All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.
What kind of compensation could I recover for my traumatic amputation?
The types of damages a personal injury plaintiff may recover from negligent defendants vary from state to state.
However, our attorneys pursue all types of damages to which our clients are entitled by law. Depending on the facts of a case and the applicable law, these may include compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive or “Penalty” Damages if the defendant’s conduct is egregious, such as fleeing the scene of the accident or driving while intoxicated (subject to state law)
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional distress
In the appropriate case and depending on the nature and extent of the injury, the age of a given client, and the amount of money available to compensate the victim, our attorneys may employ financial experts to determine our clients’ lost income over a long period of time as well as future medical costs. Sometimes it is also necessary to determine the costs of making an injured victim’s home more handicap-accessible in light of the injury.