Car Accident Injuries: Compensation for Ligament Injuries

Car Accident Injuries: Compensation for Ligament Injuries

Updated on Thursday 13th July 2017

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Car-Accident-Injuries-Compensation-for-Ligament-Injuries.jpgNegotiating the settlement may very well depend on the types of injuries you’ve suffered from. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common in vehicle accidents, slip and falls and other situations. This is a knee injury that can cause the victim to suffer from discomfort while walking and lose his/her full range of motion. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you claim compensation if this car accident injury is preventing you from working and is otherwise impacting your life. 

Symptoms of an ACL injury   

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are typically signaled by the feeling of your knee giving out from under your weight, accompanied by a slight “popping” sound. The knee will usually swell and become painful within the first day after the accident. You can feel tenderness in the knee area, discomfort when walking and lose your full range of motion. 
Nonsurgical and surgical treatment options are available for patients. Talking to your doctor before submitting a personal injury claim is important because a physician is able to provide you with a complete information about the extent of the injury and the costs that are likely for the treatment and during the recovery treatment.
One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you calculate your settlement based on the medical costs and the lost wages, if applicable.

Compensation for victims that suffer ACL injuries

Victims that have suffered from ACL injuries have been known to obtain large settlement amounts. For example, one plaintiff was ultimately awarded more than two and a half million dollars for his injuries (that also involved an ACL injury). Examples of lower settlements include more than 50,000 $ for an ACL resulted from a slip and fall that did not require surgery. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries that require reconstructive injuries are typically settled for larger amounts and so are ACL injuries that occur as workplace accidents. 
One of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help you settle the claim or take the case to court. You can contact us for more information and advice on personal injury cases in California. 


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