Amputation Injury Lawyers in Atlanta
The process of recovering after losing a limb can be emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. Besides the months of medical treatments and rehabilitation, amputation injuries also require major life adjustments. Victims of amputations have to re-learn how to do everyday tasks with their new limitations. As amputees struggle with the pain of losing a limb, they also must deal with medical bills, the cost of physical therapy, expenses relating to prosthetics, and time away from work.
If you have suffered limb loss in an accident as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, please understand that you have legal rights. You may be able to pursue compensation for current and future medical expenses and disabilities. Call the amputation injury lawyers at Atlanta’s Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC to find out how our legal team can help. You can reach us at (770) 350-2691.
Damages and Losses in Amputation Accidents in Georgia
Victims who have lost limbs as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing can seek compensation for damages including:
- Current and future related medical bills
- The cost of rehabilitation services (including physical and occupational therapy)
- Prosthetics and medical devices
- Wages lost while healing
- Future lost wages (if your amputation prevents you from returning to work or lessens your earning potential)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Diminution of quality of life
If you or a loved one has lost limbs in a car accident, work-related accident, or as the result of a defective product, the experienced Atlanta catastrophic injury attorneys at Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC can help. You need someone on your side to help you better understand your legal rights and options. In such cases, a number of different parties could be held liable for your damages and losses.
What Injuries Cause Amputations?
Every year in the U.S. about 400 Americans lose a limb. The leading cause of amputations is car accidents. Workplace injuries, especially those involving defective or malfunctioning equipment, also often result in limb loss. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 60 percent of occupational amputation injuries including those in construction, manufacturing, and retail are caused by equipment and machinery. The types of machinery that commonly cause amputations include saws, presses, and processing machines.
The Cost of an Amputation
According to the National Institutes of Health, the costs associated with hospitalization, post acute care, prosthesis, and projected lifetime costs after an amputation could add up to more than $600,000. After limb loss, people are left unable to work or may not be able to do the jobs that they did prior to the accident. They may need retraining or occupational therapy to continue to earn a living. Some amputees may never be able to return to work. This often has a severe financial and emotional impact on victims and their families. Medical and rehabilitation costs can also start piling up very quickly. Victims often find that they must pay a number of costs out of pocket.
Call Our Atlanta Amputation Lawyers for a Free Consultation
The Atlanta amputation attorneys at Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, will help you explore all options so you can get maximum compensation for your significant losses. We will fight for your rights and hold the at-fault parties accountable for their actions.
Call us at (770) 350-2691 our fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.