It’s always tragic when a person is injured in a motorcycle accident. If you’ve suffered catastrophic injuries, such as the loss of a limb, you may be experiencing a host of physical, as well as emotional, issues.
Amputation victims often have to deal with not only a huge change in their physical condition, but may also have financial problems following an amputation. Amputees are often unable to work in the same job in which they were employed before the accident, and often have huge medical bills as well.
Fortunately, help is available for amputees. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court against the party responsible for the accident.
In some cases, you could also pursue a claim against the employer of the person responsible for the accident, if the individual was on the job when the accident occurred.
If the accident was because of hazardous road conditions caused by poor maintenance or construction, you may be able to make a claim against the city, county, or state in charge of the roads, or a private entity responsible for road maintenance or construction.
You may also be able to pursue a claim from your own insurance company.
In addition to making personal injury claims, there may be other benefits to which you are entitled. You may pursue SSDI from the Social Security Administration if you have worked a sufficient amount of time and are unable to work due to the amputation.
If you have insurance policies, either through your employer or purchased privately, such as supplemental accident policies, disability policies, or other types of insurance policies, you may be able to make a claim on those in order to get financial assistance.
Although life can be very difficult in the period immediately following an amputation, life does get easier after the initial adjustment period.
If you need legal help following your accident in California, either with making a personal injury claim or battling an insurance company, call me, Conal Doyle, Amputation Attorney at 310-385-0567.
As an amputee, I understand the unique challenges amputees face. Call me to learn more.