I tore a ligament in my knee in a car accident, and the insurance company is giving me grief—will I still be able to collect compensation for this?

While most people think about soccer or basketball when they are asked about knee injuries and ligament tears, these injuries are actually a common result of car accidents, as well. When cars collide, the drivers’ knees are often pushed into the steering wheel, dashboard, or doors with great force, causing serious tears and rips in the ligaments housed there.

Knee injuries are incredibly painful, and those who experience one may face months of recovery, rehabilitation, or even surgery. The cost is often quite high, both in medical bills and in time away from work, and coupled with the damage your car received in the accident, you are undoubtedly facing an overwhelming number of bills as a result of your debt.

The insurance company’s reaction to your knee injury is fairly common, unfortunately. Auto insurance companies are notorious for being difficult with claims involving soft tissue injuries, and often will try to lowball or even flat-out deny your claim as a result. Additionally, despite the pain and cost associated with knee injuries, the insurance company is likely treating it as a minor injury, and may not believe that you are entitled to the compensation you are claiming.

This does not, however, mean that you are left to settle for the pennies the insurance company throws your way as a consolation prize. Knee injuries are serious, expensive, and extraordinarily painful in every form, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
  • Sprains
  • Meniscus tears and damage

If you have suffered a knee injury as the result of a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Attorney Chris Hudson has helped Augusta car accident victims get the money they deserve, and he can help you, too—call today to set up your free consultation.