Foot Injuries in Truck Accidents
Foot injuries in truck accidents are more than inconveniences. These types of injuries can be painful, affect your ability to walk, and, in some cases, leave you with permanent impairments. Foot injuries are all too commonly associated with truck accidents, and many times it is a negligent truck driver who causes these collisions. Miami truck accident attorney Robert Dixon is dedicated to making sure the parties responsible for a victim’s harm are held legally liable. Our firm aggressively pursues personal injury claims on behalf of clients so that they receive the compensation they need and are entitled to in the aftermath of their injuries. The Law Offices of Robert Dixon assists those injured in Miami and surrounding areas. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, we can help you determine your next legal step. Please contact our office today to find out more about your potential claim.Foot Injuries in Truck Accidents
Motor vehicle collisions can lead to a driver’s, or passenger’s, feet to get caught, crushed, or twisted between car parts or other objects, leading to significant foot injuries. Of these, the most common include compartment syndrome, middle foot fractures, as well as heel bone fractures.
A person’s foot has different small compartments made up of muscles, nerves, and tendons. When one of these compartments is crushed, fractured, or punctured, the pressure and bleeding can cause your foot to swell. Compartment syndrome injuries are not only very painful, but if left untreated, a foot cannot heal or function properly.
Middle foot, or Lisfranc fractures, occur when there is trauma to the middle part of a person’s foot, leading to pain, decreased functionality, and arthritis. These fractures can take over two months or longer to heal fully, during which time victim’s must often stay off their feet. Heel fractures are also common in truck accidents, which usually need surgery in order to fuse the affected bones together.
Other possible foot injuries in truck accidents include puncture wounds; torn ligaments; ruptured tendons; and joint or muscle sprains. Injuries to a victim’s foot can result in long-term disability, especially when improperly treated. In the most severe circumstances, these injuries can lead to amputation.When A Truck Driver Is Negligent
If a truck driver acts negligently behind the wheel, serious injuries are often suffered by others on the road. Negligence under the law requires a showing that a defendant has breached a duty of reasonable care owed to the injured plaintiff, which causes the plaintiff’s injuries, and results in damages. Many different situations can qualify as a breach of reasonable care, for instance, truck drivers who fail to check their blind spots when changing lanes or who follow other motorists too closely.
In addition to negligent truck drivers themselves, the companies that employ them may also be held liable for the harm caused by an accident. Employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions taken by their employees if those actions were taken during the scope of employment. Trucking companies are also liable for their own negligence, such as failing to train drivers or monitor their activities properly. Once negligence is shown, victims who have suffered serious foot injuries can recover compensation for their medical bills, both past and future, as well as any loss of income or changes in their earning capacity that has been affected by their injury.Consult a Lawyer in Miami
A serious foot injury impacts all aspects of a person’s life. Even if temporary, a victim must often avoid walking or standing, and may not be able to work. When these injuries are caused by another’s negligence, that party should be held accountable. Attorney Robert Dixon is available to help these victims with their claims against irresponsible drivers and trucking companies to get the compensation they are owed. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Robert Dixon understand that the legal process is daunting. We also believe that victims of these accidents should be focused on their recovery. As such, we provide complete and experienced legal services so that you can be at ease. If you need assistance in the aftermath of a truck crash, call our office today at 877.499.4878 or contact us online and we can set up a free, no obligation consultation about your case.