Modified: November 5, 2022

Car Accident Foot Pain

Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys

Without a doubt, the legs are the most exposed parts of the human body during an accident, and a front-end collision or side collision can bend or twist the leg causing an ankle or foot injury.

If you got foot and ankle injuries from a car accident that was not your fault, you might be eligible for compensation. Get in touch with Ehline Law and our car accident attorneys to help evaluate your case.

Types of Foot Injuries

The leg tenses up during car accidents, and the entire weight of the human body and the impact of the accident can cause a severe foot or ankle injury. These types of injuries are incredibly uncomfortable, and our lawyers at Ehline Law have experience in dealing with personal injuries. They have helped clients recover compensation for pain, medical bills, lost wages, and more for their injuries.

Foot injuries can be distressing as there are 26 bones in the feet, and damage to any of those bones or muscles can cause discomfort affecting a car accident’s way of life. In severe cases, ankle and foot injuries can put a victim on bed rest for months, resulting in job loss or lost income.

Let’s look at some of the most common types of foot injuries:

Compartment Syndrome

This type of injury occurs when a car accident victim experiences severe trauma. Their foot gets crushed or broken, leading to internal swelling and pressure, causing immense ankle and foot pain. Such severe injuries require immediate medical treatment to ensure recovery and normal functioning.

Mid Foot Injury

Damage or a blow to the middle foot can cause extreme discomfort and pain, limiting the individual’s mobility. With proper treatment, it can take over ten weeks to return to normal, and during this period, the doctor may advise you not to move or put pressure on your foot/feet. If the midfoot has a case of broken bones, then it may require surgery and physical therapy as a way to heal.

Bone Fractures

A high-impact car accident can cause a fracture to the heel bone, requiring surgery to fuse the broken bone. During the healing period, a victim may not walk or stand properly. If treated improperly, this can lead to chronic pain and permanent disfigurement.

Acute Foot Injuries

Many different components in a vehicle can cause damage to the foot, puncturing it or crushing the toes. The following are some of the most common acute car accident injuries car crash victims go through damaged ligaments, swelling, bruising, sprains, and more.

What Should You Do After Getting Foot Injuries?

After an accident, you may feel that you don’t have any injuries but head to the hospital immediately for tests, as soft tissue injuries can cause delayed pain. If you’re in pain, tests can identify broken or dislocated foot bones, which might require surgery or a cast to heal.

Whatever medical treatment you undergo to ease the pain and restore standard functionality, make sure to keep all the receipts with you, as these are important when recovering money from insurers.

Can You Recover Compensation for Your Foot Injuries?

According to Federal and California laws, drivers must exert a specific duty of care while on the road to avoid hitting other cars, pedestrians, and objects. If you’re in a car accident and have gotten foot injuries, you may be eligible for compensation if you’re not a fault.

Our personal injury attorneys have helped personal injury victims recover compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering, physical therapy, surgeries, lost wages, and other types of damages.

Each case is unique, and our lawyers work closely with the client to understand their situation, determine their claims, and file claims against the negligent party.

To be able to have a solid case against the at-fault party and get maximum compensation, the lawyer must prove the following:

  1. There was a duty of care
  2. There was a breach of duty of care by the defendant
  3. The breach caused injuries to the plaintiff
  4. The wounds from the breach led to damages to the plaintiff.

Contact us at (213) 596-9642 and get a free case evaluation with our injury attorneys today. Call us for more information on how we can help protect your rights and defend your future.

Top Notch American Injury Lawyer, Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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