An amputation is losing any of the body’s main limbs: arm, hand, leg, or foot. Amputation injuries in litigation are usually seen resulting from industrial accidents, oil and gas accidents and sometimes severe car accidents. Unfortunately, losing a limb does not always mean that you will qualify for disability benefits. When prosecuting a lawsuit involving amputation injuries, it is very important that the client has the right experts to seek compensation for damages and all current and future medical expenses. Human factor experts, life care planners, mental health providers and medical doctors are often all used in conjunction to explain and prove amputation injuries and medical damages to a jury. The San Antonio Amputation Lawyers at Hill Law Firm have over 10 years of experience and success in making sure that our client’s injuries are properly proven to a jury. Our team will analyze medical records and all the facts regarding your amputation injury to assure maximum compensation is awarded.
According to the National Limb Loss Information Center (or “NLLIC”), in the United States alone, there are 17 million people living with amputations, which equates to 1 out of every 200 Americans. Traumatic amputations are caused by many things, such as:
- Workplace injuries
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Health complications from diabetes or cancer
Why does the Type of Injury Matter in a Lawsuit?
Along with proving liability, a litigant must prove injury and damages in order to recover compensation in a lawsuit. The type of injury or damages will be evaluated by a jury when they award compensation. If you have suffered an injury resulting in limb amputation due to the negligence of another person or entity, you are entitled to seek compensation for your life-long disability.
Contact a San Antonio Amputation Attorney for Compensation
Depending on the jurisdiction, amputees may seek compensation for the following:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future physical disfigurement
- Past and future physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
Losing a limb, whether it is an arm, leg, hand or foot is a traumatic and life altering event. If you or someone you love have suffered the loss of a limb due to the negligence of someone else or an entity, please contact our experienced injury attorneys in San Antonio, TX for questions or a free case consultation to discuss your legal rights. Our team of aggressive injury lawyers will negotiate and fight the court and insurance providers for a settlement that will cover the full extent of your injury. Call us today, 210-960-3939.