Ankle Fractures

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Hartford, CT Ankle Fracture Attorney

Ankle Fracture Attorney

Mobility is one of the many things you don't fully appreciate until you lose it. An accident on the job in Connecticut can take away your mobility in a matter of seconds, causing broken bones that put you out of commission for several weeks or even months. If you break your ankle in an accident caused by somebody else, don't let your medical bills and lost wages overwhelm you. Protect your financial health by seeking immediate help from an ankle fracture attorney.

The Bare Bones of Ankle Injuries

Because the ankle is the slenderest part of your leg, it might seem delicate, but it is three bones strong. Composed of the tibia, the fibula, and the talus, the ankle is built for strength and a full range of motion  when you are walking, running, or pivoting.

The long fibula and tibia bones are the most vulnerable to fractures caused by car accidents and falls. The impact of a heavy object can damage one or more of your ankle bones as well. Additionally, when you step wrong on your ankle, wrenching the bones out of place, you can strain, sprain or fracture it.

Diagnosing and Treating an Ankle Fracture

Sprained ankles and ankle fractures have several symptoms in common, including:

  • Pain along the lower leg
  • Noticeable swelling
  • Bruising
  • Inability to bear weight

Your doctor will probably need an X-ray to make a definite diagnosis. Other types of high-tech testing that may be necessary include a bone scan, a CT scan, or an MRI.

If your bone has been shattered, you will likely undergo surgery. Your physician must piece it back together and apply screws or plates to secure it. Once you receive treatment, you will need to wear a special boot or a cast for several weeks while your bone heals.

Who Pays for This?

As you have probably realized, a broken ankle can become very expensive. Your medical bills pile up, you must take time away from work, and you might have to pay someone to take over all the routine tasks you can no longer do. You may need prescription medication and physical therapy once your bone is healed.

If someone else caused the accident that led to your injury, you should not have to pay the price financially as well as physically. An experienced Connecticut workers compensation  or Connecticut personal injury lawyer is your best resource for determining whether you are entitled to compensation. In general, if somebody's negligence  or intentional acts caused an accident in which you were injured, that person bears financial responsibility for your damages, as in the following examples:

  • A member of the opposing team intentionally stomps on your ankle when you are down.
  • A shopkeeper fails to remove the ice from the store's entryway, causing you to slip and fall.
  • A distracted driver runs a red light, T-boning your vehicle.

An ankle fracture attorney is your best resource for recovering compensation from those who are responsible. As your legal advocate, your attorney will negotiate a fair settlement with the liable party, and if needed, argue your case in court.

Speak with a Hartford, Connecticut  Ankle Fracture Attorney

At The Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C. , we help people like you in Connecticut  who are injured in an accident through no fault of their own. We bring our knowledge and experience to the table in the effort to win the full amount you are entitled to. Call us now to schedule a complimentary consultation at 860-523-8783, or fill out our online form to your right.

Learn Your Legal Rights After An Injury

If you or someone you love was injured or killed on the job, our experienced personal injury professionals can help ensure your bills are paid. We will also fight to make sure you receive proper medical treatment and permanent disability benefits when needed.

To get knowledgeable advice during a free initial consultation from an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney, please send us an email or call us any time 860-523-8783. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off-site, evening or weekend appointments are available upon request. Phones are answered 24 hours a day.

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