Fishkill Injury Attorney Serving Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Lagrangeville, Brewster, Carmel & Nearby Areas Of Hudson Valley
Fractures in the lower leg, including the ankle, can be very dangerous. The farther away from the heart an injury is, the weaker the circulation may be. If a broken bone does not receive adequate blood flow, it is less likely to heal properly. In the worst cases, the doctor may have to amputate the leg above the location of the fracture.
While most fractures do not require an amputation, they can cause temporary or permanent disability. If your ankle injury was the result of another party's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call 845-896-5295 today for a free review of your case at my office in Fishkill, New York.
Experience With Ankle And Other Injuries
I am personal injury attorney Ira M. Maurer. I help injury victims recover damages for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. During my career, I have helped more than 1,000 clients who have suffered serious personal injuries to obtain all of the damages they are entitled to under the law.
Ankle and lower leg fractures often require full-leg casts at first, which severely limits the patient's mobility. After several weeks, a shorter cast may replace the full-leg cast. Fractures of the ankle may need external or internal fixation remedies such as surgical plates, screws or rods. These types of fractures may take four to six months or longer to heal and sometimes leave significant, permanent disability. In addition, physical rehabilitation may be necessary for months.
Ankle injuries can be caused by traumatic accidents such as falls and vehicle accidents as well as by repetitive stress and overuse. Walking or standing on unstable surfaces, or making repeated twisting motions with the legs can lead to cumulative trauma injuries.
Workers who must be on their feet for most of the day may be unable to return to their jobs after an ankle injury. They will need compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills.
If you are searching for an experienced injury lawyer in Fishkill or the nearby areas of Hudson Valley, please contact The Maurer Law Firm by calling 845-896-5295 to schedule a free consultation with attorney Ira Maurer.
What Types Of Ankle Injury Can Be The Basis For Legal Action?
Ankle injuries that are the result of negligence, such as those caused by a slip and fall, a vehicular accident, or even medical malpractice, may have a strong foundation for legal action. Some common instances include ankle damage caused by walking over areas of untreated ice or improper surgical procedures performed by a doctor who showed negligence. You will need to work with a slip-and-fall attorney with experience in this area to increase your chances of a successful lawsuit. Some common types of ankle injuries that may be the basis for a lawsuit include strains, sprains, fractures, and tendon or ligament tears.
What Should I Do If I Have An Ankle Injury Due To Someone Else’s Negligence?
If you have been injured from someone else's negligence, seek medical attention immediately after the situation occurs and get the treatment you need to address the problem. As soon as possible, it is always a smart idea to consult with our team at Maurer Law Firm of Fishkill, NY, to speak to a lawyer with a specialization in personal injury law. Ira M. Maurer is an attorney with four decades of experience and offers free consultation appointments to determine if you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
How Much Time Do I Have To File A Lawsuit After An Ankle Injury?
In the state of New York, slip and fall accident lawsuits and other personal injury claims can be brought by the plaintiff up to three years after the incident occurs. Though this is a lengthy period of time, it is vital that you connect with a personal injury attorney as soon as you can for guidance through your case and the gathering of documentation to support your lawsuit against an individual or a company.
Who Can I Sue For An Ankle Injury?
Who you can sue may depend on the circumstances of the accident or incident in which the injury occurred. You can sue against individuals, businesses, organizations, or even government entities.
What Damages Can I Seek If I File A Lawsuit For An Ankle Injury?
An individual filing a personal injury lawsuit due to an ankle injury may be able to recover compensatory damages, which may include lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
How Do I Prove Negligence When Filing A Lawsuit For An Ankle Injury?
To prove negligence in court, you must establish a duty of care (the legal obligation to act with reasonable care), breach of duty (that the defendant failed to meet their legal obligation), causation (the breach of duty caused your injury) and damages (resulting from the accident).
Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer If I Have An Ankle Injury?
It is highly recommended that you consult with a Fishkill, NY, area lawyer, such as Ira M. Maurer, who specializes in personal injury lawsuits. A qualified attorney can objectively assess your situation and advise you on whether or not you would be successful in pursuing litigation for your ankle injuries.