The majority of minor foot and ankle injuries will go away on their own within a few days or weeks, but the more serious ones can have long-term effects. Fortunately, if you were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you can file a claim for damages.
After a car accident, your personal injury lawyer can help you determine the full extent of your injuries, including ankle and foot pain. Before making any life-altering decisions, you and your partner can decide together on the best legal option. In civil court, your lawyer can defend your rights by gathering evidence, negotiating settlements, and providing additional services tailored to your needs.
Understanding Your Ankle or Foot Injuries Value
There are many factors that will determine the value of your foot injury. You will incur costs that are specific to your recovery process because every case is different.
It’s possible your case isn’t worth much if you have minor symptoms that go away on their own or with minimal medical attention. Because of your permanent disabilities, however, you may be entitled to a much larger settlement.
You can get as much money as you want for your economic losses in most cases in California because of progressive laws. If you want a better understanding of your compensation potential, simply add up your current and future financial expenses.
Following any car accident, you have several options for recouping damages. Insurance claims are another option. The other choice is to sue the person or company who was at fault for your accident. When it comes to basic economic losses like medical bills, lost wages and damage to your vehicle you can recover compensation through either of these two options.
Foot injuries, on the other hand, can have devastating effects on your mental health. It’s possible that recreational activities you used to enjoy may no longer be possible for you during the recovery process, which could have a negative impact on your quality of life. In addition, you may have strained relationships with your family members. You may be able to get compensation for non-economic damages if you file a lawsuit.
There are a slew of damages that you can claim for your foot injuries, including:
- Medical bills of various kinds
- Suffering from mental distress
- Co-ownership has been terminated
- Impaired well-being
- Accidental injury to a vehicle
- programmes for recovery
- Implications for your earning power that last for years
- Lost earnings
- Disability benefits for life
- Disfigurement is compensated for
The problem is that many victims get into trouble when they try to value their mental anguish in terms of dollars and cents. It is your lawyer’s job to document how your losses have affected you and your family. This helps put your mental anguish into perspective. Your lawyer can also consult with mental health professionals to help determine the extent of your trauma.
To better represent your mental anguish, attorneys have been known to multiply your economic losses by a predetermined number (based on your level of suffering).
Ankle and Foot Injury Symptoms
Mayo Clinic research shows that ankle injuries can result in bruising and swelling, but many of the symptoms are often hidden from the naked eye. This means you should seek medical attention right away if you’re in a car accident. In this way, your injuries can be documented by a medical team, and you’ll know what to expect in the future.
Symptoms of ankle and foot injuries can range widely. But these aren’t the only things on the list:
- The inability to work as a team
- Can cause leg pain that can spread to other parts of the body
- Stagnation and inability to move
- Touching the affected area causes discomfort.
- Broken blood vessels and discoloration (bruising)
- Inability to bear weight on one leg
- Standing for long periods of time is difficult for you.
- Sound effects such as “popping.”
Having a personal injury lawyer on your side can assist you in accurately documenting your injuries and translating them into monetary value. It is also possible that your injuries will help tell the story of the accident itself, making it easier to establish liability.
California Car Accident Lawyers Fighting for Foot Injury Victims
Countless car accident victims from all walks of life have counted on us at Mr. Spiro K. Pistiolas to fight for them. If you’ve been injured in a car accident and are suffering from ankle or foot pain, our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
You can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of the case, from case valuation to civil court defence to settlement negotiations and beyond.
To Get Started on Your Case, Please Contact Us.
You can start your free consultation with a Mr. Spiro K. Pistiolas representative today to learn more about our legal services for car accident victims and how we can help you. Contact us today at 844-414-1768 to begin reviewing the details of your case.