What may seem like a simple slip and fall may not be so simple. If you land awkwardly on your knee, you may injure your bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscles, and even your knee cap. If you sustained a blow to your knee in a Georgia slip and fall accident, you may have suffered an ACL tear or another type of painful knee injury.
Some of the different types of knee injuries include:
- ACL tear
- MCL tear
- Other ligament injuries
- Meniscus injuries (torn menisci)
- Dislocated knee cap
- Tendon injuries
When any of the above types of knee injuries occur, pain is certain. Victims of Norcross slip and falls also may experience swelling of the knee along with difficulty walking, putting weight on the knee, and straightening the knee. A warm feeling inside the knee and redness appearance outside the knee may also be common signs of a knee injury.
An injury to the knee is a horrible inconvenience, in addition to being painful. Some knee injuries may require surgery and physical therapy, which may require months off of work in order to recover. A knee is needed to stand, sit, walk, run, and even drive. So, when knee injuries occur, people’s lives can be disrupted.
If you fell on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence, call Shane Smith Law to talk about your knee injury and potential Norcross premises liability claim at (980) 246-2656 for a complimentary and confidential case consultation today.