Serious Accidents Can Result in Life-Changing Amputation Injuries


January 02, 2012

If you are involved in a serious motor vehicle accident involving a car, truck, SUV or motorcycle, you can suffer serious life-altering injuries, including the loss of a limb or amputation. We understand that when you suffer this type of severe injury, it can affect your life in fundamental ways that impact your family relationships, daily activities and employment.

There are few injuries that pose as much hardship as the loss of a limb, including intense physical pain, difficult psychological challenges, long periods of rehabilitation and enormous financial obstacles. Most people presume the likelihood of suffering the loss of a limb or being so severely injured that one must have a limb amputated is extremely rare. However, there are as many as 1.2 million people that are currently living in the US who have lost a limb. If you suffer an amputation or loss of limb in a motor vehicle accident caused by careless or inattentive driving or other unreasonably unsafe conduct, you may have the right to bring a personal injury claim or lawsuit seeking fair financial compensation.

The amputation of a limb poses unique psychological and emotional challenges that may magnify the difficulty of one's physical recovery. Many amputees suffer the sensation of intense pain even after a limb has been amputated. The physical and psychological rehabilitation process associated with the loss of a limb can be long and arduous. Fortunately, there have been substantial advances in the technology of medical devices that may permit an amputee to resume many if not all of one’s pre-accident life activities. However, it probably comes as no surprise that the costs associated with medical treatment for loss of a limb and bionic devices designed to allow one to resume most life experiences are extremely costly. Our experienced car accident amputation attorneys focus on the legal, insurance and financial hassles so that our clients can focus on their recovery.

Although motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of the loss of a limb, these injuries also occur in workplace accidents, such as industrial accidents, agricultural accidents and construction accidents, just to name a few examples of other situations where someone may suffer amputation of a limb. If your amputation injury occurs in a workplace accident, you may be able to file a workers' compensation claim. While filing a workers' compensation claim against your employer is usually the exclusive remedy for a work-related injury, in some situations you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit, which typically provides far more extensive damages, against a third-party that contributed to your injury. Common examples of potential third-parties that may be responsible for work-related amputation injury include contractors, manufacturers of defective machinery and any other party whose conduct helped cause your workplace amputation injury.

If you have suffered an amputation injury caused by a negligent driver or a workplace accident, the experienced Georgia amputation attorneys at Montlick and Associates diligently pursue the best possible outcome for their clients. If you or a close family member is injured or someone close to you dies, the experienced Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys and Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys at Montlick and Associates diligently pursue the best possible outcome for their clients.

Our Georgia car accident lawyers and job injury lawyers 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: Personal Injury

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