Recovering Compensation for Loss of Limb Due to Negligence
Amputations are permanently disabling injuries that cause tremendous pain and suffering, with life-altering consequences for victims. Losing a limb can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Unfortunately, these kinds of injuries happen far more often that you may think. Approximately 185,000 amputations occur every year in the U.S. and about 45% of those were caused by trauma. Complete recovery and rehabilitation can depend on receiving compensation for the full extent of your losses, if amputation was caused by someone else’s negligence.
The attorneys at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC have seen just what amputation injuries can do. Many of our clients were left in shambles after losing a limb. There is no way to fully recover from limb loss, and it changes your life forever. That’s why we are so dedicated to our amputation clients. They deserve to be compensated for their pain and suffering. If you have lost a limb due to an act of negligence, you deserve compensation too. Contact us at (303) 752-5821 and let’s talk about how we can help you.
What Can Cause Amputation Injuries?
The three main causes of amputation are disease, surgery to remove tumors from muscles and bone, and traumatic injuries. Physical trauma accounts for nearly half of all limb loss cases. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of traumatic amputations. Types of accidents that can cause or lead to amputation include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective product injuries
Whether you lost a limb from a car accident, a defective product, or from being hit by a vehicle, you will be left with heavy medical debt, and have a long, tough road of recovery in front of you. The first step to getting your life back on the track to normalcy, is figuring out who is liable for your trauma, and then holding that person accountable for their actions.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
If you have suffered an amputation in a traffic crash caused by someone else’s negligence, the at-fault party can be held liable for your injuries. The negligent driver who caused the crash may be held accountable for car accident amputation injuries. In the case of a truck accident, potentially liable parties may include the truck driver, the trucking company, or other parties responsible for maintaining the truck or loading the cargo. When amputation injuries are caused by a defective consumer product, potentially liable parties may include the designer or manufacturer of the product, and any party in the distribution chain.
What Are the Damages In an Amputation Case?
Economic and non-economic damages can be substantial in amputation cases. In addition to the financial losses, this type of permanently disabling injury can cause tremendous pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, and significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Losses you have suffered with amputation are likely to include:
- Extensive medical expenses
- Lost wages or earnings
- Loss of earning potential
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional stress
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
Compensation will not be able to reverse the damage that was done to you or those you love, but it can help you live life as comfortably as possible. However, you won’t be able to recover any compensation if you do not pursue a personal injury claim. In order to win that claim, you’ll also need an experienced and determined attorney at your side.
Why You Need an Attorney
Insurance companies are in business for profit and do not have your best interests at heart. They have teams of lawyers on their payroll to fight against your claim. They may offer you a lowball settlement to dispose of your claim with the minimum payout. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side who will take every needed action, including determining fault and liability, obtain and preserve supporting evidence, negotiate the terms of a settlement with the insurance company, and fight for the compensation you deserve at trial, if necessary.
Why Choose Us?
Our Boulder injury lawyers at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve after amputation injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with a permanently disabling injury. Our lawyers can handle the details of your case, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation.
Our firm was founded in 1992. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements, arbitration awards, and verdicts for our clients. We are a full-service personal injury law firm, and will help you with everything involved in your case. This includes getting you medical providers and dealing with property damage, employment, disability, health insurance, and credit rating issues.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we win a recovery for you. We offer a free consultation with no obligation. If you have suffered amputation or other catastrophic inury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, contact us today at (303) 752-5821.