Car Accident Leg Injuries
When people think of injuries in auto accidents, they tend to think of trauma to the head, neck, back, and spinal cord. Leg injuries, on the other hand, are a type of ailment that tends to go unrecognized until it happens. Even so, such wounds can be debilitating and necessitate lengthy recoveries. Victims often miss time from work for rehabilitation and face major medical bills.
The lawyers at Morgan & Morgan are all too familiar with the difficulties auto accident victims must confront. Our skilled attorneys help those with leg injuries recover compensation while they focus on healing. We often encounter claims involving:
With enough force in a collision, the femur, tibia, or fibula can break. In addition to impacting the victim’s ability to walk, broken legs can cause severe pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising. A severely broken leg will require surgery, while less serious injuries may be treated with a splint or cast.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries affect parts of the body other than bones. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the leg can be ruptured or torn in an auto accident, leading to severe pain, swelling, and bruising.
The front of the vehicle is designed to crumple in a collision and absorb some of the impact, preventing the driver from bearing the brunt of the crash. Although this feature lessens the overall force the driver may feel, it’s natural to slam the brakes at the last moment to avoid a crash, thus exposing the ankle area to damage. Ankle fractures cause significant pain, swelling, and tenderness, and oftentimes require surgical repair.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located in the knee. ACL tears are generally accompanied by intense pain, rapid swelling, and reduced range of motion. Depending on the severity of the injury, rest and rehabilitation or surgery to replace the torn ligament may be required.
Contact an Auto Accident Injury Lawyer
If you suffered a leg injury in an auto accident, you may be eligible to earn significant financial compensation in a personal injury claim. To find out, submit a free case evaluation now.