An amputation or loss of a limb injury has life-altering consequences for the victim and their family. Losing a body extremity can result from a motor vehicle crash, or any other serious accident or medical malpractice. Often, such accidents and resulting amputations are caused by a person’s negligent behavior, in which case an injury claim can be filed to retrieve compensation.
In some amputation cases, the body part is lost in the accident itself. In other cases, it is removed by the hospital to avoid an infection or diseases from spreading throughout the rest of the body or to save a victim from bleeding to death. Just about any type of amputation has very grave consequences for the victim. Amputations generally require serious medical treatment and often extensive after-care. Multiple surgeries may be necessary, prosthetics, and weeks, months or even years of physical therapy. Amputation victims may lose their employment after their accident and suffer a significant loss in income that affects them and their families.
After their accident, many victims also suffer from emotional trauma, which they may struggle with for the rest of their lives. An amputation is something that is very difficult to deal with mentally and emotionally, which is why therapy may be needed to help the victim cope. Modifications may be necessary to the victim’s house and car to allow them to retain their independence, if driving again is even a viable option. The consequences of an amputation can also be difficult for family and friends of the victim, putting strain on their relationships. Overall, quality of life of the amputee will likely never be the same again. If a negligent person caused your amputation accident, you deserve to get compensated for any and all of the resulting damages.
You need to feel confident in selecting an attorney who is right for you. We will talk with you and listen to your concerns, and relieve some of the uncertainty and stress you are under. Our free consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss your injury case with us and obtain solid information and advice. We will inform you of your rights and advise you what is the best course of action relative to your claim, even if you decide to not retain our services. It is important that you contact an injury attorney as soon as possible to prevent evidence being lost, witnesses disappearing, and deadlines for filing lawsuits expiring. Contact us today so we may answer your questions.