An Amputation Injury Lawsuit Can Help You Focus on Recovery
A traumatic accident can result in a variety of physical, emotional, and financial losses, but the loss of a limb is a particularly difficult casualty. Contending with an inability to work, pain and suffering, and the need for expensive accommodations, many victims seek help with an amputation injury lawsuit. If your accident was caused by someone’s negligence, our San Diego, CA, law firm can assist you in recovering significant compensation for your injury.
Our lawyers provide a free consultation to victims and families. We are also committed to providing representation on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no initial retainer, and owe us nothing until we are able to secure a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
About Loss of Limb Accidents
Nearly two million people live with the loss of a limb in the United States, and about 185,000 suffer an amputation each year. The most common cause is vascular disease, but traumatic accidents cause about 45 percent of limb losses. Motor vehicle crashes are the most frequent type of accident leading to the loss of a limb. Amputation may be necessary when a shattered limb cannot be saved, or an arm or leg may be severed from the impact of the collision.
This type of injury is common in motorcycle accidents and vehicular collisions with a pedestrian or bicyclist. Other catastrophic limb injuries occur in industrial accidents and falls from substantial heights. Severe burn injuries can sometimes lead to amputation as well.
Amputation takes place after unsuccessful attempts are made to preserve an injured arm or leg. There is usually extended hospitalization before and after surgery. Recovery may involve fitting of a prosthesis and learning how to use the new, artificial limb. There is an ongoing need for care, including physical therapy and in some cases, occupational therapy.
Many loss of limb victims need to relearn basic skills they have long taken for granted, such as preparing a simple meal or walking. Tasks like buttoning a shirt can be very difficult or even impossible for some. Depending upon his or her profession, a career change may be necessary. As the victim learns to cope with a new reality, including reduced function, independence, and confidence, the emotional repercussions can be severe.
Liability for Your Accident
If your injury was caused by a traffic accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance policy should pay damages. In the case of a slip and fall or burn, there may be premises liability, and a property owner’s insurance is responsible for paying the claim. In a construction or other workplace accident, the employer is liable.
It is best to speak to an attorney immediately. Statute of limitation laws impose a strict deadline for filing your case.
Our firm has provided valuable legal representation for many victims who have suffered accidental loss of a limb. Our investigative team works to gather evidence to substantiate liability in each case and prove damages, ensuring our clients receive maximum compensation for losses.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you and your family are suffering due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you deserve full and appropriate compensation to help put your life back together. It is best to speak to an attorney immediately. Statute of limitation laws impose a strict deadline for filing your case. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.