Foot, knee and ankle injuries are common in car accidents. Avrek Law Firm’s auto accident attorneys are dedicated to assisting injured victims by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover damages. Our seasoned auto accident attorneys help victims pursue compensation for injuries when an accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.
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What Types of Accidents Cause Foot, Knee and Ankle Injuries?
A study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded that serious or severe injuries to the lower extremities are the second most frequently occurring injuries for passenger car occupants, with the first being serious or severe thoracic (upper back) injuries. Painful injuries to the knees, ankles and feet can occur when the lower extremities absorb the force of impact in a collision, or when they are twisted or crushed in an accident.
Types of injuries to the ankles, knees and feet, usually related to the car’s floor and foot controls, suffered in auto accidents include:
- Strains and sprains – Painful stretching or damage to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments can easily occur in traffic crashes
- Fractures – Broken tibia (shinbone), fibula (lower leg bone), talus (ankle bone) and fractured kneecaps are common in car accidents
- Meniscus tears – Meniscus, or cartilage in the knee, can tear when the knee is twisted or bent into an unnatural position during a collision
- ACL or MCL tears – ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament) are ligaments found in the knee that can be sprained or torn during a traffic crash
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