Amputations & Fractures
When you suffer a devastating injury to a limb or lose a limb in an accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can provide comprehensive information and advice about what to expect with your injury, and about how to obtain the compensation you are entitled – and need – after a serious injury. The attorneys at the Christiansen Law Offices, provide zealous advocacy for injured accident victims in Las Vegas. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help.
When a pedestrian’s foot is run over by a car, a construction worker’s hand is dismembered in a machine, or an adult’s leg is mangled in a car crash, a lifetime of challenges will follow. Compound fractures, the loss of a limb, and other disfiguring injuries to the limbs require extensive medical treatment including ongoing rehabilitative therapy.
Our attorneys at Christiansen Law Offices help clients pursue compensation for their medical expenses, assistive devices, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our 50 years of trial experience has proven successful in demonstrating the unique circumstances that set amputation cases apart from the rest:
- Assistive devices: While advancements in technology make prosthetics continually better for amputee victims, there is never an honest replacement for the loss of a limb. Amputees will require significant physical and occupational therapy to become accustomed to, and gain flexibility using, the prosthetic limb. Years down the road, they may require a replacement prosthetic. We identify these issues when pursuing compensation.
- Emotional suffering: While prosthetics and physical therapy may enable mobility, the emotional scars may never fully heal. Losing a finger, arm, leg, or other extremity in an accident is a terrifying experience. Counseling may be necessary to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), loss of self-esteem, and feelings of inadequacy. We ensure current and future emotional needs are fully addressed in pursuing compensation.
- Pain: Pain can have newfound meaning for individuals who have suffered the amputation of a limb. Untreated wounds can become infected and cause significant pain. Sensory pain, itchiness, sharpness or other sensations in the amputated limb (phantom pain) can be frustrating, especially when management of the pain is difficult. Professional pain management should also be considered by the insurance company or jury.
In some cases, the procedure of amputating a limb is a lifesaving procedure. However, when the loss of the limb results from an accident or the underlying reason to sacrifice the limb originated from an accident or medical negligence, our trial attorneys advocate for full financial recovery for our clients. We represent victims of motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, and other serious accidents. We also represent victims of medical malpractice, such as surgical errors that led to wrongful amputation.
Let us help you
If you have suffered a severed limb, a compound fracture that refused to heal, or other disfigurement to your limbs, we can help. Contact us online or by phone at 702-570-9262 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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