An amputation of a limb or extremity of your body is a very horrifying and traumatic event that will affect you and your loved ones for the rest of your life. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident resulting in a traumatic amputation, or an accident that resulted in surgical amputation, you need the most dedicated amputation lawyer San Diego has to offer. At Injury Law Group, we are dedicated lawyers that are there to help you obtain justice after an accident causing an amputation.
Why You Need the Help of a San Diego Amputation Lawyer
Accident resulting in loss of limb is referred to as traumatic amputation. Sometimes, removal of a limb may be medically necessary after an accident. This is referred to as surgical amputation. Whether you have suffered a traumatic or a surgical amputation, you will need the help of an amputation lawyer San Diego, to help you hold accountable the negligent parties who caused the accident leading to your injuries. A California amputation attorney will be able to investigate the subject accident, interview witnesses, and review police reports and medical reports, in order to determine who is responsible for your injury.
A traumatic amputation is one that occurs during an accident. It may be a total or a partial amputation. A total traumatic amputation is when a limb or extremity is ripped, torn or cut off completely during an accident. Partial traumatic amputation is when a limb or extremity is partially ripped, torn or cut off and is still attached by a bone or body tissue. Both total and partial severing of a limb are horrifying, life changing experiences. If you have been the victim of a traumatic amputation, the law provides you with legal remedies that your attorney can utilize to help you secure payment for your medical costs and to obtain justice in your claim for financial compensation from the persons who caused your injury.
Surgical amputation is one done through surgery, usually because it is determined to be medically necessary after an accident in order to save your life. If an injured limb is so severely damaged that it cannot be healed or repaired, or if the limb is infected such that it poses a danger to life, a surgeon may need to cut off the limb to prevent the spread of infection. When body tissue cannot heal itself and dies, the affected area also loses blood supply and hence loses the ability to fight infections. The affected part then becomes infected. If the affected area is not removed, the infection can spread to the entire body, causing death. Therefore, a doctor or surgeon may determine that removal of the affected area or a limb is medically necessary.
Causes for Medically Necessary Removal of a Limb
Medically necessary removal of a limb often is required after a burn victim has suffered a burn that is so severe that the affected area of the body and surrounding tissue have died. Blood flow to the affected area stops and infection sets in. A doctor or surgeon could then determine that removal of the limb is needed to prevent the spread of infection to other parts of the body. If you are suffering a severe burn, an experienced burn injury lawyer can help you ensure that you receive needed medical treatment to minimize the risk of infection.
Gunshot wounds also are a common injury leading to surgical removal of a limb. After a gunshot would, it is common for the affected area and surrounding tissue to die, leading to the onset of infection. Even if the affected area does not die, infection may set in before the injured gunshot victim can get to the hospital in time to avoid the spread of infection. A surgeon may determine that amputation surgery is necessary to prevent the spread of infection.
Other common causes of total or partial amputations include a motorcycle accident with car or truck, a train or trolley accident, a small or commercial plane crash, or a ferocious dog bite attack. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, we will provide you with legal representation by an aggressive and dedicated motorcycle attorney who is passionate about justice and will help you recover the maximum financial compensation for your injuries. If you have been in a car crash or truck accident, we will provide you with representation by an experienced car accident lawyer or truck accident lawyer who will fight for your legal rights. If your family member has been in a plane crash, a dedicated airplane accident lawyer at our firm will hold the airline or other negligence parties accountable for your family’s injury or loss.
Call for Help
After an accident leading to loss of a limb, the dedicated California personal injury attorneys at Injury Law Group can help you recover and obtain payment for your medical bills and any artificial limbs or prosthetics that you may need now or for years to come. Our San Diego amputation lawyers will fight hard to obtain the maximum financial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, and emotional trauma resulting from disfigurement. Call us today at 619-255-3900.