Leg injuries are common after a car accident. Not only can they be highly painful, but they can require immediate medical care after a crash. Leg injuries may also need extensive long-term care to regain normal function.
If you faced a leg injury after a crash, you could seek compensation for your medical care and more. One of our lawyers can help you prove your damages and pursue the responsible party for the funds you deserve.
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Types of Leg Injuries You May Experience After a Car Accident
Although many leg injuries result from high-speed or high-impact crashes, you could face injury to your leg in several types of auto accidents.
Some forms of leg injuries that could result from a crash include:
The knee is a common site of leg injuries for car accident victims. During the crash, your knee may rotate incorrectly or strike against the inside of the car. You could face patella injuries, torn ligaments or tendons, and many other forms of knee injuries. Torn knee ligaments could require physical therapy and surgery.
Several major leg bones could be vulnerable to fracture during a crash, including the tibia, fibula, and even the femur. Depending on the seriousness of the fracture, you could require surgery and even implanted devices to assist with the healing process, per Mayo Clinic.
When you brace for the impact of the crash, you could press your foot into the floor—and then face foot injuries such as sprains or breaks. A broken foot could require extensive care to heal, including implanted pins and manipulations of the foot, per Healthline.
Another common leg injury caused by a car accident, a hip fracture results from injury to the upper thigh bone. You could require a total hip replacement if you have a hip fracture, and you may experience severe pain, according to Cleveland Clinic.
Cuts and Lacerations
Whether you were hurt by objects flying through the car or broken glass shattering on impact, your legs could be cut severely and require stitches or other emergency care.
What Compensation Is Available For the Losses Related to a Leg Injury?
Leg injuries can not only be especially painful to treat, but it may take time to fully regain your normal function. This can leave you missing time from work and struggling to return to your former job.
Our team can help you seek compensation for all the losses you may face, including:
Medical Costs in the Past, Present, and Future
This could include:
- Emergency treatment
- Diagnostic testing and lab work
- Orthopedic surgery
- Implantation of medical devices
- Physical therapy
- Medical assistive equipment (braces, crutches, etc.)
- Follow-up visits
- Specialist care
Your missed paychecks and other income losses can be considered, including:
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Missed tips, bonuses, and opportunities for promotion
Pain and Suffering
Your damages can include your physical pain and emotional hardships. Other intangible damages could be available, such as:
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental anguish
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We Can Help You Seek the Best Available Compensation
You may not yet be sure if it’s worth it to hire a lawyer on our team. There are several reasons why doing so may benefit your case. A lawyer from our firm can:
Use Your Prognosis to Argue for the Maximum Settlement
We may advise that you wait before accepting any early settlement offers. This is because it takes time to understand the nature of your injuries, your prognosis, and any future estimated care you may require.
If you accept the first early settlement offer you receive, you could be leaving a great deal of money on the table—and you may need to pay for your long-term care out of pocket. We will help you avoid this situation and help you understand the value of your case.
Handle Any Pushback From the Insurance Company
Your injuries may seem clear to you, but seeking compensation from an insurance company is another matter. They may try to make claims that lower your settlement value, including the following:
- You made your injuries worse.
- You were responsible for the accident.
- Their client is not liable for the crash.
You shouldn’t have to deal with unfair insurance tactics on your own after a car accident. We can counter these claims and handle settlement negotiations for you.
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Legal help may not cost you as much as you think. Many firms, including ours, work based on contingency fees, so they only receive payment if they win results in your case.* There are no upfront fees involved—and no financial risk on your part.
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