Glendale Amputation Injury Attorneys
Losing a limb changes your life forever. Even the loss of toes or fingers will have a serious impact on your ability to work, your self-confidence, your social presence, and your ability to engage in life’s activities. The pain, discomfort, and medical treatment take a toll, both physically and emotionally. If you have suffered an amputation caused by the negligence of another person, you may have a legal right to compensation for your pain and losses.
Amputation is defined as the severing of a limb or a digit, whether as the immediate result of an injury, as the result of a surgery to save your life, or a means to prevent further damage. In some rare cases, a severed limb can be reattached and retain some level of function, but in many cases, this is not possible.
Whether an amputation is partial (a limb partially severed) or full (the arm, leg, hand, or another body part entirely detached from the body), complications such as excessive bleeding, infection, and nerve damage are common. Amputation - whether it’s an arm, a leg, a hand, or a foot - is a catastrophic injury, meaning it is so severe that the victim’s future life is permanently affected.
Our team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC will thoroughly evaluate all factors of your case to identify the liable party or parties, and the amount of compensation that should be pursued when negotiating a settlement or filing a lawsuit. For another party to be considered liable, the following facts must be established:
- Duty: The other party had a duty (a legal obligation) to the injured party (such as driving safely);
- Breach: The duty of care was breached by the actions of the other party; and
- Cause: This breach was the cause of the amputation injury.
Common types of accidents that result in amputations due to carelessness or negligence include:
- Car accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Burn injuries (where the burn leads to amputation);
- Construction accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Bicycle accidents; and
- Accidents in the workplace.
If you have suffered an amputation due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to several types of damages, including:
- Short-term medical costs;
- Long-term medical costs (physical therapy, prosthetics, etc.);
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of wages;
- Lost earning capacity;
- Loss of quality of life;
- Disability damages; and
- Vehicle and home alterations.
At Aghabegian & Associates, PC we review and evaluate the facts in your case to determine the level of compensation you deserve after an accident resulting in amputation. We tirelessly pursue the maximum possible in damages for our clients. Our knowledge and reputation let us negotiate a fair settlement out of court, but as trial lawyers we are prepared to take your case to court if necessary.
Insurance companies and their teams of corporate defense attorneys will attempt to pay out as little compensation as possible. Without the support and knowledge of a skilled Glendale injury attorney, you are at risk of accepting a settlement offer far lower than you deserve. You need legal firepower to help you pursue the maximum compensation. Our team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC takes on personal injury cases on a contingency basis – no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Our legal team has over 40 years of combined experience representing injury victims, and an impressive record of success in personal injury law. With $125 million secured for clients in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley, you can be assured that if we take on your amputation case, we will go the distance for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury resulting in amputation, contact us today at (818) 507-4311 to schedule a free consultation.