If you have lost a limb in a
West Palm Beach traffic accident, you know your injury is traumatic. It has probably affected every aspect
of your life in some way and your life will never be the same again. But,
you may be eligible for compensation that will help.
Traumatic amputation refers to the loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot, toe
or finger in an accident. The leading causes of traumatic limb loss are
car accidents and workplace injuries.
There are several ways that a limb can be amputated in a Florida car crash.
The limb may get caught or smashed in the wreckage or it may need to be
removed as part of the rescue.
Complications associated with traumatic amputation, include: infection,
blood loss and shock. Once the injury is healed, many victims experience
chronic pain where the limb or extremity used to be. Because the loss
of a limb is so traumatic, amputation victims are also at a high risk
for depression and other mental health conditions.
There are financial consequences as well. Medical expenses can quickly
add up. There is the cost of emergency medical treatment and hospital
bills. Once the accident victim is medically stable, he will need physical
therapy and occupational therapy in order to learn to adjust to life without
the limb. A prosthetic limb can help an injury victim recover his quality
of life to some degree, but a prosthetic can cost over $50,000 and must
be replaced every few years.
In addition to the financial burden of medical bills, the victim may not
be able to continue to work at his current job. He may be worried about
how you will provide for your family. Injury victims may file for
Social Security Disability Insurancebenefits, but those benefits don’t entirely make up for the loss of a job.
If you have lost a limb in a car accident, the limb will never be replaced.
You deserve compensation for your loss.
Compensation for amputation victims can include money for the following:
• Medical Expenses
• Therapy Expenses
• Lost Wages
• Lost Earning Capacity
• Emotional and Physical Pain and Suffering
• Emotional Distress
• Loss of Quality of Life
• Loss of Relationship
• Other Damages
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation after a car crash, your
focus should be on your physical recovery. Let
West Palm Beach car crash attorneyCraig Goldenfarb’s focus on your financial recovery. We will aggressively
work to get you all the compensation you deserve. For more information,
contact The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb at 1-(561) 600-5605.
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