CAR ACCIDENTS AND AMPUTATIONS
After an accident, dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic injury, such as amputations, can be overwhelming for a person and can affect them for the rest of their lives. Such injuries would require comprehensive medical treatment. Catastrophic injuries also have serious consequences to the victim’s family.
The family has to go through the pain and emotions of seeing their loved one suffer for a long period of time. In addition, someone has to take care of the injured victim for a long time. This can cause financial stress and emotional pain and suffering to the victim and loved ones.
This is why catastrophic injuries after a car accident, in Glendale California, can result in a much higher settlements compared to accidents that involve relatively minor injuries. To properly guide your case to a successful completion and to get a fair and timely compensation, contact an experienced attorney at Aratta Law who has dealt with catastrophic personal injury cases before.
LOSS OF LIMBS IN CAR ACCIDENTS
Losing an arm, a leg or another body part in a car accident in California can be a life-changing experience. Injuries of this magnitude can impact what you do for work and other important aspects of your life.
Performing routine tasks can become unbearable depending on what type of injury you sustained after a car crash. No injured victim wants to deal with insurance companies on their own. This is why understanding your legal rights immediately after your injury is important. And for that reason, we welcome you to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney at Aratta Law for an in depth risk free consultation.
Arm amputation – Types of amputations relating to the arms:
- Shoulder Disarticulation: Amputation of entire arm
- Transhumeral: Amputation above-elbow
- Transradial: Amputation of forearm
- Metacarpal amputation: Removal of hand below the wrist
- Wrist disarticulation: Amputation of hand including the wrist
- Digit amputation: This is when the fingers are removed
Leg amputation – Amputations of the leg and other lower parts of the body:
- Hip disarticulation: Amputation of the entire leg and hip joint
- Transfemoral amputation: Removal of leg above the knee
- Knee disarticulation: Amputation of leg including the knee
- Transtibial amputation: Amputation of leg below the knee
- Ankle disarticulation: Amputation of foot including the ankle
- Foot amputation: Removal of foot below the ankle
- Digit amputation: Removal of toes
COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF LIMB FROM AUTO ACCIDENTS
Personal injury plaintiffs are entitled to monetary compensation as a result of their limb amputation after an accident. Such damages include, compensation for medical expenses, physical therapy costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. In some instances, if the responsible party acted willfully, the Plaintiff may also recover additional punitive damages.
Our firm understands how difficult it is to heal from an amputation after experiencing the trauma of a severe car accident. Amputees often face a lifetime of expenses, including medical costs, physical therapy, prosthetic limbs, as well as pain management costs. Our experienced attorneys at Aratta Law will fight for your right to compensation while you focus on the healing process.
WHY CHOOSE ARATTA LAW FIRM?
At our firm, every injured client will be in direct contact with an attorney. Many large corporate law firms end up transferring you to a case manager – you never speak to an attorney directly and your case becomes part of the mill.
At our firm, we do things different. We pay close attention to every individual case, from the inception and throughout the process of the claim / lawsuit. Our diligence and attention to detail result in consistent higher settlements, which adds up to a higher compensation for you, the client.
ATTORNEY’S ABILITY TO NEGOTIATE
Even though you may have a solid personal injury claim, the skill and the attentiveness of your attorney can also considerably impact how much compensation you will receive for your injuries. If your injury claim is negotiated by a case manager, assigned to your file at a firm, and not an attorney, your claim may end up settling for a lesser amount. This is because adjusters know who they’re dealing with and how aggressive the firm is when settling injury cases. Insurance adjuster also know who they can bully into accepting lower settlements.
An attorney’s ability to negotiate a settlement is, in many ways, the most important skill an attorney possesses. Lawyers who are effective negotiators know the importance of timing, preparation and strategy. That being said, our firm recognizes the importance of precision, timing and subsequent results, which is the foundation of Aratta Law. At our firm, nothing happens by luck but by great preparation and good strategy.