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Fairfield Knee Injury Attorney

After suffering a serious knee injury, many individuals need time away from work for recovery, and in some cases, will have to undergo surgical procedures. Some of these injuries can leave long-lasting pain as well as mobility issues. Often a knee injury is due to a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, Fairfield knee injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins can help you pursue proper legal action against those responsible. The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins offers comprehensive and dedicated legal services in personal injury claims arising out of car, truck, motorcycle, or bike accidents. We fight on behalf of our clients every step of the way to achieve the best outcome in their case. If you have suffered a knee injury due to negligence and have questions about your legal rights and options, contact our firm or online to speak with an attorney today.

Knee Injuries Caused by Negligence

A knee is the largest joint in the human body, making its structure extremely complex. Car accidents, such as those that occur regularly on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield, are a common cause of serious knee injuries. Knees can also twist and be injured in a slip-and-fall accident, especially if a victim already has weak joints or underlying issues. In either situation, it is usually another party’s negligence that causes your knee injury. Consulting a knowledgeable knee injury attorney in Fairfield is important to protecting your legal rights.

It is also important to know the signs of a serious knee injury in the aftermath of an accident. Symptoms such as hearing popping noises; feelings that the knee is “locked;” or the inability to stand or support yourself on your knee are all indications to seek medical treatment. Discoloration as well as tingling, weakness, and pain are also common. These symptoms can indicate injuries including:

  • Breaks or fractures

  • Tendon tears

  • Dislocations

  • Torn meniscus

  • Ligament injuries (affecting the ACL, PCL, or MCL)

Knee injuries could require various medical treatments including surgeries, physical therapy, or pain medications. All these treatments are costly. When someone else’s negligence leads to your knee injury, you may be entitled to damages in a personal injury claim.

Seeking Compensation for Knee Injuries

Depending on where an accident occurred, Fairfield personal injury lawsuits can be filed in the the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk or in the Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport. A seasoned Fairfield injury lawyer can help you with your filing. To establish negligence, plaintiffs must show that a defendant breached their duty of reasonable care, causing the plaintiff’s injury, which resulted in damages. Some defendants may argue that a plaintiff’s knee injury pre-dated an accident, and so the causation element was not proven. However, even if a victim has an underlying, pre-existing condition, when a negligent act contributed to making that injury worse, a defendant is still liable. Damages available to victims who suffer knee injuries due to another’s negligence can include past and future medical costs, lost income, as well as compensation for pain and suffering where appropriate.

Victims often need extensive evidence to present in their cases. Medical records, accident or incident reports, witness statements, and expert testimony may all be important in proving negligence. The Fairfield Police Department will prepare accident reports after serious motor vehicle collisions. These reports can be obtained from the department’s Records Division located at police headquarters at 100 Reef Road. Headquarters are open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm. Usually these reports are available after three business days from the date of occurrence.

Personal Injury Representation in Fairfield

If you’ve suffered a debilitating knee injury in a motor vehicle accident or as a result of a slip and fall, the at-fault parties should be held legally liable. Fairfield knee injury lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins can help you explore your legal options. Our firm understands that our clients’ first priority is working towards their recovery. That’s why it’s our first priority to work to ensure they have the financial support they need to aid in that recovery. If you need legal assistance following an injury, call the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins or contact us online to find out how we can help.