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Should I Call an Injury Lawyer if I Have a Broken Foot?

Every step that we take involves our feet, and we’re unable to walk if one of them is fractured.  If you suffered a broken foot in a California accident that was caused by somebody else, you owe it to yourself to speak with an experienced and highly regarded personal injury lawyer.

Contact us today for a free consultation here at Maison Law.

Common Causes of a Broken Foot

Each one of our feet is made up of 26 different bones. There are a variety of ways that one or more of those bones could be broken. Here are a few:

  • Falls and Missteps: Tripping and falling or slipping and falling, or even simply taking a step wrong can cause a serious foot fracture.
  • Car Accidents: Your feet aren’t protected well in a car accident, especially if you’re in a front seat. Crush injuries to feet from car accidents, are not uncommon.
  • Falling Objects: Whether you dropped it, or it fell from a height, a heavy object that lands on a foot can cause one or more bones to break.
  • Falls from Heights: A fall at a construction site or even just a short jump off of a ledge and landing wrong can fracture one or more bones in the foot to break.

Symptoms of a Broken Foot

As per the Mayo Clinic, a person who suffers a broken foot is likely to suffer several of the following symptoms:

  • Immediate and severe throbbing pain.
  • Discoloration or bruising.
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight.
  • Decreased pain when resting.

Diagnosing a Foot Fracture

If a patient’s symptoms suggest that a foot might be broken, a doctor will order diagnostic imaging tests. Those might consist of x-rays, a CT scan, or a bone scan. In some cases, magnetic resonance imaging might be ordered for purposes of showing any ligaments that might be injured.

Treating a Broken Foot

Treatment of a broken foot depends on the location, nature and extent of the break. Most foot fractures heal with rest and limited weight bearing. In some cases, a walking boot or cast might be required. If a bone is misaligned as a result of a break, it will need to be set back into its original position. This can often be done without the necessity of surgery. If surgery is required, metal pins, plates or screws will be implanted to hold the bones in place until such time as they mend. A boot might be used or a cast might be applied to immobilize the foot and help keep weight off of it. A broken foot typically takes four to six weeks to heal. Some fractures will take longer, especially if surgery is required.

Broken Foot? Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer.

]The care and treatment of a simple foot fracture can be costly. Couple that with the fracture being caused by the carelessness of somebody else, the inability to work while recovering and any permanency, and the damages can be substantial. You can speak with a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer from Maison Law at no cost at all about how you broke your foot and how it has affected you and your family. If we enter into a retainer agreement with you, no legal fees at all are due unless we obtain a settlement or award on your behalf. Contact us right away after suffering a broken foot anywhere in California.

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