Motor vehicle accidents are one common cause of amputations. In many cases, an amputation is necessary in order to save the patient’s life. An amputation can be life altering and can have a negative impact on the amputation victim’s future. An amputation can affect the individual’s career and home life.
In addition to the emotional and physical toll of an amputation, victims often encounter financial issues. Financially, an amputation can be draining. There may be the need for ongoing surgeries, rehabilitation and therapy, and a prosthetic limb. The patient’s home or vehicle may need adaptations in order for the patient to use it. Over a lifetime, the expenses for an amputee can be astronomical.
It’s a good idea to hire an amputation attorney if the amputation is the result of someone else’s negligence. The amputation victim may be able to file a claim for compensation to cover the expenses of the amputation. You may be able to receive compensation for your past and future medical costs of the amputation, your prosthetic costs, any remodeling required to your home and vehicle, and even any compensation you have lost from work as a result of the amputation.
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