Loss of limb injuries are a devastating thing to suffer. Sometimes an amputation is an unavoidable result of an illness or otherwise a last-resort treatment option, but in other cases, a loss of limb injury is the result of someone else's negligence.
Please call the Karl Truman Law office now at (502) 222-2222 in Kentucky or toll-free at 812-282-8500 to arrange a free case evaluation with an experienced Jeffersonville and Louisville personal injury lawyer. Our lawyers fight passionately to recover compensation on behalf of people like you who have been seriously harmed by other people's carelessness.
Causes of Amputation Injuries
Whether a limb must be removed because of an injury or if a limb is lost in an accident, an amputation of the arms or legs is an event that will forever change your life and the way you live day to day. This type of injury is sometimes the outcome of:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
In a serious auto accident, the circumstances of the accident can directly cause arms, legs, hands, fingers, toes or feet to be severed from your body. These types of amputations caused by trauma can easily be the outcome of an accident involving a large, heavy semi-truck. Because motorcycles offer such minimal bodily protection, motorcycle riders are also particularly vulnerable to the loss of a limb caused by trauma in an accident. Medical malpractice is sometimes the cause of this type of injury. If medical staff do not properly and timely treat an infection or trauma, they may have to perform an amputation that could have otherwise been avoided. Sometimes a limb is removed during surgery when it wasn't supposed to be, or the wrong limb is removed. These cases of medical negligence are egregious, and our attorneys hold careless medical staff accountable in such situations. There are many other ways an amputation injury can occur, and the circumstances listed above are just a few examples. If the cause of the injury can be traced back to negligence, then we can fight aggressively for compensation on your behalf.
Recovering Damages for Your Loss of Limb Injury
A personal injury resulting in amputation is severely life altering. You may be able to recover money damages for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and income
- Compensation for job re-training
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Cost of prosthesis
- Home and transportation modifications
- Assistance and care
- Pain and suffering
We will examine all of the ways your loss of limb injury has affected your life and then build a case to pursue compensation for you. Karl Truman and our entire team are prepared to fight aggressively for the best possible outcome to your case, and we have the trial experience necessary if your case goes to court.
If you or one of your loved ones has suffered an amputation injury as a result of someone else's negligence, please contact the Karl Truman Law Office online or call (502) 222-2222 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Jeffersonville and Louisville personal injury attorneys.