Amputation accidents may happen anywhere: at work, in a vehicle accident or at a construction site. Any amputation injury is a tragedy, be it a finger, toe, leg or arm. We know it’s important that our clients see appropriate medical specialists and are fitted with the proper medical equipment after an amputation.
We regularly work with top surgeons, orthopedist and life care planners for the care and evaluation of these life changing injuries. Since 1987, we have recovered millions of dollars for people who have suffered amputation injuries.
Costs from an Amputated or Lost Limb
When you become an amputee in the blink of an eye, it is important to know you are not alone.
According to the Amputee Coalition, nearly 2,000,000 people live with limb loss in the United States and 45 percent of those are trauma based.
As you may know, the costs of a prosthetic alone can be overwhelming, as it usually costs between $5,000 and $50,000 and must be replaced every three to five years because of wear and tear.
Furthermore, when you consider the need for top-notch doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and other medical professionals, the costs of being an amputee escalates tremendously. In an amputation injury case your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life and emotional damages may be highly significant.
Settlement value of an Amputation case
Oftentimes, an injury to a foot or ankle can become infected, leading to the need to amputate. We recently settled a case for $3.3 million involving that very scenario.
In that case, our client was preparing a trash bin for collection when the driver of the truck backed into him and injured his lower leg. The crush injury led to an infection and a skin graft. After a hard-fought battle, just before trial the defendant settled even though our client had yet to have an amputation.
The medical costs of surgeries, prosthetic, and therapy can be extremely high and last a lifetime. Furthermore, when you consider the need for care, transportation, retraining, reeducating, and psychologists, the costs of being an amputee escalates tremendously.
Contact an Amputation Injury Lawyer
While money in no way can replace your limb, it is the one thing that can help you afford the team of specialists and prosthetic that will allow you to live a high quality of life. In our system, you get one shot at getting the financial security you will need after a traumatic amputation and that is why choosing the best amputation injury lawyer is essential. Your path to a substantial award can be complex and may include a case in the workers’ compensation system, the civil courts, or both.
If you’re a victim of a traumatic amputation, please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 800-818-1818. We are experienced amputation accident injury lawyers that will fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve through an amputation injury lawsuit.