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Car Accident Amputation Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia


February 07, 2022

 The tragic loss of a limb in a car accident makes life more challenging.  While amputations are rare, amputations can happen because of a car accident, motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents, and accidents involving power tools and heavy machinery.

Limb Amputations in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Amputations caused in car accidents are not typically a "clean-cut" injury. Auto accident victims can sustain severe amputation of the fingers, arms, toes, hands, feet, and/or legs. The amputation could even occur post-accident due to the severity of the injury. For example, a crush injury could result in the bone structures being so severely damaged that surgeons may not be able to save the victim's limb. In some car accident amputation cases, the victim's arteries could be severed, leading to life-threatening blood loss. In such emergency situations, to save the victim and control the bleeding, a tourniquet may be applied at the accident scene to stop the blood loss below the tourniquet. Blood flow must be restored as quickly as possible, or the tissue below the tourniquet will die, resulting in possible amputation.

The Expenses and Losses Associated with Traumatic Limb Amputations

Medical Expenses:  An amputation victim will incur a lot of medical expenses in an emergency surgery. Emergency medical treatment might also be required for additional injuries sustained in the motor vehicle accident. In addition to treatment expenses, there may be additional medical expenses for doctor follow-up visits, physical therapy appointments, and appointments with a prosthetist. Moreover, if the amputation site becomes infected, the victim will need more medical attention.

Therapy Expenses:  After the victim's wound has healed, they will need therapy to help them learn how to manage life skills without their limb or using a prosthetic limb. These therapy services can be expensive and may require weeks or months of therapy.

Lost Earnings and Lost Future Income:  After an accident an amputation victim will miss a lot of work and this can create a significant financial hardship. Moreover some victims might not be able to return to their job or continue to work in their occupation. In some tragic cases, the injured person might need to take a lower paying job due to their limitations.  

Mental Anquish / Pain and Suffering: When someone looses a limb in a car accident, they can suffer depression and mental anquish. It is difficult to quantify the economic "cost" of pain and suffering and mental trauma, but our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys fight hard to recover all of the monetary damages our clients' cases deserve. 

Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, the victim may be able recover additional damages. Under Georgia law, an accident victim who has suffered a limb amputation in an accident caused by another's negligence may be able to pursue monetary damages from the at-fault driver. 

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