If you lost a limb, a finger or a toe after an accident, you do have options. Even if the amputation was related to a pre-existing condition, such as diabetes, you may be able to secure compensation for your injuries from the accident.
At the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke, we have helped countless clients in Connecticut who have suffered amputation injuries after a motor vehicle accident or other type of accident. We can explain your rights, and we will work diligently to secure the compensation you need to cover the long-term costs of your injury. With nearly 50 years of combined legal experience, attorneys James L. O'Rourke and Margaret C. DiCicco can provide you with personal attention and skilled representation throughout your case.
What Types Of Compensation Can I Get For An Amputation Injury?
When another person's negligence causes a serious injury, you can hold that person — or company — responsible through a personal injury case. In your case, we will be pursuing compensation to help you cover all costs associated with your amputation, other injuries and other out-of-pocket costs resulting from the accident. Depending on the facts in your case, this may include:
- Medical bills, including the cost of a prosthesis
- Vocational rehabilitation to help you retrain on the job
- Damages for pain and suffering for your long-term emotional distress
- Damages for loss of consortium on behalf of spouse if you are unable to help around the house
- Damages for loss of society if your injury impacts your community involvement in associations, churches and other social groups, which may be caused by depression or withdrawal
We will work with you to understand the impact your injury has had on your life now and into the future. This thorough understanding will help us secure compensation to help you cover all present and future expenses related to your amputation and any other injuries.
Diabetes And Amputations
If an accident victim has diabetes, he or she is at a greater risk of losing a limb or digit after an accident. Diabetes can exacerbate an infection, which can lead to the loss of limbs, hands, feet, toes or fingers after an accident.
However, a pre-existing condition does not impact our ability to bring a claim. If you were injured in an accident and that injury ultimately led to an amputation, we can help you hold the negligent parties accountable.
Motor Vehicle Accidents And Amputation Injuries
One of the most common causes of amputation injuries is from motor vehicle accidents. An arm or leg may get pinned during a collision or a limb may be crushed in a rollover accident.
If you suffered an amputation after a motor vehicle accident, do not accept any offer from the insurance company without first speaking with your own attorney. The goal of the insurance adjuster is to minimize the amount of money they pay you. An attorney can help you secure the full and fair compensation you deserve after an accident.
Our attorneys have experience handling insurance issues, and we can assist with your personal injury claim against the negligent driver.
Talk To A Lawyer About Your Case
To speak with an attorney at our firm about your case, call us at 203-864-4427. You can also contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We are available for home or hospital visits upon request.