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Whether it happens in a workplace accident, a traffic collision, or any other scenario, suffering a serious injury to your knee can have a massive effect on every part of your life. Even if your injury will eventually heal with time and proper medical care, obtaining that care can be expensive and inconvenient—not to mention all the other financial, physical, and personal losses you may experience during the healing process.

Fortunately, you have the right to file suit over catastrophic injuries like this caused directly by another person’s misconduct. If you have sustained this type of trauma and believe someone else is civilly liable, you should make speaking with a Pace knee injury lawyer from Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon your top priority.

Filing Suit Over Different Types of Knee Injuries

The knee comprises multiple tendons, muscles, and ligaments, which connect multiple bones and layers of cartilage together. It is a complex part of the body that can sustain serious damage in a number of different ways, including common injuries like:

  • Dislocation of the bones that make up the knee
  • Fractures in the patella (kneecap), or the ends of the femur and tibia which the patella covers
  • Tears in the “meniscus” or “articular” cartilage that keep the tibia and femur bones from colliding with each other
  • Sprains or tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) inside the knee
  • Sprains or tears of the medial collateral ligaments (MCL) on the sides of the knee
  • Strains or tears of tendons connecting the knee to the muscles within the leg

A Pace knee injury attorney can help take legal action against anyone who caused you to suffer one of these injuries through their own reckless or careless misconduct.

Understanding Florida’s Personal Injury Laws

Florida Statutes § 95.11 only allows most injured people two years after initially getting hurt to file suit against the person responsible for injuring them.

Florida also follows a “modified comparative fault” system—codified in Fla. Stat. § 768.81—rather than a “pure comparative fault” system. Under both systems, courts could assign percentages of comparative fault to an injured person for any role that person played in negligently causing their own injury and then reduce their final damage by the same percentage. However, under the modified comparative fault system, people who hold more than 50 percent of the total fault for an accident are completely prohibited from getting any civil compensation for their injuries.

These strict legal guidelines make it even more important to have help from a qualified lawyer when pursuing compensation for a Pace knee injury.

Contact a Pace Knee Injury Attorney for Assistance

On top of being painful and physically debilitating, knee injuries can also be uniquely tricky to file civil suit over, especially if there are any questions about the role you played in causing your injury. Even if you have lots of evidence proving that someone else is 100 percent at fault for harming you, you may still need help from seasoned legal counsel if you want to maximize the compensation you obtain through your claim.

At Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, our team of dedicated legal professionals has decades of combined experience fighting and winning cases like yours on behalf of people just like you. Call today to learn how a Pace knee injury lawyer can help you demand the payments you deserve.