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I recently suffered a torn ACL during a slip and fall accident and was told I will need surgery to repair it. Can you give me some advice on how I can prepare for the surgery?

Suffering from a slip and fall accident can bring on a great deal of pain and agony, especially when the victim experiences an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. An ACL injury can be difficult to recover from and can cause long-term complications. It may also lead to financial hardship as medical costs build up and the victim is forced to miss work.

Minor ACL injuries can sometimes be treated by therapy and staying off the injured leg. For more severe ACL injuries, the victim may need to undergo surgery in order to properly heal. Any form of ACL surgery is considered an invasive operation and should be taken seriously.

To be prepared for your ACL surgery, you should:

  • Find a doctor. The key to having a successful surgery is to find a doctor with experience and knowledge in performing ACL surgeries. Before deciding which doctor to trust, take a little time to do some research.
  • Educate yourself. Go into your doctor appointments and surgery full of knowledge and understanding. Take the time to read up on ACL injuries and surgeries. The Internet provides great sites such as WebMD to learn about ACL injuries.
  • Find support. It is important that you know that you don’t have to suffer the financial burden of the surgery if the slip and fall was caused by the negligence of another. Hupy and Abraham has knowledgeable slip and fall attorneys who can discuss your legal options with you.

To find out more about how we can help you with your slip and fall claim, call 800-800-5678 today and receive a free case evaluation. You can also request a FREE copy of our DVD for injury victims, Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want You To Know.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham