Loss of Limb and Disfigurement
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In the United States alone there are nearly 2 million people living with limb loss. While more than half of those living with limb loss suffer from a vascular disease such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease that requires the surgical amputation of a body part, 45 percent of people living with lost limbs suffered a physical injury that was so severe the injured limb could not be saved. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 185,000 amputations occur annually in the U.S.
Losing a body part can be extremely taxing, leaving a person psychologically and emotionally scarred forever. Along with the pain suffered in the initial accident, victims must deal with the shock and trauma that comes along with losing a body part. If you have lost a limb in a car accident caused by another person’s reckless, careless or negligent actions, you may be struggling to adjust to your condition. You might be unable to go back to work and suffer from chronic pain.
Obtaining financial compensation from those parties responsible can help you with your recovery. Unfortunately, options are somewhat limited for those who have lost limbs. In some cases, those who lost a limb may be able to receive a prosthetic arm, hand or leg. Others must simply learn to adjust to life without their limb. Prosthetic limbs must be made for the individual and can be difficult to learn to use, in addition to being quite expensive.Florida Disfigurement & Loss of Limbs from Auto Accidents
Traumatic auto accident injuries can often lead to serious fractures or infections that require a limb to be amputated. People who have lost a limb usually need extensive medical care, including physical therapy and rehabilitation, which can be costly. They may suffer from constant pain, which can result in a decrease in their quality of life. They may be no longer able to care for their families or participate in activities they once enjoyed.
If you or someone you love has lost a limb in an auto accident in Tampa or St. Petersburg, a Loss of Limb Auto Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can answer your questions about pursuing compensation for your injuries. We understand that no amount of money can bring back what you have lost, but it can help you move forward and learn to deal with the consequences of your injuries.Filing a Personal Injury Claim for Damages
When you have suffered the loss of a limb or disfigurement from a car accident injury, another driver may be to blame. A driver operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding or recklessly operating their vehicle, falling asleep at the wheel, talking or texting on their cell phone or failing to observe traffic lights or signs could be held responsible for compensating an injury victim.
The loss of a limb can be a life-changing event. If you or a loved one lost a limb after a devastating car accident, you must speak to an injury attorney as soon as possible so that a proper investigation into your accident can be conducted right away before any important evidence is lost. At Whittel & Melton, our firm works closely with life care planners and other medical professionals to determine the full scope your injuries. As trial attorneys, we work aggressively to pursue the full and fair compensation from all responsible parties and their insurance companies.
We have successfully made a recovery for our clients throughout the State of Florida and in both State and Federal Court. We are ready to handle your Florida personal injury matter in any of the 67 counties. The majority of our clients live in the heart of Florida in communities such as Spring Hill, Brooksville, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Dade City, Ocala, The Villages, Bushnell, Inverness, Crystal River, Gainesville, Orlando, Jacksonville, Lakeland and Tavares. If you have suffered injuries and you think negligent behavior is the cause of the accident, contact us online or call 1-866-608-5529.