Serious Foot Injuries Can Have Serious Consequences
When serious accidents occur, the most common injuries are those involving the head, back and neck. While such injuries can bare life-changing consequences, there are other, less common injuries that can be equally debilitating. A foot injury can take a great deal of time to recover from and, during that time, the person who sustained the injury could be incapable of doing their job.
If you have suffered a serious foot injury that sidelines your career and prevents you from making a living, contact a lawyer at Brasher Law Firm, PLLC. Our team of Beaumont personal injury attorneys has experience with a wide variety of foot injury cases and knows what it takes to prove that your injury was caused by another person’s negligence. Recovering from a foot injury can be a painful process – a process during which you shouldn’t have to worry over your financial stability.
Common Types of Foot Injuries
Twenty-five percent of our body’s bones are found in our feet. Each foot is made up of 26 different bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles. Since our feet carry our entire body weight throughout the day, they are prone to a number of different injuries.
Some of these injuries happen instantaneously, while others develop over time:
- Puncture wounds
- Lisfranc injury
- Ankle fractures/sprain
- Trench foot
- Metatarsal fracture
Each of these injuries affect the foot differently and some are more serious than others. If you can prove that your foot injury is a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to collect reparations. Obviously, it may be easier to prove that you broke an ankle in an automobile accident than proving you suffered trench foot because of poor working conditions, but regardless of the circumstances, a Beaumont injury lawyer will work closely with you to establish a solid case in court.
Different Forms of Compensation
Fractures to one or several bones in the foot can present challenges in recovery. The foot is always in motion. For blue-collar workers who are continually on their feet, a broken foot represents a significant loss of income. A family’s financial future becomes uncertain if they are the primary wage earner.
In assessing damages for an injury claim involving a broken foot, we look at immediate medical needs and long-term financial needs. The negligent party that caused the fracture must be held accountable. Maximizing compensation sends a strong message to them and secures your financial future.
The following are a few forms of compensation you may be able to claim:
- Medical and ambulance bills
- Physical rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Let a Board Certified Specialist Help
At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that foot injuries can have serious implications on your livelihood. If you’ve been in an accident that resulted in a severe injury to your foot, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages and the rehabilitation that it requires. Your life has been made substantially more difficult, and the financial burden should not fall on you.
We work on contingency fees so that you only pay attorney’s fees if we recover for you. This means that you can feel confident that our team of legal professionals will aggressively fight to win maximum compensation for your injury. Our lawyers will work with you directly to build a personalized case that advocates for your rights. We offer complimentary case evaluations, so taking the first step is absolutely free.
After I was hurt on the job, my company tried to keep me from filing worker’s compensation. Instead, they offered to pay me cash. They told me not to file a worker’s compensation claim – that they would take care of me. When I went a got an MRI on my own, they fired me. Clint Brasher took my case all the way to trial. My employer offered a $25,000.00 right before trial to settle the case. Clint said no and convinced a jury to award me $852,000.00 plus interest. I recommend anyone with a legal problem to call The Brasher Law Firm.Jimmy Couch Jr.Beaumont, Texas
I was scared to death after being on the witness stand for several hours. Clint Brasher kept reassuring me but, when we broke the trial for the day and I was offered $100,000.00, I wanted to take it. Clint advised me not to and that we would do better with the jury. While it was hard, I followed his advice. The verdict the next day was for $240,000.00 plus interest. I recommend anyone with a legal problem to call Clint Brasher. He was not only a skillful advocate, he was a friend to me during this difficult time.Edward Arabie