Knee surgery in New York is a common medical procedure performed for a variety of different reasons but one of the most common is to repair damaged caused in an auto or slip and fall accident. Car accidents are notoriously disastrous for people’s knees as most vehicles are designed to place the lower portion of your legs under the dashboard and steering wheel. When the front crumple zones of vehicles work as they should, the front section of the car folds in, often causing the dash to collapse and impact or even trap the legs of passengers within.
Knee injuries suffered in auto or slip and fall accidents can require months of physical therapy and the use of medical devices such as braces, immobilizers, wheelchairs, or crutches.
For more serious knee injuries, surgery is often required which can quickly deplete a family’s savings if insurance doesn’t cover all of the costs. Even simple arthroscopic knee surgery (“closed” knee surgery in which a tiny incision is made and camera-guided surgery takes place) can cost upwards of $7,000. If the damage to the knee is more extensive and open knee surgery is required, that price tag can jump even higher.
That’s bad news if you or your loved one has to face such a financial hardship and is required to be out of work for an extended period of time. Under New York law you may have legal options that can help you ease the financial burden of your recovery.
If you’ve undergone knee surgery in New York because you were injured in a car accident, bicycle accident, or a simple slip and fall accident caused by someone else negligence, contact a knee surgery attorney in New York sooner than later. A detailed investigation of your accident and a potential lawsuit against the at fault parties can result in financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more but you should act quickly. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel for a free consultation at (800) 734-9338 or (212) 385-1122 to learn your rights.