Amputations are devastating injuries that lead to lifelong disabilities for victims. If you or a loved one have lost a limb due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, our Las Vegas amputation attorneys are dedicated to our clients and will investigate what happened in this incident. Let our attorneys get to work on your case today so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
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Amputations are catastrophic injuries, and you can be certain the insurance companies will want to limit the amount of money they pay you. Your amputation attorney will fight back and work to secure maximum compensation. They will do this by:
If you or someone you love has lost a limb due to the negligence of another person, you need to seek legal representation immediately. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, our compassionate and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include:
Current and future medical care related to the amputation, including emergency care and transportation, surgeries, hospitalizations, rehabilitation, prescription medications, prosthetics, adaptive medical equipment, in-home care, necessary home modifications, and any other costs for treatment.
Any current and future lost wages if you are unable to work due to the amputation injury accident.
Also known as lost earning potential, which is compensation for the difference between the income you can earn now and the level of income you could have earned if you had not suffered an amputation.
Compensation for the pain, discomfort, and disability you have and continue to endure.
Compensation for any psychological symptoms caused by the accident and amputation, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, etc.
Compensation for the loss of the ability to enjoy life as you did before their injury or accident.
These damages may be available, but are reserved for cases involving a defendant who behaved egregiously or with an extremely reckless disregard for the safety of others.
The goal is to recover compensation sufficient for your current expenses and anticipated long-term financial losses due to your injury. Due to the severity of an amputation injury, these cases often yield higher settlements and awards. However, your case’s worth can only be determined by its unique circumstances.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the injury or accident. This means that if you do not file a claim within two years of the incident, you may be barred from doing so in the future.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, suppose the cause for needing the amputation was not immediately apparent, such as in cases of medical malpractice. In that case, the two-year period may start from the date the cause of the injury was discovered or should have been discovered through reasonable diligence.
An amputation will completely change a person’s life. It can affect their ability to work and it can change their ability to do the things they love. Most often, the body parts that are amputated include:
Some of the most common causes of amputation injuries in Las Vegas include:
There are approximately 1.7 million people living with amputations in the United States. Nearly one out of every 200 people in this country suffer an amputation. The immediate medical costs of treating these injuries can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Other costs to consider include:
Amputation injuries can be caused by a wide range of accidents, including:
These are just a few examples of the types of accidents that can cause amputation injuries. If you have suffered an amputation injury due to the negligence of another party, you may have a claim for compensation.
If you need a Las Vegas amputation attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at (702) 384-1414 or toll-free at 1 (800) 393-2350.