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What Injured People Need to Know About Foot Injury Lawsuit Settlements

  1. What Injured People Need to Know About Foot Injury Lawsuit Settlements
  2. What Makes Foot and Ankle Injuries So Serious?
  3. Getting Compensated for Foot Injuries Can Be Difficult
  4. Will Adams Law Firm Is Ready to Help You Get Back on Your Feet

What Injured People Need to Know About Foot Injury Lawsuit Settlements

A painful foot injury stops you in your tracks—literally.

Dealing with these injuries because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness in a car accident, slip and fall, or other incident only increases that frustration.

Fortunately, you have options, and filing a claim, and possibly a lawsuit, might be the place to start. This post will discuss how a foot injury impacts your life, your options for compensation, and what to expect in fair foot injury settlements. Better yet, we’ll explore how a Katy personal injury lawyer can help with the (literal and figurative) legwork.

What Makes Foot and Ankle Injuries So Serious?

When the “foundation” of your body can’t move or carry weight, you certainly can’t carry on as normal. Serious ankle and foot injuries are common after car accidents or a slip and fall for a handful of reasons.

Bodies Tend to Tense Before Impact

It’s natural to tense your body and brace for an impact, whether that’s during a car accident, slip and fall, or some other dangerous situation. That tension keeps the force of the crash from being distributed throughout your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. While this might protect other parts of your body from injury, it keeps all that force in the feet, damaging them with a more severe foot or ankle fracture than may have happened if you were relaxed at the time of impact.

The Feet Often Get Hit First

Feet are often the first part of your body to feel the impact of a crash, whether you’re the driver slamming on the brake or a passenger sitting in the back. In other crash scenarios, like a T-bone collision, the feet and ankles can be crushed or twisted by the car itself.

Feet and Ankles Are Complex

Comprising 26 bones, 33 joints, and numerous tendons, muscles, and ligaments, ankles and feet are some of the most complex parts of the body. Because they’re so complicated, they can be difficult to rehabilitate and heal. A foot or ankle injury can be further complicated if you put weight on them in the chaotic aftermath of an auto accident or before you realize how serious the injuries are.   Plus, your feet can be affected by injuries in other areas, such as the hip or knee.

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Getting Compensated for Foot Injuries Can Be Difficult

When you or someone you love is dealing with injuries below the knee after a car accident or other incident, you’re likely facing medical costs, discomfort, and a range of life adjustments. If your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may be eligible for financial compensation for those expenses and losses.

Just as foot injuries themselves are complicated, securing a settlement for them might also be a challenge. One reason for this is the non-economic damages you may claim.

While economic damages include measurable costs like medical expenses and lost income, non-economic losses include pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, emotional distress, and loss of opportunity. When serious injuries mean you can’t even stand up, the non-economic damages may be significant. Proving that to the insurance company, on the other hand, is often difficult.

In addition, you may face uncertainties about the economic costs. Some people with foot injury cases need lifelong therapy and can’t ever return to work. Are you prepared to determine how much that will cost your family in the coming years?

Serious Injuries Require Serious Legal Representation

In these challenging circumstances, it’s in your best interest to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. They can help you organize your case (including doing the heavy lifting of gathering evidence and understanding your medical diagnosis), submit a claim, and negotiate a fair settlement amount.

When you or someone you love are seriously injured, you deserve to have the time and space you need to heal, rather than trying to navigate the complicated world of insurance claims, medical bills, medical liens, and negotiations. If you were hurt in or around the Greater Katy Area, or elsewhere in Texas, don’t wait to speak with an experienced local attorney who knows how to present your case and negotiate for a fair settlement.

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Will Adams Law Firm Is Ready to Help You Get Back on Your Feet

From supporting your physical healing to helping you secure the funds to rebuild your life, your recovery is our priority. Our law firm has experience representing people with foot and ankle injuries after car accidents, falls, and other incidents.

To schedule your complimentary case assessment and begin the attorney client relationship, please call (281) 371-6345 or use the simple contact form on our site. It will be our honor to speak with you and learn more about your case. Every initial meeting is at no cost or risk to you. Call today!

References

Bailey, A., Crandall, J., Funk, J., King, R., Rudd, R., Srinivasan, S. (2012). Injuries caused by brake pedal loading of the midfoot. PubMed.gov. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22846275/

Compartment syndrome. (n.d.). Ortho Info from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Retrieved from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/compartment-syndrome/

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