Often times, someone's knee is damaged in a car accident from striking the dashboard. This could occur from a rear-end collision, a front-end collision, and a side-impact crash. When the knee strikes the dashboard, an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament often occurs. Left untreated, a posterior cruciate ligament rupture may lead to chronic patellofemoral arthritis as well as medial compartment arthritis.
If you struck your knee in a car accident, it is important that you consult with an orthopedic doctor who specializes in knee care. Most likely, an MRI will be required to determine the extent of your injury. Don't wait to see the doctor. Precious time is lost each day you go without treatment.
Similarly, don't wait to talk to an attorney after a car accident. Like a delay in medical care, a delay in investigating an automobile accident could result in the loss of crucial evidence and witnesses to support your claim. Talk to a lawyer before talking with the insurance companies. The insurance companies have lawyers working for them after your car accident, so should you.
To contact me to discuss your rights after an automobile accident, simply click here. My law firm has been representing those injured in Florida car accidents and work injuries for over 52 years. We know what you need to know after a car accident.