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Knee Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents

What seems like a simple trip and fall or slip and fall accident can actually lead to a painful knee injury.  This type of injury can affect the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs located around the knee joint.  It can also impact the bones, cartilage and ligaments that make up the joint.

According to MayoClinic.com, one of the common causes of knee pain and injuries include a blow to the knee from a fall accident.  If you trip and land awkwardly, you can also hurt your knee. 

There are many different types of knee injuries, including ligament injuries, tendon injuries, meniscus injuries, bursitis, dislocated knee cap and hyper-extended knee.  The symptoms range depending on the type of knee injury you have sustained, but some of the typical warning signs include:

  • Warmth
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty walking
  • Severe pain
  • Inability to bear weight on the injured knee
  • Trouble straightening the knee
  • Redness

Most people do not realize how a knee injury can impact their life.  When there is a serious injury, such as a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), it can take several weeks to recover.  You may have to have intensive physical therapy and take medication to help with the pain and inflammation.  Surgery is often needed to repair a knee injury, which is not only expensive, but can add to the recovery time. 

A knee injury is not only painful, but also inconvenient.  It can even prevent you from working and participating in daily activities.  If you have injured your knee after slipping or tripping on someone’s property, you may be entitled to compensation, depending on what caused your fall. 

These types of cases require specific legal expertise.  At Steinberg & Spencer Injury Lawyers, we have handled thousands of injury cases throughout California and can help you.  We represent people who have been injured in fall accidents in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Ventura County and San Diego County.  Contact us today at 1-800-350-8888 for a free case evaluation.