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Broken Ankle Accident Attorneys

Broken AnkleBroken ankles (ankle fractures) are a very common injury and can range in severity from a small crack to a shattered bone that pierces the skin (compound fracture). The ankle joint has three bones (diagram): tibia (shin bone), fibula (bone on outside of ankle), and talus (foot bone). Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC understands the medical aspects that an ankle fracture can have on our Illinois personal injury clients and work to ensure every client receives the full compensation that they are entitled to under the law.

Frequent accidents resulting in fracture of the ankle

Broken ankles can be caused by simple missteps (rolling or twisting ankle), overuse (stress fractures). However, our law practice concentrates in representing people injured in Chicagoland accidents including: bike accidents, motorcycle collisions, falls, pedestrian accidents and car accidents.

High impact sports are a common cause of ankle breaks. Also, elderly persons, especially those with osteoporosis, are at increased risk for broken ankles.

Medical treatment for a fractured ankle

If a broken ankle is suspected, the doctor will perform a physical examination, looking for bruising, swelling pain, deformities, fluid, and testing sensation. If necessary, X-rays can be used to diagnose ankle fractures and determine the severity of the break, which helps determine the appropriate treatment.

Minor breaks are often treated the same as an ankle sprain, where the doctor prescribes a pain reliever, ice, rest, and elevating the limb. Splints are often used to help stabilize the injury and reduce swelling. After swelling subsides, the doctor may put the patient in a cast or a walking boot. However, more serious breaks might require reduction (bones are manipulated back in place) or surgery (pins, screws, plates used to position bones).

Prognosis for people with an ankle fracture injury

Most patients with ankle breaks have full recoveries. It can take four to eight weeks for the bone to heal completely and several months to recover strength and range of motion. Follow up x-rays are often used to help the doctor monitor the bones to ensure that they are healing and there is no movement. If surgery is necessary, recovery takes longer and may increase the risk of developing arthritis.

Rehabilitation is important to help regain strength in the muscles around the ankle.

Illinois lawyers representing people who have suffered an ankle fracture due to the negligence of another party

The Chicago injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC understand the frustration, fear and pain that accompanies ankle fractures. Our law firm has successfully resolved Chicago ankle fracture cases for clients in a variety of types of cases. Our team works with your best interests in mind to get the best settlement for your case whether it means tough negotiations with and insurance company or taking the case to court. We are on your side and never forget the impact of a significant bone fracture case has both on you or your family.

Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa