If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic amputation, you know the profound impact it can have on daily living. This devastating loss can upend a person’s life in an instant, often taking years and incurring substantial costs to regain some sense of normalcy. At ACTS LAW, LLP, our Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers understand the challenges of recovering from an amputation injury and work tirelessly to secure recoveries for victims with serious injuries.
Statistics show that one out of every 200 people in the United States has had an amputation, with approximately 1.8 million people living with limb loss in the country. Many incidents of limb loss or amputations are the result of accidents, which is the second leading cause of limb loss behind vascular disease. Almost 70% of accident-related amputations involve the upper limbs, with men at a significantly higher risk. Traumatic amputations can happen in a variety of ways, including automobile accidents, defective products, bicycling accidents, and workplace injuries.
Victims of catastrophic injuries often spend extended periods in the hospital, followed by painful inpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy that can last for years. The victim misses work during this time, and many are never able to return to their previous job. Medical costs associated with an amputation can be enormous, with victims requiring surgery, long hospital stays, and extensive rehabilitation processes. They also need ongoing future medical care, including physical therapy, prosthetics, infectious disease, and orthopedic consulting, costing millions of dollars.
The emotional and psychological toll of limb loss can also require additional therapy and treatment. Additionally, an amputee’s earning potential is forever changed, resulting in loss of employment income. Depending on the nature of the amputation, modifications to the environment, such as the person’s home, may be necessary, and traumatic amputation may also require full-time attendant care to help with routine tasks.
At ACTS LAW, LLP, we focus on the legal effort while the victim focuses on overcoming the severe injuries. Our Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers obtain justice for victims of amputation, with offices in Los Angeles and San Diego to conveniently serve clients from all over California. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic amputation, it is important to learn more about your legal rights and entitlements to benefits if your injury is due to a negligent party.
We can help you achieve the maximum compensation for the harm you or a loved one has suffered. Contact us online today or call us at (833) ACTS-LAW for a free consultation with our legal team.