Losing a limb due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company will profoundly impact the victim's quality of life. While limb amputation injuries are common injuries in workplace accidents (such as manufacturing incidents that involve heavy machinery), amputations can occur during or after car accidents.
In some accidents, the limb was amputated for medical reasons. However the tragic injury occurred, if the negligent action of another caused the injury, the victim might be able to pursue monetary compensation under Georgia Law. A compensation award will be able to help the injury victim receive proper treatment, prosthetics, and therapy to help adapt to their new circumstances.
An accident victim who sustains the loss of a limb will encounter several challenges and difficulties in conducting everyday tasks, even if the individual receives a prosthetic limb. Amputation injury victims' challenges and limitations can also make it challenging for them to move or walk without assistance, fix meals, and/or obtain employment. In Georgia, the victim may file an amputation injury claim seeking the following types of damages, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case:
Lost future income and past wages: A victim who requires the amputation of a limb will likely miss several weeks of work or their job. The victim may also not be able to perform their job due to the injury. The victim might also need to accept a lower-paying job due to their limitations. This will put financial pressure on the victim and their family.
Medical expenses: The accident injury victim may be charged medical bills associated with the emergency medical services and medical costs associated with follow-up doctors' visits and other medical appointments. In many cases, the amputation site becomes infected, and the victim will need more medical treatment.
Therapy costs: Amputees will also likely require therapy to help them learn how to function and perform tasks without the limb or while using a prosthetic limb. These therapy services can be very expensive and could be necessary for several months.
Pain and suffering: The tragic loss of a limb is an extremely painful experience both physically and emotionally. Many amputees feel deep depression.
If you or a family member lost a limb in an auto accident caused by another's negligence, contact Montlick Injury Attorneys to learn what types of compensation you may be entitled to receive. It is important to act quickly, as Georgia Law limits the amount of time you have to file for compensation. The truck accident attorneys at Montlick Injury Attorneys will work hard to protect your legal rights so that you can focus on recovering from your truck accident-related injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured or if you lost a family member in a pedestrian accident that you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick Injury Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick Injury Attorneys has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 38 years.
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