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When Your Injury Requires Amputation

Valdes March 11, 2023

A catastrophic injury that requires amputation is a life-changing event that can have dire physical, emotional and financial repercussions for you and your family. At Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, our personal injury lawyers have handled hundreds of cases involving traumatic amputations and have seen firsthand the permanent and devastating effects of this type of serious injury.

Causes of Traumatic Amputation

Amputation can involve the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes and ears. It may occur due to trauma during an accident or a body part may have to be surgically removed if there is no chance of saving it. Quite a few scenarios can cause catastrophic injuries or necessitate amputation may occur, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents

  • Trucking accidents

  • Pedestrian and bike accidents

  • Train and bus accidents

  • Boating accidents

  • Factory accidents

  • Construction accidents

  • Agricultural accidents

  • Other workplace injuries

  • Defective machinery or equipment

  • Firearm, explosives and fireworks accidents

  • Burns and electrical accidents

  • Accidents involving dangerous chemicals

  • Medical errors or malpractice

Living with Amputation

There are nearly two million people living with limb loss in the United States. Losing a limb, hand or foot can cause serious physical and psychological trauma and financial hardship. In many cases, the victim may experience permanent phantom pain and require extensive physical rehabilitation, costly prosthetics and ongoing medical care. Returning to work is often not an option for victims of traumatic amputation. The emotional impact of losing a part of your body can also have far-reaching, lifelong effects on you and your loved ones.

Compensation for Amputation Accidents

To ensure your financial future is protected and you receive the care you need, our knowledgeable and compassionate personal injury lawyers can help you recover damages for:

  • Past and future medical bills

  • Rehabilitative costs and home care

  • Past and future income and earnings

  • Pain and suffering

  • Emotional trauma and distress

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

  • Loss of companionship or consortium

  • Punitive damages (if applicable)

If You’ve Been Injured, We Can Help

At Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, we understand the difficult and costly implications of injuries that cause or necessitate amputation. If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced personal injury attorneys provide the legal support you need and will fight to get the compensation and justice you deserve. Call Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Contact Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC

Whether you’ve been injured at work, in an automobile accident, or due to medical malpractice – you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Since 1997, the personal injury attorneys of Gold, Albanese & Barletti have established a legacy of justice for our clients. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to get maximum compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

Our firm is licensed and admitted to municipal, state, federal and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1997, we have helped thousands of clients and established a track record of success across a wide array of legal practice areas.