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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Minneapolis & St. Paul Ankle & Footer Injury Lawyers

An ankle or foot injury may not seem very serious, but consider all of the small bones inside your foot and how each one plays an important role in how you walk. Between those bones and the ankle, there is a lot of damage that can occur in that area of the body and it can be debilitating. Sometimes a foot or ankle is broken so badly metal pins have to be put in place just to hold everything together.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by someone’s negligence and you sustained an injury to your ankle or foot, you may be able to hold them financial accountable for the monetary damages that the accident has caused you. With an experienced St. Paul personal injury attorney working with you on your case, you have a chance at receiving the money you need to pay for your expenses while you recover.

Helping You Find Justice

You have a total of 26 bones in your foot and 7 in the ankle. There are over 100 ligaments and tendons, and muscles and there are 33 joints. When any of these areas are compromised, it can be almost impossible to walk, if not impossible. This means not being able to go to work where you may have to be on your feet or walk around an office building. It also means possible long-term damage. Some of the issues that can result from ankle and foot injuries include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Inability to wear shoes or bear weight on the foot
  • Difficulty being able to work because of broken bones; compromised joints; or torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons.

Whether the foot is fractured or completely broken, you can receive compensation for the damages done.

Fighting For Your Well-Being

Upon acceptance of your case, one of the first things that your Minneapolis personal injury attorney will do is ensure that you have received the best medical treatment. If you have not, then arrangements will be made for you to have that treatment. One reason why foot and ankle injuries are so serious is the fact that many of these injuries require surgery. The foot and ankle are so complicated that they do not always heal correctly on their own. Making sure you have the right treatment while your attorney fights for your right to compensation helps you focus on recovery and not the stressors of money.

Contact A Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyer

While an ankle or foot injury may not seem serious, they can be debilitating. In fact, ankle and foot injuries can be permanent and this results in permanent disability. If you have sustained an ankle or foot injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for time missed at work, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. To have your case evaluated and to learn about your rights and options, call Swor & Gatto at 651-454-3600 for a free phone consultation.