Victims of careless drivers in Nashville sometimes have knee injuries from a car wreck or motorcycle wreck. The injuries can include broken bones, torn knee ligaments and may even lead to a total knee replacement. An experienced Nashville injury attorneys, we know how to show the real damage done.
In a recent Nashville motorcycle wreck case I handled, the knee injury was severe. There were several broken bones. My job was to show the claims adjustor and ultimately the jury the actual injury so that that they ccould see how severe the injury was. Obviously we can't see the inside of his knee. Jurors are not radiologists so the Xrays were not too helpful by themselves. The doctor testifying that there was a "broken knee" doesn't paint the picture too well either.
So I hired a medical illustrator that I have used in many cases to color in the Xrays so that everyone could see what actually happened. In the Nashville motorcycle crash case, we showed rthe illustration to the doctor who said it was accurate and testified that this is what the injury looked like. Remember, this is done from the actual Xray films.
We also had the illustrator draw the surgical procedure done to fix the broken knee bones and another drawing showing the actual plates and screws in the knee. This let everyone involved in the case see what the careless driver did to the client and what was done to fix the injury. This is an expensive endeavor and not appropriate for every case. But in my opinion, in this case, it added thousands of dollars to the claim.
I have uploaded the broken knee illustration below and I have removed the patient's name.