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 need legal consultation, contact St. Louis Attorney Robert A. Strauss for a free consultation. He can be reached toll-free by calling (800) 991-8688. Attorney Strauss has offices in Clayton, Missouri. If you are located outside of the St. Louis, Missouri area, home consultations are also available.


As St. Louis personal injury attorneys, Mr. Strauss 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 may also 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 Robert Strauss knows that these factors all 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. Work comp claims in Missouri allow for benefits to include payment for medical expenses, temporary disability and permanent disability. Workman’s comp involves a claim filed with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. As a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer, Attorney Strauss can help guide you through the work comp process in order to insure that all benefits are paid. For a free consultation on your rights under Missouri work comp laws, contact Attorney Robert A. Strauss by calling toll free at (800) 991-8688. Missouri Attorney Strauss 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 or through a fall or other accident in Missouri, contact St. Louis Attorney Robert A. Strauss for a free consultation. He handles cases on a No Fee if No Recovery basis. If you would like to discuss your case with Attorney Strauss, please email or call toll free at (800) 991-8688.

If your injury arose out of a work accident, contact St. Louis Attorney Robert A. Strauss for a free consultation regarding your rights under Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation Law. Attorney Strauss can be reached by calling (800) 991-8688 or by email.

Attorney Strauss 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.