Slips and falls can lead to a number of serious injuries, including those that affect the ankle. These injuries can prevent you from walking, working, and enjoying life. Some ankle injuries may be temporary, while others can stay with you for the rest of your life. One of the most frustrating things about these injuries is having to rest for long periods of time, knowing that every moment you spend bedridden results in missed wages and missed opportunities.
If you have suffered an ankle injury due to someone else’s negligence, you should get in touch with a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney in New York as soon as possible. With help from one of these legal professionals, you can hold negligent property owners accountable. After you receive your settlement, you can cover missed wages, medical expenses, and other damages.
Common Ankle Injuries After a Slip and Fall
Ankle injuries often occur when people struggle to regain their footing after slipping or stumbling. If you find yourself suddenly slipping, you can twist and hyperextend fragile ligaments and tendons in the ankle. One of the most common ankle injuries is the result of a twisting, rolling motion towards the inside of the foot (inversion ankle sprain). Here are some common ankle injuries that might result from a slip and fall:
When is an Ankle Injury Caused by Negligence?
It can be difficult to determine whether an ankle injury is the direct result of negligence on the part of a property owner. In other situations, negligence is very easy to establish. In order to establish liability, you must show that the property owner owed you a duty of care. If they have a reasonable expectation that members of the public will be using their property and they become aware of certain hazards, they owe you a duty of care. Examples of hazards include:
Debris scattered across walking areas
Once you establish that a property owner owes you a duty of care, you need to show that they failed in their duty of care. Usually, this involves showing the court that they were aware of potential hazards and did nothing to address them. Finally, you will need to show a direct link between the property owner’s negligence and your injuries. The last part of establishing negligence involves proving to the court that your injuries actually occurred. This usually means showing the court your medical records.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
If you have suffered an ankle injury due to someone else’s negligence, you do not have to suffer alone. Reach out to The Glassman Law Group, and we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner who caused you to slip and fall. Property owners have a legal obligation to provide members of the public with a safe environment. We will make sure they are being held accountable, and we can help you get the settlement you need to cover medical expenses, missed wages, and more. Book your consultation today.