When a joint like an elbow, shoulder, or knee is injured in an accident, it can have a significant, lasting impact on your life. You may experience limited mobility in the aftermath of the accident, which could cause you to spend unplanned time away from work even while medical piles and other healthcare costs start piling up.

You do not need to face these challenges alone. Learn more about how a knee injury lawyer in Phoenix, AZ will help you pursue the compensation you deserve by calling Zanes Law at 602-999-9999 today for a free case review.

Common Causes of Knee Injuries in Phoenix

MMDAF awards_logo1While almost any accident can result in a painful knee injury, some of the most common causes include:

If you or a loved one is suffering from a knee injury from the above or any other accident, a Phoenix personal injury lawyer may be able to help you collect damages for your injuries, losses, and other expenses. Call today for a free consultation: 602-999-9999.

What to Do After Your Knee Injury

AzTLA awards_logo4The most important thing to do after suffering a knee injury is to seek medical help. Even if your injury does not seem particularly severe, it is important to have a doctor or other healthcare provider give you a thorough exam to prepare you for any complications that may arise in the weeks to come.

In addition to putting you on the path to recovery more quickly, getting medical help quickly makes it easier to establish the connection between your accident and your injuries when you file a claim to recover compensation for your damages later.

After you have received medical care, consider calling a knee injury lawyer in Phoenix, AZ to discuss the details of your accident and begin the process of building a strong case to obtain compensation for your injury.

Determining Fault for Your Knee Injury

ASLA awards_logo3There are four equally important factors that go into proving liability for your knee injury, and you will need to demonstrate all of them to pursue damages from the at-fault party.

A personal injury lawyer in Phoenix will help you establish fault by proving each of the following:

  • Duty of Care: You must show that the liable party had a responsibility to act safely, such as by obeying traffic laws or maintaining their property.
  • Breach of Duty: You must show that the liable party violated their duty of care, such as by ignoring traffic signals, failing to place warning signs near known hazards, or otherwise acting in a negligent way.
  • Causation: You must show that the liable party’s breach of duty caused your accident.
  • Damages: You must show that the accident caused by the liable party resulted in your injuries, losses, and other expenses.

Once you have demonstrated all four of these elements, you can pursue damages from the liable party or parties.

Damages You Can Recover After Your Knee Injury

Every accident and injury is unique, and it is impossible to estimate the exact damages you may be entitled to without first conducting a thorough review of your case. However, we are typically able to pursue recovery of the following:

Medical Expenses

This includes all healthcare costs associated with your accident, such as ambulance transportation, emergency room fees, doctor’s fees, hospital fees, rehabilitation, medications, mobility assistance, and long-term care.

Lost Wages and Diminished Earning Capacity

This covers not only the wages you were unable to earn while you were recovering from your injury, but also the time you spend away from work while visiting doctors and physical therapists for treatments and ongoing care related to the accident.

If your injury leaves you unable to work at all, or unable to work at the same capacity as before your accident, you may also be able to recover compensation to cover your lost earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering

Depending on the details of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of your accident.

Wrongful Death

If a loved one passed away as a result of their accident, you can recover additional damages to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, loss of future income, loss of inheritance, and more. A wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix will help walk you through the complexities of your wrongful death claim, so that you can focus on your family during this difficult time.

How a Knee Injury Lawyer in Phoenix Will Help

A lot can happen all at once in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Working with a knee injury lawyer will help ease the burden of navigating the legal system for you while you are recovering from your injuries.

Some of the ways we can help include:

Collecting Evidence

We will gather evidence like police reports, medical records, and eyewitness statements for you, which makes it easier to establish the liable party’s fault.

Negotiating Your Settlement

We will handle communications between you, your insurance company, and the liable party’s representatives for you. We will pursue an equitable settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries. If we are unable to reach a satisfactory settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.

Meeting Deadlines

The statute of limitations in Arizona is just two years from the date of the accident that caused your injury. Our team will help ensure your case remains within this limit. The sooner we begin, the easier it will be to collect the evidence we need to build a strong case that supports your claim.

Contact a Knee Injury Lawyer in Phoenix Today

Doug Zanes

Doug Zanes, Phoenix Knee Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one is suffering from a knee injury, the team at Zanes Law may be able to help. Our knee injury lawyers in Phoenix, AZ pride themselves in making things as easy for our clients as possible. We will travel to your home or hospital room to discuss the details of your case with you if desired. Call our firm today at 602-999-9999 to get started with a free consultation.

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