Approximately two million people in the United States have lost a limb through surgical or traumatic amputation due to an accident. Forty-five percent of those individuals lost their limb due to some type of trauma. According to the Amputee Coalition, another 185,000 new amputations occur every year. The loss of a limb is devastating regardless of how it occurs; however, when it occurs as the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages.
At the Law Offices of Matt & Allen in Lafayette, Louisiana, our experienced personal injury attorneys represent the interests of accident victims who have suffered amputations or other injuries that require surgery. We help Lafayette accident victims receive the compensation they deserve.
Surgical and Nonsurgical Amputations
Some accident victim’s injuries are so traumatic that the only way to save the person’s life is to amputate the limb surgically. For example, when a person is in an automobile accident and a limb is partially severed or severely mutilated, the physicians may have no choice but to amputate the limb in order to save the person’s life.
Nonsurgical amputation occurs when a person is involved in an accident that causes a limb to be severed. Common causes of amputation include:
- Automobile accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Accidents involving defective products
- Offshore accidents
- Accidents involving farm equipment
- A variety of other situations or accidents
Regardless of whether the amputation is surgical or nonsurgical, the result is a lifetime of medical and personal care including reconstructive surgery, physical therapy, and expensive prosthetics. Our amputation attorneys will help you recover compensation from the negligent party and provide for your needs and the needs of your family.
Accidents that Require Surgery
Even if the accident you are in does not result in an amputation, your injury may require surgery. Surgery is an invasive procedure that could require extensive physical therapy and months of recovery, which is painful and usually results in permanent scarring and disfigurement. Some victims are left with permanent disabilities that change their lives forever. Whether you were injured in a car accident that required immediate surgery or a workplace accident that eventually required surgery, you deserve compensation for your damages.
In most accident cases, you are entitled to receive compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, permanent scarring and disfigurement, physical pain, and emotional suffering. Our attorneys aggressively work to ensure that you receive justice from the party that caused your surgery or amputation.
Contact an Experienced Lafayette Surgery and Amputation Attorney
If you or a family member has suffered injuries due to an accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Matt & Allen. We focus our law practice on helping accident victims receive a fair and just settlement for their damages. While a financial settlement can never replace what you have lost or return you to the condition you were in prior to the accident, monetary compensation will help you and your family afford rehabilitation, prosthetics, medical care, and physical care as you continue to recover from your injuries.