Are you or a family member one of the millions of people living with limb loss throughout the U.S.? If so, we understand how painful and devastating it can be. We also realize the financial burden associated, as you may undergo multiple surgeries as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation. Then there’s the need for learning to cope with the loss of limb. It certainly isn’t easy.
If someone causes you to suffer the loss of your limb through their negligence or careless actions, that person may be held responsible and made to pay… not just economic costs but also other damages associated with limb loss including compensation for pain and suffering. In such cases, a personal injury attorney at Simmons & Fletcher can help seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more!
Causes of Limb Loss
Limb loss may occur if a limb is severed and not able to be reattached, and ranges from partial to total. In some cases it occurs because the physician needs to amputate a limb as a result of gangrene or other infections or problems with the limb.
Partial or total loss may result from:
- Diabetes, cancer, vascular disease or other medical conditions–In most cases, no one is responsible for this type of limb loss. However, if your doctor failed to diagnose or properly treat a condition that led to limb loss, you may have a medical malpractice claim against your physician.
- Automobile accidents involving cars, trucks, trains, or pedestrian accidents–Your limb may be severed during the crash or crushed and experience blood loss so severe that the limb cannot be saved.
- Machinery and construction site mishaps–Sharp blades, motors, or other equipment used in factory environments, industrial environments, and construction sites can all cause limb loss.
- Defective products–These products can cause explosions that result in the loss of a limb or cause your limb to get caught and severed. Whenever a design defect or other problem leads to a partial or total amputation, you may have a claim against the manufacturer.
We Can Handle Your Limb Loss Claim
If you have suffered the loss of your limb as a result of an accident or someone else’s negligence, know that you have legal rights. You may be able to make a workers’ compensation claim or file a civil lawsuit for damages depending on the cause and extent of your injury.
To learn more about your legal rights and for help obtaining compensation for limb loss, contact a personal injury lawyer at Simmons & Fletcher today. We offer free consultations to injured victims, and you do not pay fees for legal services unless we win your case!