How often do you think about your knees? The chances are you never think about them at all unless you knock one of them or damage it in some other way. This is probably one of the joints we take for granted the most, especially since we rely on it to help us walk every single day.
Imagine then how difficult it could be if you suffered a shattered knee. This could potentially require surgery to fix and in some cases it may never be the same again. Suffering this injury in an accident is made even worse if your shattered knee was damaged through the actions of someone else. Imagine someone hitting you with their car because they didn’t stop at a red light when you were crossing the road for example. This is just one example of how life can change in an instant.
What does it mean to shatter your knee?
When people speak of such an injury they generally refer to the kneecap having been shattered into several pieces. In some cases it might be a simple clean break but in other cases – such as where a severe impact is involved – it could mean the kneecap is broken into several pieces.
If this happens because someone has caused you to have an accident even when you were doing nothing wrong, you could be left with a life-changing injury. It may potentially take many months for it to heal, and even then you could be left with a limp and reduced mobility in that knee.
Could this type of injury change the way you live your life?
It would depend on how serious it was, of course. However, if the break is bad you might need surgery and physiotherapy to be able to start walking again. Some people find they have trouble bending their knee or staying with it in one position for any length of time.
Of course you may already know this if you’ve been hurt in an accident in the last three years. If you believe someone else was at fault for letting that accident happen, you might have a good case to make for a no win, no fee* compensation claim. To find out more, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. This is our free enquiry line so make good use of it right now.
Date Published: June 18, 2015
Author: David Brown