An amputation is the separation of a limb or appendage from the body. Unlike a surgical amputation, which is planned as treatment for a medical condition, a traumatic amputation is the result of a sudden accidental injury. Although amputations may seem rare, there are over 30,000 traumatic amputations in the United States every year.
If you have suffered a traumatic amputation, it is imperative that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve. Not only will your initial injury require extensive medical treatment, including multiple surgeries, but the loss of a limb will also affect you for the rest of your life. You may be compensated for pain and suffering (including phantom limb pain), psychological and emotional trauma, the cost of prosthetics and special accommodations, cosmetic surgery for scarring, and lost wages.
At DBJ, our expert legal team will consult with physicians, therapists, economists, and other professional experts to substantiate evidence of your injury and determine the dollar amount required to fully compensate you for your traumatic amputation. Please contact us at 1-800-875-5972 for a free consultation.