It’s impossible to overstate the importance of our limbs. They support us, allow us to walk, work, and lead healthy active lives. What happens when an accidental amputation endangers that ability to lead a normal life? What rights do accidental amputees have? Amputation can be caused by a multitude of factors ranging from a car accident to the use of a dangerous product to a workplace accident. No matter what the cause, the fallout can be severe. An individual may need hospitalization and life-long medical care, including expensive prostheses, physical therapy, job training or retraining, transportation issues, and modifications to the home. In addition, an amputation can have severe emotionally traumatic effects that necessitate psychiatric treatment. All too often, the party responsible for the amputation tries to shunt off responsibility to the insurance company, who offers a paltry settlement that does not take the long-term effects of the amputation into account. This token settlement is meant to pacify and silence the victim, no matter how severe their suffering or the amputation’s impact on their daily life. At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, a token settlement is never enough. The law provides dismemberment injury victims the right to take legal action against the person whose negligence caused their injury, helping provide the care they need to continue life. This action doesn’t just help you – it can protect others from future negligence and injury and bring vital attention to the cause of accidental amputees.
We help our clients file lawsuits, investigate and gather evidence, then follow those cases through court to an amenable settlement or favorable verdict. And we have a track record of overwhelming success. For example, in March 2008, we won $9 million in the case of Contreras v. State of California, in which a teenage girl lost both legs due to a defective guard rail. We know the confusion and pain of an amputation, and we can help. Your time to file could be limited, so prompt action is necessary. Don’t let amputation end your life. Fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our personal injury lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP today for more information and a free, confidential case consultation.