The Robson Law Firm are amputation personal injury lawyers in Austin, Texas who help amputation survivors and their families seek justice following serious injuries in car accidents and truck accidents. Amputations can change life forever for victims and families. These injuries can be very costly, because they can involve emergency room visits involving major surgery. The long-term impact of amputation is also life-long. Individuals may need prosthetic equipment, may need to find new work, or may find themselves newly disabled and out of work.
According to the Amputee Coalition, 45% of all amputations are due to trauma, including trauma resulting from car accidents and truck accidents. Every year, 185,000 amputations occur in the U.S. If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation due to a car crash, motorcycle accident, or due to a truck accident, you may have important rights under the law. You may be entitled to seek damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and to help pay for your prosthetic devices. Individuals may be able to seek damages from insurance companies, negligent parties, and other responsible parties after a crash. The Robson Law Firm are personal injury lawyers in Austin, Texas who can take the time to review your accident report, estimate the value of your claim, identify parties responsible, and fight to help you get the compensation you may deserve under the law. The Robson Law Firm offers clients a free initial consultation during which we can review your claim and help you understand your rights. Amputation injuries can be among the most serious injuries individuals can suffer. A personal injury lawyer in Austin, Texas may be able to help you.
Amputation: Understanding the Recovery Process
Amputation victims may find themselves immediately facing surgeries, wound care management, and pain management in the days and weeks following this type of traumatic injury. While the immediate medical bills following an amputation can be expensive, it is often the long-term rehabilitation care that takes many families and patients by surprise. Prosthetics can be expensive, rehabilitation care can be costly, and many families may not have money set aside to handle these unexpected costs. Insurance may or may not always cover all of these expenses. For example, prosthetics may not always be entirely covered and the most up to date equipment may not always be covered by insurance.
Research has shown that proper rehabilitation care can make a major difference when it comes to quality of life for amputation patients. Rehabilitation following an amputation is much more than learning how to use a prosthetic limb. Limb loss can result in changed self-concept, body image, and can lead to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Individuals may need to change jobs or receive work retraining to return to work. Others who had active lifestyles before their amputation may need recreational therapy to adjust to body changes and get back to enjoying former life activities. Quality rehab can make a big difference on this journey.
A team of medical professionals may have to work with victims and families to help them adjust. Individuals may need doctors and surgeons working with them to manage wound care and pain following an amputation. Patients may need grief counselors and social workers to help them navigate the emotional challenges that follows the loss of a limb. Physical therapists can help patients learn how to use adaptive devices and prosthetic limbs. These are just some of the specialists who can help patients. Others may need vocational counselors and recreational counselors to help them return to work and other life activities. Some amputation survivors may need nursing care, home support, or adaptations to their homes. Others may benefit from alternative pain therapies.
While this can all be costly, victims and their families may be entitled to seek damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. Insurance companies may be able to pay a settlement and negligent parties may have to pay for victims’ losses. The Robson Law Firm are personal injury lawyers in Austin, Texas who may be able to help you and your family seek compensation for your losses following a crash that resulted in limb loss. However, you and your loved ones may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim under the law. The Robson Law Firm are personal injury attorneys in Austin, Texas who offer amputation survivors a free initial consultation during which we can review your case, help you understand your rights, and fight to help you get the best possible settlement under the law.
What is My Amputation Claim Worth?
Individuals who suffer amputations in car accidents might be able to seek major claims from insurance companies and negligent parties. Amputation injuries are life-altering and can impact victims for the rest of their life. These are among the most serious injuries that victims can suffer after a car crash. Limb loss survivors may need ongoing care, and may need to purchase prosthetics and adaptive equipment throughout their lives. Others may find themselves permanently disabled. The ways that limb loss can impact your life can vary, depending on the severity of the amputation.
That said, any amputation is serious. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in Austin, Texas, protect your rights. Every case is unique and the value of your claim will depend on many factors ranging from your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lifestyle before and after your crash, and whether or not you are able to return to work. How much money you earn at your job, how much the injury has impacted your active lifestyle, and other factors can play a role in the value of your claim. The Robson Law Firm are Austin, Texas personal injury lawyers who can take the time to estimate your claim, and fight to help you seek damages from responsible parties. Contact our firm today to learn more.