A broken ankle motorcycle accident injury is incredibly common. Fractures occur in 52 percent of non-fatal motorcycle accidents (data taken from a study of over 700 motorcycle crashes in the Los Angeles area). Lower extremity fractures, like a broken ankle, are one of the most frequent occurring motorcycle crash injuries. The treatment you receive after your motorcycle accident can help determine how well you will heal from the injury.
It is important for a fractured ankle to heal completely, allowing you to walk and function without any residual pain. Fractured bones often occur concurrently with soft tissue injuries. This can compound the pain and also the healing time involved. Proper medical treatment, including physical therapy, is important in order to heal completely from your fracture.
Broken bones are painful and require an extensive period of immobilization in order to heal. For the most serious bone breaks, surgery may be required. Motorcycle accident victims who suffer from fractured bones need to seriously consider the impact that medical bills will have on them. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, like one of the attorneys at the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, can help you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
What is the Average Settlement for a Broken Ankle?
We are often asked the average settlement amount for a broken bone. There are numerous factors that must be taken into consideration to answer that question. With a simple phone call to 1-800-MOTORCYCLE, we can often determine an idea of the value of your case. Important factors include the state the motorcycle accident occurred in, who was at fault, how much insurance coverage each party was carrying, and how extensive the medical care has been (and is expected to be in the future).
Getting proper legal advice as soon after your personal injury occurs is critical. At our law firm, we have represented hundreds of injured motorcyclists. We specialize in motorcycle accident law because we ride, too, and highly value the lifestyle. No matter where in the United States your accident happened, we are able to help you.
Ankle injuries can be especially tricky to treat. There are 14 ankle bones, and one or several can be affected by your injury. In order to heal properly, your doctor will have to ensure not only that the bone has healed from the fracture, but also that all of the ankle bones are properly aligned and will be able to allow you full range of motion both now and in the future.
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Physical Therapy and Other Treatment
Physical therapy is often involved in the treatment of a broken ankle. This therapy usually begins after the fracture itself has healed. It is part of the process meant to restore movement and the ability to support your weight. Physical therapy appointments usually mean taking time off of work to travel to your therapists office and have therapy. During this time, you may not be able to maintain your regular job or may need to go on light duty.
Time away from work while you are healing from your broken bone can be particularly upsetting. At a time when you are inundated with medical bills, it can be especially frustrating to experience a loss in income. Our attorneys are used to representing clients who have suffered serious injuries. We can help you receive an advance on your settlement to help address these pressing expenses.
How Do We Handle Ankle Injury Cases?
At our law firm, we take cases personally. We do not believe in cookie cutter tactics. Rather, we assign one attorney to each case. This attorney will be your go-to person, able to answer any and all questions you may have along the way. You can reach your lawyer at any time to discuss your case, and you can rest assured that you will never be left in the dark.
Motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable to bone breaks and other injuries. In a motorcycle collision, there is little to protect the body of the biker from impact. That is one of the reasons that broken arms, broken ankles, and other bone breaks are so common. Without an airbag or seat belt to protect you, you experience the brunt of the impact. Our law firm has represented injured bikers for over 30 years – and we have seen just how serious the injuries can be. If you have a broken ankle motorcycle accident injury, you owe it to yourself to speak with a professional about your case.
In the days and weeks following your motorcycle accident, you will probably receive several calls from the insurance company. They will want to ascertain the extent of your injuries and will be eager to get you to settle your case. Remember that these settlement offers are notoriously low. Accepting a settlement from the insurance adjuster for your personal injury case can mean a loss of tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Before settling, contact the Law Firm of Kass & Moses at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE and learn how we can help you!