Ankle & Foot Injuries

Your ankles and feet can be injured in many different ways and due to a variety of accidents. Potential injuries include fractures, sprains, and broken bones (there are more than 24 bones in each foot). Broken bones can be especially painful, and it may be difficult—or perhaps impossible—to walk or place any weight on a broken foot, toe or ankle. Other painful symptoms can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, lacerations and protruding bones.

At the Massachusetts law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, located in Boston and Cambridge, our ankle and foot injury attorneys understand that accidents and their resulting injuries cause stress, pain, and inconvenience. We also understand that personalized service is important to clients, particularly during these difficult times, and our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the complexities and new developments in personal injury law in order to best handle your case.

Common causes of ankle and foot injuries include:
Motor vehicle accidents
Slipping and falling on an uneven, wet, snowy, poorly lit, or debris-filled floor, sidewalk, pavement or other surface
• Dropping a heavy object on your foot
• Assault or abuse

Several factors can increase your chances of developing a foot injury. If you are above the recommended weight for your height, you may be placing undue stress on your feet or ankles. Participating in sports that involve frequent direct impact and twisting—such as football, hockey, basketball, gymnastics, ballet, tennis and soccer—along with failing to train for workouts or wearing ill-fitting shoes during exercise, can lead to ankle or foot problems. Potentially hazardous workplaces like construction sites, or cluttered homes with poor lighting, can also lead to broken bones.

While rare, it is possible to develop further problems with the foot or ankle even after a break, fracture or sprain has healed. Arthritis, which can stem from a fracture that ultimately affects the joint, may cause pain years after an initial injury. Bone infections may also occur if bacteria attack the bone through an open fracture. Following a major event like a motor vehicle accident, the feet or ankle may develop pain, swelling, and potential muscle disability due to the neuromuscular ailment known as compartment syndrome. Finally, nearby nerves and blood vessels can be damaged by a foot or ankle injury, causing numbness and circulation problems.

Your feet and ankles are crucial for walking and running, and can inhibit the performance of routine tasks on a daily basis. If you or a family member is suffering from an ankle or foot problem—or another broken bone or debilitating injury—due to an accident in Massachusetts, it is critical to seek legal representation as soon as possible in order to maximize your chances of financial recovery.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced ankle and foot injury lawyer at the Boston and Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online. Our seasoned Massachusetts personal injury attorneys will listen to the specifics of your situation, explain your legal options, and answer any legal questions you may have. Our phones are answered around the clock, 7 days a week, and we promptly respond to all emails. If your injury makes transportation to our office difficult, we are willing and able to travel to meet you. Please note that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.

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