The Most Common Shoulder and Knee Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

There are many types of injuries a person can suffer in a car accident, including shoulder and knee injuries. If you are interested in learning more about common examples of these types of injuries, keep reading. If you would like to request a free legal consultation with a personal injury attorney, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for help.

Shoulder Impingement

This is a type of injury that can occur when an airbag collides with a person’s shoulder. As time goes on, it can lead to tendinitis, which then prevents the victim from being able to perform many daily activities. For example, they might not be able to do something as simple as raising up their arm to put on a shirt. Eventually, rotator cuff surgery is often required to repair this injury and the damage that has been caused.

Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL)

This is a type of knee injury that is all too common in a car accident. While it can happen in any type of car accident, it is most common in a rollover accident or rear-end accident. As time goes on, this injury can lead to the knee swelling, which results in extreme pain. An MRI is generally used to diagnose a torn ACL.

Medial Collateral Ligament Tear (MCL)

An MCL tear occurs when the knee is bent in a way that is not natural. The result is swelling and stiffness. Eventually, the person who suffers this injury will have a difficult time walking and will lose stability when trying to do so. This type of injury can require surgery to repair.

It is Important to Have a Doctor Diagnose Your Medical Issues

One of the biggest mistakes people often make when they injure their shoulder or knee is to assume that all they need to do is rest it, ice it, and wait for it to heal. While that is sometimes the answer, it is also true that some of these injuries require surgery, and the longer you wait to have it assessed, the worse the injury can get it.

Additionally, if the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you might have to sue the at-fault party to ensure they are held responsible for your injury. If so, you will need medical records that prove your injury.

Call a Personal Injury Attorney for Help

If you have suffered a shoulder or knee injury caused by a car accident and someone else was at fault, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We can take the time to learn about the specifics of your accident to find the best way forward. Call now, and we can get started.