Lake City Amputation Injuries Attorneys
Amputations are extremely traumatic injuries and due to the dramatic nature that surrounds them, many people think they are also quite uncommon. Unfortunately, this is not true. There are currently about 1.9 million people in the country living with a loss of limb and many of them have been injured due to the negligent actions of another person. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s careless actions, our Lake City amputation injuries attorney can help you recover full damages for you and your family.
Understanding Amputation Injuries
It is natural to think that amputation injuries only refer to the loss of limb, such as an arm or a leg. Although these are common types of amputation injuries, there are others, as well. The term ‘amputation’ refers to the complete or partial removal of a limb or appendage. This may include an arm, a leg, or even a toe, finger, or ear. Still, amputations that affect the leg are the most common type of injury, and they can occur either above or below the knee.
When an appendage or limb is completely separated from the body, it is considered a complete amputation. Sometimes, these types of amputations occur at the accident scene and when that is the case, they are known as accidental amputations. Other times, an injury is so severe that the limb or appendage cannot be saved and so, it is removed during surgery. These injuries are known as surgical amputations. Partial amputations occur when some of the soft connective tissues remain intact, so the limb can be saved.
Recovering from an amputation is never easy, no matter the type of amputation a person suffers. Substantial blood loss is not uncommon, and a person will suffer from immobilization, at least for a certain period of time. Accident victims typically must undergo months, or even years, of physical therapy after this type of injury.
The Statute of Limitations on Burn Injuries
After suffering an amputation that was the result of someone else’s negligence, or carelessness, you may be able to file a claim for damages. Damages such as your medical expenses, lost income, and more are meant to make you as whole again as possible after an accident. To successfully pursue these damages though, you must file your claim on time.
All personal injury claims, including those involving amputation injuries are governed by a statute of limitations, or a time limit. This time limit is four years from the date of the accident that caused your injuries. If you do not file your claim within this time, you will forfeit your right to claim any financial compensation at all.
Call Our Lake City Amputation Injuries Attorney for a Free Review of Your Case
At Meldon Law, our Lake City amputation injuries attorney knows how devastating these serious injuries are, and will help you claim the full compensation you are entitled to. Call us today at 800-373-8000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options.