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Amputation & Limb Loss Injury Lawyer
Our Lawyers Support You After Limb Loss Injuries
Amputations can become necessary for several reasons but are often the result of serious injuries. When you lose a limb to trauma, you may struggle with expensive medical bills and difficult adjustments. If your injury was incited by someone else’s negligence, legal action can help you gain access to the resources you need.
If you are interested in pursuing a lawsuit, our team at MVP Accident Attorneys would be pleased to evaluate your case and guide you through the process.
Traumatic situations that lead to limb loss injuries can include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Dog attacks
- Severe burns
- Workplace accidents
- And more
How Our Attorneys Help
Amputation is an expensive medical procedure, and this is just the beginning of the physical, emotional, and economic costs of losing a limb. To heal properly, you will need medical treatments, rehabilitative exercises and activities, pain management, and vocational counseling. You may also choose to be fitted with an artificial, or prosthetic, limb, which requires care and training. Additionally, you will have to make adjustments to your home environment, family life, and career.
An efficient amputation rehabilitation team consists of:
- Orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons
- A physiatrist
- An internist
- A physical therapist
- An occupational therapist
- An orthotist
- A prosthetist
- A social worker
- A case manager
- A chaplain
- A psychologist or psychiatrist
- A vocational counselor
- Rehabilitation specialists
- Other specialty doctors
Every individual and/or team on the list above needs to be paid. After an amputation, you will also be unable to work, during recovery and beyond. These financial burdens can quickly add up, and if someone else caused the accident that led to your injury, you should not be responsible for them.
Our team of attorneys uses a modern approach to hold at-fault parties liable and recover compensation on your behalf. Not only can a lawsuit pay for your medical and rehabilitative expenses, but it can help you account for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-economic damages.
What You Should Know About Losing a Limb
In the United States, doctors perform approximately 185,000 amputations each year, and about 2 million individuals are living with a loss of limb. Amputations produce a permanent disability and can affect your ability to move, work, and care for yourself – this procedure can also have a significant impact on your self-image. With the right care, rehabilitation is possible, and those who have undergone amputations can live independent and meaningful lives. To maximize your capabilities, however, you will need the highest quality of care and assistive devices, especially while you are adjusting to your newfound limitations. Treatment programs do not come cheap, but our California amputation lawyers can help.
What Causes Amputations?
According to John Hopkins Medicine, “amputation is an acquired condition that results in the loss of limb, usually from injury, disease, or surgery.” Many amputations are caused by traumatic accidents and injuries, particularly to the arms. About 75% of upper extremity amputations are trauma-related.
Hiring our firm will not be another expense for you during this difficult time because you don’t pay unless we win. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means your recovery covers our legal fees.
MVP Accident Attorneys is modernizing the field of personal injury. One of the ways we do this is with close attorney-client relationships and adding a personal touch to our personal injury practice. We commit ourselves fully to you and offer 24/7 availability, free consultations, and so much more.
- If you have been injured, reach out to the MVP's of Personal Injury at MVP Accident Attorneys today by calling (833) MVP-WINS.