California Attorneys Seek Compensation for Loss of Limb Injuries
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The loss of a limb can be emotionally devastating as well as physically debilitating. When that loss comes as the result of someone’s negligence, you deserve compensation not only for your medical bills but for your pain, suffering and the loss of quality of life. For decades, the personal injury lawyers at Mastagni Holstedt, APC in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga have fought for victims of catastrophic injury to help them receive the compensation they deserve. If you have undergone an amputation due to injuries suffered in an accident, we will thoroughly investigate the circumstances to identify parties who may bear responsibility and will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf.
Common causes of amputation in California
In our law practice, we have had extensive experience with catastrophic injuries that change our clients’ lives forever. We are familiar with amputations resulting from:
- Auto, truck or motorcycle accidents
- Crush injuries
- Dog attacks
- Power tool injuries
- Severe burns
You may be able to pursue compensation from the person who caused the harm that led to the amputation. This could be a careless or reckless driver, a negligent dog owner or a company that produced a defective consumer product. In a case where a limb was lost due to disease or a medical condition, you may have a cause of action for medical malpractice if, for example, a misdiagnosis delayed treatment to the point where amputation was necessary.
Amputations arising from injuries in the workplace
If the accident that resulted in the loss of a limb occurred on the job, your remedy might be limited to workers’ compensation, as the law prohibits you from suing your employer for negligence. In that case, we can help you maximize your compensation award and help you access other benefits, like job retraining and long-term disability.
In some situations, like construction accidents, a third party with whom you do not have a coworker or employer-employee relationship could have caused the accident. If so, you may be able to file a third-party lawsuit for personal injury, which would allow you to recover extensive damages, including pain and suffering, rather than just wage replacement and disability.
Seeking maximum damages available for amputation injuries
If another person is responsible for the injury that caused your amputation, you are entitled to sue to recover your economic losses, including:
- Lost earnings and future lost earnings
- Medical expenses and future medical expenses
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Cost of prosthesis and other medical devices
But since an amputation causes emotional as well as physical harm, it’s important that you also obtain compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
As your advocates, we are determined to help you maximize your recovery through a settlement or a court verdict. You can rely on our skills as negotiators and as litigators, if a trial is necessary.
Contact a qualified California attorney to discuss your amputation injury claim
If you or a loved one has endured an amputation due to some person’s negligent act or omission, Mastagni Holstedt, APC can provide assistance with your claim. Contact us online or call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga or Pleasanton. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.