If you were involved in an incident that resulted in the amputation of a limb or appendage, you were the victim of a catastrophic injury. Broadly defined, a ‘catastrophic injury’ is an injury that permanently prevents the victim’s life from returning to normal following the accident. This could mean that it prevents you from returning to work, as amputation often does. It could also mean that it simply prevents you from enjoying life as you used to. It goes without saying that the loss of a limb or appendage can put a serious damper on your ability to experience life’s simple pleasures. Below, we have laid out the basics of catastrophic injuries resulting in amputation, as well as why you might want to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer.
Common Causes of Amputation
Amputation could be a necessary medical procedure resulting from all manner of catastrophic accidents. If you had a limb or appendage amputated due to an injury resulting from someone else’s negligence, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. One of the most common causes of amputation is car accidents. Thousands of vehicular accidents occur across the country every day, and often with devastating consequences. In the case of car accidents, the accident is almost always due to the negligence of one or more parties. The person at fault ought to be held accountable.
Workplace accidents resulting in amputation are another form of catastrophic injury for which a personal injury lawyer may be necessary. The realm of workplace accidents and the nuances of liability and negligence is especially complicated, and can be challenging to navigate without the help of an experienced professional. It is imperative that you take the utmost care to hire a personal injury lawyer with the necessary expertise.
Consequences of Amputation
It should come as no surprise that, like any other catastrophic injury, amputation imposes permanent change upon your life. Especially if your loss of a limb or appendage inhibits your ability to perform work or remain employed, its consequences can be devastating. This is an especially harmful scenario because it impacts not only your own enjoyment of life, but also prevents you from supporting the family and loved ones who rely on you for financial support.
Even if you can still perform work after your amputation, it will still pose a severe financial strain throughout your life. In 2014, amputees spent more than $10 billion nationwide on medical procedures, and averaged $53,462 on an individual level. But the expenses do not end there. As an amputee, a lifetime of medical attention and prosthesis fittings may be ahead of you. The compensation from hiring a personal injury lawyer could be essential to offset these costs.
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