Dashboard Knee Injuries
The aftermath of a car crash is often a stressful and painful experience. Victims may struggle to get medical care, deal with the damage to their vehicles, and focus on getting back on the road or back to work. In addition to these problems, people hurt in an auto accident may not have adequate financial resources to get back on their feet, which can be especially frustrating if the crash was due to another person’s negligence. The injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon can advise residents of Miami and the surrounding areas who have been hurt in a car accident.Seeking Damages through a Negligence Claim
One of the most common injuries that victims may sustain in a motor vehicle collision occurs when their knees strike the dashboard during the crash. This can cause a posterior cruciate ligament injury, which may lead to pain and swelling that can cause stiffness in the knee and difficulty walking. It can be very painful and affect a person’s day-to-day life, especially if his or her work involves any difficult labor, lifting, or other physical activity, or if the victim has had other past injuries to the knees and legs. A knee injury should be quickly evaluated by a doctor to make sure the proper measures are taken so that it may heal properly, which sometimes may involve surgery or splinting.
Dashboard knee injuries are most often sustained in a head-on collision with another vehicle. These accidents are usually caused by another driver’s negligence. Therefore, the victim may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. To receive damages for his or her injuries, the plaintiff must prove the four elements of a negligence claim. The first two elements consist of showing that the defendant breached the duty of reasonable care that all drivers owe to others around them. Unreasonable risks of harm, which likely would be considered a breach, may arise from violating a traffic law or failing to account for hazardous road or weather conditions.
Additionally, the causation element of a negligence claim requires that the accident was a reasonably foreseeable result of the defendant’s careless conduct. The victim must prove that he or she would not have been hurt if no breach had occurred, and the defendant had taken the appropriate precautions. The final element of a negligence claim comprises the damages that were incurred by the plaintiff as a result of the crash. Depending on the situation, they may include medical costs, the loss of earning capacity or wages, repairs to a vehicle, and pain and suffering.Enlist Legal Representation in Miami for a Motor Vehicle Collision Claim
The experienced car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon can assist individuals in Miami as well as Miami and other South Florida cities after they have been involved in a serious collision. We offer compassionate and zealous representation to people who have been victims of another person’s carelessness. Call us at 877.499.4878 or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your legal options. Our firm represents individuals throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, assisting them throughout any negotiation or litigation to ensure that their legal rights are asserted.