Michigan Amputation Injury Attorneys
Handling Serious Injury Claims Since 2008
When you’ve been severely injured in an accident, the last thing you need is to be represented by a firm that is so busy, it doesn’t have time to attend to your needs or even allow you to meet directly with your attorney. If you wish to pursue compensation in a personal injury claim, you deserve to be represented by a law firm that genuinely cares about what you’ve gone through and wants to see you heal. Bashore Green Law Group is comprised of caring, professional lawyers who not only get optimal results for clients, but be accessible to answer their every question and concern. Our amputation injury lawyers have served clients throughout Michigan for over a decade and can help you if you recently lost one or more limbs or body parts as a result of your accident.
What Are Amputation Injuries?
Amputation injuries involve losing a body part in either an accident or surgery. An amputation is a type of catastrophic, permanent injury that can alter your life in an instant. It may require not just immediate emergency medical care costs, but long-term healthcare costs like rehabilitation or future surgeries.
Some people with amputation injuries must undergo months of physical therapy to learn how to use other body parts to complete basic tasks. Others are forced quit their jobs, change industries, or stop working altogether. Many amputations are traumatic and victims and suffer from psychological stress and PTSD for years.
All of this is to say that if someone’s negligence contributed to your accident and amputation injuries, you shouldn’t be the one to pay out of pocket for all your expenses. Filing a personal injury claim against the person or party responsible is your best chance of achieving justice and obtaining the full amount of compensation you need now and in the future.
According to the National Limb Loss Information Center, upper-limb amputations, or amputations of arms, account for most trauma-related amputations. Other common types of amputation injuries include:
- Below the knee amputations (legs)
- Appendage amputations, including fingers and toes
- Hip disarticulation (removal of leg up to hip joint)
- Hemipelvectomy (removal of entire leg, including part of pelvis)
If you’re suffering from your amputation after an accident, it’s important to know you’re not alone---roughly 2 million people in the U.S. have lost limbs before and learned to adapt to their new lives. Our amputation injury lawyers understand how much pain you must be in and can handle the details of your case so you have one less thing to stress out about.
How Amputations Occur
When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, our attorneys have seen two main types of amputations: traumatic amputations and surgical amputations.
Traumatic amputations involve any loss of limb or appendage that occurs in an accident. Car accidents, accidents involving explosions, and machinery accidents are common accidents that involve loss of limb. Because it can take time for victims to receive medical attention in the aftermath of an accident, it’s often impossible for the limb to be reattached.
Surgical amputations, on the other hand, describe amputations that occur when medical professionals remove a limb or appendage after an accident. This is medically necessary in cases where a limb has been crushed, because when blood supply to a limb is lost, the cells in the tissue of that limb die. This is how necrosis sets in. Individuals can suffer crushed limbs when they’re pinned beneath their vehicles in car accidents, or when they’ve been injured by heavy machinery, which is common among construction workers.
In addition to these main types of amputation injuries, amputations could also occur after an infection sets in. When an infection becomes severe, it can kill the tissue in the affected area, making amputation of the nearby limb necessary. Vascular disease can also cause decreased blood flow to a limb and require amputation, too.
Why You Need an Attorney
Amputations often require major medical costs. As if your emergency medical costs from surgeries to medications, you’ll likely also have to pay for physical therapy and equipment like prosthetics and wheelchairs. All of these bills can quickly add up, especially when you’ve had to quit your job and are no longer receiving income. People with amputation injuries can find themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions in debt.
Filing a personal injury claim with the help of a caring law firm like Bashore Green is the best way to hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries while also covering your damages. Our amputation injury lawyers have recovered millions for our clients since 2008.
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