It is human nature to think horrible accidents will always happen to someone else, not us.
Unfortunately, that is the furthest thing from the truth. Preventable accidents can happen to
anyone at any time. Many of these accidents can lead to serious personal injuries; some of
these injuries may even require operations like amputations.
Amputations may be required for several factors, including car accidents, construction
accidents, and medical malpractice.
Having to have a limb or appendage amputated can lead to not only severe physical
complications but also emotional and financial complications as well. If you had to go through an
amputation because of someone else’s negligence, you need expertise and guidance only one
of our professional personal injury lawyers at Flores Law Group can provide. We will not only
help you receive compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced, but we will also help
you find resources to help you get back on your feet and live your best life with an amputated
limb or appendage.
If you want to learn more about how to get what you deserve after receiving an amputation due
to a personal injury, we at the Flores Law Group law firm would love to sit with you and help you
get the justice you need.
The Most Common Personal Injury Claims that Involve
Amputations can happen for a number of reasons. Our team of highly trained legal experts has
experience dealing with personal injury claims that resulted in an amputation due to a
preventable accident. We have put together a list of the most common cases that we see that
lead to amputations. Even if you don’t see your preventable accident on the list, please still
reach out because we can still get you the help you need.
According to the Amputee Coalition, nearly half of all amputations are the result of a traumatic
preventable accident, and on top of that list are car accidents. For example, an individual may
lose a limb or appendage when stuck in the car frame after an automobile accident. Additionally,
someone may need an amputation after getting hit or run over by a car. Finally, motorcycle
riders are at an even higher risk of needing an amputation after an accident because they are
not as secure on a motorcycle and can easily be thrown from their motorcycle during an
After a car accident, you have enough to worry about. Let the legal experts at Flores Law Group
handle your personal injury claim so we can get the compensation you deserve and allow you to
focus on getting healthy again.
Most Americans view hospitals as a place to receive treatment and get better after a traumatic
preventable accident. However, you may be shocked that a considerable chunk of amputations
in this country result from medical malpractice. Doctors and nurses, just like everyone, can
make mistakes. When these mistakes occur, they can sometimes lead to amputation.
For example, let us say there is a patient named John. During a routine surgical procedure, the
surgeon accidentally damages a major blood vessel and fails to detect it during the surgery. As
a result, John experiences prolonged and severe bleeding, which leads to an insufficient blood
supply to his limb. This lack of blood supply to his limb will eventually lead to ischemia, and may
require doctors to remove the limb.
When we go to a store, we trust that the products that we buy will work as advertised and won’t
cause us any stress or injury. However, our research shows that faulty or defective products
may be more common than you think. For example, faulty products with blades or sharp edges,
appliances that combust, and getting a finger or other extremity trapped in moving parts can all
lead to the need for amputation.
Accidents in the Workplace
One of the most common personal injuries that lead to amputations is accidents in the
workplace. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 2.7 million workplace
accidents every year. People often experience permanent effects, including amputation from
their personal injury due to workplace accidents.
Most accidents in the workplace resulting in amputation occur at jobs where someone is
required to operate heavy machinery or work in harmful environments like mining, agriculture,
manufacturing, oil and natural gas, and construction.
The Type of Compensation You Can Expect After an Amputation
Going through something traumatic, like an amputation due to a preventable accident, can leave
you both physically and emotionally damaged. Many people with an amputation have to go
through significant life shifts, leading to a loss of normalcy and peace of mind. Also, when you
add medical bills and loss of income, a person who underwent an amputation will have to deal
with the financial fallout afterward.
Here at our firm, we understand that going through an amputation due to a preventable
accident is something no one should go through alone. Our team is here to walk you through
every step of the process and get you the compensation you deserve. Here are some ways you
can get compensation after experiencing an amputation after a preventable personal injury.
● Medical Costs – One of the most significant ways a personal injury claim for an
amputation can help you receive compensation is through medical costs. When we go
after the responsible party, we ensure that all your medical bills are included in the claim
to ensure you are compensated for every penny you spend on medical care.
