The bones of the foot are one of the most commonly broken bones in your body, making a broken foot one of the most common types of bone fractures. A foot fracture is also one of the most difficult types of injuries to heal from because you cannot avoid using your feet, hence the healing process is lengthier. Recovery is often much longer than a comparable fracture to your hand or arm. If as the result of the carelessness or neglect of another person you have fallen from a height or had an object come into contact with your foot and suffered a broken foot, a San Diego foot fracture lawyer can help you. A broken foot attorney will help you obtain the medical treatment you need and see to it that your medical bills are paid, and also hold accountable the negligent parties who caused your injuries.
A very in intricate structure of bones, muscles ,and tendons, and having a skeletal structure quite similar to the hand, the human foot is made up of 26 bones called phalanges, tarsals, and metatarsals. The phalanges are 14 small bones that make up the skeletal structure of your little toes and big toe, similar to the 14 phalanges of the hand that make up the skeletal structure of your fingers and thumb. The metatarsals are 5 bones that make up the skeletal structure of your forefoot, similar to the 5 metacarpals that make up the skeletal structure of the hand. The tarsals are 7 bones that make up the midfoot and hindfoot, much like the carpals make up the part of the hand that connects to the wrist.
The bones of the foot are made to withstand a lot more pressure and stress than the bones of the hand, and can support the force of many times your body weight, such as when you jump or land on your feet. Still, these bones are not indestructible. Quite the contrary, they can and do break frequently. Even the heel bone, called the calcaneus, which one of the tarsals and is the biggest and strongest bone in your foot, is prone to being fractured.
When your foot becomes broken, you become immobilized. You cannot walk, cannot drive, and if your job involves standing on your feet, you cannot even work. For this reason, foot injuries, no matter the degree of severity, are a serious type of injury that can have a serious effect upon your normal daily activities and duties. A broken foot is a very debilitating injury that can really inhibit and restrict your daily life.
If you have suffered a broken foot as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, a San Diego broken foot lawyer at Injury Law Group will fight vigorously for your legal rights in order to obtain full payment of all of your medical bills and the maximum financial compensation for your pain and suffering or lost wages for the time you were unable to work.
If your work involves working on your feet and as a result of a foot fracture of foot injury cannot return to your normal job duties, you may be entitled to additional compensation for your loss of future earning capacity. An experienced foot fracture and broken foot attorney can hold accountable the person who caused you injuries and obtain financial compensation for you and your family to compensate you for your future loss of earning capacity at your normal job.
Contact Injury Law Group today to speak with a San Diego foot fracture attorney and ensure that your legal rights are protected. Our injury lawyers will fight hard for you and your family’s legal rights so that you can focus on recovery.