It’s difficult to imagine how losing a limb will forever impact your life. How will you play with your kids or compete in your next marathon? Not to mention how you’ll earn a living or 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. Contact a West Virginia amputation injury lawyer at 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 is understandably difficult.
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 could help you get financial compensation for your damages if your amputation was due to someone else’s negligence.
Common Causes of Amputations
You may have to get an amputation for many reasons. For example, frostbite, medical conditions, or severe infections are common causes of amputation.
Some other causes of trauma-related amputation injuries include:
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 and suffering, 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 burdened with hefty medical expenses.
And all these hardships are long-term… You’ll be dealing with the effects of your amputation for the rest of your life.
At The Miley Legal Group, we realize that we can’t solve all your amputation injury problems. However, we want to help take away some stress and anxiety. Focus on recovery while we fight for your justice.
Contact us today to get started on getting the settlement you deserve for your devastating injuries.