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Long Island Amputation Injury

An auto accident, motorcycle accident, or construction accident could result in a victim suffering a devastating amputation injury. Furthermore, a victim can lose a leg, arm, hand, foot, toe or finger as a result of a medical malpractice. Losing a hand, foot, arm or leg is not only painful and traumatic. It also means that the amputee will face a lifetime of disability. Whether the amputation was the result of a car accident, construction accident, or medical malpractice, amputations are always traumatic and life-changing for both the victim and the victim's family. In addition, an amputation injury can leave the victim shattered financially. If you suffered an amputation injury as a result of the negligence of another person it is important to speak with an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer for legal guidance. You could be entitled to compensation for the losses you suffered related to your injury including your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Causes of amputations

Amputation is the loss of a finger, toe, foot, hand, leg or arm. Some amputations are medically necessary due to an illness such as diabetes. In other cases they are the result of a tragic accident in which the limb is traumatically torn from the body. In still other cases an amputation becomes necessary because of a medical mistake or because of complications from another type of injury such as a bone fracture.

For example, Lora is standing in front of restaurant chatting with her friend when all of the sudden a car moves toward her at a high speed. Unable to move out of the way in time, the car hit her and pins her against the building, crushing her legs. Although the doctors and surgeons tried desperately to repair the damage to her legs, they could not. Both legs had to be amputated above the knee.

Demanding compensation

Regardless of the limb lost, the loss will have a dramatic effect on your life. In addition to the physical pain there will be emotional pain as well as a negative impact on your finances. You may end up missing a lot of work. In many cases the amputee is unable to return to the same job and ends up working for less money, or not working at all.

Through a personal injury lawsuit you can demand payment for the losses you suffered that were caused by another person's negligence. For example, you can demand payment for both your past and future medical expenses. This would include bills related to the emergency room, hospital stay, surgery, pain medication, prosthesis, physical therapy and occupational therapy. You can also demand payment for your loss of income. This refers to the paychecks that you missed because you were recovering from your injury. It may also refer to other types of compensation that you missed such as bonuses, promotions and scheduled pay increases. If you are no longer able to work, or if you have to take a job that pays less money, you may be awarded compensation for loss of future earning capacity. Another type of compensation to which you may be entitled is pain and suffering. Because losing a limb is a permanent condition that involves extreme physical pain as well as emotional suffering, you will likely receive a pain and suffering award.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you have been injured in accident that resulted in an amputation, it is important to speak to our legal team as soon as possible. Depending on the facts of your case you may have a medical malpractice claim, a product liability case, a personal injury claim, a workers' compensation claim or a wrongful death claim. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates has extensive experience successfully represented clients who have suffered serious injuries such as an amputation, back injury, traumatic brain injury, neck injury, and paralysis. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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