San Francisco Car Accident Knee Replacement Lawyer

Being involved in a traffic accident can result in a tremendous amount of damage to the body. Joints like the knee are especially prone to damage simply because of where they are positioned in the vehicle when you are driving.

Depending on the nature of your car accident and who was at fault, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries with the help of a San Francisco car accident knee replacement lawyer from the Law Offices of J. Chrisp.

 

The Knee Is Prone to Injury During a Car Accident

Crumple points on both the sides and front of your vehicle may pin or crush your legs in a serious accident. If any vehicles involved are traveling at high speeds, the impact alone may be enough to cause extensive damage to your knee.

It is often the kneecap (also called the patella) that absorbs the brunt of the impact. This can easily cause the bone to shatter or break. When the kneecap shatters, injury to the underlying ligaments and tendons is very likely to occur. If the injury is severe enough, a full knee replacement surgery may be the only way to correct it.

 

Knee Replacement Surgery Recovery

Knee replacement surgery is extensive and requires a significant amount of recovery time. Most patients won’t be able to walk on their own for several weeks, if not months.

Physical rehabilitation can help you learn to walk on your new knee without pain and will strengthen damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Unfortunately, both the surgery and the recovery can be very expensive to pay for out of pocket. This entire process often incurs a significant amount of pain, distress, and lost time at work.

 

Determining Fault in Car Accidents

Just because your knee was injured in a car accident, it does not automatically mean the other party is at fault. Many variables can indicate liability, including the following:

Other elements required to determine fault include the location of the accident and whether some other form of irresponsible driving was involved. If the other driver in your car crash is found to have been guilty of any of these, you could be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

 

Experienced San Francisco Car Accident Lawyers

In addition to injuries and property damage, a car crash can leave you with a seemingly endless number of questions. An experienced auto wreck attorney can address your concerns while shouldering the burden for the legal challenges ahead.

Traffic accidents can be complicated and overwhelming, but if you have been in a wreck that caused a knee injury, the Law Offices of J. Chrisp can help. To get started, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page or call us at 1-877-JCHRISP (524-7477). Arrange your free case evaluation and get started on the process to recover compensation for your damages.