It can be extremely difficult to overcome the psychological trauma resulting from a serious accident. But recovering from an injury that results in amputation is another matter altogether. Such injuries require months or years of physical therapy, countless medical procedures, and costly prosthetics. And the victim may suffer from chronic phantom pain and discomfort that never completely goes away.
Traumatic amputations have a number of causes, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus and train collisions
- Being struck by a vehicle while on foot or riding a bike
- Workplace injuries
- Accidents involving industrial equipment
- Being struck by a boat prop
- Animal attacks and dog bites
- Medical mistakes and malpractice
- Negligence of a property owner or maintainer
These types of injuries are very common—much more so than most people realize. There are nearly 2 million people in the United States who have had to have a part of their body amputated. These injuries are life-changing, or even life-shattering events.
Some of the lifelong difficulties faced by amputees can include:
- Difficulty obtaining or maintaining a job
- Inability to drive
- Loss of ability to live independently
- Requiring assistance to bathe, eat, dress, or travel
- Having to modify home or move altogether in order to accommodate disabilities
- Social discrimination or ostracism
Most people think of amputees as being those who lose an arm or a leg in an accident, and suffer severe incapacitation. But even those who lose fingers or toes may have their ability to work seriously compromised. Professionals such as electricians, construction workers, musicians, mechanics, surgeons, dentists, artists, and carpenters may find their ability to work severely impacted by the seemingly minor amputation of one or more digits.
The success of an amputation accident claim relies largely on the ability to demonstrate the defendant’s responsibility for the injuries suffered by the plaintiff, and showing how severely the plaintiff’s life has been impacted by the injury.
If you have suffered an amputation due to the actions or negligence of an individual or business, call the experienced injury attorneys at Ashton & Price.
We will make sure that you get the best medical care available in California, and that you’ll receive the maximum compensation that you deserve. Contact us today by calling us at 916-786-7787, or fill out the form to the left. If you pick up the phone and call today, you’ll immediately be greeted by a real, live human being who will quickly transfer you to one of the injury attorneys at Ashton & Price. Don’t be afraid to talk to us, you have absolutely nothing to lose. You won’t pay us a dime unless you win a financial award or settlement. So don’t wait, talk to us today!