cause instability and buckling, as well as pain and swelling.
Understand your options after an accident with injury
If another motorist’s negligent actions behind the wheel caused you injuries and damages in an accident, you have the right to seek compensation for those losses. However, the clock starts ticking at the time of your injury and your case could proscribe if you fail to take timely action. So, don’t wait. A lawyer can make sure documents get filed and preserve your rights.