● Prosthesis Costs – some of the added medical costs make an amputation more unique
than other personal injuries. When you lose a limb, you may need a prosthetic limb to
help gain back lost mobility and help return you more to the way your life was before the
accident. As a patient, you must get fitted for a prosthetic and cover all the costs of
maintaining it. These costs can add up fast, so we always fight hard to include them in
your personal injury claim. In addition, your compensation must account for the cost of
replacing the prosthesis over your lifetime.
● Lost Wages – Due to the traumatic nature of experiencing an avoidable accident that
lead to an amputation, you may miss weeks, if not months, of work. Because of this, we
want to make sure that when we file your personal injury claim, you include all the work
you had to miss because of the amputation.
● Loss of Job or Future Income – Unfortunately, many people will experience a permanent
life change due to an amputation. For some, this could mean a loss in mobility, while for
some, it may result in the loss of a job or the inability to find another job.
● Out-of-Pocket Costs – The costs associated with an amputation can go far beyond just
medical expenses. Here at Flores Law Group, we want to make sure that those
responsible for your accident should compensate you for every expense you have
experienced because of amputation. Any out-of-pocket cost includes anything you have
had to pay for as a direct result of the amputation.
● Physical Pain, Emotional Suffering, and the Loss of Quality of Life – Going through an
amputation can take a toll on the strongest among us. Many people can suffer from
things like anxiety, depression, and the inability or want to participate in activities and
hobbies they once enjoyed.
If you have any more questions about how to receive compensation due to an amputation,
please reach out to one of our professional personal injury attorneys, who will help you
understand the compensation you qualify for.
Where a Personal Injury Law Firm Comes In
After going through something traumatic, like an accident that led to an amputation, you have
enough to worry about. You should be focused on getting better and building a brighter future
for yourself. Let us handle all the heavy lifting for your personal injury claim. Here is a short list
of ways we make your life easier when filing a personal injury claim for amputation.
Investigating Your Personal Injury Claim
The excellent foundation for any personal injury claim is research. Our team of legal experts will
comb over every detail of your accident so that we can ensure the proper parties are brought to
justice and you can receive all the compensation you are entitled to.
Evaluating How an Amputation Has Impacted Your Life
After we completely understand how the accident happened, we must start to look at how your
life has changed since your amputation. We evaluate everything from physical problems, poor
mental health, financial burdens, and any other challenges you may face. We take all of this and
determine the next best course of action.
Create a Plan
The next step of action after researching and evaluating your personal injury claim is to make a
plan and put it in motion. With years of experience, our team of legal experts knows precisely
the right path forward to get you the most compensation. We provide the perfect strategy for
understanding the law to ensure more compensation while providing that personal touch for
your specific needs and priorities.
Answering Your Questions
Above everything else, we want you to feel comfortable with how we are approaching your
personal injury claim. That is why after we present our plan of action to you, we will answer any
questions you may have to make sure you understand what is going on and approve.
File Your Claim
We will start the filing process once we know that you are comfortable with the personal injury
claim involving your amputation. We gather everything from medical records, insurance claims,
and complaints and submit them to the court for review.
Appearing With You
On top of all our work behind the scenes, we will represent you in any legal or court appearance
regarding your amputation personal injury claim. These appearances include depositions,
hearings, and trials.
Leading the Negotiating
One of the most significant ways we help our clients is to handle every aspect of negotiating
with insurance companies and the liable party. The insurance company and liable party can be
intimidating to negotiate with alone. Having a professional personal injury attorney by your side
is the best way to ensure you get the compensation you deserve promptly and conveniently.
We Handle the Collection Process
After a resolution has been made, we will handle the entire collection process for you. If you are
owed any money from a judgment, jury award, or settlement, we ensure you get the
compensation you deserve.
Choose Flores Law Group For Your Personal Injury Claim
Going through a preventable accident is challenging enough. However, if you had to receive an
amputation due to an accident, that can almost seem too much. At the end of the day, you want
someone by your side who will fight for what you deserve and lend you a helping hand to get
you back to living your best life.
The legal experts at Flores Law Group can lend you that hand. We only stop once we get you
every cent that you are owed. We will walk you through the entire process and ensure you can
focus on your recovery and not worry about any financial hardship.
If you want to learn more about the personal injury services we provide, like amputation, we
would love to hear from you today!