A common injury in motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall accidents is the breaking of an ankle. The severity of this type of bone injury can range from a small crack to a compound fracture, in which the bone pierces the skin. A minor break will often be treated the same as a sprain and the pain of which can be relieved with medication and a reduced use of the affected area. More serious cases may require surgery to reposition the bone or bone reduction, when the bone is forcefully manipulated back into place.
If a broken bone requires surgery, which it often does, that can be expense enough for many. Unfortunately, most broken bones require a healing process of four to eight weeks, during which the victim is most likely out of work and lacking needed funds. Those who are injured because of negligence are entitled to monetary compensation even just for doctor’s visits involving minor breaks. In most cases, bones are broken because of accidents sparked by an obviously guilty party, like in a traffic accident. In other situations, the fault may be more difficult to pinpoint, like in cases in which a person is injured due to a faulty safety rail or poor stairway design.
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident that resulted in a broken ankle , you will need to have your case handled by an experienced personal injury lawyer, who can best explore all potential avenues of compensation and get you the financial support you need. Call my office at 850-308-7833 to discuss your claim.