Foot, Ankle, and Leg Injuries in Car Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers Guiding Victims in the Miami Area

An injury to your foot, ankle, or leg significantly affects all aspects of your life, even when the injury lasts for a relatively short time. Unfortunately, many of these types of injuries require substantial time for healing and rehabilitation, often rendering a victim unable to do work or even walk around without assistance. When a foot, ankle, or leg injury is caused by a car accident, those responsible for a victim’s harm should be held legally liable. Miami car accident lawyer Robert Dixon assists victims in pursuing appropriate legal action against parties at fault for their harm. The Law Offices of Robert Dixon represents clients throughout South Florida, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you, or someone in your family, have sustained a foot, ankle, or leg injury as a result of a car accident, contact our attorneys today to find out more about your legal options.

Types of Foot, Ankle, and Leg Injuries

When a person suffers an injury to their lower body, the impact can be more than physical, since victims often experience mental or emotional stress due to not being able to walk without help. Car accidents can lead to extensive injuries to victims’ feet, ankles, and legs, including:

  • Knee injuries. These include tendon or ligament tears, as well as dislocation of the knee joint, which is one of the most complex joints in a person’s body. These types of injuries often require surgery and can have a permanent effect on a victim’s ability to walk or run.
  • Thigh injuries. These occur frequently when a driver or passenger is thrust forward and into a steering wheel or dashboard. Victims may sustain fractures or broken bones in the area, as well as muscle sprains or strains.
  • Hip injuries: These happen most often when a vehicle is struck from the side.
  • Ankle or foot injuries: These include tendonitis, fractures, and sprains. A collision can cause ankles or feet to get caught, crushed, or twisted between objects.

Injuries to lower extremities interfere with victims’ abilities to maintain their day-to-day lives as they are accustomed to doing. They also often require physical therapy and ongoing medical treatment, sometimes including surgery.

Legal Action Following a Collision

In many motor vehicle collisions, it is the negligence of one or more parties that has contributed to a victim’s injuries. Negligence is established when a defendant is found to have breached his or her duty to another person by acting unreasonably in the circumstances. It must be shown that the victim’s injuries were caused by the defendant’s negligent acts and that damages also resulted. In Florida, even if a victim is partially at fault for his or her own injuries, compensation can be awarded in proportion to each liable party’s degree of fault. For example, a victim who is found 35 percent at fault for causing an accident may still receive 65 percent of the damages sustained from another negligent party. Victims who have sustained foot, ankle, or leg injuries as a result of another motorist’s negligence may recover damages for past and future medical bills, loss of income due to time spent away from work, and other losses associated with their injuries.

Consult a Car Accident Attorney in Miami or Surrounding Cities

Suffering a serious injury to your legs, ankles, or feet can effectively pause your daily life for a protracted time, if not permanently affect it. Robert Dixon and his staff at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are dedicated to making sure that victims injured by another party’s negligence receive the financial assistance that they are entitled to obtain in order to heal. If you have been involved in a car accident in South Florida, and you need help determining your next legal steps, call our attorneys today at 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your potential claims. We represent victims in cities such as Miami, and West Palm Beach.

Client Reviews
"Thank you to Robert Dixon & Kristopher Torres for an amazing experience handling with my first injury lawsuit. Very much hassle-free and down to earth experience working with this law firm. I would definitely use them again! My case was settled and I am satisfied with the results! Glad to have them fighting on my behalf." Diamond Epps
"This firm goes out of there way to make sure all of your needs are met. They are wonderful and within a year, my settlement was reached. In addition, I never waited more than a couple hours for someone to get back with me. I highly suggest this firm." Melissa Ellis
"I had the pleasure of working with attorney Torres when I was involved in a car accident last year. He was always checking up on me, always making sure that I was getting the proper treatment that I needed. Whenever I called the office everyone was so nice and willing to help me. I'm glad he was my attorney and thank you for such a wonderful service from you and your firm." Natalie J.
"I'd like to say that the Law Office of Robert Dixon has been great to work with since the inception of my case back in 2016. Robert and team made me feel rest assured that patience would constitute a much larger settlement and that truly was the case. ... I highly recommend this law firm for anyone needing help from a very compassionate team of hard workers. Thanks again everyone for this positive experience as this was my first time ever dealing with the courts or a law firm...." Paul Carlson
"Jodie, Jennifer and the WHOLE Team are AWESOME! Everyone I have spoken to, have been very professional, patient and kind. The ladies take their time to ensure you understand everything that is happening every step of the way. Each time I would have a question, they were available via e-mail or a quick phone call." Nathalie Perez