After a car accident where the viewer was rear-ended, the viewer says his ankle keeps swelling, even though he had braced himself for the impact. What can be done? Car accident attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli offer legal options.
Dave Kuharchik: It is time once again for “The Law & You,” featuring the area’s best attorneys, Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. Always great to see you guys.
ED Ciarimboli: Up top, Dave.
Dave: Got to give some love to ourselves.
Greg Fellerman: That was a nice intro.
Dave: The question tonight from Tim in Taylor says, “I was rear-ended last week. I saw it coming and braced myself. I thought I was fine but my left ankle keeps swelling. What should I do?” So Tim doesn’t feel like he’s at fault and he only has a minor injury.
Ed: Yeah, well, it could potentially be a serious injury. And the reason being is, depending upon where you’re feet were and the impact, the ankle injury could be a very serious injury. You don’t know what’s wrong with it. The first thing I would suggest that you do is get to the doctor. Get to the doctor immediately so you can see what’s going on with your ankle and then make sure that this is reported in a timely manner to your insurance company and also to the individual’s insurance company who hit you. Probably going to require a lawyer but don’t delay on this thing. It sounds like you’re having some problems and, as Dave says, we hope it’s just a small, insignificant injury but you never know.
Greg: We’ve seen these ankle and foot cases. They become large cases because one of the things you don’t value until you lose it is your mobility. And the mobility is, unfortunately, a big part of your life. So, when people have these foot or ankle injuries or a real significant leg injury, the mobility becomes this huge issue for people. And believe it or not, I think that juries understand that. And when you have to try the case, it’s a big loss that’s recoverable under the law. So, get all your medical treatments, find out exactly what it is. But don’t undervalue what is the potential of your case is.
Dave: And if you want to be checked out from a legal standpoint, these guys will take a look at things. You can call them, check them out online. And don’t forget results matter with attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. See you next time.
Ed: Thanks, Dave.
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