Losing a limb or even a finger or a toe in a serious accident is a life-altering experience. Those who suffer amputations often require ongoing physical, emotional, and financial support. When an amputation injury is the result of another party’s negligence, victims have a right to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. If you or a loved one has sustained an amputation injury, you need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side.
J&Y Law Firm provides first-rate legal representation to amputation injury victims throughout California. An amputation is a serious medical procedure that has lasting repercussions. Accidents that result in severed limbs leave their victims permanently disabled, preventing them from returning to work and impeding their quality of life. Our amputation injury lawyers believe that no one should be forced to suffer because of another party’s negligence. When you consult us, we will help you obtain the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.
What is an amputation injury?
A limb or other body part can be severed as a result of an accident or a surgical procedure. Amputation means that the body part is detached from the body and can be either complete or partial. At times, it is possible for a completely severed limb to be reattached immediately and for that patient to suffer only partial loss of function (e.g. a severed finger can be reattached to the hand with limited mobility loss).
A partial amputation occurs when some of the soft tissue connecting the limb to the body remains intact — a partially severed limb may or may not be reattached to the body. A digit or limb that is not completely severed but is seriously damaged, for example, may need to be surgically removed. Regardless of whether there is a complete or partial loss of limb, serious complications can arise, including excessive bleeding, infection, permanent nerve damage, and/or shock.
Common Causes of Amputation Injuries
Severed limbs are often the result of a wide range of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Industrial equipment accidents
- Factory accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Burn injuries requiring amputation
When an accident results in a severed or amputated arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, or toe, we believe that the negligent parties must be held accountable. Our personal injury attorneys will take the time to understand how your amputation injury limits your daily activities and explore all of your options for recovering damages. While we prefer to reach negotiated settlements in amputation injury cases, we also have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes in court.
The Side Effects of an Amputation Injury
Victims of severed limbs and amputation injuries typically experience serious side effects, not the least of which are poor circulation and intense pain in the remaining portion of the limb. Victims often require ongoing treatment for pain management. Those who sustain amputation injuries are forced to make difficult lifestyle adjustments to compensate for the loss of a limb.
In addition, amputation injury victims typically require extensive rehabilitation to manage daily activities (e.g standing, walking, bathing, dressing).
Other complications arising from amputation injuries include an increased risk of infection or sores and cysts at the wound site and phantom pain in the missing digit or limb. In addition, victims of amputation injuries often require prosthetic limbs and/or attachments to aid with mobility, pain medications, and psychological counseling.
How J&Y Law Can Help
By taking legal action, we will help you hold the negligent party accountable. The damages that can be recovered in an amputation injury lawsuit can provide you with vital financial resources that will aid in your recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration into your daily life.
Our amputation injury lawyers will work closely with you to access the vital resources you need for your recovery, such as prosthetic evaluation, reconstructive surgery at the wound site, and job retraining. In addition, we routinely collaborate with a respected network of medical experts to determine appropriate compensation for:
- Surgical procedures
- Rehabilitation and medical care
- Prosthetic limbs
- Home or vehicular modifications
While we have a proven history of winning multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts, the compensation you may be awarded depends on factors such as the severity of amputation injury, your age and earning capacity.
Contact Our California Amputation Injury Lawyer
Through the years, the experienced personal injury attorneys at J&Y Law have recovered compensation on behalf of clients for lost digits, severed hands and feet, and partial or complete amputation of arms and legs. Above all, we are committed to helping you obtain the compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs.
At J&Y Law, we handle all amputation injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing to us until we recover for you. If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation injury, you may be frightened and not know where to turn. Remember, we are here to help. Please contact our office today to set up a free consultation.