Loss of limb in a motorcycle accident, a construction accident or any type of serious accident is a monumental loss. In addition to physical and emotional pain and suffering, an amputee must deal with many practical losses and expenses, including:
- Emergency medical care, including hospitalization, surgery and recovery
- Purchase, maintenance and periodic replacement of a prosthesis
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Ongoing pain management
- Lost wages
Losing an arm or a leg is a blow to a person's self-image in many cases. It can also make daily life extraordinarily challenging. If the amputee is a young person, new artificial limbs will be needed periodically as the child or teenager continues to grow.
Depending on the type of work a person does, an amputation may require vocational rehabilitation. If an accident victim is no longer able to pursue his or her previous line of work, it may take quite a long time to become qualified for and find a new job. Lost wages, then, will be a large part of a claim for full and fair compensation in many cases.
If we represent you after a Dutchess County amputation, attorneys at Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, will work hard to help you pursue maximum available compensation. A negligent motorist, property owner or equipment manufacturer may be responsible to compensate you after a loss of limb accident.
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Whether you lost your arm or leg in a motor vehicle accident, an elevator accident or a workplace accident, our firm is prepared to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our law offices in New York today for a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers.
Kenneth Stenger is the contributing attorney to this content.