The loss of a limb is a highly traumatic and disabling injury that lasts a lifetime. Those who have lost a limb will face months of difficult recovery with extensive physical and psychological therapy. In addition to the physical and mental pain the amputation victim goes through, they face significant medical bills, loss in the ability to participate in recreational activities, loss in their ability to work, and difficulty performing daily tasks. They may spend months in rehabilitation facilities or hospitals during recovery. Additionally, counseling or therapy is needed for many amputation patients to help them deal with the emotional trauma. Readjusting to life afterward can be extremely difficult.
Below are some of the types of accidents that may result in the loss of a limb:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accident
- Machinery or power tool accident
- Severe burn from explosion or fire
- Chemical or electrical burn
- Dangerous or defective products
- Medical errors or negligence
- Animal attacks
Victims of accidents resulting in the loss of a limb may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Initial hospitalization
- Future medical bills
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Outpatient doctor visits
- Outpatient occupational and physical therapy
- Costs associated with prosthetic limbs
- Personal care during and after recovery
- Medical devices and modifications to homes for accessibility, mobility, and safety
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
An amputation or the loss of a limb is devastating and causes immense physical and mental pain and suffering. Our team will work hard to hold those responsible for the accident accountable for their actions. Bonnici Law Group will work to get you the financial compensation you deserve, so you can focus on recovering without the lingering thought of “how am I going to pay for this.” For a free initial consultation, you can reach us by phone at (619) 259-5199 or sign up on our website.
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