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Auto Accident Knee Injury Case Valuation

In another part of our Illinois Car Accident Settlement Center, we explain our 5-step procedure on how to estimate what your car accident case might be worth. If you did not read it, click here What Is My Car Accident Case Worth? However, if you suffer a knee injury in a crash, there are some specific things you have to realize when considering litigation. Here are some issues you might want to ponder:

  • Due to the force and trauma of many car accidents, knee injuries are one of the most common forms of injury in crashes.
  • The total cost of a surgery for a knee injury, such as to the ACL, can cost more than $10,000. While insurance may pay for most of this treatment and related services, there will still be a whole host of things you could be responsible for, including deductibles, copays, and insurance payments.
  • Recovery time for serious knee injury operations might take as long as six to nine months, though less serious operations might take a shorter time to heal.

These facts alone paint a stark picture for the immediate future following a car accident that produces a knee injury. Surgery will be expensive, rehabilitation will be serious, and work will have to be put on hold for a significant amount of time. However, many patients report a declined sense of movement in the knee following surgery that affects their life thereafter in areas such as sports, work, and general mobility. This leads many plaintiffs’ lawyers to ask for non-economic financial compensation (in categories such as pain and suffering) for the reduced quality of life plaintiffs suffer in addition to the economic damages they already face (i.e. medical bills, lost wages, etc.) Knee injuries severely impact the lives of victims prospectively and an accurate portrayal of this should be pled and proved at trial and considered ex-ante (what the future might hold) when estimating how much your car accident case is worth.

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