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Amputation and Loss of Limb Lawyers

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When an accident victim loses a limb due to the negligence of another, it commands a thorough attempt at recovering all losses from the situation. The lawyers at Tate Accident Law are here to help amputees navigate the legal landscape regarding their injuries and to make sure that past, present, and future losses are covered. We endeavor to get maximum compensation for our clients, and we have over 30 years of experience in loss of limb accident cases with a 99% success rate. If you have suffered from an amputation in any kind of accident, you need the help of a qualified legal team to protect your interests due to the long-term losses you will suffer. This is why you should contact the lawyers at Tate Accident Law as soon as possible. Enlisting an amputation attorney as soon as possible will increase the chances that you will receive maximum compensation for your injury.

Tate Accident Law has experience in all types of amputation accidents, including:

  • leg amputation
  • arm amputation
  • hand amputation
  • partial hand amputation
  • finger amputation
  • toe amputation
  • foot amputation
  • partial foot amputation
  • bilateral amputation
  • disarticulation
  • forequarter amputation
  • hemipelvectomy
  • shoulder disarticulation
  • transmetatarsal amputation
  • transtarsal amputation
  • traumatic amputation
  • wrist disarticulation
  • elbow disarticulation
  • ankle disarticulation
  • knee disarticulation
  • hip disarticulation
  • below-the-elbow amputation
  • pelvic amputation

The long-term cost of medical care for accident amputees can be staggering. The physical and emotional adjustment to losing a limb can be a long process. Amputees often require:

Long-term recovery and rehabilitation most often include:

  • Rehabilitative exercises to rebuild muscle strength and control
  • Activities to help re-enable common daily activities and restore independence
  • Use of artificial limbs (prosthesis)
  • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs, crutches, canes, walkers, utensils, lifts, adaptive chairs and beds, and other essential devices
  • Home and car alterations including railing, ramps, hand or grab bars, furniture and appliance adjustments, height adjustments such as seating and other accessibility requirements
  • Emotional support and counseling, to assist with grieving due to the loss of the limb and help adjusting to a new body image

Amputees often require long-term pain control to manage and limit pains due to the amputation. A pain control regimen is often essential for those who have lost a limb. The expense for this can be substantial over the years. So, you will want to keep this element in mind should you pursue an injury claim.

Amputation surgery usually involves orthopedic and orthopedic oncologic surgeons who work with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, along with nurses and surgical technologists, to complete a procedure for amputation or disarticulation. Amputation surgery can lead to massive medical bills and hospital charges. A qualified injury attorney can help you keep track of all your medical expenses and make sure that all related costs are included in your injury claim. This is a critical part of building a case to regain an optimal amputation settlement or jury award.

If your injury case goes to court, you will also need expert witnesses such as:

  • orthopedic surgeons and reconstructive surgeons,
  • economists or career experts to calculate the long-term costs and future losses,
  • rehabilitation specialists,
  • accident reconstructionist to validate accident circumstances
  • and other witnesses that will add legitimacy and substantiate your injury claims.

Whether you were injured in a truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, auto accident, or any other kind of accident case these experts are essential to convince a jury to award the maximum possible compensation for an accident claim. Experienced attorneys will have relationships with qualified experts that are relevant to your injuries, or they will find the appropriate experts based on credentials and reputation.

You will need an entire legal team to help you with your accident case if you have suffered from an amputation after an accident. The attorneys at Tate Accident Law can help you with the following:

  1. Swiftly engage in a thorough investigation of your accident
  2. Collect and preserve evidence for your case. This might include:
    • The police or accident report for an auto accident
    • Traffic camera or security video footage
    • Mobile phone data
    • Evidence such photos of skid marks, stains, broken glass, burn marks and gouges in the road
    • Photos of the damage to vehicles and injuries
    • Information on the defendants past records
    • Social media posts or other online information
    • Reconstruction of the accident
    • Details about all your losses
    • Testimony from and data from doctors and surgeons, including scans, x-rays, prognoses, and opinions
    • Data obtained from automotive electronics, ECUs or PCMs
    • Details about lost and damaged property
    • Finding and interviewing witnesses (recordings of witness accounts)
  3. Seeking all forms of compensation, including recovery for:
    • Medical, hospital and doctor expenses
    • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
    • Counseling costs
    • Mental trauma, anxiety, PTSD, depression
    • Scars and disfigurement
    • Pain and suffering
    • Lost pay from work
    • Loss of future earnings potential
    • Emotional distress
    • Loss of consortium
    • Loss of enjoyment
    • Loss of companionship
    • The cost of making your home and transportation accessible
    • Assistive devices
    • Transportation expenses
    • Medicine, pain management and durable medical equipment
    • The cost of any property damage or losses due to the accident
    • Expenses for required services such as childcare.
    • Any other form of recovery possible.
  4. Help you get qualified medical care
  5. Make sure all legal filings and documents are completed and submitted on time
  6. Help you navigate the complications of insurance coverages
  7. Communicate to insurance companies and third parties on your behalf
  8. File a lawsuit if we cannot obtain a fair settlement
  9. Hire and find expert witnesses to build a compelling case in court. Some examples are:
    • Surgeons and doctors
    • Economic experts to validate past, present, and future losses
    • Therapist and rehabilitative specialists
    • Accident reconstructionist to verify the accident circumstances
    • Engineers to examine mechanical aspect of automobiles
    • Career counsellors to determine future earnings
    • Transportation experts
  10. Guide you through depositions
  11. Cover all court costs and legal expenses
  12. Provide a strategy designed to obtain a jury award to you for the maximum amount possible for your injuries
  13. Fight hard to protect your rights and interests
  14. Be here day and night to answer your question and give you guidance
  15. Help you after you case concludes if you need further information, assistance, or legal advice

Do not hesitate to contact us right away if you have lost a limb in an accident. We will get to work on your case immediately. And we will diligently fight for your rights and seek to obtain optimal compensation for your accident claims.

If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call the loss of limb lawyers at Tate Accident Law for a free consultation 24/7 at (903) 892-4440.