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Trimalleolar Fracture (Broken Bone)

Trimalleolar Fracture Attorney

Ankle fractures and other foot and ankle injuries are common in slip and fall accidentsand pedestrian accidents. Broken ankles and fractures may also occur as a result ofbicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, auto accidents, construction accidents and industrial accidents. Trimalleolar fractures are one of the most serious types of ankle fractures. Recovery from a trimalleolar ankle fracture may be long and difficult, as this type of injury is considered severe. Additionally, a trimalleolar fracture may be further complicated by a bone infection, nerve or blood vessel damage, and arthritis.

Attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP are experts at establishing fault and proving liability in slip and fall accidents and other serious accidents in California. If you have broken your ankle in an accident caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Call us for more information and a free consultation.

What is a Trimalleolar Fracture?

By definition, a trimalleolar fracture involves three parts of the ankle:

  • Lateral malleolus (lower part of the fibula)
  • Medial malleolus (medial surface of the lower part of the tibia)
  • Posterior malleolus (distal posterior aspect of the tibia)
  • Another name for a trimalleolar fracture is a cotton fracture. Trimalleolar fractures are considered very serious and require urgent orthopedic attention. Treatment may include surgery and wearing a non-weight bearing cast for up to 8 weeks. Screws or pins may be used to stabilize and align the ankle bones.

Causes of Trimalleolar Fractures

Ankle injuries can occur when a person trips on uneven surfaces, slips on a slippery surface, or steps into a whole in the ground. An ankle injury can also occur if the foot becomes firmly planted and the body is twisted or hyper extended.

Compensation for Trimalleolar Ankle Fractures

A broken ankle can take you off your feet for weeks or months, rendering you unable to work and enjoy life. Even after recovery, serious foot and ankle injuries can dramatically change a victim’s ability to walk and get around. If you’ve suffered a trimalleolar fracture in an accident that was somebody else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitation costs.

Other Types of Ankle Fractures

California ankle fracture attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP have represented injury victims with trimalleolar ankle fractures and other types of ankle injuries, including:

  • Bimalleolar ankle fractures
  • Distal fibular fractures
  • Proximal fibular fractures
  • Tibia shaft fractures

Estey & Bomberger, LLP specializes in serious injury and wrongful death cases in California. We have recovered more than $50 million in settlements and $20 million in verdicts for our clients.

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To get the benefit of our more than 70 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law, call us for a free consultation. An experienced broken ankle attorney at Estey & Bomberger, LLP will be happy to evaluate your case and answer your questions at no charge. Consultations are available at our office, our your home, hospital or any other convenient location. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available. If we represent you in your case, we will ensure you receive the money you are entitled to. If we cannot recover money for you, you will not be charged.

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