You or a loved one might be a victim of an amputation accident or the loss of a limb. If so, this may be a very difficult time for you. You and your family might be struggling with physical, emotional, and financial burdens.
Getting a lawyer to take care of legal matters allows you to focus on recovery and family matters. Your lawyer can help you get the financial compensation you need to care for yourself and your family. We offer free consultation. Our Dayton amputation accident lawyers want to support you.
You Could Be Eligible for Compensation After a Dayton Amputation Accident
You could recover compensation if your incident and injury were due to someone else’s negligent action or inaction. For instance, if you were injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you could recover compensation. If a loved one suffered an amputation accident in a medical procedure performed by a negligent medical professional, you could also recover compensation.
You might have lost your loved one due to their injury. In this case, you could be entitled to compensation. Depending on your situation, you could claim different damages, such as:
- Medical costs (such as hospital or care facility costs)
- Costs for rehabilitation (like physical therapy costs)
- Job training costs
- Wages you or your loved one lost due to an inability to work
- Wages you or your loved one may lose in the future
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
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You Might Have Further Problems in the Future After an Amputation
Amputation accidents can lead to future problems or complications. You and a lawyer could anticipate them and factor them into your claim. For example, you might anticipate you’ll have lower earnings in the future due to a lost capacity to earn. You can claim such problems and complications as damages.
You might also struggle with:
- Slow healing
- Blood clots
- Nerve problems
- Joint contractures
- Pain in nearby joints
- Phantom pain
- Mental/emotional problems
You should speak to a lawyer serving Dayton about such problems and complications. They may become factors in your amputation accident claim or lawsuit.
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Some of the Common Causes of Amputation Accidents Our Team Sees
Amputation accidents have many causes. Some common causes include:
- Motor vehicle crashes (including car and motorcycle accidents)
- Workplace accidents (especially construction or industrial site accidents)
- Premises liability accidents (accidents on a premises where dangerous conditions exist)
- Appliance-related accidents (due to defective or dangerous products)
- Medical malpractice (The negligence of a medical provider)
A limb may have to be amputated for one of several reasons, including:
- Preventing infection spreading to other areas of the body
- If the limb is severely damaged to the point that it’s impossible to save
- If the limb nearly detaches from the body, possibly because it was nearly severed, crushed, or torn off
The Underlying Cause of Many Amputation Incidents is Negligence
In car crashes, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases, the underlying cause is often a person or institution’s negligence. If negligence resulted in your injury, you could be entitled to compensation.
Your Amputation Lawyer Can Help You Prove Negligence
A lawyer from our firm can help you in many ways. For one, they could help you prove the other party’s negligence in your case. Proving negligence requires establishing the elements of negligence:
Duty of Care
Certain people and institutions owe you a duty of care. This is a responsibility to keep you from harm. For example, a surgeon owes you the responsibility of making sure you aren’t seriously injured during surgery. Similarly, road users owe others the responsibility of ensuring they aren’t struck by their vehicle.
Breach of Duty of Care
Once a duty of care has been established, your lawyer will have to establish that the other party was neglectful in their responsibility to keep you from harm. For instance, if another driver drove under the influence of alcohol, this is a breach of duty of care.
Next, your lawyer will have to prove that the other party’s actions (or, in some cases, inaction) resulted in the incident and your harm. If another driver struck your car with theirs and caused an injury, this is causation.
Finally, your lawyer will prove you suffered damages due to your injury. If you required amputation due to your injury, this counts. You’re likely suffering other damages related to your injury and amputation. Your lawyer in Dayton can show that these damages are due to the other party’s negligence.
To confirm negligence in your case, your lawyer could consult with experts, like a medical expert or an accident reconstructionist. Experts may agree to testify in your case and verify an affidavit of merit.
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Your Lawyer Can Negotiate a Settlement or Argue Your Case in Court
Your lawyer will try to negotiate a fair settlement with the other party’s insurer. However, if they don’t agree to a fair settlement, we can take them to court, where we’ll argue your case in front of a judge and jury.
Depending on the nature of your case, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit. If so, our firm will help you meet the filing deadline. Generally speaking, the deadline to do this is two years after an incident, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10.
Contact The Fitch Law Firm LLC Today About Your Dayton Accident
By contacting us right away, you’ll help us meet all applicable deadlines in your or your loved one’s case. You’ll also allow us to start building the case right away and give us plenty of time to strengthen it.
We’ll tell you more about our attorneys and invite you for a free consultation when you call us. When you consult with our staff members, we’ll go over your legal options with you and advise you on how to proceed. Contact The Fitch Law Firm LLC at (937) 660-4232 for your free consultation.
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