Was one of your limbs removed as a direct result of an accident someone else caused? Has someone you loved required amputation on account of another’s actions? Even a minor injury can be painful and difficult. Going through amputation as a consequence of someone else’s recklessness and/or negligence can be even more challenging. Belal Hamideh, an experienced amputation accident lawyer, can help you and yours to recover damages.
Amputations are some of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. If you think there’s any possibility that your amputation was a result of what someone else did, reaching out to us is a good idea. We offer free case evaluations. The worst thing that can happen during one of these evaluations is we could potentially say that you may not have the strongest case. However, it’s much more likely that we take your case, represent you aggressively, and do everything in our power to help you and your family. Se Habla Espanol.
What Exactly is an Amputation Injury?
Essentially, the definition of amputation is that a body part had to be removed from a person’s body for their safety. Amputation injuries include the partial as well as the complete removal of a person’s body parts. Every amputation is unique, different from any other. Sometimes, doctors may be able to reattach limbs that have been severed, and a patient may experience limited loss of a part of their body.
To define a “partial amputation,” those are amputations where soft tissue remains attached to the person’s body. Despite these amputations being potentially less severe than others may be, it is no easier nor simpler to reattach a severed body part.
No matter the kind of amputation, recovery can be one of the most difficult challenges of a person’s life. Amputation often affects just about every aspect of a person’s life: causing them to have to learn new ways to do things that had been routine, training, physical therapy, the possibility of infection as well as nerve damage, the toll it can take on a person’s mental health, and much, much more.
If you have had to deal with any of the above, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us.
What Causes Amputation Injuries?
Often, our clients suffer amputations as a result of some kind of accident. Car accidents, accidents involving big rigs, accidents where our client was on a bicycle and was hit by a car, or they were walking the street and struck by a vehicle – these are just some of the vehicular accidents we’ve seen necessitate amputations.
That said, we have also successfully represented many clients who suffered amputations as a result of accidents that occurred at work, at a construction site, and anywhere else. The unfortunate truth is that an amputation accident can occur just about anywhere.
We have also had clients come to us who required amputation as a result of medical malpractice, because of an attack by an animal, a defective product that hurt them, or even, in some cases, we have had to represent a client who suffered wrongful amputation.
We have handled many different amputation accident cases over the years. When you sit down with us for a free case evaluation, we’ll let you know what we think your case is worth and then we’ll work tirelessly to get that compensation for you.
How are Amputation Injuries Defined?
Most amputations affect either a person’s upper or lower extremities. Upper extremities can include your fingers and thumbs (“digit amputations.”) Additionally, a “shoulder disarticulation” is a kind of upper extremity. In this, a person’s entire arm is removed at the shoulder. A hand amputation with the wrist attached is called a “Metacarpal” amputation.
Some upper extremity amputations are named by whether they’re below the elbow joint, which is called a “Transradial” amputation, or above that joint, which is called a “Transhumeral” amputation.
Lower extremity amputations can be “Transtibial,” which is an amputation that preserves your knee, or “Transfemoral,” which cuts through your thigh bone below your hips but above your knees. Those are just some of the types of amputations that we’ve helped our clients to deal with in the past. There are many, many others.
In some cases, and should the victim so choose, a prosthetic may be an option. Belal and the team can provide access to medical care providers we trust. Like us, they work on contingency. So, you won’t have to pay them out of your pocket. They typically accept payment out of your eventual compensation.
What Compensation Can I Receive for Amputation Injuries?
You can receive significant compensation for an amputation accident. While there is not an “average” we can quote you in this writing, we can tell you that, should you sit down with us for a free case evaluation, we can provide you with an estimate as to what your claim is worth.
In these cases, you can receive economic as well as non-economic compensation. Economic compensation covers expenses you accrued as a direct result of your amputation. This covers your medical bills, intensive medical care, the surgery, your tests, therapy, rehab, doctor’s visits, hospital stays, any modifications you’ve had to make to your home, and so forth.
You can also receive compensation for medical care that you may need in the future as a result of your amputation as well.
Over the years, we have also won compensation for our clients that cover their lost wages, money they would have made had they not missed work due to their amputation injuries. Additionally, we can help you to receive compensation for the money you would have made going forward if not for the amputation.
While there is no set number for what an amputation case can be worth, they do tend to be higher than other kinds of accidents due to the trauma that the victim goes through. To that end, we can help you to receive non-economic compensation, which includes compensation for pain and suffering, physical trauma, emotional trauma, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and so much more.
When Should I File an Amputation Injury Case?
If you’ve been through an amputation that someone else caused, you can be due many different kinds of compensation. We encourage you to reach out to us as quickly as possible. By doing so, we can get to work helping you to receive all of the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. There is a finite time limit on how long you can wait to file a claim. You have, most likely, two years to do so.
That may sound like a lot of time but it really isn’t. Two years from the date of the accident – that’s how long you have to file a claim against the party responsible. If, however, the claim is against a governmental agency, then in that event you only have six months at most. It is to your advantage to contact an attorney as soon as you can.
Call an Experienced Amputation Accident Lawyer Today
We have been very grateful to have helped so many who were in the exact position you are right now. After going through an accident and an amputation, you have to focus on your recovery. We can take your case, representing you as aggressively as possible, so that you receive the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free case evaluation with Belal and the rest of our team, message us through this site or give us a call.