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  • Why Are Ankle Fractures So Common In Car Accidents?

    July 24, 2018

    Ankle fractures are a common feature in motor-vehicle accidents. This is because drivers have their feet extended when the accident happens and they try to slam on the brakes or their feet are pressured between the pedals. Other passengers may sustain ankle fractures when the car is subject to extensive damage, in head-on and rear-end collisions, etc. The front portions of cars are designed to crumple on impact and spread the damage across a wider area. This helps to reduce the overall impact and force of the collision. However, drivers and passengers may sustain ankle-joint fractures as a result of reflexively trying to brake or extend their feet to brace themselves for the impact.

    Broken bones are not only painful and immobilizing, they can also cause a variety of joint and muscle pains, deformity and open the body up to various infections. It’s important to get the fracture attended to immediately by a qualified physician. You may need painkillers, surgery, insertion of screws, plates, pins etc., putting on of a cast, physiotherapy and other types of therapy based on the nature and extent of damage. It takes at least six months for the fracture to heal.

    If you or a dear one has suffered ankle-joint fractures in a motor-vehicle collision, contact an experienced car accident lawyer immediately. Ontario residents are entitled to statutory benefits payable by their own insurance companies. You may also be entitled to file a personal injury suit for compensation for loss of wages/income, medical and rehabilitation expenses, care-giver expenses, pain and suffering etc.

  • Why Are Ankle Fractures So Common In Car Accidents?

    July 24, 2018

    Ankle fractures are a common feature in motor-vehicle accidents. This is because drivers have their feet extended when the accident happens and they try to slam on the brakes or their feet are pressured between the pedals. Other passengers may sustain ankle fractures when the car is subject to extensive damage, in head-on and rear-end collisions, etc. The front portions of cars are designed to crumple on impact and spread the damage across a wider area. This helps to reduce the overall impact and force of the collision. However, drivers and passengers may sustain ankle-joint fractures as a result of reflexively trying to brake or extend their feet to brace themselves for the impact.

    Broken bones are not only painful and immobilizing, they can also cause a variety of joint and muscle pains, deformity and open the body up to various infections. It’s important to get the fracture attended to immediately by a qualified physician. You may need painkillers, surgery, insertion of screws, plates, pins etc., putting on of a cast, physiotherapy and other types of therapy based on the nature and extent of damage. It takes at least six months for the fracture to heal.

    If you or a dear one has suffered ankle-joint fractures in a motor-vehicle collision, contact an experienced car accident lawyer immediately. Ontario residents are entitled to statutory benefits payable by their own insurance companies. You may also be entitled to file a personal injury suit for compensation for loss of wages/income, medical and rehabilitation expenses, care-giver expenses, pain and suffering etc.