An injury involving amputation is of the most serious types of personal injuries. Every year in Pennsylvania and New Jersey there are numerous car accidents and construction accidents that result in wrongful death or serious personal injuries resulting in amputation. When such a serious injury does occur to a loved one, an experienced Bucks County, Mercer County, or Philadelphia personal injury lawyer should team with the injured victim to recover fair compensation for his or her amputated body part.
Amputation can be the worst news to an injured victim. Learn how to help them cope.
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious crush injuries to bones and joints to the point that surgical repair is not an option. Rather than have infection and disease attack the body, you may be faced with one of the most difficult decisions that a human must face, whether or not to amputate. In some cases, injured victims have developed untreatable infections during the healing process after a surgery or as a result of a crushed body part. When infections cannot be controlled, amputation may be the only option.
Amputation injuries affect all parts of the injured victim’s life, from daily living activities to their career. Oftentimes, an amputation will render an otherwise employed person disabled. A Bucks County, Mercer County or Philadelphia personal injury lawyer must prove his or her client’s lost wages, loss of employability, and project the future loss of income for the amputee victim and his or her family. In addition, the personal injury lawyer must calculate the costs of the amputee’s healthcare, project the future costs of health care, and convey and explain these large money damages to an insurance company, judge, or jury.
The mental condition of an injured amputee victim should be closely monitored. The devastating physical effects of an amputation are just as severe on an amputee’s spirit. Psychological counseling should be given to victims of accidents involving amputation.
An amputee’s life is not over. Fortunately, modern medicine and engineering have developed useful prosthetics to help an amputee’s life get somewhat back to normal. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Bucks County car accident, motorcycle accident, orconstruction accident and suffered an amputation, contact the Bucks County personal injury lawyers at Saile & Saile LLP to learn more about getting your life and your family’s life back on track.