Learn about trauma-related amputations, the types of accidents that cause them, and the importance of maximizing your recovery to compensate you for your physical, emotional, and psychological injuries.
No matter what you do here in Greater Los Angeles for work or fun, you use your arms, legs, hands, and feet. If you incur a trauma and suffer the loss of a limb, however, all of these activities became extremely challenging if not impossible. Not only are amputations physically difficult, but they also take a huge mental and emotional toll that can be just as grueling.
Catastrophic Injuries and Loss of Limbs
Loss of limbs and the serious injuries that lead to amputations can happen in a number of circumstances, including:
- Industrial work accidents
- Agricultural accidents
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Vehicle versus pedestrian accidents
- Bus injury accidents
- Defective products
- Medical Malpractice
According to the Amputee Coalition, 45 percent of the 185,000 yearly amputations are caused by trauma and dismemberment injuries.
Unlike other catastrophic injuries, with an amputation you are constantly reminded of your disability because you see it and feel it every single day, especially if you are one of the two-thirds of amputees that suffer phantom limb pain and other nerve related issues. Furthermore, the depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome that often accompanies amputations can be just as debilitating as the loss of limb itself. Couple all this with the extremely high costs of treatment, therapy, and prosthetics as well as sub-par health insurance plans, and it can be very daunting and overwhelming.
Legal Help in Cases of Amputation or Loss of Limbs
With the help of an aggressive amputation specialist lawyer, however, you can seek justice and a brighter future that can include getting you back to an active lifestyle. Whether your redress is through workers’ compensation, a civil lawsuit, or a combination of both, you can secure the finances to pay for your past and future medical care, treatment and prosthetics, mental health care, pain and suffering, loss of income, vocational retraining, loss of quality of life, and any other damages you’ve suffered as a result of someone’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct. Utilizing the law to its fullest extent is essential to enforce your rights.
If you’ve suffered this unimaginable injury, please call us at 800-818-1818 for a free consultation to learn more about how our award-winning trial lawyers can help you maximize your recovery and secure your financial and future needs. If you do not win a recovery, there is no fee! Our firm has recovered over half a billion dollars for our injured clients. Speak to one of our top trial lawyers for a free consultation.