Charleston Amputation From Car Accident Lawyer

There are around 185,000 amputations performed in the United States every year. Nearly half of them, 45 percent, are caused by vehicle accidents. These injuries and the resulting loss of limb or appendage are traumatic and have a profound effect on the amputee’s life.

If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident which resulted in an amputation, you know that there is much more than a loss of a limb, toe or finger involved.

There are a few different types of amputations that most frequently result from car accidents:

  • Leg amputations above the knee
  • Leg amputations below the knee
  • Foot amputations including the ankle
  • Partial foot or toe amputations
  • Hand amputations from the wrist
  • Partial hand or finger amputations
  • Arm amputations from elbow down
  • Arm amputations including whole shoulder

Injuries sustained in any car accident may result in an amputation if the damage is great enough. Many times, amputation is done to save the life of the accident victim.

Recovery After Amputation

Because an amputation is such a serious procedure, recovery takes time and complications can arise. Infection, swelling and pain at the site of the amputation are possible in the immediate healing period. Nerve issues, called phantom limb, that cause tingling, itching, aching and other sensations in the lost body part can persist. Between 50 and 80 percent of amputees continue to feel their limb after it has been amputated.

Psychological issues like depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder caused by serious injury and the resulting loss are perhaps more severe than the physical complications of an amputation.

Daily life after amputation is changed forever. Depending where you were injured, you may have to relearn how to do things you formerly did easily. You may be in a wheelchair or have to use a prosthetic. You may be left unable to work in your job or industry. You may feel you have lost your athletic or active lifestyle or a beloved hobby. Many amputees suffer with body image as they learn to live without their limb or appendage and how their body looks.

Steinberg Law Firm Can Help

If you or a loved one had an amputation after a car accident, contact the caring professionals at Steinberg Law Firm today. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident, they should be held responsible for your pain and loss.

Calculating what you have lost after an amputation is complicated, but you deserve to be compensated for all of it. Call Steinberg Law Firm for a free consultation today.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Charleston Amputation From Car Accident Lawyer

There are around 185,000 amputations performed in the United States every year. Nearly half of them, 45 percent, are caused by vehicle accidents. These injuries and the resulting loss of limb or appendage are traumatic and have a profound effect on the amputee’s life.

If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident which resulted in an amputation, you know that there is much more than a loss of a limb, toe or finger involved.

There are a few different types of amputations that most frequently result from car accidents:

  • Leg amputations above the knee
  • Leg amputations below the knee
  • Foot amputations including the ankle
  • Partial foot or toe amputations
  • Hand amputations from the wrist
  • Partial hand or finger amputations
  • Arm amputations from elbow down
  • Arm amputations including whole shoulder

Injuries sustained in any car accident may result in an amputation if the damage is great enough. Many times, amputation is done to save the life of the accident victim.

Recovery After Amputation

Because an amputation is such a serious procedure, recovery takes time and complications can arise. Infection, swelling and pain at the site of the amputation are possible in the immediate healing period. Nerve issues, called phantom limb, that cause tingling, itching, aching and other sensations in the lost body part can persist. Between 50 and 80 percent of amputees continue to feel their limb after it has been amputated.

Psychological issues like depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder caused by serious injury and the resulting loss are perhaps more severe than the physical complications of an amputation.

Daily life after amputation is changed forever. Depending where you were injured, you may have to relearn how to do things you formerly did easily. You may be in a wheelchair or have to use a prosthetic. You may be left unable to work in your job or industry. You may feel you have lost your athletic or active lifestyle or a beloved hobby. Many amputees suffer with body image as they learn to live without their limb or appendage and how their body looks.

Steinberg Law Firm Can Help

If you or a loved one had an amputation after a car accident, contact the caring professionals at Steinberg Law Firm today. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident, they should be held responsible for your pain and loss.

Calculating what you have lost after an amputation is complicated, but you deserve to be compensated for all of it. Call Steinberg Law Firm for a free consultation today.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

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