Loss of Limb and Amputation Injuries
Other than death, probably the worst thing that can happen to you as a result of an accident is the loss of limb. Having to get an amputation goes beyond the physical injury. It involves emotional pain and potentially financial issues as well. At The Powerhouse Injury Attorneys, we understand how much the quality of life of a victim and their family is damaged when they suffer a loss-of-limb injury. If you’ve lost your limb because of someone else’s negligence, then we are here to protect your rights and fight for the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.
There are many situations that can result in loss-of-limb injuries. These include car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, and slips and falls. In each one of these scenarios, there is a good chance that someone is at fault, whether it be other motorists, or whoever is responsible for safety where you slipped and fell.
Prosthetics are more advanced than ever, and it is truly amazing what amputees are able to do when compared to even just a few short years ago. However, even after regaining mobility and functionality, there are still problems that remain. Many amputees can never return to their former employment, for instance. They may need to get education or training for a new career that is more suited to their new capabilities. When you are seeking compensation for a loss-of-limb injury, your settlement can include expenses for medical costs, physical therapy and rehabilitation, prosthetics, lost income, pain and suffering, and even modifications that you may have to make to your home as a result of your mobility issues.
If this, unfortunately, happens to you or a loved one, then it is important to call an attorney right away. You do not want to end up settling for an amount that’s much lower than you might have gotten had you the experience and knowledge of lawyer on your side to fight for your rights. Insurance companies want to get the best settlement terms they possibly can, and they will do whatever it takes to get them. In fact, in some cases, they may try unscrupulous practices to get you to settle. With an attorney, the insurance companies cannot take advantage of those who may have a limited knowledge of insurance law in their state.
The amount of compensation for which you might be entitled can vary depending on several factors. The big one is the severity of the injury, such as how many limbs were lost, and what other injuries were suffered. This type of accident can also affect people in different ways, and the amount of pain and suffering that you suffer can also affect the compensation.
The physical and mental problems that are a result of the loss of a limb will last for the rest of a victim’s life. There are complex and less understood issues involved, such as depression over losing a part of yourself, phantom limb syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder. On top of that, there may be side effects, such as the risk of infection, pain from scar tissue, and complex regional pain syndrome. These are all maladies that can harm someone well beyond when the physical scars have healed and they have regained mobility.
The prosthetics themselves, as modern as they are, can still be difficult to manage for many victims. They can be uncomfortable, or just simply difficult to get used to. In fact, many victims are never able to use a prosthetic, either due to their lack of strength or lack of dexterity. The loss of a limb often means bone and muscle loss, which will make adjusting to prosthetics even harder.
With so many issues that can last for many years after the accident, the compensation for the loss of limbs should be substantial. In fact, there may be things down the road that you have not even considered that you will eventually have to pay for out of your own pocket to help deal with your mental or physical health.
Has your life or the life of a family member been drastically altered as a result of someone’s negligence that caused the loss of a limb? You may be entitled to compensation that will make your life much easier. Call The Powerhouse Attorneys for a free consultation. We will provide you with advice and guidance, and we truly care about every one of our clients. Get what you deserve and call (702) 444-2222 in Las Vegas, and (602) 265-5555 in Phoenix today.