Man sitting down with his amputated leg crossed over his other foot

Maybe it was a motorcycle crash that caused you to lose your arm, or maybe it was a dog bite that caused you to lose your leg, or maybe it was a different kind of accident that resulted in the amputation of an arm, finger, foot or toe. Regardless of the limb or digit that you lost, you may have the right to recover damages from the person who caused your accident if that person acted negligently.

Given the significant permanent injury that you have suffered, it is important to do everything that you can to protect your legal rights before the statute of limitations expires and you can no longer make a legal or financial recovery. Our experienced lawyers are here to help you at every step of the way.

The First Step Is Recognizing the Extent of Your Injury and Damages

The costs of an amputation can be significant and the impact on your life can be serious. Some of the costs that you should consider include your:

  • Medical needs. This may include multiple surgeries and ongoing doctors’ appointments.
  • Rehabilitation costs. Rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy and occupational therapy may help with your recovery.
  • Prosthetics. A prosthetic device may help you adjust to a missing limb or digit. However, the long-term costs can be significant.
  • Lost income. You may be unable to work or unable to earn the same income that you did prior to your accident injury.
  • Pain and suffering. You have suffered a significant loss. You may be able to recover damages or disfigurement, emotional distress, physical pain and diminished quality of life.

In general, all of the costs associated with your accident injury and resulting disability should be compensated by the person whose negligence caused your injury or that person’s insurer.

The Second Step Is Protecting Your Recovery

You may have no doubt in your mind about who caused your injury and how that injury happened. However, in order to recover damages you are going to have to prove that person’s negligence to that person’s insurance company or in a court of law. This will require evidence about the accident and about the extent of your injuries.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you protect your legal rights beginning on the day of the accident until you recover the damages that you deserve. We will make sure that you meet all legal deadlines, that you comply with all court rules, that all relevant evidence is gathered, and that compelling arguments on your behalf so that you recover from your personal injury. For more information, contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule a free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.