The loss of a limb is a painful, traumatizing, and life-changing experience. It also presents a lifetime of necessary, ongoing and expensive medical care. If you or someone close to you have suffered an amputation due to an accident that was someone else’s fault, we can help. At Cook Law Group, our Gainesville amputation attorneys have handled several amputation cases arising from trucking wrecks, railroad accidents, injuries at home, defective products and medical malpractice. Our lawyer will investigate the facts of your particular injury to ascertain the the negligence that led to the loss. We understand the challenges that you are facing and are committed to reducing the stress on your family and you. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we can advocate for victims throughout settlement negotiations and litigation. In selecting an attorney to handle these often complicated and significant cases, you will want a law firm with results and experience. Consider our record in that regard.Pursuing a Claim in an Amputation Case
An amputation takes place when all or part of a limb, such as an arm, leg, foot, or hand, is surgically or traumatically removed. The National Limb Loss Information Center finds that approximately 130,000 people across the United States lose an arm, leg, hand, or other body part each year. It is estimated that about 1.7 million people nationwide can trace their loss of limb to an incident caused by someone else. An amputation unfortunately may occur in many different types of accidents, including car crashes, truck accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and incidents involving the use of defective products.
If your amputation resulted from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to sue the at-fault party for damages. This refers to an award of money that is to be paid by the at-fault party (or more often their insurance company) to the victim as compensation for the victim’s loss or injury. Typical damages in a personal injury lawsuit include medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation costs, property damage, pain and suffering, disability, scarring and disfigurement, and other examples. Since an amputation is such a life-altering injury, a plaintiff may also be able to receive the cost of future medical care. This may include money for a prosthetic limb and ongoing therapy for the psychological trauma of losing a limb.
Before a plaintiff may recover any damages following an accident in the Gainesville area, our amputation lawyers would need to establish that the defendant was negligent. Negligence is a person’s failure to exercise the level of care and caution that is required in a particular situation. Put another way, negligence occurs when someone causes an injury or death by failing to act as a reasonable person would act under the same or similar circumstances. It is important to note that causation is a critical element of establishing negligence. The defendant’s careless conduct must have led directly to the accident that resulted in the amputation.Contact an Amputation Attorney in Gainesville
At Cook Law Group, our compassionate attorneys understand the significant impact that an amputation may have on an individual’s life. While we are based in Gainesville, we handle cases all over the Southeast and have handled amputation cases in Waycross, Albany, Cleveland and North Carolina. We are dedicated to protecting your rights with compassion and tenacity, as our strong results show. Our Gainesville amputation lawyers help victims in Athens, Atlanta, Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Valdosta, Augusta, and Columbus, as well as other areas of Hall, Clarke, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Lowndes, Richmond, and Muscogee Counties. For a free initial consultation, call us at 678-298-3899 or contact us online. We can assist victims who need a car accident attorney or representation in many other types of personal injury claims.