Car Accident Amputation
As if a car accident isn’t bad enough, an amputation caused by a car accident can seem too much to bare. It is unimaginably frightening to find yourself swirling through the air inside your car but that fright is compounded by 10 when you realize the pain you feel is devastating damage imposed on one of your limbs. A car accident can completely sever a limb from the body but it can also crush or rip the limb into such a damaged state, a doctor must remove it to prevent further damage. When you as a driver have nothing to provoke the accident, all this pain, suffering and cost is all the worse. Fortunately, California state law allows for victims of a car accident amputation to seek recompense for their damages if they are not at fault.Costs of a Car Accident Amputation
Amputation costs from any type of accident are exorbitant. Beginning from the initial emergency room visit all the way through the rest of the victim’s life, there will be medical costs and life expenses that would not normally be an issue if the accident and amputation had not occurred. The most often incurred expenditures include:
- Primary and future rehabilitation
- Physical therapy, learning to use prosthetics
- Emotional and mental health therapy
- Prosthetics and related supplies and equipment
- Wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and mobility equipment
- Pain management, medicines and medical supplies
- Infections, bed sores, and other additional injuries
Initially, most medical related expenses related to the car accident amputation will be covered by the insurance companies. This is not always going to be the case, however. Law requires that accident cases be settled by negotiations and if not, then by court proceedings. It is through that process that legal agreements are made and the negligent party or parties deemed responsible for the financial burden of the accident.How to Win a Car Accident Amputation Case?
The single, solitary way to win a car accident amputation case is to prove some other person or party is responsible in a clearly understandable way. To gather the evidence and documentation necessary to do this, a skilled personal injury lawyer will undertake a labor-intensive investigation into the accident variables. Some of the things included in the investigation will include:
- Police documents and accident reports
- Witness testimony
- Medical records and doctor’s statements
- Video and pictures of the accident scene and surrounding area
Monetary recompense from a car accident amputation is given to victims for healthcare debts. It is also intended to pay for other things that were irreversibly altered and will take some changes in the way you live your life to accommodate. If you lose a limb in a car crash, here are some of the ways your life will need to change:
- In-home medical care may be needed temporarily or long-term
- Quality of life problems happen when the use of hands or feet are taken away.
- Different cars and vans are required for people without legs, feet, arms or hands so they may drive.
- Home modification remodels must take place for the amputee to feel contented and capable in their home.
- Pain and suffering, bodily and mentally, caused by an amputation can be compensated for monetarily.
- Lost revenue from not being able to work without the use of a limb, or earn the same amount of income, can be repaid in court.
Experiencing an amputation due to a car accident is traumatic. It is life-changing, especially if you are not at fault for the accident. Fortunately, a skilled personal injury attorney will be able to help life get back to normal as soon as possible.