Has An Accident Resulted In Amputation?

Mar 16, 2010

Many people take the simple things in life for granted, such as the ability to carry a bag of groceries, hold a baby, or take a stroll in the park. However, for people who have had a limb amputated as a result of an accident, the simple things are no longer so simple. Day-to-day activities now require the help of another person, if not some sort of equipment like a wheelchair or prosthetic limb.

In addition to the difficulty that comes with losing a limb, there is often a large financial cost as well. Many people must discontinue work, or at the very least take a long leave of absence, in order to recover from the accident and learn how to deal with life without the missing limb. As a result, there are bills that can go unpaid, in addition to the numerous medical bills stemming from the accident.
When an amputation occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence, such as in a car crash, the amputee can recover money for their injury, pain and suffering, and to cover their medical bills. It is usually the best course of action to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney who can give you an idea of how much money you may be able to recover. The laws may vary some from state to state and the attorneys in your own state would best know laws applicable to your case.
The legal process of filing a lawsuit involves many long, complicated steps, such as completing an inordinate amount of paperwork, preparing motions, court appearances, depositions, and hiring experts to review accident reports and medical documents. Because your case is not the only one being handled by your attorney, or by the attorney for the other party, it can take a long time to get resolution in your case. Even if the other side agrees to give you money, what is called a settlement, rather than going to a jury trial, that does not mean that it will be resolved quickly.
Given that you need to receive money now because you are unable to work and you need to pay bills, it can be a frustrating and agonizing wait. On top of the emotional and physical adjustments that you are going through as a result of your amputation, you are also dealing with worrying about having enough money for basic necessities like food and rent, not to mention medical expenses.

One thing that may be able to help ease your burden a little is to consider applying for lawsuit funding. In most states, you may be able to enter into a contract with a company who will then give you an advance on what is expected in your settlement. They could you money now and then you promise to repay the money when you actually receive the damage award from your legal battle. In the case of an amputation, the likelihood that you will win your case is quite favorable, so you should not have too much trouble finding a company that is willing to help you with a lawsuit advance. Visit www.lawcapital.com to learn more.