Knee Injury From Tampa Bay Car Accident?

Knee Injury From Tampa Bay Car Accident?

When many are injured in a car accident, most of the injuries result in the neck and back. However, many, without knowing sometimes, may suffer a knee injury from a Tampa Bay car accident. I say without knowing sometimes as these injuries can take some time to appear. However, a significant knee injury can cause severe ongoing pain and can get worse if not treated correctly. Moreover, a knee injury can result in medical bills, lost wages and can cause difficulty when preforming activities. Hiring an experienced car accident attorney that can provide the guidance you need to get the compensation you deserve is important.

How Does A Knee Injury Result From A Car Accident?

While driving a vehicle, the knee is typically bent in a prone position. It is because of a significant impact while the knee is vulnerable in the bent prone position that injuries can occur including tears and fractures. Often times, the knee may strike the dashboard, steering column, or another part of the vehicle causing a significant injury. Moreover, the sudden turning or twisting of the knee as a result of the impact can also cause a significant injury as well. If you start to experience any symptoms of knee pain after an accident, it is important to get checked out.

Knee Injury Symptoms After A Car Accident

There are a variety of symptoms that can arise from a knee injury due to a car accident. If you have any of these symptoms or a combination of these symptoms, it is best to get checked out by an experienced physician that specializes in knee injuries. These symptoms include but are not limited to:

– Pain in the knee

– Knee Swelling

– Bruising & Discoloration

– Range of Motion Issues

– Popping noises

– Difficulty walking

Diagnosing a Knee Injury Resulting From A Car Accident

I want to start out by saying I am not a physician. This process I am discussing comes from speaking with numerous clients that have suffered from a knee injury and from speaking with physicians that specialize in extremities, specifically the knee. Typically, it starts with a physical examination of the knee and a notation of the symptoms by a qualified physician. From there, they typically order diagnostic testing. This can include but is not limited to an X-Ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or MRI.

Based on the symptomology and the findings from the diagnostic testing, the physician will likely diagnose what the knee injury is and will prepare a treatment plan. The treatment plan is on a case by case basis as different injuries require different treatment.


I understand that the process after getting into a car accident in Tampa, FL can be difficult and stressful. You probably have a lot of questions and very few answers. Allow me to be there for you every step of the way. I offer a FREE no-obligation consultation and will review your accident claim with you personally at one of the office locations in TampaZephyrhillsSaint PetersburgBrandonClearwater, Plant City or Sun City Center. Cannot make it to me? I will come to wherever is convenient to you at NO charge. You deserve to be compensated and I want to get justice for you!

Contact Car Accident Attorney Kevin L. Sullivan II TODAY at (813) 598-4868 for a FREE no-obligation consultation. I look forward to assisting you with your claim!

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