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You’re making your morning commute, and you feel motivated and ready to lead a new project at work… despite it being a Monday. Traffic is a little heavy, but nothing is out of the ordinary. That is, until a semi truck slams into you, causing you to crash into the concrete median. All you can feel is pain. The worst of it comes from a heavy pressure that’s crushing your left leg. You pass out before the medics can reach you. Later, you wake up in the hospital. The doctor tells you that you’ll have to undergo an amputation due to the severe damage to your left leg.

Your mind races as you imagine how losing your leg will forever impact your life. How will you play with your kids or compete in your next marathon? You can’t even think yet about how you’ll afford all these medical expenses. The Miley Legal Group understands how devastating amputation injuries can be, so we want to support you through these difficult times. We’ll fight for maximum compensation so that you can recover without financial stress. Have you experienced an amputation injury in West Virginia? Contact a personal injury attorney from Miley Legal to schedule your free consultation.

Common Types of Amputations

An amputation is a medical procedure where a limb or extremity is partially or entirely removed. While you can still live a fulfilling life after an amputation, adjusting to losing a body part may be challenging.

Common types of amputation include:

  • Above-knee amputation
  • Below-knee amputation
  • Arm amputation
  • Knee amputation
  • Foot or ankle amputation
  • Finger or toe amputation

A personal injury lawyer can help you earn financial compensation for your damages if your amputation was due to someone else’s recklessness.

Common Causes of Amputations

You may have to get an amputation for many reasons. For example, frostbite or a severe infection are common causes of amputation.

Some other causes of trauma-related amputation injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice

In personal injury cases, you can process a claim if your amputation resulted from someone else’s negligence. For instance, if your injury occurred because someone at work was not following proper safety procedures while operating heavy machinery, you might have a personal injury case.

What to Know About Personal Injury Law

Your amputation injury lawyer will give you advice and answer your questions about your current medical bills and future medical expenses, physical pain, lost wages, and legal options. Still, it helps to know a few common concepts in personal injury law. Negligence is a crucial component in any personal injury case. It refers to when someone acts carelessly, resulting in harm to others. If the person who caused your amputation was negligent, you might be entitled to a higher settlement amount. Another term helpful to understand is statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is the time you have to file a claim or lawsuit after your accident. In West Virginia, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years.

Contact an Amputation Injury Lawyer Today

Losing a limb, or extremity causes intense pain and suffering—physically, mentally, and emotionally. In addition to the trauma of phantom limb pain, you’re also burdened with hefty medical expenses. All these hardships are long-term; you’ll likely be dealing with the effects of your amputation for years or the rest of your life. The Miley Legal Group realizes that we can’t solve all your problems with compensation. However, we want to help take away some stress and anxiety. Focus on recovery while we fight for your justice. Call an amputation injury lawyer from Miley Legal to get started on your case.

FAQ

Do I need an amputation injury lawyer?

Even if you think it will be easy to prove fault and negligence, you should still consider working with an attorney. You never know when the other insurance company will try and blame you for your damages. Additionally, they might try to offer a low settlement amount that’s not worth a fraction of your damages. An amputation lawyer can help you with any legal issues, and they’ll fight to maximize your compensation.

Will I need to go to court for my case?

Most amputation injury cases are settled before you have to go to trial. However, this depends on whether you and your lawyer agree with the defendant’s insurance company. You might have to take the at-fault party to court if you can’t negotiate a settlement amount.

What do insurance adjusters look for during their investigation?

An adjuster from the other insurance company will try to find ways to blame you for your damages. For instance, if your amputation was due to a car accident, they might look for evidence that implies you were negligent while driving. The adjuster does this so the insurance company can offer you little to no compensation for your claim.

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