Lower extremity injuries are most commonly seen in motorcycle accidents, or other auto accidents. These are injuries that occur to the lower half of the body and can result in severe injuries that are debilitating and potentially life-altering.
The team at The Lenahan Law Firm knows that this kind of damage can alter your life forever. We have seen just how debilitating lower extremity injuries can be, so we want to help you. If your lower extremity injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you are entitled to proper compensation. Get in touch with an experienced Dallas motorcycle injury attorney today and we are prepared to fight for you.
A lower extremity injury is an injury that happens to the lower half of the body. It usually happens when the lower half of the body such as knees, feet, and ankles absorb the impact of an accident.
This can result in them being broken, twisted or crushed and can lead to severe injuries that are debilitating and potentially life-altering. The most common lower extremity injuries include strains and sprains, contusions, fractures, and lacerations.
Treatment of a lower extremity injury will depend on how severe the damage is. If you have suffered a strain or sprain where the muscles or tendons are stretched or torn, this will require bandages and a lot of rest. If you have a more severe injury such as a broken bone you may need surgery.
Sometimes a bone may be so badly damaged that they are beyond repair and require amputation. There is a wide range of lower extremity injuries, so a range of treatments is open to you. If you have an injury that requires specialized help and lots of treatment, this will be expensive and hard for you to pay, especially if you must take time off work in order to heal.For the more minor lower extremity injuries, recovery may be an easy path with lots of rest and recuperation. However, for the more extreme and complicated injuries, there is the chance you could be left with a lifelong disability such as a minor limp or even being wheelchair bound. This will add a further financial strain if you are unable to work at your job anymore, or if your house is not an adequate place for you to live.
If your injuries were caused by a negligent driver, you can recover compensation from the driver’s insurance provider. This compensation should include all expenses from physical therapy, a trip to the emergency room, and any other expenses associated with your injury. You can also pursue compensation for lost wages if you were unable to work as a result of the accident, as well as any pain and suffering that occurred.
The insurance company of the negligent driver should provide this compensation; however, we have often seen that unless you have a strong case and legal representation, insurance companies are hesitant to do so. It is important to have an attorney on your side when entering into negotiations so insurance companies do not make you their low settlement.
We will look at your whole case, including all evidence, to assess its strength. Instead of taking your case alone, reach out to the experienced Dallas injury law team at The Lenahan Law Firm. We have years of experience and can take the weight of the legal process off your shoulders so you can focus on your recovery.
Get in contact with us today. Give us a call at (214) 295-1008.