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Illinois Personal Injury Claims Involving Amputation of a Limb

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A personal injury claim is a legal action that allows an injured person to pursue financial compensation for the damages, or losses, caused by an injury. Often these injuries are the result of work accidents, car accidents, or other incidents caused by another party’s negligence. Amputations are considered “catastrophic injuries,” meaning that they have a profound impact on the injured person’s life. If you or a loved one suffered limb loss in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses and other damages as a result of the injury.

Pursuing Compensation After a Traumatic Amputation

Few injuries compare to amputations. The loss of a hand, arm, leg, or foot can lead to long-term medical complications, severe pain, and permanent disability. Consequently, the compensation awarded to an amputation victim in a personal injury claim is often considerable. Traumatic amputations are often the result of:

If another person or entity’s negligence led to your amputation accident, you may be entitled to damages. The party liable for your accident may be a negligent property owner who allowed a hazardous condition to exist on his or her property, an unsafe driver, a manufacturing company that made a dangerously defective product, or a number of other parties.

Types of Damages in an Amputation Injury Case

An amputation can require hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical treatment. You may be entitled to compensation for past medical bills incurred by your injury as well as the estimated future costs that your injury will likely incur. You could be entitled to compensation for:

  • Emergency room treatment and hospital care

  • Specialist care and doctor’s visits

  • Surgery

  • Medical testing

  • Prosthetics

  • Medical equipment such as a wheelchair or crutches

  • Modifications to your home needed to make it accessible

  • Rehabilitative care including occupational therapy and physical therapy

  • Psychological therapy and other mental health services

You could also be entitled to compensation for the income you have lost due to past and future missed work. If your injuries have impaired your ability to earn an income, you may also be compensated for the harm caused to your earning capacity. You may also be entitled to compensation for your intangible losses including your physical pain, mental suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Contact a Champaign Amputation Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident that resulted in an amputation, contact a Peoria personal injury attorney from Kanoski Bresney to discuss your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenditures, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call us today at 888-826-8682 to arrange a free consultation today.

 

Source:
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000006.htm

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