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A knee injury can cause a lot of unforeseen issues in a victim’s life. Depending on the type of work they do, this kind of injury can mean significant time away from a more physically demanding job. Knee injuries can also impact your mobility, both walking and driving. Car accidents are a common cause of knee injuries, and these collisions are usually due to a driver’s negligent acts. Norwalk knee injury lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins assists victims of motor vehicle crashes, as well as other accidents involving negligence, hold the proper parties accountable. At the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins, we offer comprehensive legal representation for every stage of a case. From initial investigation into the circumstances surrounding your incident, until resolution of litigation if necessary, we are committed to our clients and achieving the best possible outcome for their needs. If you’ve sustained a knee injury due to a car accident, bicycle accident, or another situation you believe involved negligence, contact us today or online to find out more about your legal options.

Types of Knee Injuries Suffered in Norwalk Accidents

Knees are an especially delicate part of the body. As such, during a collision, a knee can easily twist or strike another object, especially a steering wheel or dashboard, causing significant injury. Drivers, as well as passengers, are all susceptible to knee injuries in the event of a crash. In Norwalk, with a population of over 90,000 and over 1000 others commuting into the city for work, the roadways can get especially congested which can lead to severe accidents. With Interstate 95, one of the most dangerous highways in the nation, as well as the Merritt Parkway, and Routes 1, 7 and 123 all serving Norwalk, the potential for motor vehicle crashes is high. If you suffered a knee injury of any kind in one of these accidents, a skilled personal injury attorney in Norwalk can help you examine your legal rights.

If you’ve been involved in a collision, it’s important to know the symptoms of a serious knee injury. Discoloration of the area may be signs of bruising as well as limited range of motion, hot or cold sensation; weakness, tingling, and tenderness are all indications of injury. Common injuries to the knee include:

  • Fractures

  • Dislocations

  • Sprains or strains

  • Torn cartilage

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries

  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injuries

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injuries

Some of these injuries require only simple immobilization efforts like a cast, but others might need multiple surgeries or other treatment to avoid complications. As such, immediate medical treatment should be sought following an accident so that injuries can be identified and treated as soon as possible.

Personal Injury Actions for Knee Injury Victims

Treating a knee injury can be expensive, and insurance policy benefits may not always be enough to cover costs. When another party’s negligence has caused your harm, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. A seasoned Norwalk knee injury lawyer can assist you in filing a claim, which are heard in the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk court in Stamford. To show negligence, the victim must show the defendant breached their owed duty of reasonable care. In automobile accidents, it is usually a driver who breached his duty of care to others on the road to act as a reasonable and prudent person would. Victims must also show that their knee injuries were a proximate cause of the defendant’s breach, and that damages resulted.

Causation is sometimes a more difficult element to show in knee injury cases. Pre-existing injuries can be used by the defense to argue that a collision was not the cause of the victim’s harm. However, even if a victim suffered a previous knee injury, if it was exacerbated by a subsequent accident, the party responsible for causing that accident, and exacerbation, can still be held accountable. Medical records and other documentation can be important in establishing negligence in these cases. If you were involved in a Norwalk car accident, you can obtain a police accident report from the Norwalk Police Department’s Records Unit Window. Appointments are required to obtain a report at police headquarters. Reports can also be ordered online for a fee.

Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Norwalk Residents

Knee injuries are not only painful, but can require lengthy time off work, multiple surgeries, as well as physical therapy. Victims who suffer these injuries due to another’s negligence may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, and lost earning capacity. Norwalk personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins assists his clients in recovering this compensation from those liable for their harm. Call the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins today or contact us online to learn more about our legal services.