Amputations among Most Devastating Atlanta Car Accident Injuries


August 04, 2012

A serious motor vehicle collision can change one’s life forever in ways that impact every aspect of your day-to-day experience. Injuries suffered in an Atlanta car accident that involve the amputation of a limb or even a finger or toe can be devastating.

An amputation injury from a car accident can result in enormous pain that you may be forced to endure for a prolonged period. If you suffer amputation of a limb, it may also mean long periods of rehabilitation and permanent disability.

Given the high speed of motor vehicles, including increased speed limits, and the heavier weight of many vehicles such as large trucks and SUVs, the force of an Atlanta car accident can be enormous resulting in catastrophic injuries like amputation of one’s arm, leg, foot, hand, toe or finger. An effective medical response can be critical if you suffer an amputation injury in an auto collision because sometimes prompt medical attention can permit the limb or other body part to be reattached. The likelihood that the body part can be reattached will depend on a number of factors including:

  • The duration of time between amputation and obtaining medical care
  • The specific body part that is amputated
  • Your overall medical condition
  • The extent of damage to the severed body part

It is important that medical attention be obtained as quickly as possible because reattaching a limb can minimize the impact on your quality of life. Because amputation injuries may result in long periods of medical care and substantial rehabilitative care, a family can be virtually bankrupted by the medical costs. The financial pressure associated with the staggering medical bills may be compounded by the auto accident victim’s inability to work.

If you or someone close to you is injured or suffers wrongful death in an Atlanta or Georgia car accident, the experienced Atlanta and Georgia car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been zealously representing car accident victims in Atlanta and throughout Georgia for almost three decades. We know that a car accident victim that suffers a catastrophic injury like the loss of a limb faces enormous emotional, physical and financial challenges. We represent our clients with respect, compassion and commitment.

Our Atlanta car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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