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The legs are commonly injured in car accidents. This is because they are constantly moving and can quickly be struck by another object. As a result, it is not uncommon for car accident victims to suffer a leg or knee injury following an accident.

What Should I Do If I Have Leg Pain After a Crash?

If you suffer from leg injuries due to a car accident, first seek medical treatment. Then, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer with Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. It is important to have someone on your side who understands the law and can help you get through this difficult time. We will help you determine if you have the right to file an injury claim and guide you through the legal process.

Common Leg Injuries

Leg Fractures/Broken Bones

A broken bone occurs when there is a direct impact on the bone or when the bone is crushed under the body’s weight.

Leg and bone fractures are serious injuries. They are breaks in the bones that can occur due to a car accident. These injuries occur as open or closed fractures, depending on how the bone is broken.

Ankle Injuries

The ankle is the most commonly injured joint in car accidents. It can easily twist or buckle under the impact, causing ligament damage, fractures, and other injuries.

Knee Injuries

If your knees slam against something hard during the accident, you can suffer a knee injury such as a meniscus tear. The meniscus is a cartilage that acts as a cushion between the knee bones. It can be torn in a car accident, causing severe pain and instability in the knee.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

One serious complication after a car accident is deep vein thrombosis. This occurs when blood clots form in the veins, often in the leg. If the clot breaks free, it can travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.

Soft Tissue Injuries

In addition to the bones and joints injuries, car accidents can also cause various soft tissue injuries. These can include strains, bruises, and tears to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Soft tissue injuries can be extremely painful and may take a long time to heal.


Sciatica is a condition that can be caused by a car accident. It is characterized by shooting pain, tingling, or numbness that radiates down the leg from the lower back. This condition often requires surgery to correct.

Leg Injury Symptoms After a Car Accident

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Weakness
  • Inability to move the leg normally

Treating Leg Pain After a Car Accident

If you are experiencing any pain in your legs after a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention. Depending on your injuries and their severity, treatment plans will vary. A doctor will be able to diagnose the injury and provide treatment.

Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer for Leg Injuries After a Car Accident

Suppose you are experiencing a leg injury after a car accident. In that case, you should seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible, as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

An experienced accident attorney can help you file a claim and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, the personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf.

What Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Can Do For You

The Washington, D.C. car accident lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have a proven track record of success helping clients obtain the maximum compensation possible for injuries they have suffered due to the negligence of others. Our firm has consistently demonstrated we have the expertise needed to help our clients see that justice is served. We have the resources needed to conduct thorough investigations of all the circumstances contributing to a motor vehicle accident, gathering the evidence to establish liability and negligence.

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has achieved more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements, and our attorneys have more than a century of combined legal experience. Two of our partners are certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Our firm has also earned the highest AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the most respected attorney-ranking service organization in the United States. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. attorneys work passionately on behalf of our clients to help them secure fair compensation – there is no type of case that is too complex for us to litigate.

Determining the Value of Your Case

Many factors go into determining the value of your case. These include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys have experience evaluating cases just like yours to determine what they may be worth and will work hard to get you fair compensation for your injuries.

Here are a few of our case results:

  • $6 million for a client who suffered a brain injury after being involved in a rear-end collision.
  • $4.8 million for a severely injured client after another vehicle struck his motorcycle.
  • $1.9 million for a client who suffered a permanent back injury due to a car accident.
  • $1.5 million for a client who had to undergo multiple surgeries after a negligent motorist cut off his motorcycle.
  • $1 million settlement obtained on behalf of our 19-year-old client who was a passenger in a car in which the driver lost control, causing a collision. As a result, our client suffered extensive brain damage with cognitive impairment. He was in a coma for an extended period of time. Although he has regained consciousness, he is unable to care for himself. The law firm asked the Court to appoint him a guardian to care for him. The law firm is helping to establish a special needs trust so that the proceeds from the settlement will be protected against any medical liens.
  • $1 million settlement on behalf of a client that suffered a brain injury when the driver of the car in which he was a passenger lost control of his vehicle.

Contact an Accident Lawyer Today

If you are looking for the highest level representation available for your personal injury case, turn to Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Our firm has helped clients recover more than $500 million in compensation, and we have more than 100 years of combined legal experience

All of our partners are recognized by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers®, and three of our partners have been rated as “Top Lawyers” by The Washingtonian Magazine®. In addition, the law firm has been ranked as ‘Best Law Firm’ by U.S. News and World Report, and received the highest AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Three of our partners have also served as presidents of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

We work to help our clients obtain fair settlement offers to compensate them for the injuries they’ve suffered, but our attorneys are extremely well-equipped to go to trial if needed. Call (202) 659-8600  or contact us online to get the proven legal representation you deserve.

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