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Virginia knee, joint, and ligament injury attorneys

Legal help after knee, joint, and ligament injuries in Virginia

The human knee is a remarkable assembly of hard and soft tissue. We rely on our knees for support when we’re walking, standing, running, or carrying objects.

We place a tremendous amount of strain on our knees every day. When your knee is injured due to physical trauma, it causes serious pain that limits your mobility and diminishes your quality of life.

Car crashes are a major cause of serious knee injuries. After an accident, you may require significant medical treatment and extended time off from work to get better. And this creates serious expenses.

If you were harmed in an accident caused by someone else’s careless behavior, contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. You can schedule a FREE consultation by calling us at (804) 413-6777 today.

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What are the components of the knee?

A joint is an area in the body where two or more bones meet. The knee is the largest joint in your body. For your knee to function properly, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage must be working in unison.

Cartilage is a type of tissue that covers the surface of a bone at a joint, helping to reduce friction. A ligament is an elastic band of connective tissue that surrounds the joint, giving it support and restricting its movement. A tendon is a type of connective tissue on each side of a joint that attaches muscles and controls movement of the joint.

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What are the main types of knee injuries?

Frequent knee injuries include:

  • Bursitis is swelling of the small sack that holds fluid above the joint. This injury often results from repetitive motion.
  • Strains, sprains, and tears of tendons and ligaments, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, occur when too much stress is placed on the knee.
  • Knee dislocation results when the knee bone is out of place. This type of injury is often caused by physical trauma.
  • Fractures. The kneecap and other bones can be broken as the result of high-impact trauma.
  • Meniscus tears. The meniscus is cartilage that cushions the knee. It can be damaged or torn due to accidents and sports injuries.

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What causes knee injuries?

Repetitive motion, heavy strain, and sudden impact can all cause serious knee injuries. Knee injuries often result from the following:

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What are the symptoms of a knee injury?

Symptoms of a knee injury include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty putting weight on it
  • Limited mobility
  • Locking
  • Buckling

If you’re feeling knee pain, avoid putting any type of pressure on it. Rest and ice can help with the swelling, but see a doctor right away. Your doctor will use advanced imaging technology such as an MRI to make a proper diagnosis. Your doctor may recommend extended rest, or more extensive treatment such as surgery may be required.

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How can a Virginia personal injury attorney help you recover from your knee injury?

You may require long-term care to recover, but an insurance agent may downplay the significance of your knee injury. Insurance companies improve their profit by paying out as little as they can in claims.

The experienced Virginia orthopedic injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will help make sure you get the proper diagnosis and treatment. Then we’ll file a claim that includes these types of damages:

  • Time missed from work
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Medical devices
  • Pain and suffering

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Were you harmed in an accident?

The person who caused your injuries should pay for them. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we’ll help you put your life back together. That’s what we do, and we consider our work to be a calling.

Whether your injury was caused by an unsafe driver, hazardous conditions that led to a fall, or any other type of negligent behavior, we’ll fight to get you the resources you need for a full recovery.

Call (804) 413-6777 to learn more today. Thanks to our Zero Fee Guarantee, we don’t get paid until you do. Empathy and excellence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton. You will always be treated as our neighbor, never as a number.

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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
  • Annual Coat Drive
    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
  • Supporting Local Schools
    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.