Broken Foot Lawyer NYC

A broken foot is painful. Often, it’s so painful that you can’t walk. There are 26 bones in the human foot, and if any one of them is broken or fractured, you will experience pain, swelling and stiffness that severely limits your ability to get around.

The Anatomy of the Foot

There are three parts to the human foot:  the hindfoot, the midfoot, and the forefoot.

  • There are two bones in the hindfoot: the talus, which attaches to the ankle, and the calcaneus, the heel bone.
  • Five smaller bones make up the midfoot.
  • The long part of your foot is the forefoot, containing 19 bones. The toe bones are called phalanges and the longer bones connecting your toes to the midfoot are the metatarsals.
  • Some feet also have small accessory bones called sesamoid bones. These bones do not have any necessary function, but if broken or fractured they will still cause pain.

Any of these bones can be broken in a number of ways, from uneven sidewalks or flooring to stairwell accidents or a slip-and-fall. Any broken foot bone is likely to cause you to miss work or school, and limit your mobility around the house as well.

Premises Liability and a Broken Foot

As you sit at home with your broken foot propped up, you may wonder how you’re going to pay all those medical bills after missing so much work due to your injury. You may even be having trouble preparing meals and getting around your own house, all because of an injury that happened in the blink of an eye.

It’s not fair if someone else is responsible for your pain, missed income and medical expenses. New York laws hold property owners responsible for keeping their premises safe. You may choose to consult with a New York City premises liability lawyer who focuses on injuries sustained on private, commercial, or government property.

The accident that broke your foot may not have been your fault. If someone else is responsible for your injury, you may be able to hold them accountable. Don’t you owe it to yourself to find out?

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