Knee injuries are some of the most common injuries car accident victims obtain. Not only can the bones in and around the knee fracture upon impact, but soft tissue damage (i.e., ligaments, muscles, tendons, and menisci) can also occur. Some common knee injuries that people suffer in accidents include:
• Ligament tears (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
• Tendon tears (patellar tendon, quadriceps tendon)
• Meniscus tears
• Patellar fractures
Since the knees are essential to one’s mobility, knee injuries can greatly affect an injured party’s ability to get around at work and in the home environment. Many who suffer knee injuries in car or slip and fall accidents find themselves unable to work for long periods of time, if at all. A severe knee injury can also result in extensive medical care. Knee injuries may require surgery, physical therapy, pain management, and specialized medical care, all of which can be extremely expensive and put serious financial strain on an accident victim.
If you or someone you love suffered a knee injury in a car or slip and fall accident, you should speak with a knee injury lawyer at Preszler Law Vancouver immediately. When you call us at 1-844-373-8202, you will receive a free consultation and our undivided attention. We want to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses and lost time at work.
How can a Vancouver knee injury lawyer help me?
When you suffer a knee injury in a car or slip and fall accident, the insurance company will attempt to offer you the minimum amount, if any, for your damages. The insurance company is a business looking out for its bottom line. It sees your claim in terms of dollars and cents, and gives little to no attention to the emotional and physical effects your knee injury may have on your day-to-day life. This is where our lawyers can serve you best.
We fight back by conducting our own thorough investigation of your case. When you meet with us, our lawyers will listen to you and gather as many facts about your accident and injury as possible. We ask about your medical diagnosis and the costs you have incurred to date. Then, we will connect you with a doctor who is experienced in treating knee injuries. We may also conduct interviews with other medical and vocational professionals who are knowledgeable in the immediate and long-lasting consequences of knee injuries. Armed with this evidence, we present a compelling case to the insurance company.
How do I know if I have a case?
The best way to find out if you have a valid injury claim is to get an experienced lawyer’s professional opinion. A knee injury lawyer at Preszler Law Vancouver will meet with you at no cost, and you are under no obligation to hire our firm once you have received his or her opinion on your case.
When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, pursuing compensation for your injuries is not only your right, it is essential to your recovery.
There are different types of compensation available to you depending upon the nature and severity of your knee injury. Generally speaking, however, you may be able to file a claim to recover compensation in the following ways:
• Accident Benefits Claims (if the injury occurred as the result of a motor vehicle accident)
• Tort Claims
• Workers’ Compensation Claims (if the injury is work-related)
• Disability Claims (if the injury is permanent or disabling and affects your quality of life)
What will it cost me to hire a knee injury lawyer in Vancouver?
The lawyers and staff at Preszler Law Vancouver are committed to helping accident victims focus on their recovery and move on with their lives. If we believe we cannot help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries, we will not take your case. However, if we agree to take your case, you will not pay for your initial consultation or any upfront fees for retaining our firm. In fact, you will owe us nothing if we do not win you money.
When we recover money for a client, we take a percentage of what we recovered. We find this is the fairest way to price our services.
Is there a deadline to file a knee injury claim in Vancouver?
You must file your claim within two years of your injury. British Columbia imposes a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases, so contact us as soon as possible so we can begin the process to recover compensation for you.
Speak to a Vancouver Knee Injury Lawyer for Free
Don’t wait to get help for your knee injury. An experienced lawyer at Preszler Law Vancouver can help. Remember, at Preszler Law, you do not pay unless you win!