Knee Injury in Longmont
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Longmont accident lawyers often see knee injuries following a car accident or slip and fall. Knee injuries can range from simple inflammation or bruising to serious damage to the knee joint and tendons inside the knee. Treatment can be costly, and the injury can have a lasting impact on your quality of life. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious knee injury because of an accident, we invite you to call our legal team today to discuss your case and how we might be able to help you with your accident claim. Call our Longmont personal injury attorneys today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation.Building You Knee Injury Claim to Present to the Insurance Company
In Colorado, when someone is negligent or careless and causes an injury to someone, insurance usually covers the loss. This means that, if you seriously hurt your knee, you need to effectively present your knee injury claim to an insurance adjuster working for the at-fault’s insurance company. An experienced Longmont personal injury lawyer will be able to help you prepare your case so that you can get fully compensated for all your losses associated with your knee injury.
Because knees generally get wear and tear as a person ages, one of the most important things is to be able to prove that your knee injury was caused by your accident. This is known as “causation” and is an element of every personal injury case. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we will work with your doctors, and especially your orthopedic specialists, to determine the condition of your knee before your accident and how it changed as a result of your accident. Even if before the accident you had some damage to your knee that did not significantly impair your daily activities, or did not require treatment, Colorado law allows you to recover for the aggravation or exacerbation of your pre-existing knee condition.
Along these lines, it is important that you report your knee pain or discomfort to your medical providers as soon as possible after your accident. This will prevent a “gap in treatment” that insurance companies use to try and argue that your knee injury was not caused by the accident. While it is best to tell your PCP or orthopedic specialist, even if you reported your knee pain to a chiropractor or a medical provider who does not treat knees, even a simple note identifying knee problems can help your Longmont personal injury lawyer tie your injury to your accident.
If you are unable to locate a good orthopedic specialist, our lawyers can help you identify an orthopedic doctor who has a good reputation for helping patients and being their advocate. Our attorneys have worked with the top orthopedic surgeons in the Longmont and Boulder area, and we can provide you with insight as you choose the right physician for you and your medical needs.Calculating Harms and Losses from a Knee Injury
Did you need a knee replacement or an ACL or MCL surgery as a result of your accident? Not only can you recover the cost of these surgeries, but you can also get compensated for time off work and in rehabilitation of your knee. We call these types of damages economic losses.
Similarly, being out of work or being unable to do certain activities after a knee injury can leave you feeling depressed and with other mental health symptoms. In Colorado, if your knee injury was caused by someone’s negligence or carelessness you can be compensated for the pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-economic damages. The degree of your non-economic damages depends on the extent to which your injury has impacted your life and will continue to do so into the future.
Additionally, depending on your physical recovery and the nature of your knee injury, you can be compensated for the physical impairment and disfigurement to your knee and related systems of your body. An experienced Longmont personal injury attorney can help you understand the potential range of value for your knee injury case.Free Consultation for Your Knee Injury
If you have been hurt in an accident and injured your knee, you are entitled to recover damages for your harms and losses related to your knee injury. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Longmont can help you evaluate and value your claim and get you the financial compensation you deserve. Call Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC today to arrange your free consultation with friendly staff. We can meet you at your home, our Longmont or Lafayette office, or at a place that is convenient and comfortable to you. Help is only a phone call away.