Personal Injury and Loss of Limb
Millions of people are injured in accidents each year. While any injury has the potential to cause long-lasting complications, few have a greater impact than personal injuries involving loss of limb. Whether a person loses a hand, foot, arm, or leg, it can impact nearly every aspect of their life, including physical capabilities, emotional well-being, finances, and quality of life.
Amputation attorneys at the Quick Law Group, PLLC, understand that loss of limb is a life-changing event. When the loss occurs due to another person’s reckless or negligent actions, our attorneys can work with individuals in Bellevue, WA, and surrounding areas to hold liable parties accountable for injury damages.
Accidents that May Result in Loss of Limb
When a person loses a limb or body part as the result of an accident or injury, it is referred to as a traumatic amputation. A traumatic amputation can occur when muscles, bones, tendons, or skin become partially or fully detached from the body, or when a limb becomes crushed, which cuts off circulation to that area of the body and causes the tissues to die.
The types of accidents that most commonly result in loss of limb include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Power tool accidents
- Farm equipment accidents
- Assembly line and/or factory accidents
- Logging equipment accidents
Liability for Personal Injuries Involving Loss of Limb
If another person or party is responsible for an accident that results in loss of limb, they should be held accountable for all damages related to accident injuries. To prove liability for a personal injury involving loss of limb, the plaintiff (or injury victim) must be able to establish a few key factors:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the accident victim
- The defendant breached that duty of care through an act of negligence or neglect
- The breach of duty was the cause of the victim’s injuries
- The injury resulted in economic and/or non-economic damages for the plaintiff
Potential Damages in a Loss of Limb Case
It is not really possible to place a monetary value on a limb, or on a person’s ability to walk, move, or function. While no amount of money can make up for the emotional and physical trauma of a loss of limb, injury victims have the right to be compensated for economic and non-economic damages caused by their traumatic amputation.
When filing a personal injury claim on behalf of our Bellevue clients, our amputation attorneys consider all potential areas of loss, which may include:
- Past and future medical expenses (including surgical fees, hospitalization fees, and medication costs)
- Cost of a prosthetic
- Cost of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and/or occupational therapy
- Lost wages
- Diminished wage earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Contact Our Practice
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that resulted in loss of limb, the amputation attorneys at the Quick Law Group, PLLC, can help you hold liable parties accountable for damages. To learn more about your legal options, send us a message online, or call our Bellevue law firm at (425) 576-8150.