Encino Knee Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a knee injury, completing even the simplest tasks can become incredibly difficult. As the largest and most complex joint in the body, knee injuries can be challenging and expensive to heal.
- The Castranova Law Offices obtained a large settlement when I was hurt by a drunk driver even though I had no car insurance.
- Mr Castranova went to trial on my case and was victorious when the other party tried to wrongfully take my home.
- Mr Castranova got my son a generous settlement in court when he was injured in a school ground accident, he can now have a more secure future.
- Mr Castranova will fight for you in court. He got me settlement of over $700,000 when the bus company that injured me did not want to compensate me for my injuries.
When knee injuries are caused by another person’s negligence, you have a right to pursue compensation for your unpaid medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Whether your knee injury was caused by a car accident, construction accident or another act of negligence, the Law Offices of Elia J. Castranova will help you get the compensation you need.
Experienced Representation for Knee Injury Victims
The sudden impact of a car accident can lead to severe knee injuries, including a torn meniscus, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). While some knee injuries can heal with time and rest, many require surgery or a knee replacement. You may be unable to walk, drive, take care of your family or work.
Mr. Castranova will help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life after a knee injury. If you need an MRI or an appointment with a medical specialist, he will refer you to physicians who will wait to accept payment from you until your case is resolved. He will work closely with your physician to calculate the true cost of your knee injury, including current and future medical care.
Mr. Castranova will aggressively negotiate with the insurance company to get you a settlement that accounts for all of your needs. With more than 30 years of experience representing injury victims, he knows how to maximize your compensation.
Contact an Encino ACL/MCL Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
Contact the Law Offices of Elia J. Castranova in Encino, California, call 818-284-4779 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. We handle all of our cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay an attorney fee unless we collect compensation for you.
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My office has represented numerous clients who have sustained knee injuries as a result of car, motorcycle, bicycle, or even pedestrian accidents. Knee injuries can be very serious and often require surgery or a series of surgeries to assist in recovery. When someone comes to my office complaining of knee pain, We make sure that, if they have not already been to the emergency room, that the doctor that they go to gets x-rays of the knee and if the client continues to have complaints that they get an MRI of the knee to determine if there is a fracture, a tear in the cartilage, a ligament injury, etc. Some people experience knee pain immediately and are sent to an orthopedic surgeon right away for an MRI. But I have also have had cases where clients have come into my office complaining of slight knee pain where over time it became obvious that they had a pretty serious knee injury requiring orthopedic consultation and eventually surgery.
This second set of cases are the toughest ones because often it is assumed that the client only suffered a minor contusion and lawyers fail to send the person for proper orthopedic consultation, which make it very difficult to get compensated for injuries later on. I can not underestimate the importance of this. I feel that I owe a duty to my clients to follow up when there is any kind of knee injury and make it a habit to call them at intervals of a week or two weeks after the accident. Often people stay quiet about continued or worsening pain because they feel that since they have been to the doctor, who did all they could, the pain they are experiencing is just something they are going to have to live with. But with today’s medical advances, I do not believe that anyone should have to just live with knee pain as a result of an accident.
By following up with these clients, my office is able to help make sure that they get the treatment they need whether it is something conservative like injections or physical therapy, or if there is something that continues to bother them, we send them to an orthopedic surgeon who will see them and evaluate their need for surgery holding billing until after their case is settled. Knee surgeries can be very expensive, with costs ranging from 25,000-30,000 for just an outpatient arthroscopic surgery. If a client does not have health insurance to help cover the cost of the surgery, we have arrangements with doctors that will do this type of surgery on a lien basis where the client is not required to pay anything upfront. Then, if for some reason the settlement is not significant enough to cover the costs, often a result of insurance limits, these doctors will work with us, so that the client will still get a recovery for their injuries. I work for the client, and I want to make sure that the injured person gets the most money possible in their pocket. By being diligent with cases involving knee injuries, our office is able to make sure that the client gets the best treatment and a chance at the best possible recovery, not only financially, but physically as well.