Amputation is a catastrophic injury that affects not only a person’s physical and emotional well-being, but also their financial well-being. In addition to ongoing medical expenses, such as multiple surgeries, skin grafts, rehabilitation therapy and medications, victims may face lost wages due to being unable to work, as well as loss of quality of life due to the inability to engage in activities that they used to enjoy. The good news is that victims can recover substantial damages through a personal injury claim against the parties responsible for their injuries.
An experienced New York Amputation attorney seeking compensation for victims can help victims and their families file an effective claim to recover fair compensation for the losses they have suffered. Amputations can occur in a variety of accidents, including car crashes, workplace accidents and medical malpractice claims. Our legal team has the skills and resources to investigate all potential responsible parties and to hold them accountable for their negligence and wrongful acts.
Amputations are often the result of serious car accidents, especially those involving larger vehicles such as buses and large trucks. Victims in these accidents often suffer injuries that require the amputation of their arms, hands, legs or toes. However, amputations can also occur when people fall from heights and are hurt, or when they are involved in other types of accidents.
In some cases, the loss of a limb or body part is necessary and required by a doctor or other medical professional in order to prevent serious complications, such as an infection, sepsis, or cancer spreading to other organs. When a doctor or other medical professional commits medical malpractice and their patient loses a limb, they can be held liable for their actions through a lawsuit filed by our amputation lawyers in the Hudson Valley.
Our amputation attorneys are committed to helping victims receive the financial compensation they need and deserve. During the initial case review, we can determine all possible sources of compensation and how much the victim may be entitled to receive under New York law. Compensation for amputation injuries is typically broken down into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover monetary losses such as past-due medical bills, future medical expenses and the cost of any prosthetics that will be needed in the future. Non-economic damages cover the suffering and hardships a victim has endured, such as emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and other subjective injuries that do not have a monetary value. In some cases, our amputation lawyers can pursue punitive damages against the at-fault party in order to punish their behavior and deter similar actions in the future. The compensation received from a successful claim will never make up for losing a limb, but it can help injured victims and their families pay their medical bills, cover other losses and to hold the responsible party accountable. Our firm is ready to put our extensive knowledge and experience on your side, so call us today for a free consultation about filing an amputation accident claim.