The ankle can be one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Often, ankle injuries can be among the most numerous. When dealing with such a situation, you want to make sure that you have all of the resources you can at your disposal and that you are able to continue on with the normal functions of your life. An ankle injury can be among the most debilitating of these avoidable injuries and can take place in many ways. It could be as a result of second or third parties and as a result of a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident or even a pedestrian accident.
An ankle compound fracture could completely disrupt your daily life. It could leave you unable to get to and from work, go to visit the family, or just to carry out day to day activities. In some cases, a serious enough injury can leave you permanently disabled. These go beyond just the physical injuries, as well.
Not being able to travel as you should can lead to severe emotional trauma and even depression. Even if your ankle heals superficially you could be facing years of physical therapy or arthritis. Our lead attorney, Michael Ehline has the empathy and experience to make sure that you are taken care of. Ehline is the victim of a severe ankle injury himself and is a disabled veteran. He has had to face the devastation of such a difficult time: mounting hospital bills, collection agencies, and credit problems that could compound such a situation. We know that you are going through and will fight very hard to make sure that you are taken care of. We are experts in dealing with ankle and amputation issues and want to be your partner. If you would like a free consultation, call us at (213) 596-9642. Let us help you like we have done for many of our clients.
The experienced broken foot injury lawyers at Ehline Law Firm PC will be there every step of the way for you. Their personal, hands-on approach can be just what you need to make sure that you are taken care of no matter what the situation. Whether you face a broken foot, rolled ankle, sprained ankle, or fracture our track record is one that has made sure that our clients are justly compensated. Our aggressive efforts have gotten our partners millions in payouts and we want to offer you the same.
Sometimes these issues are caused by less than spectacular causes. One of the lesser-known but still not uncommon causes of such injuries can be even the type of footwear a person wears. There are cases in which the ankle could have been severely hurt through events such as liquid left on floors, slippery surfaces, uneven pavement, or low lighting. There are also cases such as wrestling or non-contented physical contact. These are all issues that could cause severe leg and foot injuries, including to the soft tissue and joints.
In some cases, users of specialized equipment can face injury. Sometimes these apparatuses are not properly maintained or operated, leading to errors. Exercise equipment, work, or workout shoes have all been cited as the cause of various ankle fractures and related ligament and tendon tears and rips. Even specialized shoes, such as Sketchers toning shoes can cause issues.
These specially designed shoes were meant to be used for running and walking. Due to the fact that these shoes create an uneven surface due to the design of the bottom of the sole, it could cause problems. Soles are typically round and curving up at the heel and the toe. This makes it more difficult to walk, especially when doing something strenuous like climbing a flight of stairs.
Reports are circulating that this has resulted in torn ligaments, ruptured tendons, and even head injuries of people that have fell after catastrophic ankle injuries. You are not alone. If as the result of malice or negligence you face such an issue, please call us at the Ehline Law Firm PC for a free consultation.
Losing your ability to get around can be one of the most difficult things to deal with. You live your life to be ambulatory and any error that causes you to lose that can be devastating. The average person walks between 900 to a thousand miles per year. An injury to the feet or astragalus, talus, or tarsus, can irreparably harm and adversely affect a person’s life.
Even injuries that are not as noticeable can have its toll. Injuries such as broken toes and strained muscles can cause severe damage to mobility. An ankle that is rolled, overextended, or strained can be a severe issue. If you are due compensation, make sure that you have only the most trusted partner in your fight. If you were injured as a result of others’ negligence or malice, you deserve justice.
When an ankle breaks, it is possible for the bones to break in one or more parts. Ankle joints connect the two bones where your calf muscles and top of your foot, and join the lower portion of the thigh and leg areas. This area is called the tibia and fibular. When you snap, or sprain an ankle, the medial malleolus (or end of the tibia), the lateral malleolus (the very tip of the fibula), and the distal posterior aspect of the tibia are all effected negatively. Types of fractures include the bimalleolar fracture (also known as a “Pott’s fracture”). This is a break at the lateral malleolus and the medial malleolus.
Bimalleolar fractures are at the lower end of the tragedy scale, since they are not as likely to strike a victim with painful arthritis discomfort. A trimalleolar fracture is highly likely to end up in bursitis or arthritis in the effected joint. This type of fracture (also known as a Cotton fracture) embodies a fracture of all three ankle bones. This type of wound will usually necessitate surgery and physical therapy.
Symptoms of Ankle Injuries
Perhaps you feel something in your ankle or lower leg that just feels like a bruise. Sometimes the injured area hurts to the touch, or starts to turn black and blue and swells. It may be impossible to stand or balance on the injured area, severely impacting your mobility. Your ability to walk without an ambulatory assisting device, like a cane or walker can be severely inhibited. As you visit a doctor to find out what might be wrong, the answer may be shocking. It could be a tear or a bad sprain. Sprains can be very serious and put people out of work. Your body could be coping with “reactionary pain.”
If your pain does not go away, it may not just be a minor injury. It could be something that carries with you for a long time. If the pain does not go away and you still face yourself being unable to walk or balance, you need to know your options. It could require significant and potentially expensive medical care.
Recovery from such an event can be a difficult and long process. After being diagnosed by a doctor, there are different therapies that you may have to deal with, depending on the circumstance. Once you are first injured you could be stabilized and brought into the ER. Once you are released you should have attend follow up meetings with your doctor, so that you can have MRIs, X-Rays, CT Scans, or any other important documentation.
The bone separation patterns and overall condition of the broken and damaged area will be very informative to a doctor who needs to determine a medically necessary course of action. The images of your ankle may be calling out for surgery. If you need to have an operation, it is typically done to align bones, screw breaks together with titanium screws.
After surgery, a patient can expect to be wheelchair bound, in a body cast, a dangling bed cast, a splint, crutches, or other medical device. Recovery periods can be lengthy, and not always completely successful. This should not mean that you are completely out of commission. Patients may become addicted to pain killers, gain weight and suffer from depression. In seniors, a broken ankle can mean an early end to simple walks in the park, and can mean a permanent disability. This is a serious injury, and requires effective legal advocates who understand the great difficulty that often comes with a lifelong disability.
Let us help you collect medical expenses, money for surgery, rehab, prescription meds and sessions with your doctor. We are here to assist blown ankle victims in getting back their lost wages– whether it be past, present, or future, pain and suffering and other related harms that you suffered. We have the experience and determination to ensure that you will receive the recovery that you are entitled to collect from whoever caused this situation. Contact us today for a free legal consultation from a broken ankle and foot injury attorney now at 1-888-400-9721. Ehline Law Firm PC Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are waiting for your call.