There are millions of accidents that occur each year that can cause harm to you or your loved ones. These accidents vary from those that are minor in nature to those that are much more severe. In every accident, the risk of injury is high. While some individuals are fortunate enough to escape without any serious injuries, the fate of others are not so secure. Many individuals are left with serious injuries that have a devastating impact on their daily lives. One example of a serious injury that is common after an accident is amputation. When you are injured, our attorneys want to help you determine if you qualify for relief. For a risk free initial consultation, contact Colombo Law today.
Understanding Amputations and its Effects
An amputation is a surgical procedure that removes all or part of an individual’s limb. Amputations commonly occur to resolve injuries to one’s fingers or hands, feet or toes, arms, and legs. Amputations normally require an anesthetic and a hospital stay once the procedure is complete. This is because close monitoring is necessary after an amputation occurs to ensure that no complications arise. In most cases, an individual who has recently received an amputation will also require ongoing physical therapy to learn to survive without the amputated limb. Many quickly learn that the effects of amputations are lifelong and often debilitating.
Causes of Amputations in Accidents
There are a variety of reasons why amputations may be necessary. Two common methods of amputations in the event of an accident are trauma or surgery.
- Trauma: A amputation caused by trauma is one that occurs outside of the hospital setting. In these cases, one’s limb is fully or partially severed at the time of the accident. When the individual arrives for treatment, medical personnel must make the determination of whether or not the limb can be reattached.
- Surgery: A surgical amputation is intentionally completed by medical personnel as a form of treatment for not only infections and/or diseases, but also those situations where an accident occurs and an individual’s limb cannot be saved.
Contact an Attorney Today
Losing a limb impacts one’s life in every single sense. Not only does the injury take a toll on one’s emotions because of all the changes and adjustments necessary, victims also suffer financially. This is why our attorneys use the law in West Virginia to get the maximum amount of recovery for our clients seeking justice for injuries caused by another individual’s negligence.
If you have been injured in an accident, you need a lawyer. Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance you deserve.