It seems unimaginable that a slip of the foot can affect your entire life for months, years, or even a lifetime. The fact of the matter is that a Sarasota slip and fall accident can cause you to land awkwardly and suffer a serious injury, such as a knee injury. A knee injury is not a life-threatening injury. However, knee injuries can impact your life by causing immense pain, inconvenience, inability to work and make a living, and possible lifetime limitations.
Some of the different types of slip and fall knee injuries can include:
- ACL tear
- Torn meniscus (torn cartilage)
- MCL tear
- PCL tear
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Dislocated knee cap
When torn cartilage or torn ligaments occur, the knee typically swells and is unable to hold the body up. For this reason, and because of the pain, arthroscopic surgery is often performed on the injured knee. Recovery often takes six month or longer. If there are complications with the graft used in the surgery, then an additional surgery may be necessary. More surgery means more medical bills and a longer recovery time. In addition, physical therapy may be needed in order to make the best recovery possible.
When knee injuries occur, a person may not be able to work, make a living, participate in normal activities, drive, take care of oneself, or take care of someone else, such as a baby or aging parent, for a good length of time. A serious knee injury can cause serious complications and lifestyle changes that were not planned for.
If you are a victim of a Sarasota slip and fall accident at a grocery store, retail store, or on private or commercial property, you may have rights to seek compensation for your knee injury. Contact an experienced Sarasota premises liability lawyer at Mallard Perez today at 888-409-3805 for a free initial consultation.