Type of Injury
Injuries to the feet or ankle are among the most common injuries encountered by the average American, and can be more likely than you expect.
It may surprise you to learn that number includes both athletes and nonathletes – while professional athletes may be prone to foot and ankle injuries, everyday people going about their lives are just as susceptible to these sort of injuries.
Our feet and ankles are a huge part of how we get around, and any injury to one or both can be debilitating, leading to a loss in quality of life and potential loss of the ability to earn wages. These injuries should not be treated lightly, particularly if they were caused by the negligence or carelessness of another.
What are some potential causes of ankle & foot injuries?
Ankle and foot injuries can happen almost anywhere, and can be caused by a variety of circumstances.
One of the most common sources of foot or ankle injuries are slip and fall accidents. These accidents are typically caused by obstructions or debris on the floor, such as un-cleaned puddles or outstretched cables, and can lead to injuries like ankle sprains, fractures, or torn tendons or ligaments. Frequently during slip and falls, you may experience an ‘ankle roll’, an unnatural movement of the ankle that can damage bones or hyperextend muscles, leading to sprains. Falling accidents that cause damage to the foot or ankle can occur anywhere, and are often considered commercial property injuries that occur in places like shopping centers, restaurants, and even construction sites where proper care is not taken to guard against tripping hazards.
External factors can come into play that also lead to foot injuries or ankle injuries. Many auto accident injuries or motorcycle accidents can lead to foot trauma due to the position and posture of passengers in a car, and after a collision with another driver the first thing that may be hurt are your feet or ankles.
Common injuries associated with foot injury
Whether caused by environmental factors or the reckless behavior of another, ankle and foot injuries are a serious concern. If you have suffered a foot or ankle injury due to negligence, you may be able to seek damages.
What should I do if I have a foot or ankle injury?
Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may have the ability under California law to seek damages and financial compensation against the entity responsible for your injury.
Business owners and property owners in California have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their guests and patrons, and if their negligence in this duty leads you to suffer an injury, you may be able to seek damages against them, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- In-home care and assistance during recovery
among others, depending on the details of your case. If you believe your accident occurred due to negligence, you need the experienced personal injury lawyers of The Wallace Firm at your side.
Contact an ankle & foot injury lawyer today
The Wallace Firm has the skills and experience you need to help see you through your ankle or foot injury case. Proving negligence in a personal injury case can be a lengthy and difficult process, but The Wallace Firm will go to bat for you every step of the way. Contact us today to begin reviewing the details of your case.