Ankle and foot pain after a car accident can be a sign of serious injuries that require substantial medical attention. If you suffered harm in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Doing so can help you seek the treatment you need and document your injuries for the purposes of a personal injury case.
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Can I develop lasting health conditions due to ankle and foot pain?
Untreated foot or ankle pain can lead to debilitating complications. Stress fractures, for example, do not always immediately present with severe pain after a car accident. However, according to information from the Mayo Clinic, a stress fracture that is not treated properly can worsen over time.
Similarly, if you sprained or strained your ankle or pulled other soft tissues in your feet during the accident, you can also develop more serious complications if these symptoms are left untreated. When you suffer this type of pain after a car accident, you should always consult with a doctor.
What causes ankle and foot pain in a car accident?
Car accidents often cause ankle and foot pain due to blunt force trauma and forced bodily contortions. In some cases, such as when a vehicle collision bends your legs, feet, and ankles, it may be simple to identify the source of your ankle and foot pain. However, other causes may be harder to identify and thus more challenging to treat.
Common risk factors for developing stress fractures
Per Mayo Clinic, you may be more likely to develop stress fractures if:
- You faced a trauma to the foot, such as a car accident.
- You have prior foot problems, such as high arches.
- You have weakened bones.
- You had stress fractures in the past.
- You have poor nutrition.
In any case, if you feel foot pain after an accident, you should seek medical attention for your pain right away. Some pain may only require a simple, temporary treatment, while more severe injuries may necessitate ongoing treatment plans, physical therapy, and even surgery.
The sooner you understand the cause of your ankle or foot pain, the sooner you can begin the road to recovery.
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What are my treatment options for ankle and foot pain after a car accident?
When you speak to a doctor after a car accident, they will assess your damage and develop a treatment plan. Your doctor may suggest the use of medical devices to correct fractures and realign bones and tendons that have shifted in an injury.
Your doctor may also suggest more substantial forms of care such as surgeries, operations, physical therapy, prescription medications, topical ointments, and rehabilitation programs.
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The pursuit of justice and financial awards for foot and ankle pain
If you are suffering from a personal injury after a car accident caused by another party, then you have the right to seek justice and answers. You may be entitled to collect financial compensation in the form of a settlement.
Recklessness, negligence, carelessness, drowsy driving, impairment, and distracted driving are just a few common examples of driving behaviors that may place liability on another party.
You may be able to collect various forms of compensation
We will help you calculate the full value of your case and seek a recovery for the following:
- Loss of wages
- Present and future medical expenses
- Psychological pain and trauma
- Vehicle and property damage
- Medical devices
- Loss of the ability to enjoy life
- Loss of consortium
Handling a car accident and moving on with your recovery
When you are involved in a car accident, you may want to consider taking the following steps:
- Be sure to promptly summon medical help for anyone who needs it.
- Work to secure the personal information of everyone involved in the incident.
- Contact someone from our team, as we can advise you on your options when moving forward with a case.
You may already be getting contacted by an insurance company to discuss the accident and possible settlement offers. You may wish to seek our advice before making any statements or agreeing to a settlement, as we will protect your rights and help you understand the full value of your case.
Our car accident attorneys have experience assisting and defending victims of car accidents. Our team will stay with you throughout your case. We will compile key documents, help you schedule necessary appointments, speak with other parties for you, and handle all negotiations for potential settlement amounts.
We work on a contingency-fee basis, so we will only collect our fee once we gather a settlement for you.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are here to help
For those suffering ankle and foot pain after a car accident, the future can seem uncertain, both from a financial and legal perspective. However, if you or a loved one suffered harm due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you do not have to feel powerless. You have the right to go after justice and financial compensation, and our lawyers will assist you in this pursuit.
When you are one of our clients, we will treat your case with care for its duration. We offer a free case review and complete consultation to help you understand your options after a car accident. Call our office today to learn more about our services. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.