Loss of Limb
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, the vehicles 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 individuals limb has been severely injured, the limb may be to amputated to prevent keep the occupant from bleeding to death.
If you or a family member has lost a limb during a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. In Arizona, 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 youre eligible to file a legal claim, fill out the Free Case Review form on this page.
Treatment for a Loss of Limb
After it has been determined that an individuals limb needs to be amputated, a doctor will schedule a 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 perform everyday tasks.
Even if an injury victim does not receive a prosthetic limb, they will still need to undergo physical therapy to rebuild the strength in their limb. In addition, occupational therapy may be prescribed to help patients re-learn ordinary tasks with or without their prosthetic limb. Accident victims often find therapy to be a very grueling process.
Sometimes even more importantly, accident victims who suffer from a loss of limb may require therapy to handle the psychological impact of the vehicle crash. Many Arizona accident victims find that dealing with the accident aftermath is difficult to do alone. Therefore, many passenger occupants involved in traffic crashes seek medical care to treat the following post-accident emotions:
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Speaking with a medical professional will help the accident victim to learn to deal with their new injury, the feelings that they have regarding the accident, and how they can positively view their life. Sadly, many accident victims are under the false impression that they will be able to handle these emotions and feelings on their own. Those who do seek this type of care find that they are able to recover from the collision with much more ease.
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 costs associated with the motor vehicle accident. Phillips Law Group is prepared to help you to seek this compensation at your earliest convenience, 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 the states laws and how they apply to your accident.
At Phillips Law Group we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured individuals. We believe everyone should have access to legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. Thats why our legal practice operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that you dont owe use a fee, unless we receive a favorable outcome for you legal claim, either through a jury verdict or a 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.