An amputation is one of the most serious and debilitating form of injury we see in personal injury cases. These types of injuries produce immense pain and emotional suffering. An amputee faces the burden of a lifetime of expensive medical treatment and societal stigma. Often the victim's ability to earn a living or enjoy simple, everyday activities as been altered forever.
Approximately 18,500 Americans are injured every year in accidents that are serious enough to require the amputation of a limb. Dismemberment typically refers to the loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot, fingers, or toes. Loss of a limb injuries result in a major loss of function for the victim. These cases are not like whiplash or broken bones. These types of injuries are on an entirely different level. Serious injury cases require more attention and care when structuring a settlement or arriving at a judgment that will adequately care for your needs for the rest of your life.
The award-winning attorneys at Davis Law Group are recognized in the Puget Sound legal community as one of the area's most innovative and experienced personal injury law firms. We have represented catastrophic injury victims throughout the state of Washington since 1994 and are dedicated to protecting your interests and handling your case with personal attention, aggressive advocacy, professionalism, and compassion.
Loss of Income After an Amputation
Dismemberment causes permanent disability. The loss of a leg, arm, hand or finger can have a lasting impact on career or work opportunities. Loss of future income is a critical factor when calculating fair and reasonable compensation for amputees.
Traumatic Amputation Accident Statistics
- Approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year.
- There are over million people amputees living in the US.
- Approximately 45% of all lost limbs are as a result of a traumatic event or accident.
- 65% of all amputations involve the loss of one or more fingers (the most common type of amputation).
- 77% of amputees are males.
- Traffic accidents is one of the leading causes of traumatic amputations.
- Work-related accidents (equipment, instruments, cylinders, chain saws, press machines, meat machines, wood machines, etc.) is a leading cause of traumatic amputations.
- It is estimated that one out of every 200 individuals in the United States has had an amputation.
- More than 30,000 traumatic amputations occur every year.