If you have lost a limb in a serious car accident or motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what’s next. After the extensive surgeries and treatment, and piling medical bills, you may be concerned about how you will live your life, much less pay off all of your bills. For those who have suffered an amputation injury, their lives are forever altered.
An amputation injury occurs when the victim loses a limb, finger, or toe. These injuries are often sustained either as the result of a catastrophic auto accident or after the accident and during a medical procedure to save the life of the victim. While car accident victims can and do suffer the loss of a limb, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are especially susceptible to losing a limb, even in low speed collisions. Without tons of steel to protect them, these innocent men and women are often subjected to serious injuries when involved in a crash.
Life After Amputation
Auto accidents where a victim is required to undergo an amputation affect the life of the victim as well as the lives of the loved ones who support and care for the victim. In some cases, an amputee’s ability to work is diminished, at least in the shorter term while he or she is recovering. In most cases, long term medical care and physical therapy is required. If the amputation occurred as the result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, the victim has the right to seek financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more.
How Do You Know How Much Money You Deserve?
To determine the long-term physical and financial needs of the amputee, an experienced injury attorney will retain seasoned experts in life care planning, medicine, psychology, and more to testify on behalf of the plaintiff. The specifics around how much money an amputee victim will need and how much care he or she will require varies on a case to case basis.
For more information on how to file a claim against a driver who injured you in an auto accident, contact the skilled personal injury team and attorney Barry P. Goldberg today for a free consultation.