Amputation Injury Lawyers In Los Angeles
An amputation is the loss of a limb, perhaps due to an accident, disease, or a surgery. The most prevalent loss is fingers, but many leg and/or arms are also amputated each year. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 50,000 amputations occur every year throughout the US. While a large number of these amputations occur as a result of traumatic accidents, diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and brain cancer) outnumber trauma as the primary cause. Bodily infections and tumors can also result in amputations. When an arm or leg amputation occurs there may be extreme blood loss, shock, infection and even death. If you or a loved one was the victim of a negligent amputation at the hands of a doctor, contact an experienced amputation lawyer in Los Angeles. At BIK Law, our attorneys have shown that hiring a top-notch amputation lawyer is crucial to recovering compensation for amputees.
Types of Amputation Injuries
Again, a person might undergo an amputation for a number of reasons, including disease as described above or as a result of an accident or medical malpractice. Amputations can occur in all kinds of accidents such as auto accidents, boating accidents or accidents due to defective products. Additionally, your doctor might have negligently performed a surgery on your body that resulted in you losing a body part. If you or a loved one suffered the loss of a limb as a result of someone else’s negligence, you might be able to recover financial damages. Our Los Angeles amputation injury attorneys are also doctors who understand the physical toll an amputation takes on a person’s body. Additionally, we employ experts to help calculate and prove all of your damages, maximizing your compensation.
Sometimes an amputation is necessary. For example, a catastrophic accident can cause extensive injuries that require amputation. While the human body is very resilient, sometimes when it has experienced extensive burn injuries, lacerations, crushed bones, organ damage or blood loss a limb may need to be amputated in order to save the victim. Accidents that involve machinery or heavy objects that have caused severe trauma to the body often require amputation. Unfortunately, many insurance companies do not pay for many of the costs associated with the injuries, which means you or your injured loved one may be responsible for hundreds and thousands of dollars in medical care just to survive.
How Much Can Be Recovered for an Amputation?
The amount of financial recovery for such a serious injury such as an amputation will depend on the different types of amputation suffered and the facts of your case. Factors your amputation lawyer and the courts will look at include who harmed you, how you were harmed (i.e. was negligence involved), whether you were at all at fault, and what your losses have been and may continue to be. This is another reason why the experienced amputation lawyers at BIK Law often bring in medical experts to help explain to the judge and/or jury how much you have suffered physically and what your related financial costs may be.
How to Proceed in a Catastrophic Injury Case
When you or a loved one have been through an accident resulting in a serious injury, it is necessary to take immediate action in order to be awarded damages from the guilty party. It is not right that you should have to handle the burden of paying high medical bills on your own. An individual or company who is responsible for your amputee injury occurring must be held responsible for it, and that is just what these lawyers help clients to do.
If you were harmed as a result of neglect of property which you used or entered, then this party would be the owner or operator of the property. He or she should have to pay for the emotional and financial damages which you are facing. This will help you to resume your life, and begin to get back on track. Attorney Kramer or one of his colleagues at The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. will be there for you every step of the way, making the process easier for you than if you had tried to represent yourself. With his sensitivity and serious nature regarding the field of law, and his previous background as a medical doctor, Attorney Kramer has gained a very positive reputation.
Successful Litigation in Los Angeles
BIK Law makes it a point to proceed with only cases which are sure to be worthwhile in their outcomes, and which are not frivolous. Though they have a high rate of success with cases, they must filter those which are not exactly a good fit, or will not provide much gain for the individual. The following criteria are the basis for cases that this law firm takes on:
- High medical bills
- Loss of the ability to work
- Loss of wages
- Serious bodily injury
Once it has been determined that they will take on your case, there are a number of steps that must be taken before the outcome. First, the initial client interview will be completed to gain enough information to have a proper direction for the case. Then, laws, statutes, and various other things will be researched to build up a proper case. Documents and forms must be filed, and the other party will be contacted so that they may reply concerning the circumstances. A meeting will be arranged to agree on a settlement. If the settlement is not agreed upon, then the case must go to court. However, many cases do not go that far, because the person or company would rather avoid the negative press and costs of going to court. Fortunately, Attorney Kramer and his team of attorneys have been very successful with winning cases.
Call for a Free Consultation for Your Loss Of Limb Claim
We understand how challenging it can be to manage life without a limb, pay for the costs of therapy (both physical and mental), and to pay for medical costs for months and years to come. Amputation can cause extreme mental, physical and psychological trauma and we believe it’s important that you get the care, medical services, and financial support that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries that require amputation in Southern California, contact a Los Angeles amputation attorney immediately to review the details of your case. The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. have years of experience with severe injury cases and we will make sure insurance companies are not able to take advantage of your vulnerable situation. Call for a free consultation at 310-289-2600.