Though they are frequently overlooked, the foot and ankle are vital to people’s mobility and a foot or ankle injury can have a devastating effect on the victim’s quality of life and ability to earn a living. Depending on the nature of the injury, a foot or ankle injury can cause long-term damage and require expensive medical treatment. Even short-term injuries can affect a person’s wages.
Causes of Foot and Ankle Injuries
There are a wide variety of circumstances that can lead to foot and ankle injuries. Among them:
- Automobile accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Malfunctioning equipment
If the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the victim could be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for the cost of pain and suffering, medical treatment or other expenses linked to the injury.
Types of Foot and Ankle Injuries
Attorneys at Cutter Law have helped clients with various serious foot and ankle injuries. Among them:
- Foot fractures
- Crush accidents
- Achilles tendon issues
- Complex regional pain syndrome
Although some injuries heal on their own, others require surgery and may prevent the victim from being able to walk or move normally for weeks or months at a time.
If you injured your foot in an accident, it’s important to seek medical attention so a doctor can diagnose your condition and provide necessary medical care immediately. Failure to treat a foot or ankle injury in a timely manner can delay recovery and possibly make the injury worse, especially if you are walking around when the injured areas should be rested. Your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional misery from the injury can quickly overwhelm you.
Personal Injury Attorneys
Our personal injury attorneys in Sacramento and Oakland have represented a wide range of foot and ankle injuries and will put your interests first. If you have suffered a foot or ankle injury, contact Cutter Law to schedule a no-obligation consultation at our offices in Sacramento or Oakland. We work on a contingency basis, so we are only paid if you receive financial compensation for your injuries.
We can help ensure the strongest possible case is presented, including determining any damages owed to you, assessing the cost of care and recovery, speaking with witnesses and obtaining medical reports to support your claim.
You can reach us toll free at 888-285-3333 or request a free case evaluation online.