How Can a Traumatic Amputation Lawyer Help?
After a traumatic amputation caused by someone’s negligence, you may be facing disability, high medical bills, and lost wages that you and your family can’t afford. You shouldn’t bear these burdens alone. An experienced attorney can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
The Providence traumatic amputation lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd. have extensive experience in these difficult cases. We fight on behalf of clients throughout Rhode Island. We will put our knowledge, skill, and resources to work for you.
Gather Evidence to Support Your Case
Every case must be thoroughly investigated to understand the unique factors that contributed to the loss of the limb. A traumatic amputation lawyer will investigate your case and gather all of the evidence available after your injury. For example, if the limb was lost in a motor vehicle accident, your attorney may:
- Interview witnesses
- Obtain photos and videos of the accident scene
- Request police reports
- Review medical records
- Call upon experts to support your claim
Depending on the details of your case, an attorney may request the assistance of accident reconstruction experts, physicians, or other expert witnesses. In complex cases, such as commercial trucking accidents, a lawyer may examine the hiring and training practices of a trucking company, or request the driving records of a truck driver.
Assess Liability for Your Injury
Investigations provide evidence for lawyers to examine and evaluate when determining fault. “Liability” refers to who is at fault for the accident. Many personal injury cases, including those involving traumatic amputations, are complex, and require the experience of a seasoned attorney to identify all of the parties who may potentially share fault for the injury.
Depending on the cause of your limb loss, potentially liable parties could include:
- Another driver on the road
- A bar or other establishment that sold alcohol to a drunk driver
- The manufacturer of a defective product
- A trucking company
- A medical professional
- A building owner or property manager
- A third party in a construction site accident
Each of the parties listed above has a duty to act in ways that do not harm others. When this duty is breached, they may be held accountable for injuries that occur as a direct result of their negligence.
Determine the Value of Your Current and Future Damages
After suffering a traumatic amputation, you need the full and fair compensation you deserve to move forward with your life. The losses you incur after an amputation injury can add up quickly, putting your future and financial security at risk. An attorney will work to assess and pursue the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled under the law.
Depending on the details of your case, you may be entitled to recover present, past, and future damages for:
- Bodily injury
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Other out-of-pocket costs
Recovering damages after a traumatic amputation makes a significant difference in your ability to cover bills and adjust to life after your injury. Having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side who will fight for the full compensation you deserve is critical to your recovery.
Negotiate a Settlement With the Insurance Company
An accomplished amputation injury lawyer is a skilled negotiator. A seasoned attorney will work to protect your rights and best interests.
If you don’t have a skilled lawyer on your side, you may likely settle for much less than you need and deserve. For example, you may receive compensation for the medical bills you have already been given, but not for the costly physical therapy and prescription medication you will continue to need long after your case has ended.
Take Your Case to Trial if a Fair Settlement Cannot Be Reached
Many factors must be considered when deciding whether to settle out of court or take your case to trial. If your attorney cannot reach a fair settlement through negotiation, he or she may recommend proceeding to trial. During the litigation process, your attorney will make sure that deadlines are met and timelines are followed. Your lawyer will also ensure that the necessary court documents and other paperwork are filed correctly.
Call a Providence Traumatic Amputation Lawyer for Free
If someone’s careless or reckless actions led to the loss of one or more of your limbs, it is in your best interest to speak with a traumatic amputation lawyer at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd. promptly. We handle these claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf.