Ankle and Foot Injuries

Dedicated Car Accident Attorneys Serving the Port St. Lucie Area

Many different situations may give rise to an ankle or foot injury, but a car crash is one of the most common. These types of injuries may greatly affect a victim’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities, and it may interfere with their ability to do their job. When a foot or ankle injury happens because a driver acted carelessly, that person should be held accountable. The Port St. Lucie foot injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston assist victims with seeking the financial support needed for their recovery. We provide experienced guidance to people who need a car accident attorney to bring a claim on their behalf.

Types of Ankle and Foot Injuries

Injuries to a person’s foot or ankle are far more serious than a simple term like “twisted ankle” might suggest. These body parts involve complex ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones that are all vulnerable to significant harm when they are disrupted. Our ankles are responsible for supporting the majority of our weight, and we rely on them for flexibility and support when walking. The impact of a car accident may crush or turn an ankle, causing extreme swelling and pain that requires long-term rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Feet are also prone to serious injuries in situations related to a crash, when they might get stuck between two places or crushed by a wheel or another object. Common injuries to a foot or ankle include:

  • Bone breaks or fractures, which may affect the fibula, tibia, or talus, which all connect at the ankle (feet and toes may also sustain significant breaks)
  • Joint or muscle sprains or strains
  • Torn ligaments
  • Severe bruises
  • Amputation when a victim’s foot is crushed

Many of these types of injuries require medical treatment, physical therapy, and time spent away from work. Often, victims need financial assistance to cope with the consequences, and they may pursue legal action against anyone responsible for causing their harm. Our foot injury attorney can help Port St. Lucie residents with this process.

Legal Claims Based on Motor Vehicle Collisions

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your foot or ankle injury, differing types of legal claims may be brought. Many of them are based on the legal theory of negligence. A defendant engages in negligent behavior when they breach an owed duty of care to the victim, which causes their injuries and results in damages. In the context of a car accident, this means that someone failed to drive safely and caused a crash as a result. They might have run a red light, speeded well above the posted limit, made an improper turn, or made the reckless decision to text while driving.

The timing for any personal injury claim is essential, since Florida requires that a victim bring a lawsuit within three years from when they were hurt. Many of these cases involve careful, sometimes lengthy investigations and a detailed analysis of evidence, so seeking the assistance of a seasoned attorney is important.

Contact a Foot Injury Lawyer in Port St. Lucie or Surrounding Cities

Although ankle or foot injuries may not sound as serious as injuries to certain other parts of the body, they often cause significant pain and have a debilitating effect. The victim may be confronted with a significant healing time period and medical expenses that may be difficult to cover on their own. The Port St. Lucie foot injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are here to help victims pursue financial support for their medical expenses, as well as any lost income that they sustain. Our firm represents people who need a motor vehicle collision lawyer throughout St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties, including in Stuart, West Palm Beach, and Jupiter. Call our office today at (772) 266-5555 or contact us online to set up a free appointment to find out more about how we can help.

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“The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again.”
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“After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court.”
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