An amputation may seem like a nightmare to someone who has never lost an arm, leg, finger, hand or foot. People often talk about personal losses as being similar to “losing an arm or a leg.” If you have, in fact, lost an arm or a leg, you realize that it may not be the end of the world; however, you also understand that you have much to cope with – and pay for – as a result of your loss of limb, including:
- Emergency medical care
- Ongoing medical treatments
- Physical therapy
- Necessary durable medical equipment, such as a wheelchair or walker
- A prosthesis (artificial limb), which may need to be replaced periodically
The Impact of a loss of limb
You may be left with lingering phantom pain (pain that feels like it is coming from a now-absent limb), neuropathy and difficulty completing daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, cooking, cleaning and driving. You may require personal assistance from a caregiver, at least until you learn to take care of yourself with new restrictions. Your home may need remodeling, to widen doorways and lower countertops, for example, depending on the nature of your dismemberment. A skillful personal injury attorney can help ensure that all your needs are taken into account as compensation is calculated.
At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., we put our years of experience and vast knowledge of plaintiff representation for clients who have lost limbs in car accidents and workplace accidents. Our Charleston amputation injury lawyers are here to help you pursue maximum available compensation from negligent parties and other sources.
We work on a contingent fee basis. We do not get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With a West Virginia Attorney
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with a loss of limb attorney at our law offices in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.