I recently handled a case where my client suffered a tremendous injury to her knee from the car accident. She was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended with such force that her seat was crushed from behind, forcing her knee into the front passenger seat. The trauma caused her tremendous pain. She started treating with a chiropractor but at some point it became clear to her and the chiropractor that there was only so much he could do. Her knee became progressively worse as the weeks passed. It started affecting her job which required lots of standing and walking. Eventually, she had to have knee surgery to correct the problem.
While the surgeon was successfully able to complete the surgery, she still doesn't feel the same. The truth is once you have major surgery to your knee or other part of your body, you might technically have had a successful surgery but many clients report feeling residual injury to some extent. My client continues to have some pain in her knee and on some days, it swells and she needs to put her feet up for a while. Residual injury can affect the value of your personal injury case. If you've suffered severe trauma to your knee in an accident, make sure you see an orthopedic surgeon for a full assessment of your condition. You want to make sure you catch the injury early before you walk too much and inflict further injury upon your knee.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic and surrounding communities.