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  • Types of Knee Injuries in a New Mexico Personal Injury Accident

    by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 2020-09-04 | Injuries , Serious Injuries And Wrongful Death

  • Understanding the Types of Knee Injuries in a New Mexico Personal Injury Accident

    There are many possible injuries that could be caused in a New Mexico personal injury accident.  The different types of personal injury is generally related to the type of accident.  For instance, a trucking accident is more likely to result in a serious personal injury like a traumatic brain injury than a slip and fall.  But one type of persona injury that is common and can be caused in any type of accident is a knee injury.  There are several different types of knee injuries in a New Mexico personal injury accident, including those caused by the following types of accidents:

    • Car accidents
    • 18 wheeler wrecks
    • Motorcycle crashes
    • Bicycle collisions 
    • Pedestrian knockdowns
    • Delivery van collisions
    • Emergency vehicle crashes
    • Municipal vehicle accidents
    • Garbage truck crashes, and
    • Other types of serious motor vehicle collisions.

    If you or a loved one were injured in any type of serious motor vehicle collision involving any of these types of crashes resulting in knee injuries, call our experienced New Mexico personal injury accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help.

    Knee Injuries: Why are They Commonly Hurt

    Your knee is a very strong and resilient joint.  But it is not impenetrable.  Your knee can suffer serious injury in a collision with another vehicle.  This is usually more disabling than a shoulder injury because your knee is weight bearing.  This means that the knee must carry the weight of your body and when it is injured, its ability to carry the weight could be compromised.

    The knee also has a lot of ligaments and structures inside of it.  There are four bones that come together at the knee, two being large.  The femur is the largest and also the strongest bone in the body and that comes from the hip down to the knee.  The tibia is also long and strong, and that comes from the bottom to the knee.  To the side of the tibia is the fibula which does not come together with the femur but comes close to it.  The patella is what is commonly known as the kneecap.  This sits between the femur and the tibia.  

    There are also many ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  The quadriceps muscle comes to the patella from the top and is a grouping of very strong muscles.  There are also four different types of ligaments that come around the knee joint to stabilize it.  Inside of the knee joint there are also cushions known as meniscus that help to prevent the bones from rubbing together.

    Common Knee Injuries in New Mexico Personal Injury Accidents

    There are many common types of knee injuries in a New Mexico personal injury accident that our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. might be able to handle for you.  These include some of the following types of injuries:

    • Meniscal tears
    • ACL tears
    • LCL tears
    • MCL tears
    • PCL tears
    • Quadriceps tear
    • Patella terms
    • Tendonitis due to chronic injuries from an accident
    • Fractured bones in the knee
    • Dislocations in the knee, and
    • Other types of serious injuries to the knee.

    If You or a Loved One Suffered a Knee Injury in a New Mexico Personal Injury Accident, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

    It does not matter how you were seriously injured, anytime you suffer a knee injury due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation under New Mexico law.  This includes for injuries resulting from a car accident, truck wreck, motorcycle collision, pedestrian collision, bicycle crash, and other type of serious personal injury accident.  Learn how to get our experienced Albuquerque personal injury lawyers could help protect your rights after a serious injury. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 for a FREE appointment or use our contact us box here.

    We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico.  Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000.