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Amputation Injury Lawyers

Amputee man seated with legs crossed, detailIf you or someone you love has suffered an amputation injury caused by another party’s negligence, the courts provide avenues for securing fair compensation. Traumatic amputations are extraordinarily serious and may prevent you from returning to work. The loss of a limb, a finger or a toe can significantly diminish your quality of life, turning the simplest of tasks into insurmountable burdens. Did you know that almost a quarter of all surgical amputations performed in the United States are because of traumatic injury that severs a digit or appendage from the body? In many cases, emergency amputations are tied to crush or avulsion injuries caused by vehicle crashes, industrial or workplace accidents.

Every year in the U.S., some 25,000 people become amputees because of traumatic accidents. Unfortunately, many of these amputation victims were not properly compensated for their medical expenses, lost income, pain or emotional suffering. In the wake of a serious accident, do not accept an insurance settlement without speaking to a qualified amputation lawyer.

Amputation injury causes

According to statistics from the Amputee Coalition, more than 2,000,000 people in the U.S. are limb loss survivors. Some of the leading causes of traumatic amputations include:

  • Workplace accidents (construction or industrial sites)
  • Farming accidents involving tractors and heavy machinery
  • Car and motor vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents involving power tools and household equipment

Most amputation accidents that take place on the job are caused by faulty machinery, lax maintenance, improper repairs, insufficient employee training, or other dangerous work conditions. Regardless of where the injury took place, time is of the essence when it comes to filing a lawsuit for loss of limb compensation.

California amputation lawyers

Ellis Law is one of the most respected personal injury law firms in California, providing aggressive representation for victims of amputation and dismemberment injuries. Our award-winning trial attorneys have a long track record of achieving notable settlements and verdicts in complex injury cases involving faulty machinery, defective products, negligent drivers, and unsafe working conditions.

By retaining an amputation injury attorney at Ellis Law, you can rest assured that we will protect your best interests from the moment we take your case. We are a client-focused law firm that prides itself in offering compassionate, personalized attention, with the goal of obtaining maximum compensation for clients. Do not hesitate to contact our Los Angeles headquarters or one of our 20 office locations for a free consultation and case review.

How much is my amputation injury worth?

The value of an amputation injury will depend on several factors, but in cases involving loss of one or two limbs, amputation settlements can easily climb into the millions of dollars. When assessing the general and special damages suffered, the courts will consider the severity and type of injury, and whether the amputation has affected your ability to work or even perform everyday activities like walking, eating, dressing, or caring for yourself.

By taking legal action, you may be able to win compensation that covers much more than lost income and hospital bills. Ellis Law works with leading medical experts and life care planners to ensure clients obtain the monies needed to meet future financial obligations and get their lives headed in a more positive, hopeful direction.

An amputation settlement or court award will take into consideration the following:

  • Costs of prosthetic devices/ medical equipment
  • In-home modifications
  • Continuing medical care or surgeries
  • Physical and vocational therapy
  • Counseling for emotional distress, anxiety, depression
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Permanent or partial disability
  • Loss of spousal consortium

CA amputation injury attorneys

Whatever the circumstances of your amputation injury, Ellis Law is prepared to answer your questions candidly and outline the best strategies for legal recovery. The loss of an appendage or limb has life-changing physical, emotional and economic consequences. Our legal team will fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve, ensuring you can afford the medical treatment needed to live your life with confidence. If you’re concerned about legal costs, Ellis Law works on a contingency basis, which means there are zero fees unless we win or settle your amputation case.

Additional “Amputation Injury” Resources:

  1. EMS World, Traumatic Amputations, http://www.emsworld.com/article/10322826/tramautic-amputations
  2. Medscape, Lower-Extremity Amputations, http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1232102-overview
  3. Advanced Tissue, What Are Some Causes of Amputation https://www.advancedtissue.com/what-are-some-causes-of-amputation/
  4. Amputee Coalition, Limb Loss Statistics http://dev.amputee-coalition.org/limb-loss-resource-center/resources-by-topic/limb-loss-statistics/limb-loss-statistics/#.WWOVWYjytPY