If you or someone you love has suffered an amputation due to an accident that was someone else’s fault, contact an attorney immediately to discuss your legal rights. But don’t choose just any law firm — go with an experienced, well-recognized firm with the knowledge and resources to handle your case.
Not all attorneys are capable of handling amputation cases. At Davis Law Group, our staff is well-versed in amputation injury cases and has a background in these type of cases.
The attorneys at Davis Law Group will fight to properly investigate your claim, identify all sources for compensation, and vigorously negotiate with the insurance companies to see that you make a fair financial recovery. For a free case evaluation, contact us today by calling (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page to get started.
Hospital Recovery After An Amputation
Recovering from an amputation can be a very difficult time for an accident victim. The emotional trauma of losing a limb along can take a significant emotional toll on any person, and the process can be physically and emotionally painful.
Most amputation victims spend a significant amount of time recovering in the hospital before returning home and continuing the rehabilitation process. Doctors and nurses will monitor the patient's recovery and ensure that the limb is free of infection, which can only make the issue worse.
In fact, approximately 22 percent of patients who have a lower-limb amputated are expected to be re-admitted to the hospital for complications within 30 days of the surgery.
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.
The inability to work and enjoy your previous life is a significant factor in determining the viability and value of any personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has lost a limb after an accident and are considering legal action, it may be a good idea to consult with an attorney who has experience handling these types of injury claims.
Traumatic Amputation Accident Statistics
- Approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year.
- There are over 2 million amputees living in the United States.
- Approximately 45 percent of all lost limbs are as a result of a traumatic event or accident.
- 65 percent of all amputations involve the loss of one or more fingers (the most common type of amputation).
- 80 percent 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.
Causes of Amputation Injuries
Amputations occur in extremely serious accidents, many involving a motor vehicle of some sort.
- Car accidents
- Semi truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Train accidents
- Workplace or construction accidents
Free Case Review for Amputation Victims
If you or a loved one has had a limb amputated after an accident due to the negligence of another person or party, it may be in your best interests to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Washington state law permits accident victims to pursue a personal injury claim in order to receive compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Our attorneys have helped accident victims navigate the legal process and recover fair compensation for more than 20 years. Call our office in Seattle at (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page to have your case reviewed by our award-winning attorneys. We will schedule you for a free legal consultation if we believe we can improve the value and chances of a successful resolution to your case.