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Ankle and Foot Injuries


Ankle and foot injuries are a frequent consequence of automobile accidents. Car accidents account for various injuries from sprains and strains to severe fractures. The mechanics of a car accident, especially a head-on or near head-on collision, are such that vehicle drivers are usually exerting full force on the brake pedal at the time of a collision. This causes an extreme amount of stress and force to the foot, heel, and ankle area upon impact with another vehicle or other object. The resulting impact and trauma can cause significant bodily injury and damage to the ankle or foot, including calcaneus or heel fractures; fractures of the medial malleolus; bi-malleolar fractures; talus fractures; and other types of dislocations and fractures.

If you have sustained a foot or ankle injury as a result of a Missouri automobile accident or other personal injury matter and would like a free legal consultation, contact St. Louis Attorney John M. Cichelero by e-mail or call 314-205-2886. Attorney Cichelero’s office is in Clayton, Missouri. If you are located outside of the St. Louis area, home consultations also are available.


As a St. Louis personal injury attorney, Attorney John M. Cichelero has seen what damage a significant ankle or foot injury can cause. Persons having surgery in the form of open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) of their fractures will incur significant medical costs, lost time from work, and a lot of pain and suffering. There also may be future medical costs. As most attorneys know, if plates and screws are used to treat the fracture, the question must be addressed as to whether the hardware will have to be removed in the future. At times, hardware will fail or screws will back out and need to be removed. These factors should be addressed so that full compensation will be available to the Missouri accident victim.

Serious ankle and foot injuries also take a toll on the injured person’s family. Because these injuries result in such immobility (the injury may involve weeks or months of using casts, crutches, or a walking boot) family members are frequently called upon to help the injured person with their activities of daily living. This can cause a lot of stress on a family. The injured person’s spouse will have to undertake a lot of the duties and functions of the injured party during the period of recovery, and perhaps even permanently. St. Louis injury lawyer John M. Cichelero knows that all of these factors must be considered when evaluating a bodily injury claim.


Some ankle and foot injuries take place while a person is in the course and scope of their employment. In those situations, the injured person may have a Missouri workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation claims in Missouri allow for benefits to include payment for medical expenses, temporary disability, and permanent disability. Workers’ compensation involves a claim filed with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. As a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer, Attorney John M. Cichelero can help guide you through the workers’ compensation process in order to ensure that all benefits are paid. For a free consultation on your rights under Missouri workers’ compensation laws, contact Attorney John M. Cichelero via e-mail or by call 314-205-2886. Missouri Attorney Cichelero provides a free consultation on all Missouri workers’ compensation claims.


If you have sustained a serious ankle or foot injury in a Missouri automobile accident, through a fall or other accident in Missouri, or for an injury that resulted from a work accident, contact John M. Cichelero. He will speak with you for a free consultation and handles cases on a No Fee if No Recovery basis. If you would like to discuss your possible claim, please e-mail or call 314-205-2886.

Attorney Cichelero serves clients from all areas of St. Louis City and St. Louis County including Ballwin, Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Town & Country, Florissant, Ferguson, Maryland Heights, Manchester, Bridgeton, St. Charles, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Mehlville, Oakville, Fenton, Arnold, Valley Park, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Glendale, Clayton, University City, Lemay, Affton, Des Peres, Ellisville, Wildwood, Olivette, Black Jack, Spanish Lake and many other cities and counties within the state of Missouri. He also represents clients in parts of Illinois, including Granite City, Collinsville, Alton, Wood River, Edwardsville, Belleville, Shiloh, Fairview Heights, and O’Fallon.

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