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Walnut Creek Amputation Lawyer

Any time someone loses a toe, finger, or limb, it is a traumatic experience. Traumatic amputations are those that are caused by another person’s negligence, or carelessness. Like other types of injuries, accident victims can file a claim for damages, or compensation that can help offset the cost of the injury, with the help of a Walnut Creek amputation lawyer. While the damages available in these claims are similar to those in other accident claims, there are some differences. The main differences in these claims are found below.

Home and Vehicle Remodeling

Amputations often leave people in a wheelchair when the body part that has been lost is one or both legs. This will likely result in some remodeling of the person’s home, office, or other workplace. A person may need to lower counters, widen entryways, and install ramps. This type of construction is very expensive and so, accident victims can include the cost of it in their claim.

Prosthetics

Prosthetics, or artificial limbs, are astronomically expensive. They can cost $50,000 or more, and it is usually necessary for individuals to buy additional prosthetics in the future. It is important to include the cost of current prosthetics, as well as any that may need to be bought in the future, in a claim.

Loss of Earning Capacity

Damages for loss of income are often included in accident claims but most of the time, these only cover a short period of time while the victim could not return to work. In an amputation claim though, a person may never be able to return to work. To compensate for this fact, it is important to include a loss of earning capacity within the claim. An amputation lawyer in Walnut Creek will help you determine the appropriate amount of damages to claim from the party at-fault for your loss.

Ongoing Therapy

Amputations severely impact the life of accident victims. They may have to learn how to walk again, how to perform daily tasks with only one arm, and more. All of this takes therapy and the therapy can last for many years. Due to the fact that amputations are also extremely traumatic for victims, a person may also have to undergo psychological counseling, perhaps for the rest of their life. These are also damages that can be included in a claim.

Permanent Disability and Disfigurement

When a person has suffered a permanent disability or disfigurement, the law recognizes that the individual has the right to receive compensation for this traumatic type of injury. An amputation will result in both, so an amputation victim can recover damages for them with the help of an amputation attorney in Walnut Creek.

Wrongful Death

It is a sad fact that amputation victims sometimes die from their injury. When this is the case, loved ones can file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for their funeral and burial costs, and more.

Our Walnut Creek Amputation Attorney Will Help You Recover Full Damages

If you or someone you love has suffered an amputation injury, our Walnut Creek amputation lawyer at Brod Law Firm will help you recover the full settlement you deserve. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.

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