Your ankle joint performs complicated motions that allow you to stand, walk, run, pivot, sidestep and bend down. Each intricate movement requires the interaction of muscles, tendons and ligaments that attach to your foot, toes and legs. You probably don’t think much about how this complex joint operates — that is, until you have sustained a debilitating injury. A fracture, sprain or strain can interfere with your ability to work and to enjoy your life. Severe trauma may result in a permanent disability and chronic pain.
Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC was founded in 1950 to help New Jersey victims recover the compensation they deserve from the people and corporations responsible for their injuries. During the more than 65 years since opening our doors, we have expanded our practice to five offices located in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland. Although we always consider ways to make our practice more efficient, effective and accessible, our core mission remains unchanged — to maximize your compensation and to recover your damages as quickly as possible.
Landowners are required to maintain their property is good condition and to warn you about potential hazards. Cracked cement, uneven sidewalks, slippery stairs, holes in the ground and dim lighting are unacceptable. We file a premises liability claim against the negligent landowner if you twist or break your ankle because of a dangerous condition.
An auto accident inflicts trauma on your entire body, potentially resulting in multiple injuries. Your ankle can become trapped in the collapsing car frame or twisted as you attempt to apply the brakes. Motorcyclists face more serious risks during a motorcycle crash. Your foot can easily become crushed between your bike and the asphalt with devastating consequences.
You are entitled to workers compensation if you suffer a job-related or workplace accident. Construction workers, military personnel and first responders are particularly prone to ankle injuries because of the physical nature of their jobs. However, employees who work in an office can also injure their ankles because of loose carpeting, slick tiles and objects obstructing the walkway.
To learn more about claims to recover damages for ankle injuries, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request.