Huntsville Amputation Injury Attorney
An accident resulting in the amputation of an arm, leg, hand, or foot can be one of the most emotionally traumatic events you can experience. Everything you do in life will be more difficult after an amputation than before. Returning to your previous job may be impossible, requiring retraining in another profession. In some cases, you may never be able to work again, resulting in total disability for life.
The physical consequences of an amputation often mean that special medical treatment is needed for years, or even for life. Specialized medical equipment may be required to improve your quality of life and allow you to perform basic everyday functions. Alterations to your home or special accommodations for your automobile may be necessary as well. Many amputation victims require mental counseling for a long period of time to deal with the pain and loss they have experienced. If this sounds like your situation, the personal injury lawyers in Huntsville from Conchin, Cole, Jordan & Sherrod are here to help.
You Deserve Compensation
While no amount of money can make up for the loss of a limb, you should not have the added financial burden of your injury added to the losses you have suffered. If you have had an amputation due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else, you deserve compensation for the expenses and loss of income you have suffered and for the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Those responsible for your injury have a responsibility to do the right thing and see that those expenses are paid for.
Causes of Amputation Injuries
An amputation may result as part of the accident itself or may be required to be performed by medical personnel because of the injury you suffered.
Examples of accidents that may result in amputation include:
- Motor vehicle accidents. Car and truck accidents are a leading cause of amputation injuries and often result in the loss of fingers, toes, or entire limbs.
- Workplace accidents. Construction sites are often dangerous and may result in the loss of limbs in accidents. Factories are also dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken.
- Dog attacks. When a vicious dog latches onto an arm or leg, their sharp teeth and strong jaws may cause severe damage to a limb, sometimes requiring amputation.
- Medical malpractice. Although rare, waking up to discover that a surgeon accidentally removed the wrong limb, or performed an amputation surgery on the wrong patient occurs, even today.
Whatever the cause of your amputation, the after-effects of the trauma you experience may well keep you from seeking legal counsel for some time. It is important, however, that you act quickly after an amputation to secure your right to compensation. Alabama has strict time limits on when you can file a personal injury claim. Failure to file within the allotted time may result in your claim being dismissed, even if it would otherwise merit compensation.
An attorney at Conchin, Cole, Jordan & Sherrod will meet with you at no charge and even travel to your location for your convenience to discuss your case. You should not have to bear the added burden of expensive medical bills on top of what you have already suffered due to someone else’s negligence.