Miami Amputation Attorneys
Helping Amputation Victims of Accidents Throughout Florida
The loss of a limb is a devastating and disabling injury that dramatically changes a person’s life. When a limb is traumatically amputated in an accident, the loss is especially horrific and painful. But regardless of how a person’s limb is lost, an injury of this magnitude transforms a person’s life. Indeed, the amputee must typically relearn even the most basic skills of daily living.
Unfortunately, recovering from such a grievous injury can be a long and painful process. Complications such as bleeding, shock, and infection can occur immediately following the amputation. Later, after the wound has healed, continuing pain, emotional stress and depression can make recovery very difficult.
If you or a family member has had an amputation because of an accident, you will undoubtedly face many challenges in the upcoming months and years. However, you don’t have to face them alone. National and local organizations are available for guidance and advocacy and knowledgeable, experienced attorneys can help you obtain the financial resources you need to protect yourself and your family.
The personal injury attorneys of Boyers Law Group provide powerful representation to individuals 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
Diabetes, infections, vascular diseases, tumors, and surgical procedures can all lead to amputations. However, amputation injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, construction site accidents, defective products and medical errors or malpractice.
When an accident caused by another’s negligence or wrongdoing results in a catastrophic injury and amputation, the victim may be able to hold the negligent party accountable for his negligence and recover monetary damages for 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. In fact, with the help of 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 Amputation Victims of Injury Accidents or Medical Malpractice
Victims of catastrophic accidents or medical malpractice injuries that result in amputation or the loss of a limb may spend weeks in the hospital, followed by many months of physical therapy and practice with their prosthetic. They are also likely to suffer physical and mental pain and anguish that necessitates meaningful medical intervention and comprehensive therapeutic intervention.
Amputees and their families often need help managing the mounting financial burden associated with suffering an amputated limb due to the challenging combination of major medical expense and lost earnings or earning capacity. One governmental source indicates that out-of-pocket medical costs exceed $91,000 in the first two years and are close to half-a-million over a victim’s lifetime. Expert analyses, however, reflect that lifetime medical care costs can be far higher in specific cases. A new prosthetic leg alone can cost up to $50,000, and it will need to be replaced every three to five years.
Substantial Financial Compensation for Amputation Accident Victims
Amputations are permanent injuries that change your life forever. 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 them adapt and regain their mobility, many are not able to function or work as they did before the injury. The truth is, they need significant financial reserves to help them survive.
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 or medical malpractice, 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 Miami 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 that 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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