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Liability in Amputation Cases

If an injury results in an amputation, the guilty party is liable for the amputation expenses and present and future losses associated with it. To determine the fault in an accident leading to an amputation, it is important to conduct a thorough independent investigation of all the facts of the case. An amputation attorney can help determine the cause of the injury and identify the party at fault. An experienced amputation lawyer will then seek compensation from all liable parties on behalf of the clients. Responsible parties are those that are liable under the law. Liable parties in an amputation case may include:

  • A driver who caused the accident resulting in an amputation;
  • An employer;
  • A trucking company;
  • A maintenance company responsible for maintenance and service of a vehicle involved in an accident;
  • A bar, restaurant or another business that sells alcohol;
  • A manufacturer, designers, retailer of a defective product;
  • A manufacturer and distributor of a drug responsible for an amputation;
  • A dog owner;
  • A person responsible for assault or another violent crime that inflicted the injury;
  • A construction company;
  • An owner, possessor or occupier of the property where a person was injured.

The Lassen Law Firm, one of the top Philadelphia personal injury firms, has the experience, knowledge, and resources to investigate your amputation case and prepare it for trial or settlement. If you or a loved one has been a victim of an accident resulting in an amputation, contact the Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers of the Lassen Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your options. The skilled Pennsylvania amputation lawyers at the Lassen Law Firm are here to discuss your case and evaluate your losses.

Amputation injuries in Philadelphia can occur at any time, any place, and can range from slight to severe. It takes time to figure out what sort of injury you have, whether or not you need to go to a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. Taking the time to figure out what type of injury you have or what type of injury you may experience in cases of personal injury is the best way to arm yourself with the right information to get yourself back on track after a personal injury.

Minor Amputation:

The first type of amputation that may occur in instances of personal injury are those amputations that are relatively minor. This could mean fingers, toes, or any other extremity that is not necessary for the successful day to day function of the individual. Though these body parts make day to day life easier, the loss of these extremities are not completely necessary for the proper function of an individual. This could mean that these individuals that experience minor amputations can still work, can still function, and are at most uncomfortably changed. This type of injury often does not lead to any other health issues that can hinder the everyday life of those that are injured. This type of injury is common with fingers and toes being smashed, frost bite, and other minor injuries.

Intermediate Amputation:

This is the second type of amputation that may be experienced. This generally means having hands, feet, large numbers of fingers and toes, or even other body parts removed. Again, this type of amputation rarely results in secondary injury that can affect the overall quality of life of the individual. However, this intermediate level of amputation is likely to affect the overall function of the individual in daily life. This could mean that these individuals are no longer able to work, have difficulty doing every day tasks, and even those that are nearly unable to function as they would have prior to the personal injury. This type of injury is common with car accidents, bad breaks, and other serious injuries.

Serious Amputations:

The last type of amputation to deal with is of course serious amputations. This is any amputation that results in the partial or complete removal of body parts. This can be entire legs, entire arms, partial limbs, and more. This type of injury is often most common in serious injury cases. These types of amputation are not terribly common but are certainly common enough to worry about. These types of injury are often related to secondary issues that may arise. Serious amputation can result in bone spurs, infection, serious issues related to the surgery, and more. This type of amputation can result in tons of other issues and very nearly always makes it impossible for those injured to return to the life that they lived prior to the injury.

Dealing with Amputation:

Though amputation may be the only option in the case of some injuries, it is necessary to learn a thing or two about how to deal with both the surgery and the issues that follow. Taking the time to talk to your doctor both before and after amputation surgery is the best way to figure out how to deal with the issue. Having the proper information is the best way to be sure that you know what to ask, how to ask, and when to ask both your doctor and your lawyer.

After you have sustained an amputation injury, you need a top personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia to get you money damages for your pain and suffering, disfigurement and disability. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers will get you the maximum possible compensation available under Pennsylvania law.

Personal Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania

A person whose limb or extremity has been amputated due to an injury inflicted by the negligence of another, has a right to receive compensation for his/her damages under Pennsylvania law. A personal injury attorney assists clients in preparation for trial and calculating the financial recovery an injured client is entitled to. In an amputation case, one of the most important processes is calculation of damages and proving the value of a lost arm, leg, finger, etc. An experienced amputation attorney works with different medical experts in preparation a case for a trial. In addition, a personal injury lawyer will talk to surgeons to determine if future medical surgeries or procedures are recommended for someone suffering an amputation of an arm, leg or body part. If a prosthetic arm or leg is required, the cost of replacement of such prosthetic leg or arm is also taken into account. Our experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyers at the Lassen Law Firm will work hard to make sure you receive the highest compensation for your loss.

When the Lassen Law Firm represents amputation victims, our amputation lawyers do our own investigation regarding fault, liability, and damages. If you have been in an accident that resulted in an amputation, please contact the Lassen Law Firm for a free consultation. At the Lassen Law Firm, we handle personal injury, wrongful death and survival action lawsuits on a contingency basis. This means we absorb all fees and costs until we have successfully secured compensation for your injuries. We do not get paid unless you get paid. We understand the hardships you and your family face, and we are here to help. In addition to amputation cases, we also handle other personal injury and wrongful death claims, including defective product and medical malpractice cases. Let the Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania amputation attorneys, serve you.

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