The loss of a limb is an extremely traumatic and life-changing type of injury, no matter how it happens. People who are in severe car, motorcycle or truck crashes often end up losing one or more fingers, arms or legs, which will change their day-to-day life forever.
There are about 30,000 accident-related amputations in the U.S. annually involving various body parts. Statistics point to a number of common causes for the loss of a limb:
- Motor vehicle crash
- Electrical accident injuries
- Fireworks and explosives injuries
- Workplace injury
- Agricultural, farm and lawnmower injuries
Motor vehicle crashes represent the largest percentage of medically necessary, accident-related amputation injuries. This means there was a medical need to perform an amputation because of a severe injury caused in a motor vehicle collision. Here are some additional facts:
- The majority of traumatic amputation victims are between 15 and 40 years old.
- Almost 80% are males.
- The most common traumatic amputation involves some part of the hand and one or more fingers.
- 70% of all traumatic amputations involve the upper limbs.
Compensation For Traumatic Amputation Victims
Victims of these types of injuries often experience severe and debilitating psychological and mental problems – depression, anxiety, insomnia and PTSD, to name just a few. Many people who suffer the loss of a limb also can experience what is known as “phantom pain.” This means that even though they no longer have a leg or an arm, they still experience severe pain where their limb once was.
Goldberg Noone Abraham, represents people who have suffered a traumatic amputation injury to fight for fair compensation for their injuries and medical care. Issues like getting a prosthetic limb fitted and made, occupational and physical rehabilitation and assistive technologies all need to be accounted for.
We will fight to get you maximum compensation for the full extent of your injuries and losses for the rest of your life.
You Can Focus On Recovery While We Focus On Your Case
Following a traumatic amputation injury, your primary focus needs to be on your medical care, rehabilitation and learning how to regain as much of a normal life as physically and mentally possible. Our job at Goldberg Noone Abraham is to handle everything else so that you can continue your recovery with as few distractions as possible.
When you retain our law firm to represent you, your problems become our problems. We'll take care of your legal matters.
Contact Goldberg Noone Abraham
Simply call our main office at 239-461-5508 or email us. Don't put things off, hoping things will get better on their own. This is the type of injury that requires skilled legal help, and our firm is always here when you need us.