Leg and Knee Injuries
While leg and knee injuries may seem minor at first, they often lead to serious and long-term conditions that require ongoing medical treatment. In fact, not only are leg and knee injuries painful, but also they may seriously undermine your quality of life. If you have suffered a leg or knee injury on the job or in an accident that was not your fault, you should reach out to a skilled Atlanta knee injury lawyer who can examine the merits of your case. Attorney T. Andrew Miller has the experience to help you seek the compensation or benefits that you deserve for your harm.Exploring Your Legal Options After a Leg or Knee Injury
Leg and knee injuries, including ankle injuries, may be relatively minor like a sprain or strain, or they may result in more serious conditions that require surgery. These types of injuries may have both an immediate and a long-term impact on a victim’s quality of life. For example, the amputation of a leg or any injury to the leg, knee, or ankle that permanently impairs a person’s ability to walk might prevent them from working in certain jobs or enjoying certain activities.
Leg, knee, and ankle injuries may result from workplace accidents, slip and falls, car accidents, faulty products, or other causes. To recover compensation for a leg or knee injury that occurred outside the workplace, a person will typically need to establish negligence. This is a failure to use the level of care that a reasonably prudent person would use in the same circumstances, causing injury or damage to someone else. To prevail in a negligence claim, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care, the defendant breached the duty of care owed to the plaintiff, and the defendant’s breach was a direct cause of the plaintiff’s leg, knee, or ankle injury.
Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that Georgia law allows a victim to recover damages even if they were partially at fault for the accident. For example, if the plaintiff is determined to be 10 percent at fault for the accident and their resulting injuries, the total award will be reduced by 10 percent. The doctrine is also a way for a defendant to avoid liability by claiming that a plaintiff was at least 50 percent at fault. A knee injury attorney can help Atlanta residents seek to cast as much of the responsibility on the defendant as possible.
Victims of leg and knee injuries may be able to recover a variety of damages. While the amount of compensation that a plaintiff will be entitled to receive will vary according to the specific circumstances of the case, a plaintiff often will pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future income, pain and suffering, property damage, rehabilitation, vocational training, and any other losses stemming directly from the accident.
From construction sites to office environments, injuries affecting the leg, knee, or ankle also are relatively common on the job. Victims of these accidents may be able to seek benefits through the Georgia workers’ compensation system. This is a system of no-fault insurance whereby benefits for lost wages and medical treatment are made available to workers who can show that they were in the course of their employment when they were injured.Consult a Knowledgeable Knee Injury Lawyer in the Atlanta Area
If you have suffered a leg or knee injury on the job or due to the negligence of someone else, you should consult a qualified Atlanta knee injury attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, we can work hard to pursue the maximum amount of damages or benefits appropriate in your case. We also represent people seeking a personal injury lawyer or a workers’ compensation attorney in Stone Mountain, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Norcross, and other communities in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett Counties. To arrange a free consultation, contact us online or by calling us at (678) 894-4758.