Representing People Who Have Suffered Ligament Damage
The Knee is the largest joint in the human body, and one of the most easily injured. In 2003, patients made approximately 19.4 million visits to physicians’ offices because of knee problems. That year, it was the most common reason for visiting an orthaepedic surgeon. Knee injuries are among the most painful and disabling that people can suffer, and the impact of these injuries can last a lifetime.
The knee is a pivotal hinge joint, which permits flexion and extension as well as a slight medial an lateral rotation. Because the knee supports nearly the whole weight of the body, it is vulnerable to both acute injury and osteoarthritis. Some common knee injuries are: ACL(anterior cruciate ligament) damage, MCL(medial collateral ligament) damage, PCL(posterior cruciate ligament) damage, and torn cartilage.
Causes of Knee Injuries
A knee injury can be caused by a blow or twist of the knee, from improper landing after a jump, or from too much daily stress. After suffering a knee injury, no matter what the cause, it is important to consult a medical professional. If a knee inury is left untreated, it could become much worse. Symptoms of a knee injury include:
- Mild to severe pain in knee
- Clicking or popping in knee
- Difficulty walking and/or running
- Limited motion of the joint
- Tenderness with pressure
- Pain while squatting
- Knee joint locking
Helping You Get the Money You Need to Deal with Your Knee Injury
Knee injuries are some of the most common in personal injury lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims. At the law offices of Freeburn & Hamilton, we are commited to helping victims of knee injuries gain financial recovery, so that they may then focus on gaining a full physical recovery. To learn more about your legal options after an accident, schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. From offices in Harrisburg, Lebanon, Gettysburg, Thompsontown and Huntingdon, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania.
In addition to having five office locations, we make house calls. If you are injured and find it difficult to travel, we can come to you.
Why Should You Call Freeburn & Hamilton?
If you or a loved one has suffered a knee injury due to someone’s negligence, whether you’ve fallen on your knee on a slippery floor or you’ve hit your knee on the dash of a car in an accident, Freeburn & Hamilton can help. We know the importance of working with a law firm that understands the medical side of knee injuries, the treatment they require, and the long-term pain and suffering that often prevents inidividuals from returning to work or handling other daily activities. If your knee injury has forced you to miss work, working with a firm that undertstands your pain and suffering could be the difference in thousands of dollars of compensation, as well as winning your workers’ compensation case. At Freeburn and Hamilton, we give our clients experienced legal advice, and fight against insurance companies and defense attorneys to assure that our clients’ rights are fully protected and they receive all compensation to which they are entitled. From offices in Harrisburg, Lebanon, Gettysburg, Thompsontown and Huntingdon, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania. Call the law offices of Freeburn & Hamilton today to schedule a free consultation and let us fight for YOU.