Loss of Limb and Amputation Injuries
The loss of a limb is devastating for anyone, but the experience may be even more traumatic if it was the result of an unexpected and sudden accident. If you or someone close to you has endured an amputation due to someone else's negligence, it is important to speak to a diligent Atlanta catastrophic injury attorney who can assess the details of your situation. T. Andrew Miller guides victims and their families in seeking the justice and compensation that they deserve for their harm. He understands that these injuries take a serious emotional and psychological toll on an accident victim, and he handles each case with compassion and sensitivity.Seeking Compensation for an Accident Resulting in an Amputation
An amputation occurs when all or part of a limb or extremity, such as an arm, leg, foot, or other body part, is surgically removed. According to The National Loss Limb Information Center, about 130,000 people nationwide lose an arm, leg, hand, or other body part each year. Furthermore, approximately 1.7 million amputees currently living in the United States can trace the loss of their limb to an accident caused by someone else.
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation due to someone else’s negligent actions, you may be able to seek compensation for your harm. To recover damages for injuries in a Georgia negligence claim, a plaintiff must establish certain key elements. First, the defendant must have owed him or her a duty of care. The defendant also must have breached the duty with some careless or reckless action. The plaintiff must identify a connection between the defendant’s breach and the plaintiff’s harm, and finally quantifiable damages must have resulted.
While loss of limb and amputation injuries often occur because of events caused by another party’s carelessness, such as car crashes or slip and falls, they can also occur because of defective products. If a poorly made or designed device caused your harm, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer or retailer of the item.
The loss of a leg, arm, hand, or foot is often permanently disabling. Many victims who have lost a limb need lifelong support and expensive medical treatment. Some of the types of damages that may be available to amputees range from medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, physical therapy, and lost wages to pain and suffering as well as scarring and disfigurement.Discuss Your Catastrophic Injury Case with an Atlanta Attorney
Attorney T. Andrew Miller is a seasoned Atlanta catastrophic injury lawyer who has compiled years of experience representing victims and their families in claims arising from a wide variety of accidents. He is familiar with the complexities and procedural nuances that may arise in these cases. While no amount of money can undo the harm you suffered, compensation can help offset the expenses that often accumulate after an amputation. T. Andrew Miller proudly represents injured individuals in Stone Mountain, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Alpharetta, and other communities across Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett Counties. Call (678) 894-4758 or contact us online to set up a free appointment with a car accident attorney or explore your options regarding any other type of personal injury claim.