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Knee Injury in a Slip and Fall Accident? New Research Suggests It May Never Heal Properly

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DuPage County personal injury lawyers, slip and fall injury, knee injuryAccording to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly three million Americans suffer a slip and fall injury each year. Though most commonly associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and broken bones, these slip and fall accidents can injure many different parts of the body. Some of these injuries might seem minor—knee injuries, for example. Yet new research suggests that these victims could end up suffering ill effects for the rest of their lives.

Knee Cartilage Regrowth Efforts Unsuccessful

Researchers have been studying the cartilage regrowth in knees for some time now. One study showed that it simply never happens. In fact, even attempts to induce regrowth were unsuccessful. They used a multitude of approaches—using everything from stem cells to grafts of healthy cartilage—but were still unable to detect any regrowth in the knees of 22 different patients. The short lesson is to take care of your knees—guard them and protect them because an injury can last a lifetime. What happens, though, when the injury is not your fault?

When Knee Injuries are the Result of Negligence

Whether it is a slip and fall on a patch of ice outside a business, a tearing of the cartilage in an auto accident, or a tumble on your neighbor’s crumbling front steps—victims who experience knee injuries because of negligence can (and should) seek compensation for their injuries. This is especially true when taking into account the recently published study. Unfortunately, recovering damages after an accident is not an easy feat. Negligence must be proven, and the insurance companies can (and often do) attempt to downplay the extent of a victim’s injuries. Rather than attempt to pursue such damages alone, victims should ensure they have a skilled attorney on their side, protecting their rights and interests.

Contact Our DuPage County Personal Injury Lawyers

After an injury, victims may suffer from serious financial struggles. They may be unable to work, or have been limited in their abilities. They may lose their insurance, or have excessive co-pays and deductibles that they cannot afford while out of work. Before long, things start to pile up and spiral out of control. When you add in the stress, worry, and physical pain experienced after an injury, it only seems fair that they receive full and fair compensation for losses.

At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we stand behind the victims of negligence and aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome for each situation. Dedicated and experienced, we will fight for you in your premises liability accident or traffic accident case. Get started today by scheduling a free consultation with our DuPage County personal injury lawyers. Call 630-932-9100 today.

Sources:

http://sciencemag.org/news/2016/07/why-knee-injuries-often-don-t-heal

http://cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html

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