Most of the knee personal injury cases we have handled are the result of slip/trip and falls, car accident trauma, or construction related. Because the knee is in the middle of the leg, personal injury victims tend to have other injuries around the leg – such as the thigh or lower leg. Case values associated with just the knee injury vary wildly and usually depend on the severity of the injury.
Knee injuries in car accidents usually occur when your knee gets jammed into your dash or center console. In slip/trip and fall cases, your knee usually twists or gets torqued in an unusual way or it gets hurt when you land on it.
Knee Sprains & Strains
Median Soft Tissue Knee Injury Value for Fulton County
Median Soft Tissue Knee Injury for Rest of State
Torn Knee Ligament Cases
Mean Value in Fulton County
Mean Value in Rest of Georgia
There are certain factors that can effect a torn ligament or meniscus case’s value:
- Whether doctors are disputing the tear – insurance companies will usually have your medical records and x-rays/MRI’s reviewed by a consulting doctor. Sometimes that doctor will testify that there is either no tear or that the tear was there prior to the accident.
- How your physical therapy for post-operation rehab went. We need to carefully examine your PT records to see if you were compliant and whether you were able to get back to 100%.
- How intrusive the surgery was. Was it arthroscopic or did the surgeon have to “open up” your knee to repair it?
- Prognosis for future arthritis. Any time you have an injury to a joint, there is a possibility you will get arthritis in the future.