Losing a limb or other appendage is one of the more traumatic injuries that someone can suffer. In addition to the physical pain and shock, these injuries are permanent, changing the person’s appearance, experiences, and physical abilities for the rest of their life.

When you experience this type of injury because another person was acting negligently, carelessly, or recklessly, you do not deserve to bear the brunt of these consequences on your own. An Olive Branch amputation lawyer can help you seek fair and just compensation for your injury by holding the responsible person both legally and financially accountable for their actions. Call the Law Office of David E. Gordon to discuss your case with a compassionate catastrophic injury attorney.

Common Causes of Amputations

An amputation can impact a variety of body parts, but the most common tend to be fingers, toes, or some portion of the arms or legs. Some losses of limbs stem from medical conditions such as cancer or diabetes, but many also result from some form of trauma or catastrophic event. In some instances, a complete or partial loss of limb may occur at the scene of the accident, while other times, the limb may be removed later out of medical necessity due to infection or other complications.

These sorts of catastrophic or traumatic amputations are more likely to originate from another individual’s fault; they can occur in any number of circumstances, but some of the more common causes include:

  • Dog bites or attacks
  • Defective or dangerous products
  • Slammed door injuries, usually related to car doors
  • Hunting accidents or other situations involving firearms
  • Vehicular wrecks, such as car, truck, or motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice, such as operating on the incorrect body part or performing an operation on the wrong patient
  • Workplace accidents, particularly in industries that involve heavy machinery, such as construction, industrial or factory work, or agriculture
  • Explosions, whether accidental explosions due to dangerous substances, gasses, or chemicals; or planned explosions gone awry, such as when using fireworks or performing demolition work

Regardless of the situation, an experienced amputation lawyer in Olive Branch, like David, can help an injured person analyze and investigate their accident to identify and build a case against the person responsible for causing the injury.

Compensation for Amputees

If an injured person can prove that another person is responsible for their loss, then the injured person is entitled to compensation. However, the amount of compensation is not fixed ahead of time. Instead, the injured party must prove what amount would adequately compensate them for their losses.

Depending on an individual’s specific circumstances, the compensation available for an amputation can include amounts to cover the costs of:

  • Emergency medical care incurred after the accident
  • Ongoing rehabilitative care, such as physical therapy
  • Any future medical costs that will be necessary
  • Occupational therapy or counseling
  • Design, purchase, and maintenance of prosthetic limbs
  • Changes or additions to the injured person’s home to increase its level of accessibility

In addition to these objective costs, an amputee may be eligible for compensation for the less tangible—but no less impactful—damage they suffered. This can include the pain and suffering, emotional distress, or loss of enjoyment of life that the injured person experienced as a result of their accident. David, a local Olive Branch attorney who is board-certified in personal injury law, can help people who have suffered the loss of a limb calculate an amount of compensation that would be fair in their situation and fight to obtain it.

Let an Olive Branch Amputation Attorney Help You

After a traumatic injury, you have enough on your plate managing your medical care and trying to handle your physical, mental, and emotional recovery. The Law Office of David E. Gordon can help lessen the burden by investigating your accident, identifying the responsible person, calculating your damages, and asserting your legal right to compensation.

Schedule a free consultation with an Olive Branch amputation lawyer to learn more about what help may be available in your situation.

The Law Offices of David E. Gordon

The Law Offices of David E. Gordon