Serious car accidents can cause catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Crashes that result in limb loss or amputation can be particularly devastating. Car accident amputation victims often face substantial property damage, expensive medical treatment, and a long and grueling physical and emotional recovery that may require relearning basic tasks, changing careers, or other significant modifications. In addition to being exhausting, re-adjusting to life after a limb loss can also be costly. However, if the crash in which you were injured was caused by another person or company's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Seeking Economic and Non-Economic Damages After an Amputation
In California, filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for the accident allows victims to seek compensation for economic damages such as lost wages, loss of income, and medical expenses. When estimating medical expenses, take into account the initial hospitalization, subsequent hospitalizations related to limb loss and reattachment, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient doctors visits, outpatient physical and occupational therapy, and the purchase and maintenance of prosthetic limbs and other assistive devices. A personal injury lawsuit also lets victims pursue a financial recovery for non-economic damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish, anxiety, disfigurement, loss of consortium, reduced quality of life, and more.
Actually obtaining a fair recovery for a car accident amputation injury requires an in-depth knowledge of California's complex and complicated civil tort system. Victims should be able to focus on getting well—the last thing they should have to worry about is wrangling with insurance adjusters, learning legalese or court processes. Fortunately, a skilled personal injury attorney can help.
Consult an Experienced California Car Accident Attorney
If you lost a limb due to trauma sustained in a car accident—or as a result of a subsequent infection of crash-related injuries—you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. The seasoned attorneys with the Inland Empire Law Group can help you understand your rights and options, and take over the legal “heavy lifting”—allowing us to focus on your financial recovery, so you can focus on your physical recovery. Contact us today at (909) 481-0100 or toll free at (888) 694-3529 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.