If you have lost a leg because of another driver’s negligence, you are probably scared and uncertain of what to do next.
You may be facing overwhelming medical bills, physical pain, and a huge adjustment to changes in your life. You could be unable to work in your previous job, and you could be suffering from depression or anxiety as a result of the accident.
However, as difficult as things may seem now, help is available for accident victims.
In many cases, you may be able to recover compensation from the negligent driver, or his or her insurance company. If the accident occurred while the other driver was driving for a job, his or her employer may be liable as well.
Your insurance company may also be able to offer compensation to you for your medical expenses, vehicle damages, and other expenses. If the accident occurred because of dangerous road conditions, you may be able to sue the governmental entity in charge of road maintenance, design, or construction.
Your possible damages could encompass a variety of economic and non-economic damages. You could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses (both past and future), pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, and more.
Your family members may also have a claim against the driver for any damages they have suffered as a result of your accident.
In addition to your personal injury case, you may also be entitled to damages from other sources.
You may be entitled to workers’ compensation or disability from the Social Security Administration. You may have some insurance policies that could help you with your disability, such as supplemental insurance policies or your car insurance policy.
If you have suffered a major catastrophic accident in California, such as an amputation, call me,Amputation Lawyer Conal Doyle at 310-385-0567. I’m an amputee, and therefore I understand the challenges that amputees face on a daily basis. Call me to learn more.