If you have suffered a knee injury due to a third party’s recklessness or negligence, it is critical that you hire an attorney with a track record of success and the connections to help you heal and maximize your financial compensation.
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm has significant experience in handling knee injuries. We routinely assist clients in obtaining the necessary medical care they require at no up-front cost – even if they don’t have health insurance.
We maintain strong relationships with medical specialists and our clients have access to MRI’s, X-Rays, CT scans, and state of the art diagnostics and treatment options in DFW at no up-front cost.
About Knee Injuries
Knee injuries can be observed in both motor vehicle collisions and slip/trip and fall cases. They include meniscus injuries, fractures, dislocations, and ligament injuries.
Ligaments are connective tissue that attach bone to bone. They are tasked with holding structures together and keeping them stable. Ligaments can be torn or sprained as a result of trauma.
Knee ligaments that are often injured in a car accident or fall include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
A sprain of a ligament will usually heal on its own. Tears often require surgery but can sometimes resolve through the use of PRP injections – especially if the tear is a grade 1 or grade 2 tear.
A knee location is a very serious injury involving torn ligaments (likely severe) can also lead to vascular and nerve issues. It results when the tibula and fibula move in relation to the femur so that the bones are out of place.
A fractured knee is also known as a patella (kneecap) fracture. It can be a complete break from the top to the bottom or simply a crack. Swelling is usually immediate following this type of injury. A simple fracture may heal in its own but sometimes requires a cast. A complex fracture may require surgery.
Meniscus injuries are exceedingly common. Each of your knees has 2 menisci which is cartilage that acts like a shock absorber. These menisci are located between the femur and tibia.
Types of meniscus tears include: radial tears, flap tears, bucket-handle tears, horizontal tears, incomplete tears, and complex tears. Incomplete tears usually do not require surgical intervention while bucket-handle tears generally require urgent surgical treatment.
The location of tears is often described as posterior (back of the meniscus), anterior (front of the meniscus), or peripheral (outside of the meniscus).
Your knees are complex pieces of machinery, and knee injuries cause significant disruption to your life.
Knee injuries basically fall into two categories:
- Acute – A single incident causes damage.
- Cumulative – Long-term repetitive motion results in harm.
Types of acute knee injuries include ACL tears, PCL tears, MCL tears, quadriceps tendon tears, torn menisci, fractured patella, dislocation, torn ligaments, and more.
Acute knee injuries result from car accidents, workplace accidents, physical assault, and slips-and-falls. They also require months, and perhaps more than a year, to fully recover from.
Cumulative knee injuries are frequently caused by repetitive motions such as lifting or carrying heavy items at work for decades. Symptoms include:
- Reduced range of motion
Depending on the severity of the injury you experience, recovery can be as simple as some rest and exercises to strengthen your knee joint…and all the way up to total knee replacement surgery. You may even need to find a new career.
If your injuries require a total knee replacement, typically surgeons delay the procedure as long as possible. This is because the prosthetic knee joint typically lasts only 15-20 years. So, it’s likely you’ll need another knee replacement in the future.
All knee injuries cause pain and limit your mobility. You may not even be able to walk for at least a month. You won’t be able to walk comfortably for quite some time. And you may not be able to sleep or drive either.
If you experience a knee injury of any kind, you’re wise to see a doctor immediately. Not only does seeking prompt treatment help you to recover the fastest and with the least amount of pain, but it establishes evidence if someone else is liable for your injury.
If you have an injured knee and another person or company is at fault, contact Mullen & Mullen Law Firm for a free consultation. Get a discounted 29% contingent attorney fee on cases not requiring litigation (compared to the industry standard 33.3%) if you mention this special offer on first contact.
There is never a fee unless our lawyers win your claim. And we can get you medical care upfront with no out of pocket even if you don’t have health insurance.
A few examples of settlements obtained by Mullen & Mullen Law Firm:
$845,000.00 for back & knee injuries
Gross Settlement $845,000.00
Attorney Fees $338,000.00
Case Expenses $28,024.02
Medical Bills & Liens $159,116.55
Client Net Compensation $319,859.43
$300,000.00 for knee injuries
Gross Settlement $300,000.00
Attorney Fees $87,000.00
Case Expenses $761.63
Client Net Compensation $160,268.43
$205,000.00 for back and knee injuries
Gross Settlement $205,000.00
Attorney Fees $82,000.00
Case Expenses $3,635.40
Client Net Compensation $56,814.60
$202,555.00 for knee injury
Gross Settlement $202,555.00
Attorney Fees $58,740.95
Case Expenses $204.60
Client Net Compensation $75,900.30
Joseph R. Morrison is the Senior Associate Attorney at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas, TX, where he represents people personally injured due to the negligence of others. He was recognized by VerdictSearch for obtaining a Top 5 Premises Liability verdict in the State of Texas, and has been quoted in the ABA Journal.