The loss of a limb is a major traumatic event for many reasons. Regardless of how you lost the limb, you will have a long and expensive road ahead of you. If the loss of your limb was due to the negligence of someone else, you could be entitled to compensation. There are several different things that you can be compensated for.
Medical Bills and Rehabilitation
When you are suing for loss of a limb, you will sue for more than your past or current medical bills. You will also be able to get compensation for future medical bills. This is important because full recovery from amputation can take quite some time and many doctors’ visits. Once a prosthesis can be obtained and fitted, physical therapy to learn how to use the prosthesis will be necessary. There may be additional medical expenses in the future. You can get confirmation of potential future medical bills from your doctors.
Cost of Current and Future Prosthesis
A prosthesis can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000. Most people are not able to afford one on their own. These prosthetics are also only good for three to five years. That means that you will need a replacement at least every five years for the rest of your life.
Pain and Suffering
You can often get compensation for pain and suffering when you have an amputation that is the fault of another party. Pain and suffering is easily established due to the traumatic nature of the event and the massive impact it has on the rest of your life.
You will lose at least some income while you are recovering from your amputation. Depending on your career, you may be finding yourself unable to perform your job without your limb. You are generally entitled to compensation for these lost wages, or for a career change if applicable.
If you have been in any kind of accident that led to amputation and it was due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for information about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Or call us today for an appointment for a free consultation.