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Meniscus Tears

Recovering Compensation for Meniscus Tears

Holding defendants accountable for accidents that result in knee injuries

The meniscus is the cartilage positioned underneath your kneecap that cushions your knee joint and regulates range of motion to prevent hyperflexion or hyperextension. An acute or chronic injury to this important shock absorber affects your ability to stand, walk, run and bend down, and causes pain and discomfort. Surgery and lengthy rehabilitation are often required to repair the damage. However, without quality care, you may never regain full function of your knee.

Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC was founded in 1950 to help victims of injury recover damages. We have since expanded our offices to Elmwood Park, Dover, Mendham and Newton, and represent clients residing and working throughout New Jersey. If your meniscus tear was caused by the negligence of another person or corporation, our law firm pursues compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, diminished future earning capacity, pain and disabilities.

Medical care for meniscus injuries

Because of the lack of blood flow to the meniscus, meniscus tears often fail to heal on their own and typically require arthroscopic knee surgery in which your doctor excises the damaged cartilage. The recovery time following your surgery can prohibit you from performing vital job tasks and prevents you from enjoying normal activities and independence.

Knee trauma that tears the meniscus

Your meniscus can tear if you twist or hyperflex the knee joint, especially during a weight-bearing activity or a traumatic accident, such as:

Our personal injury attorneys file a lawsuit to recover damages that arose from the traumatic accident that caused your catastrophic knee injury.

Workplace repetitive stress injuries

Your meniscus can become worn out from overuse and lead to a repetitive stress injury. Repetitive stress injuries can occur when you repeatedly perform the same awkward tasks over time. Job duties that involve constant bending and lifting of heavy objects throughout the day for years can take eventually fray your meniscus. Our lawyers guide you through your workers compensation claim so you can get the medical treatment you need.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss recovery for your knee injury

To learn more about lawsuits involving meniscus tears and knee injuries, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 973-366-3900 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. You pay no up-front costs, and we only collect fees if you win. A Spanish translator is available upon request.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • In 2018, we settled or won, at arbitration/mediation/trial, just over 100 personal injury cases. In total, our clients recovered just under 9 million dollars. In the last 5 years, we have settled/won over 600 personal injury cases and our clients have recovered almost 50 million dollars.
  • In the last 5 years, our firm has resolved over 300 workers compensation cases for in excess of 3 million dollars. During that same time period, our social security clients have prevailed in almost 85% of their appeals.
  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 302
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 201-794-3131
    Fax: 201-794-0812
  • Mendham Office
    5 Cold Hill Road South
    Suite 26
    Mendham, New Jersey 07945
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360