Los Angeles Amputation Injury Attorney

Los Angeles Amputation Injury Attorney

Whenever one party injures another party through some type of negligence or illegal misconduct, it can form the basis for a personal injury case. This type of civil action can allow the injured party to ensure accountability for the party responsible for their injury and help them secure compensation for their damages. While many victims of personal injuries in Los Angeles are able to eventually recover from their experiences, not every victim is so fortunate.

Los Angeles Amputation Injury Attorney

Helping Victims of Amputation Injuries Recover in Los Angeles, CA

An amputation injury is any injury resulting in the loss of a limb, such as a hand, foot, or an entire arm or leg. These injuries may happen from heavy equipment accidents in the workplace, motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, and a variety of other possible causes. If you or a member of your family recently suffered an amputation injury due to the actions of another party, it is natural to have lots of pressing legal questions concerning your recovery options in this difficult situation.

Easton & Easton has a team of Los Angeles personal injury attorneys with the skills, resources, and experience you need on your side to recover as fully as possible from a catastrophic injury that someone else has caused. If you believe any other party bears responsibility for your amputation injury, you need legal representation you can trust to help hold them accountable and to secure the compensation you legally deserve.

How to Build Your Personal Injury Case for an Amputation Injury in Los Angeles

The foundation of every personal injury claim filed is an act of negligence or illegal misconduct resulting in actual harm, a legal term for measurable losses suffered by a victim due to another party’s actions. If you intend to pursue legal recourse against the party who caused your amputation injury, you must identify the party responsible for the injury, prove they directly caused it through some negligent or illegal act, and then prove the extent of the damages resulting from their actions.

Your Los Angeles amputation injury attorney can be a crucial asset for gathering the evidence needed to win your case. You may need various forms of physical evidence as well as witness testimony to prove the defendant is directly responsible for the amputation injury. It’s important to remember that the state upholds the pure comparative negligence rule that comes into play when a plaintiff is found partially liable for causing their claimed damages. If you bear any amount of fault for causing the incident, you will lose a percentage of your final case award equal to your percentage of fault for causing the damages listed in the claim.

Claiming Compensation for Your Amputation Injury in Los Angeles

The objective of your personal injury claim is to prove the defendant’s accountability for your damages and then secure compensation for those damages. Under the state’s personal injury laws, the plaintiff has the right to claim:

  • Repayment of all medical expenses for treatment of their injury. An amputation will require immediate emergency care as well as ongoing rehabilitative treatment. Additionally, the psychological impact of this type of permanent injury is likely to necessitate mental health treatment. Your Los Angeles amputation injury attorney can help hold the defendant fully accountable for all medical care you need to recover as fully as possible from your injury.
  • Compensation for lost income and lost earning potential. The victim of an amputation injury is likely to require extensive recovery time before they are able to return to work, and the severity of an amputation might prevent them from working at all in the future. Your attorney can help calculate the total of your lost wages and your lost future earning capacity.
  • Property damage. If the defendant also damaged or destroyed any of your personal property with their actions, you have the right to hold them accountable for repair and replacement costs.
  • Pain and suffering. California law allows the victim of a personal injury to seek compensation for non-economic damages, specifically the physical pain and emotional trauma suffered due to the actions of the defendant. This aspect of the plaintiff’s recovery is only restricted in medical malpractice claims, so as long as your injury did not occur from medical malpractice you have the right to seek as much as you deem appropriate to reflect the severity of the harm you suffered.

With the right attorney handling your case, it is possible that you might recover far more compensation than you may have initially expected. After accounting for economic and non-economic damages, it is also possible to recover punitive damages or restitution if the defendant caused your amputation injury through some form of illegal misconduct.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton strive to help every client recover as fully as possible from their personal injury. When it comes to amputation injuries, victims face extreme loss, extensive immediate economic damages, and a host of long-term financial concerns that can be very daunting for anyone to face. When you choose our firm to represent you, we can immediately get to work building the strongest possible claim against the defendant. We will seek a swift settlement if possible, but if we are unable to settle your claim you can rely on us to represent you through litigation.

You have a limited time in which to file a personal injury claim. There is a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims that might sound generous enough, but it will take time to compile the various elements of your case so that you are ready to file it with the court. The sooner your reach out to a Los Angeles amputation injury attorney you can trust, the better your chances are of maximizing your recovery.

Amputation Compensation FAQs

Q: How Much Compensation Can You Claim for an Amputation Injury in Los Angeles?

A: An amputation injury is a life-changing catastrophic injury that imposes permanent disability on the victim. The total value of any personal injury case filed hinges on the scope and severity of the plaintiff’s damages, so the total potential value of your amputation injury claim could be far more than you initially expect. Consult an experienced Los Angeles amputation injury attorney for an estimate of your case’s potential value.

Q: How Much Pain and Suffering Compensation Can I Claim for an Amputation Injury?

A: The state only limits pain and suffering compensation for plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. As long as your injury did not occur in a medical treatment situation, you have the right to seek as much as you deem appropriate to reflect the severity of your injury. Your Los Angeles amputation injury attorney can provide guidance on this aspect of your claim and help recover a suitable amount to reflect the severity of your condition and the future complications you face because of the defendant’s negligence or misconduct.

Q: Will the Defendant Go to Jail for Causing an Amputation Injury in Los Angeles?

A: A defendant in a personal injury case faces liability for the damages they inflicted with their actions, which are likely to be substantial in an amputation injury claim. However, if they caused the injury through some illegal misconduct they also face criminal charges. Penalties for causing extreme bodily harm with an illegal action can lead to serious penalties such as fines, jail time, and more. Your Los Angeles amputation injury lawyer can advise you as to how the defendant’s illegal actions may influence your recovery efforts.

Q: Is Hiring a Los Angeles Amputation Injury Attorney Necessary?

A: Technically, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim without hiring legal representation, but you must understand the various risk you will face in doing so. You would be forced to contend with complex court filing requirements and procedural obligations while struggling with the effects of your injury. Hiring an attorney allows you to rest and recover with peace of mind, knowing that your legal affairs are managed by capable representatives.

Q: How Much Will It Cost to Hire an Amputation Injury Attorney?

A: It’s understandable for anyone to be hesitant about the potential cost of hiring legal representation when they are already struggling with the financial effects of a catastrophic injury. When you hire Easton & Easton to represent you, you will only pay an attorney’s fee if and when we win your case, and your fee will be a percentage of the total compensation our firm secures on your behalf. You pay nothing if we are unable to obtain a case award, so there is no financial risk to you by choosing our firm as your legal counsel.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of successful personal injury claims behind us, including those pertaining to catastrophic injuries such as amputations. We know the damage and trauma any amputation injury can cause to the victim and their family, and our goal is to help our client recover as fully as state law allows. If you are ready to explore your options for legal recourse with the help of an attorney you can trust, contact Easton & Easton today to schedule your consultation with a Los Angeles amputation injury lawyer.

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