Loss of Limb Injury Lawsuits in AZ
Each year, thousands of motor vehicle accidents occur throughout Arizona. Often, these accidents leave passenger occupants, bikers and pedestrians with injuries. At times, accident victims will lose a limb in these collisions.
When two vehicles crash into each other, the impact of the crash can be violent. The crash impact can cause occupants to suffer a loss of limb. Broken glass can cause the driver or passenger to lose a limb. During the crash, vehicle windows can shatter causing shards of glass to fly throughout the car. The glass can cut occupants and penetrate their nerves and arteries. When an individual's limb has been severely injured, the limb may have to be amputated to keep the occupant from bleeding to death.
If you or a family member has lost a limb during a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. In Arizona, an accident victim may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. Contact an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options.
To find if you may be eligible to file a legal claim, fill out the Free Case Review form on this page.
Treatment for a Loss of Limb
If it is necessary for an individual's limb to be amputated, a doctor will schedule the surgery. Depending on how severe the injury is, the surgery can be a simple operation or a complex one.
Once the surgery has been completed, the patient may need additional medical treatment and oversight. For example, an injury victim may have a prosthetic limb built for them. Prosthetic limbs allow accident victims more functionality.
Even if an injury victim does not receive a prosthetic limb, they will still likely need physical therapy to help to rebuild the strength in their limb. Additionally, occupational therapy may be prescribed to help patients re-learn ordinary tasks.
Sometimes accident victims who lose a limb may require therapy to handle the psychological impact of the vehicle crash. Many Arizona accident victims find that the emotional aftermath of an accident is difficult to do alone. Therefore, many passenger occupants involved in car crashes seek medical care to treat the following post-accident emotions:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Speaking with a medical professional may help accident victims to learn to manage with their new injury. Those who do seek this type of care find that they are may have a more optimal recovery.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash resulting in a loss of limb, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and any other associated costs. Phillips Law Group is prepared to help you to seek this compensation. Contact our Phoenix office to learn more.
Contact our Experienced AZ Auto Accident Attorneys
A loss of limb can leave individuals with severe emotional and physical trauma. If you or a loved one had a limb amputated due to a car accident injury, you may be eligible to seek legal action against the negligent party. At Phillips Law Group, we advise all accident victims to seek legal guidance after a vehicle crash. A knowledgeable attorney can explain state laws and how they may apply to your accident.
At Phillips Law Group, our PHX personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured individuals. We believe everyone should have access to legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. That is why our legal practice operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe us a fee, unless we recover compensation for you through a jury verdict or settlement.
Those who are uncertain of what action they would like to take are encouraged to speak with an attorney. Many Arizona accident victims are shocked to find out the number of options that they have.
To schedule a free and confidential case evaluation, please fill out the contact form on this page.