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Marietta Motorcycle Accidents Can Cause Serious Knee Injuries


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7/28/2011
Dover Law Firm
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Drivers seem to be aware that motorcyclists are more prone to injuries and have nothing protecting them in the event of a Marietta motorcycle accident. However, even though motorists have this knowledge, they still make poor decisions on the road and do not look out for motorcyclists. When drivers cut bikers off or turn directly into them, motorcycle crashes and injuries happen.

Knee injuries often occur as a result of Georgia motorcycle wrecks, since knees and legs come in contact with the ground, motorcycle, or other cars. When this happens, the force of an impact thrusts a motorcyclist's leg into a hard object and often tears tendons and ligaments in the knee.

Knee injuries in Marietta motorcycle crashes are typically serious and can cause damage to the patella, medial meniscus, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), or other ligaments. When ligaments are torn, arthroscopic surgery is usually required to repair the damage.

It is important for an injured motorcyclist to get to an orthopedic surgeon immediately to find out what type of knee damage has been done and what the recommended treatment plan and healing time may be.

If surgery is needed, a knee can be immobilized for some time, which means that a motorcyclist cannot ride his bike to get to work. If the knee injury prevents a biker from getting to work or working, he should be compensated for lost wages, medical bills, physical therapy, ongoing medical treatment, and more.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call a qualified Marietta motorcycle accident attorney today for legal advice at 1.770.518.1133. The Dover Law Firm will answer your questions and inform you of your rights in a free legal consultation.

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