Representing Individuals that Suffer Amputations in Motor Vehicle and Fall Accidents
Losing part of your body in an accident is one of the most traumatic things that can happen in your lifetime, and these kinds of injuries typically will have an impact on victims for the rest of their lives. In many cases, victims will need expensive prostheses or mobility aids in order to perform basic tasks and may suffer significant psychological or emotional distress for years or even decades.
Fortunately, if you suffered an accidental amputation in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else, you can likely recover significant compensation for your losses. To discuss your case with an attorney and learn whether you will be able to recover, call Bednarz Law today to schedule a consultation with a Nashville amputation lawyer.
How Amputations Occur
Amputations can happen in two ways – traumatic amputation, in which something forcefully severs a body part, or surgical amputation that might be necessary due to a severe injury. Crush injuries and burns might require surgical amputation.
Different parts of the body can be amputated, including:
- Digits – fingers and toes
- Extremities – hands and feet
- Limbs – Arms and legs
Even losing one finger can alter your life and losing a full extremity or limb can be devastating.
The Effects of Amputation
First and foremost, amputations require immediate and ongoing medical treatment. Doctors can see if they can reattach the separated body part, and if not, they will start the treatment plan for amputations. This includes hospitalization, pain management, and infection prevention. Surgery might be necessary in many cases, as well.
Once you are medically cleared to go home, the journey is just beginning. Many people experience ongoing pain from the amputation site due to poor circulation. Occupational therapy is common to help you relearn tasks without the use of your amputated body part. You might decide to get a prosthetic, which can take time and training to learn how to use.
It is important that you speak with an experienced injury attorney regarding your rights to compensation from liable parties. You might be able to obtain financial recovery for the following and more:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Costs of prosthetics, which need to be regularly replaced
- Lost earnings from missing work and if you could not return to your job
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
- Permanent disability and disfigurement
An attorney can determine the value of your claim, which can be extensive in cases involving permanent injuries such as amputations.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an Amputation Lawyer in Nashville
If you have lost a part of your body in a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or any other type of accident, it’s critical that you speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At Bednarz Law, we understand how traumatic it is to suffer an amputation and do everything we can to help victims obtain the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a Nashville amputation attorney, call our office today at (615) 590-7276 or send us an email through our online contact form.