There is no doubt that losing a limb as a result of an accident is an extremely serious and life altering injury. Both the victim and loved ones have to deal with long term consequences, both physical and emotional. The causes of an amputation are many but a few examples are motor vehicle accidents (including car, motorcycle, bus and truck), pedestrian or bicycle accidents, use of industrial machinery or medical malpractice. The medical care necessary for the injured person usually lasts for the rest of their life including prosthetics, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medication and special devices to aid in everyday life.
After their accident, many victims also suffer from emotional trauma, which they may struggle with for the rest of their lives. An amputation is something that is very difficult to deal with mentally and emotionally, which is why therapy may be needed to help the victim cope. Modifications may be necessary to the victim’s house and car to allow them to retain their independence, if driving again is even a viable option. The consequences of an amputation can also be difficult for family and friends of the victim, putting strain on their relationships. Overall, quality of life of the amputee will likely never be the same again. If a negligent person caused your amputation accident, you deserve to get compensated for any and all of the resulting damages.
It takes a team of experienced lawyers and staff like we have at Moaddel Kremer to fight the insurance companies who almost always will try to minimize your damages. The insurance company will say you don’t need this and don’t need that for that long or you were the cause of the accident. It takes the expertise and knowledge of a lawyer to stand up to the insurance company on your behalf. Our goal is to reach a favorable settlement but we are prepared to go to trial and let a jury decide what your case is worth if you don’t get a fair offer.