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Knee Injuries

Maryland Knee Injury Lawyers

Offices in Bowie, Frederick, Lexington Park, Prince Frederick & Waldorf

Thousands of Maryland residents suffer knee injuries every year. Whether they are from auto accidents, slip and fall, sports injuries, or the demands of work, these types of trauma can happen without warning and lead to pain and suffering. A knee injury can also prevent you from being able to work or even complete daily tasks.

Countless victims of knee injuries are hurt through no fault of their own, but rather the dangerous actions of another. If this happened to you, you have the right to hold that person or organization responsible for your injury and the costs that have come from it.

Contact the Maryland knee injury lawyers at Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC today and schedule a no-cost consultation with our legal team that will help you better understand your injury, rights, and routes to recovery.

What Are the Types of Knee Injuries?

The knee is made up of bones, cartilage, meniscus, ligaments, and tendons. As such, there are numerous injuries that can be suffered:

  • Fractures to the patella, femur, or tibia
  • Partial or complete dislocation of the femur, tibia, or patella
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament injuries
  • Collateral Ligament injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Tendon tears

Only an in-depth medical diagnosis will be able to determine the exact types of injury and the extent of your damage.

What Causes a Meniscus Tear?

The most common form of knee injury is a meniscus tear. This frequently results from the knee being forcefully twisted or rotated, especially if a person’s full body weight is placed on the knee. This force can tear one or both of the menisci, a C-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions between shinbone and thighbone, which are in each knee.

These pieces of fibrocartilage are often injured during sports, physical exertion, or traumatic accidents that both bend and twist the knee. These incidents can lead to minor tears, with slight pain and swelling for 2-3 weeks, moderate tears, with pain, stiffness, and swelling that may recur, or severe tears that move the torn meniscus into the joint, leading to severe pain, stiffness, swelling, and locking of the knee.

What Are the Symptoms of a Torn Meniscus?

A torn meniscus can result in several different symptoms, depending on the severity of the injury. These include:

  • Knee swelling
  • Knee stiffness
  • Popping sensations
  • Pain while turning or twisting the knee
  • Wobbly feeling within the knee
  • Difficulty or inability to straighten the knee

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to undergo a medical examination, which will determine the nature of the injury, the severity of the damage, and the correct method of recovery.

How Can I Heal from My Torn Meniscus?

Every meniscus tear will require its own types of rehabilitation, depending on the severity of the injury and your daily life demands. Minor meniscus tears can heal naturally as long as you rest and move the knee as little as possible. Your doctor may prescribe specific activities to do or avoid, as well as medication to reduce pain and swelling in the knee.

Moderate or severe tears may require more serious methods of treatment. Surgery may be required to reattach, trim, repair, or transplant the meniscus in order to have the injury heal. These procedures require a longer recovery time and you may need to undergo physical therapy in order to restore strength, movement, and flexibility to your knee.

Do I Need an Attorney?

Pursuing compensation from the person that hurt you and his or her insurance provider is no easy task. Even the most obvious injuries will be met with rebuttals and accusations from insurance agents who want to lose as little money as possible. On your end, collecting evidence and crafting it into a convincing case is filled with far more pitfalls and complications than you may expect. Contacting an experienced attorney will help you get your case into shape and succeed.

The experienced Maryland knee injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer Poe provide no-cost consultations to those who call (301) 812-4777 and skilled legal representation to injured victims in need of compensation. With our decades of success both in and out of the courtroom, we are able to help you succeed in your claim and recover to the best of your abilities.

Our Testimonials

We've Helped Thousands of Clients Recover
  • He got the results I needed.

    “After my case was confused beyond belief by another lawyer, Mike Schreyer put it back together.”

    - Former Client
  • He remained dedicated and professional throughout my process.

    “Additionally, the lines of communication were always open – he was never ‘too’ busy to speak to.”

    - B.T.
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    “I was impressed with the excellent level of service rendered by Andrew D. Alpert, who assisted me in my legal matters.”

    - R.E.
  • You saved my life from potentially devastating consequences.

    “I am every grateful for your professionalism, depth of knowledge, attention to detail and genuine concern to see that my trial concluded successfully.”

    - K.K.
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    “Thank you for your exceptional attention to detail, counsel and support.”

    - R.R.
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Our victories

Real Results, Real Recoveries
  • $2,600,000 Jury Verdict for Road Hazard in Baltimore City
  • $2,000,000 Collision with Commercial Vehicle
  • $1,200,000 September 11 Attack in Pentagon, Arlington Virginia
  • $1,100,000 Collision with Underinsured Driver
  • $1,100,000 Drowning Settlement
  • $1,100,000 Hydraulic Lift Failure
  • $1,000,000 Wrongful Death Insurance Coverage
  • $750,000 Prince George’s County Tractor Trailer Crash
  • $680,000 Jury Verdict for Slip and Fall in Calvert County
  • $645,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
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Why hire our firm?

Representation. Results. Recovery. 
  • Experienced Guidance

    We have over 30 years of experience serving injured clients across Maryland and DC.

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We are willing to visit injury victims at their homes if they are severely injured or bereaved.

  • No Upfront Fees

    We are so confident in our abilities that we do not charge a legal fee unless you receive compensation.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to battle any party, whether big or small, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Legal Insight

    We commit to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in Maryland injury law.

  • Esteemed Reputation

    We have a sterling reputation in the community & among our peers in the legal field.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us today. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.