Ankle and Wrist Fractures

Chicago Ankle and Wrist Injury Lawyers

The ankle and wrist are very complex structures made up of numerous bones, joints, ligaments and muscles that work together to allow us to perform everyday tasks.  When you suffer an injury to one of these structures, you can experience an immediate onset of pain that worsens with any type of movement or weight bearing.  Whether you suffer a broken bone, torn ligament or nerve injury, everyday tasks become much more difficult, if not impossible, to complete.  Unfortunately, when you suffer an injury to the ankle or wrist joint, your symptoms can worsen over time as post-traumatic arthritis sets in and progresses with time.  Work, exercise, and simply moving around the house can all become quite difficult to manage. The stress from this inconvenience, the physical pain and discomfort and the anger at the responsible party are all understandable, and can be difficult to cope with.

At Pullano Siporin, we make it our purpose to help you cope with the emotional burden these physical injuries have caused.  We do so by educating you on the legal issues, upcoming significant events and their outcomes, and a schedule for all future case related events.  By communicating with you regularly, we can help remove some of theemotional burden centered around whether your case is being worked on properly or wondering if you hired the right law firm to protect your interests.  The additional benefit of regular communication is that the attorneys will be armed with all the necessary information to tell the full story of how this wrist or ankle injury has impacted the quality of your life.  By doing so, we are armed with  the necessary information to advocate for you in and out of the courtroom..

Common types of accidents that may result in ankle and wrist injuries include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Slip and falls on ice
  • Trip and falls on defects in the walking surface

Contact our legal team for experienced personal injury representation

FAQs.

The value of a case is directly related to how severe the injury is and what the persons prognosis is.  When it comes to wrist and ankle injuries, fractures that extend into the joint surface put the patient at increased risk for developing Post Traumatic Arthritis. This is a progressive disease that will result in wearing out of the joint and more pain as the patient ages.  Its directly related to the fracture.  As a result, knowing exactly where the fracture occurred plays a critical role in negotiating settlements and obtaining full compensation for victims of these injuries.This makes it critical to obtain legal assistance from experienced injury attornies, so you can get the compensation you deserve and focus solely on your recovery.

Wrist and akle injuries can occur in a variety of ways.  Depending on the circumstances, there are certain legal issues that arise.  Even though you are the injured party, you have the burden of proof when it comes to each one of those elements. That means if you did not know you had to prove something or failed to secure evidence regarding a material issue, then the wrongdoer will successfully avoid being held accountable. Insurance companies are not your advocates. They are not required to tell you what your rights are or what the legal elements must be proven in order to recover compensation for your wrist or ankle injury.  Only your attorney has this responsibility.  And hiring the right attorney for you and your case is imperative in order to secure full compensation and hold those responsible accountable. 

Every case is different. Factors that may influence the value of your case include the severity of your injuries, the amount of earnings or earning capacity lost, the value of medical bills, the extent to which you will need to rehab your injuries and the pain and suffering you experienced.