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Got a Knee Injury From a Motorcycle Accident?

In the days following a motorcycle accident, it is not uncommon to feel low to moderate knee pain. In some cases, the knee pain subsides, and the individual is able to resume his or her activities after rest. In other cases, however, the knee pain is severe and unrelenting, despite rest and even pain medication. If you have been injured following a motorcycle accident, it is important that you seek prompt medical attention. 

Knee Injuries Generally

Knee injuries following motorcycle accidents are diagnosed as posterior and anterior cruciate ligament teats, medial and lateral collateral ligament injuries, medial and lateral menisci damage, or patellar dislocation or fracture. If you have been diagnosed with a knee injury that is not listed here, contact Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Lawyers.

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

Knee pain is a symptom of arthritis, gout, autoimmune inflammatory diseases that affect the joints, and blunt trauma to the knee. Blunt trauma knee injuries result from motorcycle accidents, car accidents, sports injuries, or slip and fall accidents. An example of a blunt trauma knee injury following a motorcycle accident is a twisted knee.

Whatever the cause of the knee injury, pain often follows it. Knee pain signals to the body that the inflammatory process has begun. Cells surrounding the knee or injury site release chemicals that dilate blood vessels and cause fluid to go to the knee. As a result, the tissue at the injury site or knee swells, appears red to the eye and warm to the touch.

How Long Will it Take for Me to Get Back to Work?

Minor knee injuries are often treated with rest, the application of hot and cold compresses to reduce swelling, and pain and anti-inflammatory drugs. Consult with your medical provider about the estimated recovery time in your case. The doctor may prescribe supportive devices like a splint or crutches to limit knee movement or use during the recovery period. Some injuries are so severe that the injured person is unable to bear his or her own weight on the affected joint.

Mobility is the most serious of consequences following a knee injury. The injured person will often be medicated and advised to stay off his or her feet. If the injured person works in a job that requires standing or sitting all day, work may be impossible during the recovery phase.

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Louisiana’s Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Knee injuries following a motorcycle accident may impact your mobility for a long time. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, please call us immediately so we can review your legal options. Our lawyers are available to answer your questions about potential claims and compensation when you have experienced a knee injury or other injury following a motorcycle accident in Louisiana. 

The Louisiana law firm of Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC, represents victims of sideswipe motorcycle collisions, lane splitting motorcycle collisions, and broadside motorcycle collisions in Louisiana. We also represent victims of auto accidents, boating accidents, and nursing home or adult care facilities abuse. Call today to schedule an immediate appointment. We have offices in New Orleans (504) 500-1108, Baton Rouge (225) 612-0800, or Lafayette (337) 409-0003. You can also request an appointment via email at info@mansfieldmelancon.com or book an online appointment here.