Value of a Knee Injury in New York
Suffering a knee injury can have a significant impact on your life, affecting your mobility, causing pain, and impeding your ability to perform daily activities. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we understand the complexities involved in evaluating the worth of a knee injury case in New York. We take into account factors such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and the physical and emotional suffering endured. With our in-depth knowledge of personal injury law and a track record of success, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and advocating for your best interests. Contact our experienced New York personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation, and let us guide you through the legal process, seeking the fair value of your knee injury claim in New York. In the past twenty years, our attorneys and of counsel have secured over $1 billion in compensation for injured victims.Examples of Knee Injury Verdicts in New York
The following cases are examples of verdicts related to knee injuries.
Case: Young v. Tops Markets, Inc., 283 A.D.2d 923 (4th Dept.2001)
Accident Type: Workplace accident
Case Summary: The plaintiff fell 18 feet in a work-related accident and suffered serious injuries to his knee.
Case: Adams v. Genie Industries, Inc., 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 34459 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2007)
Accident Type: Product liability
Case Summary: The plaintiff, a 24 year old construction worker, was seriously injured and permanently disabled in a 12 foot fall from the platform of a lift. The lift was manufactured by the defendant, Genie Industries, Inc., and sold to Adams' employer 10 years earlier. Among other injuries, he suffered a triple fracture of his right knee and had to undergo multiple surgeries.
Knee injuries can result from various types of accidents, each with its own unique circumstances and causes. Some of the most common accidents that lead to knee injuries include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Collisions on the road can subject the knees to significant force and impact, resulting in injuries. Knee injuries may occur due to the sudden impact of a car accident, motorcycle crash, or pedestrian accident.
Slip and Fall Accidents: Slippery or uneven surfaces, inadequate maintenance, or negligence in premises upkeep can cause individuals to slip, trip, or fall. Landing on the knees during such accidents can lead to sprains, strains, torn ligaments (such as the ACL or MCL), or fractures.
Workplace Accidents: Jobs that require physical labor or involve hazardous environments pose a risk of knee injuries. Construction site accidents, falls from heights, being struck by objects, or repetitive stress injuries from overexertion can result in knee damage.
Sports Injuries: Participating in sports activities, both recreational and professional, can lead to knee injuries. Twisting, sudden changes in direction, collisions, or direct blows to the knee during sports like football, basketball, soccer, or skiing can cause ligament tears, dislocations, or cartilage damage. Note that not all sports injuries are compensable. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer can help assess liability, gather evidence, and pursue legal action if the injury resulted from someone else's negligence
Assaults: Physical assaults or acts of violence can also result in knee injuries. Kicks, blows, or impacts to the knee during altercations can cause fractures, dislocations, or other severe knee injuries.Factors in Determining the Value of a Knee Injury
When determining the value of a knee injury in New York, the single most important factor is the impact of the injury on the individual's life and functionality. This factor takes into account the limitations and disruptions caused by the knee injury in various aspects of daily living.
The severity of the knee injury plays a significant role in assessing its impact. This includes evaluating the type and extent of the injury, such as ligament tears (ACL, MCL), meniscus tears, fractures, or dislocations. The evaluation also considers the limitations in mobility and the ability to perform daily activities. This includes assessing the individual's ability to walk, climb stairs, bend, kneel, or participate in work or recreational activities. The impact on the individual's employment, earning capacity, and overall quality of life are taken into account. Additionally, the level of pain, discomfort, and the need for assistive devices or mobility aids are considered. Other factors, such as the need for surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy, ongoing medical treatment, and economic damages like medical expenses and lost wages, may also be taken into consideration. However, the impact of the knee injury on the individual's life remains the most crucial factor in determining its value. Typically, the more serious the injury, the more compensation for the injury.
To ensure a fair evaluation of the value of a knee injury claim in, it is essential to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York. They possess the expertise to assess the impact of the injury accurately, gather relevant evidence, and build a strong case to maximize the value of the claim.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
Understanding the significant value of a knee injury in New York, the experienced personal injury attorneys serving New York at Stephen Bilkis & Associates are dedicated to providing comprehensive support and seeking fair compensation for our clients. We recognize the physical limitations, emotional distress, and financial burdens that accompany such injuries. With our expertise in personal injury law, trust us to advocate for your rights, navigate the legal process, and maximize the value of your knee injury claim. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.