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What Damages Can I Seek after a Traumatic Amputation?

Losing a limb can be a sudden, devastating, life-changing event. Your injuries can leave you struggling to recover from this loss, and knowing someone else was at fault for your injuries may feel even worse. You may be due compensation for these damages, but how do you seek those damages, and what are you due?

The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can answer these questions and more. If you’ve suffered through a traumatic amputation, speak with a personal injury lawyer in New York City about your injuries and the compensation you’re due.

Economic Damages

When you’re hurt in an accident, the financial costs of that accident may be your first concern. The expenses are accruing, you’re facing time away from work, and you may need accommodations just to navigate your home. Let’s say you lost your leg in a traumatic accident. Your compensation should cover the costs of adding a wheelchair ramp or railings to help you move freely around your home.

Calculating your economic damages may seem like the easy part. You have the bills for your economic damages, after all. But getting compensation for all your damages can be tough. For example, you may need future surgery, prosthetic limbs, and other expenses that you may not have right now.

If you’re overwhelmed and unsure you’re getting the total compensation you’re due, your lawyer can help you calculate these damages.

Non-Economic Damages

Your more complex damages are typically your non-economic damages. These damages cover the intangible suffering you experienced because of your injuries. Below is just a sample of the non-economic damages you’re due:

If you’ve suffered emotionally and mentally because of your accident, you may have grounds for non-economic damages. The problem is, you may be unsure what these damages are worth. How do you place a monetary value on the injuries you’ve suffered, for example?

The impact and the severity of your loss may impact your claim. You may have lost an arm in a traumatic accident or maybe a finger. Your compensation may be more if you, for example, are a pianist, because of the impact of your loss. You may be completely unable to do things you once loved.

Likewise, the severity of the injury can impact your claim. Losing a finger in an accident may not lead to as much compensation as the loss of a leg. Talk to your lawyer for help getting the compensation you’re due.

Talk to Your Injury Lawyer After an Amputation

A traumatic amputation can lead to devastating losses that impact your life for years following the accident. That can impact your quality of life, your financial health, and your overall wellbeing. Because of this, you may need help getting compensated for your traumatic amputation.

Your injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP is here to help. If you’re struggling to get compensated for the injuries you’ve suffered following your traumatic amputation, let a lawyer step in to help you calculate your claim’s value, and to represent you in the courtroom. When you’re ready to get answers, give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online contact form below. 

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