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Ankle injuries caused by slip-and-fall accidents

When people slip and fall on property that may be unsafe for visitors or patrons, they could potentially suffer serious injuries to their ankles. Since ankle trauma could cause severe pain and prevent individuals from working for significant periods of time depending on how badly they're hurt, injured parties may want to file premises liabilities claims against the liable property owners.

The ankle is comprised of three bones, including the heel and two foot bones. Tendons and ligaments provide the joint with stability. If one or more of these components become broken, torn or otherwise damaged, a person could temporarily lose the ability to walk. If the injury is severe enough, the ankle may permanently lose mobility, affecting a person's ability to live life as normal.

There are several different types of ankle injuries a person can suffer. For example, a fracture occurs when one or more of the anklebones break. These injuries require a substantial period of time to heal and can be painful. When the ligaments become stretched, compromising the ankle, sprains or strains can result. Torn tendons or ligaments may develop when a tear in the ankle joint is present, causing the ankle to become unstable.

Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their environments are safe for patrons and customers. When someone sustains an ankle injury following a slip-and-fall accident that was caused by poor maintenance or a hazard, he or she may have the grounds to file a premises liability claim against the property owner. An attorney may assist the victim with establishing that the property owner was negligent by failing to maintain the property or mitigate hazards, resulting in the incident. In addition to medical expenses, a lawyer may help an injured person recover compensation for pain and suffering and lost wages due to missing work.

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