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Amputation & Limb Loss Accidents
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputated limb due to someone else’s negligence and you live in the greater Louisville area, know that there is help available to you. Tad Thomas, a Louisville, KY amputation injury lawyer at Thomas Law Offices, has helped many clients and their families obtain the full compensation they deserve following an unnecessary amputation. Whether you were injured in an automobile wreck, a work-place incident or a failed medical procedure, we will work tirelessly to ensure the at-fault party is held accountable for their actions so you can receive the restitution you need to recover.
Limb amputation can be one of the most physically traumatic events a person may experience in their lifetime – to say nothing of the incredible emotional and mental fallout. But you are not alone and you have legal recourse available to you. Contact Attorney Tad Thomas today for a free comprehensive case evaluation and to discover how the Thomas Law Offices can work for you.
What Are Some Common Causes of Amputation Injury?
There are nearly 2 million amputees living in the United States today. On average, surgeons will perform upwards of 70,000 amputations each year with a vast majority of these due to vascular disease. However, the remaining 25 percent are the result of some sort of trauma. While each of these accidents can stem from a wide variety of causes, they all could have been avoided had the negligent party taken the proper care and concern prior.
These are just a few examples of the types of accidents that can result in amputation:
- Car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accidents
- Industrial, mechanical or workplace trauma
- Slip and fall incidents or premises liability
- Medical malpractice or surgical errors
What Kind of Compensation Is Available?
Because of the incredibly traumatic nature of amputation injuries, courts are much more likely to award larger amounts when it comes to compensation for the victim. In most cases, amputees are able to successfully seek economic damages for their wounds. Economic damages cover the wide range of medical bills, surgeries and therapy that are associated with the procedure. These bills can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars, with a lifetime of therapy almost a foregone conclusion – making compensation a near necessity.
Along with the physical damages and their associated financial ramifications, there are the emotional costs of such devastating injuries. No one is prepared to lose a limb and there can be lasting effects on a person’s psyche. Having to overcome everyday obstacles can quickly add up, causing depression, anxiety and potentially post-traumatic stress disorder. In such situations, a judge will also award non-economic damages to help cover the cost of long term therapy, loss of wages, job and life enjoyment.
Additionally, if the level of neglect and disregard is especially heinous, the court will sometimes hand down punitive damages. Punitive damages are exactly as they sound – a form of punishment for the at-fault party’s role in the victim’s loss.
What Should I Do?
Following a severe accident, the last thing on your mind is potentially filing a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible. You want the time to recover, not sit through an exhaustive court case. That is where the Thomas Law Offices come in; with our representation, you won’t have to – we’ll take care of the litigation while you take time to recover. Our years of trial experience will give us the fighting edge against those negligent entities that would rather pay a meager settlement than what you are truly owed.
Give our office a call (877) 955-7001 to schedule your free and comprehensive case evaluation.