The loss of a limb, either by an accident or due to disease, is very difficult. The personal injury attorneys at Anthony Muharib have helped families who have experienced the trauma of amputation, and we can help you, too.
Rehabilitation expenses can quickly deplete a family’s resources. If you or a loved one has lost a limb in an accident, please call or email our Houston personal injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation. We will listen to you and evaluate your legal situation. You may have a valid legal claim, and we will be happy to answer questions and advise you on your legal options and rights.
Causes of Amputations
Most amputations occur because of the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents – If another party’s negligence caused an auto accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, and your injured limb must be removed, then you may be entitled to compensation
- Construction site injuries
- Industrial accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Compensation for Amputations
Amputations are among the most financially devastating of all serious injuries. The best chance of retaining your quality of life is through a prosthetic, which can cost over $50,000 and must be replaced every few years. Extensive physical therapy is usually necessary to adjust to life without a limb. Sometimes there can be pain even though the limb is gone – this is known as “phantom pain.”
The medical bills quickly stack up. An experienced personal injury attorney can obtain compensation for you, which may include the following:
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Phantom limb pain
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of relationship
Why You Need an Amputation Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury requiring amputation, your primary focus will be physical recovery. Our personal injury lawyers will handle all the paperwork, and related investigation to best prepare your case for a settlement or trial.