Los Angeles Amputation Injury Lawyer
An accident that led to the loss of one or more limbs is a serious, life-altering event. However, if it occurred due to the negligence of another party, you may be eligible for significant compensation. This is true even if the amputation occurred on the job (where workers compensation laws will sometimes apply). The personal injury lawyers at Pollard | Bailey can help you sort through the details surrounding your amputation accident and formulate a claim to get the damages you deserve. We are Los Angeles amputation injury attorneys who are dedicated to helping you get the legal resolution you need.
Why Choose Our Amputation Lawyers?
At Pollard | Bailey, we are dedicated to exceptional representation through experienced, knowledgeable legal counsel.
- We have more than 40 years of combined legal experience successfully representing clients in accidents leading to amputation injuries.
- We manage our caseload in order to ensure that all of our clients receive the one-on-one attention and representation they deserve.
- Our clients are represented by partner-level attorneys — not by paralegals or junior legal associates.
- We represent our clients on a contingency fee basis — you do not pay any legal fees until we win a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Our Los Angeles amputation injury lawyers are committed to providing the best representation necessary to secure compensation on your behalf.
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Types of Amputation Injury
Amputation injuries can occur in a couple of ways:
This is one of the most common causes of amputation. Limbs are crushed by excessive force, such as a car accident, vehicle collision or machinery entanglement, and often damaged beyond the point of being surgically repaired or healed.
A cutting injury happens more commonly in industrial and construction settings. Without proper safety measures in place, a construction injury occurs directly onsite, such as a mishap with a circular buzz saw or another power tool, and even farming environments pose risks when limbs get too close to grass or crop cutting equipment.
The Effects of Amputation
Whether the amputation occurred due to the accident itself, or as a result of medical diagnosis afterward, there are going to be certain long-term consequences.
Depending on the limb or limbs amputated, a victim experiences an inconvenient or life-altering degree of impaired mobility.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Also known as DVT, deep vein thrombosis is a medical condition where blood clotting results in pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, a rapid pulse, and even coughing up the blood. There is a higher risk of DVT in people with amputations of the lower extremities, as the size of the arteries changes after amputation. In some amputation victims, the arteries change in size raises the likelihood of poor blood circulation, leading to clotting and DVT symptoms.
Other Psychological Effects
Finally, there is a genuine psychological trauma of amputation. Losing the use of legs, hands, arms, or multiple limbs can severely hamper your quality of life – degrading your mental and emotional state in the process. If this is coupled with the inability to return to work, it causes severe emotional and financial harm to the victim and their family.
Contact Pollard | Bailey for Amputation Injury Representation
Amputation injuries are one of the most devastating accidents a person can experience. Contact us and let us help if your amputation injuries are the result of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. Our Los Angeles amputation injury attorneys will build a claim to get you the damages you and your family need to move forward with your life.