Florida Personal Injury Claims: Amputations and Loss of Limbs
The loss of a limb in an accident is devastating. It is a catastrophic injury that will have life-altering effects on the victim and their family. While there is nothing that can truly make up for this type of loss, victims are entitled to recover substantial financial recovery. Sadly, the big insurance companies try to systematically undervalue loss of limb injury claims. If you or a loved one suffered an injury that required an amputation, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Tampa catastrophic injury attorney immediately.
Types of Accidents That Can Result in Amputations
While the loss of a limb can occur in a wide variety of situations, these catastrophic injuries most often occur because of an accident in a ‘high risk’ circumstance. Some example of accidents that most often lead to very severe injuries include:
- Auto accidents;
- Motorcycles accidents;
- Commercial truck accidents;
- Aviation accidents; and
- Medical malpractice claims.
Compensation Available for Amputation Victims
Through a Florida personal injury claim, an amputation victim can recover compensation that accounts for the full extent of their losses. This includes both a victim’s direct economic losses as well as any non-economic losses. Depending on the specific facts of your claim, we may be able to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses;
- Rehabilitation services and physical therapy;
- Mental health counseling;
- Medication and medical equipment;
- Lost wages and loss of earning power;
- Long-term disability;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Disfigurement and loss of life enjoyment.
Amputation Victims Face Unique Challenges
Recovering fair compensation can be difficult in any personal injury case. Though, it is especially challenging for amputation victims because:
- Amputation claims tend to have a high dollar value;
- Amputation injuries require long-term, often life-long, medical attention; and
- Victims sustain substantial intangible damages, included tremendous pain and suffering and the loss of lifestyle enjoyment.
As a purely practical matter, these claims are simply difficult to put a fair dollar figure on. Unfortunately, the big insurance companies will try to take advantage of this fact. They often try to get amputation victims to agree to lowball settlement offers. Please do not agree to a settlement offer that is less than the full value of your damages. Remember, the insurance company is not on your side. Instead, the company is looking out for its own financial interests. You need an aggressive attorney by your side who can face down the insurance company and who can protect your right to a full and fair recovery.
Were You Severely Injured in Tampa Bay?
We are here to help. At Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group, our compassionate personal injury team has extensive experience handling catastrophic injury claims, including cases involving loss of limb and amputations. If you have been seriously injured, please call our office today at (813) 242-4404 to set up a free review of your case. From our office in Tampa Bay, we vigorously represent clients throughout the region, including in Hillsborough County, Pasco County and Pinellas County.