When babies are born the first thing parents like to do is count the fingers and toes. Very rarely are they less than 10, unless a congenital disability has occurred. As we age, we may lose a finger or toe due to self-created accidents, but losing a limb is a whole other ball game. When people experience a personal injury due to the negligence of someone else, it is entirely life-changing. Our Philadelphia loss of A limb attorneys at the Weitz Firm works closely with clients who have lost a limb due to the negligent behavior of someone else. These injuries almost always require some form of surgery, extended medical observation, and physical therapy. Learning how to live without a limb is just as hard mentally as it is physically. We understand that support is needed and we are here to make sure you get that support.
Also known as traumatic amputation, the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Care report that about one in every 200 Americans experiences an amputation. Even though the majority of amputations occur because of illnesses such as diabetes or cancer, about 16% of amputations do occur because of a traumatic accident. Types of accidents related to loss of limb include, but are not limited to
Most accidents that involve high speeds or major impact can result in injuries resulting in the loss of a limb. Medical bills related to the traumatic amputation of a limb can range between $20,000 to $60,000 for the surgery alone. That does not include the hospital stay before during or afterward. It does not include any complications while in or after surgery. That cost does not include the physical and emotional therapy needed to adjust to a new life without an arm or leg.
Because we have over 25 years of working with clients in such a situation, we understand the legal path needed to get you the results you need. What many people don’t realize is that insurance companies are just like any other business. They negotiate with clients and will do everything they can to protect their bottom line and shareholders. With us, by your side, we will work as an intermediate between you and your insurance as well as negotiate with the at-fault person’s insurance company.
Our Philadelphia Loss of A Limb Attorneys understands that when dealing with a loss of limb, you may not be able to go back to your same line of work or go back at all. We are prepared to fight for you and get you compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, diminished work capacity, and pain and suffering. Together we will work toward calculating your total damages and getting the courts to approve those damages as soon as we can. Call 267-587-6240 or click here to start a free consultation with our professional attorneys at the Weitz Firm in Philadelphia today.