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Can I Be Compensated for in My Lost Limb?

By Michael LoGiudice
Founding Attorney

Accidents can happen on the road. They can happen at work. They can happen anywhere. Sometimes, the nature of the accident can lead to such devastating injuries that you lose a limb or require amputation of a limb. This can turn your entire world upside down and leave you with a feeling of immense pain and loss. It will require all of your strength and support from your loved ones to get back on track. Leave the legal battles to trusted New York personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice. Attorney LoGiudice has the skills and knowledge to handle these cases with the level of care they deserve.

What Can I Be Compensated for in My Loss of Limb Injury Case?

Whether it was an electrical saw at work or trauma sustained in a car accident, the loss of a limb or the amputation of a limb causes both extreme physical and psychological pain. The calculation of the damages in these types of cases must be handle with extreme care. There are many unique circumstances in loss of limb cases that need to be accounted for. For example, the extent of the injuries and losses of function should be discussed in depth with doctors. Additionally, prosthetic experts should be consulted. Few people realize what a patient must go through to have a prosthesis set. A prosthetic expert will also be able to relay the details about the short term and long term pain that will likely be experienced by the patient and whether the prosthesis will need to be replaced in the future.

If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you will be able to seek compensation for the following:

    Medical expenses (including surgeries)
    Future medical expenses
    Physical therapy
    Medical equipment
    Lost wages
    Loss of future earning capacity
    Counseling and therapy
    Pain and suffering

Pain and suffering damages in loss of limb cases can be substantial. Individuals who have suffered the loss of a limb in or following an accident have commonly cited experiencing:

    Loss of sleep; and
    Loss of enjoyment of life.

To help dealing with the emotional and mental pain and suffering that can accompany the loss of a limb, you may need extensive counseling to deal with the emotional trauma and grief. Phantom pain may be continuous and interfere with the enjoyment you used to find in everyday life.

Additionally, there can be substantial monetary losses when you consider that the loss of a limb may require you to enter a completely different career path. You may even require vocational training in order to begin working in a new occupation. The extent of your economic damages that can stem from loss of employment and the need to seek a new job must be carefully addressed to ensure the full extent of your losses are taken into account during the calculation of damages.

Fighting for You in The Face of Devastating Injuries.

You’ve been in an accident. You have suffered the loss of a limb. You have been through more than enough. Attorney Michael LoGiudice will lift the legal weight that can pile up on you even after you have suffered through so much. He is dedicated to fighting for his clients and tirelessly works to help ensure you receive the full and fair monetary compensation you deserve.

About the Author
Michael LoGiudice handles all personal injury and medical malpractice claims. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (1997) and has many verdicts and settlements totaling in the tens of millions of dollars.
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