Serious or severe injuries to the lower extremities are the second most frequently occurring car accident injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
When knees, feet, and ankles absorb the force of impact in automobile collisions or get crushed or twisted in a crash, painful and debilitating injuries can result.
As reported in a study published on Pub Med, the relative importance of foot and ankle injuries has increased in recent years. The study notes that automobile accident foot and ankle injuries occur at a rate of 24.7 for every 1,000 vehicle occupant injuries, and ankle sprains and fractures each occur at a rate of 3.7 for every 1,000 crash injuries.
At Gruber Law Offices, LLC, our experienced Milwaukee car accident attorneys help people who have been injured in car accidents.
Our dedicated legal team can ensure that your accident is properly and thoroughly investigated, protect your rights, and help you obtain what you are entitled to receive.
Causes of Foot, Knee, & Ankle Injuries in Car Accidents in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Madison, Racine, and Waukesha
NHTSA found fractures to be the most commonly sustained serious lower extremities injury in passenger vehicle accidents. Dislocation and fractures of the feet occur when feet are squeezed in the pedals or the floorboard folds in a collision.
The Pub Med study concluded that certain types of car accidents cause ankle and foot injuries at the following rates:
76% frontal vehicle crashes
13% side impact “T-bone” collisions
8% rollover accidents
Broken shinbones, ankle bones, lower leg bones, and fractured knee caps are common auto accident injuries.
Injury to the ligaments around the joints can occur when ligaments are stretched or torn in an accident.
Strains occur when muscles or tendons are stretched or torn in a collision.
- Meniscus (knee cartilage) tears:
When the knee is bent or twisted during an accident, the cartilage (meniscus) can be torn.
- ACL and MCL (knee ligament) tears:
Both the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament can be torn or sprained as a result of a traffic crash.
Legal Help for Foot, Knee, & Ankle Injuries from Auto Accidents in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Madison, Racine, and Waukesha
If you have sustained serious foot, knee, or ankle injuries in an automobile accident, your best course of action is to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages (in some cases)
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If someone else is at fault for your accident and injuries, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. Damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our seasoned attorneys can advise you of your legal options.
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