If you have undergone an amputation, you know how difficult it is to adjust to life without your missing body part.
The loss of even a finger or toe can be very difficult and disruptive to life. In many cases, an amputation means learning to do many tasks over again. In addition, medical costs of treating an amputation can be enormous.
Fortunately, help is available. There are many possible sources of financial help, and one is a personal injury lawsuit.
In an amputation case, the defendant is the party that is responsible for the damages.
This could be the person who caused a car accident, or the company that manufactured a dangerous product, or your employer.
You can recover damages for not only your medical expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses, but also for your emotional damages.
Many amputation victims wonder how emotional damages can be proven in court.
This may involve the testimony of a psychologist, if the amputee is seeing one for emotional trauma.
This can also be proven by the testimony of other medical professionals, such as primary care doctors, surgeons, or other specialists, who have dealt with the victim and understand the emotional pain the victim is feeling.
It’s important that if you have undergone an amputation that was caused by the negligence of another party, that you pursue compensation for your injuries right away.
In a personal injury case, time is not on your side. There are limitations on how long you can file a lawsuit, and the longer you wait, the worse the evidence becomes.
If you’ve suffered an amputation, call Conal Doyle, Amputation Lawyer at 310-385-0567.
I work extensively with amputation and other personal injury victims, and I’m also an amputee. I will be happy to talk to you about your case. Call to learn more.