Palm Beach Amputation Attorneys
Helping Amputation Accident Victims Throughout Florida
Losing a limb is a devastating injury that dramatically changes your life. If the loss occurs traumatically in an accident, it is especially horrific and painful. However, regardless of how you lose a limb, the injury transforms your life. Indeed, amputation accident victims usually must relearn even the most basic daily living skills and adapt to new physical challenges.
Sadly, adapting to these challenges and recovering from such a serious injury can be a lengthy, painful process. Bleeding, shock, infection and other complications can occur right after the amputation, and chronic pain, emotional strain and depression can make recovery very difficult.
If you or a loved one has had a limb amputated because of an accident, you will most likely face many challenges in the upcoming months and years. However, you don’t have to face them alone. Many national and local organizations offer supportive guidance and advocacy. Compassionate, experienced personal injury attorneys are also available to help you obtain the financial stability you need to care for yourself and your family.
The personal injury attorneys of Boyers Law Group have experience providing powerful representation to people who have suffered amputations because of accidents caused by others’ negligence. To find out how we can help you and your family, please call us or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website.
Causes of Amputation/Loss of Limb Injuries
Serious diseases, infections and surgical procedures can all lead to amputations. However, amputation injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents, such as car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, construction site accidents, defective products and medical errors or malpractice.
When a catastrophic injury and amputation is the result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the victim may be able to hold the negligent party accountable for his negligence and recover monetary damages. These damages include medical treatment and care expenses, loss of income, diminished quality of life, disfigurement, disability, pain, suffering and other elements of damage recognized under Florida law. Family members of the amputee, including spouses, may also be entitled to compensation for their losses. In fact, with help from the experienced personal injury attorneys of Boyers Law Group, you may be able to collect substantial compensation for your pain, suffering, and other losses.
Challenges Facing Victims of Florida Amputation Injury Accidents
Victims who suffer injuries from catastrophic accidents or medical malpractice that result in amputation or the loss of a limb may need to spend several weeks in the hospital and/or a rehabilitation facility, followed by many months of physical and other therapies. They may also suffer physical and mental pain that necessitates comprehensive medical and therapeutic interventions.
Amputees and their families often also need help managing the mounting financial burden of major medical expenses and lost earnings or earning capacity. Economists as well as Rehabilitative/Life Care Planning experts indicate that lifetime medical and supportive care expenses can be well into the millions of dollars.
Substantial Financial Compensation for Florida Amputation Accident Victims
Amputations are permanent injuries that affect all aspects of your life. In addition to needing extensive medical treatment, care and rehabilitation, victims often suffer from long-lasting pain, depression and emotional strain. Although prosthetic devices can help with adaptation and mobility, many victims cannot function or work in the same capacity they did before the injury. The sad reality is, they need significant financial reserves to help them survive.
Financial compensation for their pain, suffering, and losses can help. In an amputation injury case, financial compensation may include funds for:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Vocational training
- Lost income
- Home and lifestyle modifications
- Physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, scarring, disfigurement and loss of capacity to enjoy life and other elements of damage
- Loss of services, consortium and support
If you or a family member has suffered an amputation or loss of limb injury due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to obtain the financial help you need and deserve. Whether the injury was due to the negligence of a motor vehicle operator, medical professional, a defective product or another party, the skilled personal injury attorneys of Boyers Law Group can help you hold the responsible parties accountable and help you obtain just and full compensation for your injuries.
Rely on Experienced Palm Beach Amputation Attorneys
Effectively prosecuting amputation and loss of limb cases in order to obtain a just and full damage recovery demands stellar legal representation by catastrophic injury attorneys with the experience and expertise that such cases require.
The trial lawyers at Boyers Law Group have successfully represented many victims of catastrophic injury and amputation and have the experience, skill and resources that you need in order to obtain the life-changing compensation you deserve.
For a free consultation, call us today at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website.
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