Tragic Cobb County Accident Results in Amputation of Teenager's Leg


March 03, 2014

The brutal winter snow storms that have disrupted traffic, left people stranded and contributed to a significant number of motor vehicles have permanently changed the lives of some car accident victims. There are many types of injuries that can permanently impact one's quality of life, such as the amputation injury suffered by a 14-year-old girl who lost a portion of her leg when she was hit recently on an icy road in Cobb County. The teenager was attempting to push her family's vehicle when another driver was unable to stop and slamming into her leg according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The teenager's leg was amputated below the knee in the accident according to the news report. Our Cobb County Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates wish to express our deepest sympathies to this young victim and her family.

Amputation of a limb is one of the most serious injuries that one can suffer in a motor vehicle collision. For a teenage girl, loss of part of her leg might limit her ability to engage in many daily activities. When the head of a household suffers an amputated limb, this type of injury can have severe financial consequences on the entire family because the car crash victim may no longer be able to engage in his or her chosen occupation. Regardless of age, the loss of a limb often entails a challenging process of physical rehabilitation as one adapts to the use of a prosthetic device.

Although not every incident that results in dismemberment or loss of limb is the product of negligent conduct, a range of motor vehicle accidents constitute some of the most common causes of amputation accidents, such as:

  • Car crashes
  • Tractor-trailer collisions
  • SUV rollovers
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes

While many motor vehicle accidents can directly cause the amputation of limbs, sometimes the accident victim suffers severe injury or infection that necessitate a medical decision to either amputate or reconstruct an extremity. Either alternative will result in a significant impact on one's daily activities and quality of life.

Amputation injuries also can pose significant financial hardships because of the cost of immediate medical expenses as well as ongoing care and treatment. The costs associated with an amputation injury can easily amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover immediate medical expenses and several hundred thousand more for ongoing care, home modifications, mental and physical therapy, medications, prosthetics and vocational training.

If you or someone close to you has suffered an amputation injury in a motor vehicle accident in Georgia or as a result of complications from injuries suffered in such an accident, a legal claim for financial compensation may provide the best way to cope with the financial toll of such an injury. We recognize the extreme hardships faced by those who suffer this type of severe injury and work diligently to help our clients obtain the recovery they need to maintain the highest quality of life following such an accident.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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