Knee Injury-Torn ACL

Knee Injury-Torn ACLThe anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments in the knee. The ACL maintains stability in the knee and helps us to rotate, pivot, and change direction. The ACL also prevents the tibia (shin bone) from moving forward underneath the femur (thigh bone). When the ACL is torn, the knee essentially gives out from underneath the injured person. The aftermath of such an injury can involve surgery, painful recovery, and disruption of one’s daily routine activities. Although torn ACLs are common sports injuries—particularly in basketball, soccer, and football—they are also the subject of MA personal injury claims arising from car accidents, falls, MA worksite accidents, and other situations where a person experiences a quick change of force or pressure to the knee. Notably, women are particularly susceptible to ACL tears, likely due to anatomical differences from men.

The seasoned Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at the Boston and Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP understand that dealing with the aftermath of an accident and medical treatment can be stressful, and that paying for surgery, physical therapy, and medications can be extremely costly. As such, our skilled MA knee injury lawyers are prepared to help you better manage this time of stress and minimize the impact of injury by aggressively pursuing financial recovery.

The standard treatment for a torn ACL is surgery that reconstructs the ACL from other nearby ligaments or tendons (e.g., the patella tendon). It can then take a year to fully recover from surgery through substantial physical therapy and the use of crutches and an expensive knee brace. Individuals who have experienced a cartilage tear (meniscus tear) in the knee joint may endure an even longer recovery period. Injured persons may also struggle physically and emotionally, at home and professionally—particularly construction workers and athletes who are expected to perform physical labor. Moreover, if ACL surgery is performed on a child who has not finished growing, the child’s growth may be stunted or slowed, and he or she may develop unequal leg lengths. Not every torn ACL requires reconstructive surgery, but without it, you increase your risk of repeated damage to the knee that can cause arthritis and other serious conditions.

If you or a loved one has experienced a knee injury or other debilitating injury from an accident that occurred in Massachusetts, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced knee injury lawyer at the Greater Boston law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP as soon as possible. Equipped with over 40 years of experience attaining strong settlements and verdicts for our clients, our seasoned Massachusetts personal injury lawyers will listen to the specifics of your situation, explain your legal options, and answer any legal questions you may have.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced knee injury attorney at the Boston and Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online. Our phones are answered 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and we promptly respond to all emails. If your injury makes transportation to our office difficult, we are willing and able to travel to meet you. Please also note that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.

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