One of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain in an accident is the loss of a limb. Losing a limb is painful, traumatic, and life-changing. After losing a limb, you may experience a wide range of disabilities that will have a global impact on your ability to enjoy life and perform daily activities.
If your injuries were the result of the fault of another, you have the right to bring a personal injury claim and demand financial compensation for each and every type of damage you suffered including economic and non-economic losses.
Each case is unique and based upon the facts and circumstances presented. In order to ensure that you have the best chances of success with your claim, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced and dedicated team of lawyers who will immediately get to work to investigate your accident, preserve evidence and build a strong case for you. Call (212) 732-2929 to contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates. We are standing by to help you fight for the fair and just compensation you deserve. Many Different Types of Accidents Can Cause Limb Loss
Johns Hopkins Medicine notes that there are many different traumatic accidents that can cause the loss of a limb and the pain and emotional harm that results therefrom. Some of these types of accidents include:
- Single or multiple vehicle car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Falls from a height
- Crushing accidents
- Being injured by a defective product, like a power tool
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Truck accidents
- Recreational accidents
You may have suffered an injury due to circumstances not included on this list. Even if you are not sure that you have a strong claim, you should contact our lawyers so that we can carefully review your rights.
Recoverable Damages Following a Loss of Limb Incident
If your injuries were the fault of another, you have the right to demand financial compensation for each and every type of damage you have suffered and may continue to suffer for the rest of your life. These damages usually fall into the following categories:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional damages
- Future pain and suffering for all permanent injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages suffered in the past and anticipated into the future
- Lost earning capability
- Loss of pension benefits
- Mental distress
- Medical and hospital bills
- Future medical and hospital bills that are anticipated into the future
- Reimbursement for all medical equipment, medications, therapy, and adaptations around the home
- Any other out of pocket expenses you suffered or will suffer
Proving Fault and Liability in a Personal Injury Case
How does your lawyer prove your personal injury case? It begins and ends with evidence. For your case to succeed, you will need to prove that another party caused your injury. You cannot simply allege that someone caused your accident. You have to prove it.
The experienced and dedicated lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are ready to get to work fighting for you. In many instances, the difference between a strong case and a weak one is the quality and thoroughness of the investigation your lawyer performs to uncover the legal proof necessary to prove your case. The sooner we begin to investigate the unique facts and circumstances of your accident, preserve evidence, and build your claim, the better chance we have of maximizing your financial recovery.
If we agree to accept your case, our investigation may include obtaining all police and accident reports, scene and injury photographs, video footage, witness statements, safety documents, vehicle specifications, expert evaluations in accident reconstruction or worksite safety, sworn statements from all involved parties, all hospital and medical records, medical expert evaluations and anything else that builds a strong claim for trial before a jury if necessary.
Once we have enough evidence to demonstrate fault, prove your damages, and how those injuries will affect you for the rest of your life, we will present this information to the liable party or parties’ representative. The at-fault parties have a right to negotiate a fair settlement of your case but if they do we prepare every case for trial before a jury.
If You Have Been Injured By Someone’s Negligence, Follow This Advice
The actions you take immediately after an accident can have a serious impact on the strength of your claim. Be sure to follow this advice:
- Call the police
- Request that a police or incident report be completed
- Obtain the names and contact information of all witnesses
- Secure photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Request emergency medical attention
- Do not discuss your accident with representatives of the at-fault party
- Do not post on social media regarding your accident
- Follow all medical instructions
- Consult our lawyers immediately
- Retain all records and receipts
Don’t Waive Your Right to Compensation By Missing Important Deadlines
Regardless of the severity of your injuries in an accident, there are time limitations that limit your right to recovery. If you fail to file your claim for benefits or damages, you may be forever barred from receiving the financial compensation you deserve.
Don’t delay. Our lawyers provide a free consultation and if we accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee unless you receive compensation. Call today at (212) 732-2929 so that we can fight for you while you recover from your injuries.