Traumatic amputation lawyer in Virginia
A traumatic amputation, or the accidental severing of a body part, is a horrific, debilitating injury. Losing an arm or leg, or another body part such as your nose, can completely alter the way you live. Such a catastrophic injury is painful, both physically and emotionally. You may be left disabled, or embarrassed by how you look. If you have suffered an amputation because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation, and we want to help you get it.
If you or a family member has lost a body part due to another person’s negligence, you likely have grounds for a lawsuit. To find out about your legal rights and options, contact our team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. As personal injury lawyers who live and work in Eastern Virginia, we know the best way to go about filing an insurance claim and getting you compensation. If we need to, we’ll go to court to get you justice.
We represent clients on a contingency basis, so there’s no fee unless we settle your claim successfully. Call us at (804) 413-6777 for a free case evaluation.
Amputation, or the loss of a limb, is an extreme injury. It takes a great deal of force to remove a limb from a body. Many people go through life without thinking about the blessing of having a whole body. Losing a limb at all, even a finger, seems like a remote possibility to most. However, thousands of people do lose limbs every year in catastrophic accidents that weren’t their fault, such as these:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bike accidents
- Dog and animal attacks
- Boating injuries
If you are an amputation victim, we understand that you’re probably feeling scared, angry, and traumatized. No one should suffer such an extreme injury, and especially not because of someone else’s negligence. That’s why we at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys work tirelessly to make sure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve.
Amputation injuries take different forms, and each has its own causes, treatments, and lifelong effects. When it comes to amputations caused by accidents, people generally experience two main types: crush and guillotine amputations.
Crush amputations happen when a person’s limb is forcibly crushed in an accident, such as in a car collision. Often, the impact causes a victim’s arm to be pinned between two parts of the car. A limb being crushed can involve skin ripping, bone breaking, and permanent nerve damage. This extreme injury may also cause the limb to be partially or fully torn from the body, leading to a traumatic amputation. Even if the limb remains intact, medical professionals may have to remove it to achieve proper healing because of the extreme nature of the injury.
Guillotine amputations: While crush amputations typically involve extreme trauma to the lost limb, guillotine amputations are the opposite. The limb is completely and cleanly severed from the body in an accident or hospital setting. If the limb is not too damaged, it may be saved.
The sudden loss of a limb has a devastating impact on you, both physically and psychologically. Imagine not being able to easily accomplish everyday tasks we all take for granted, such as walking, riding a bike, writing your name, or carrying a child.
Losing a limb can also affect your ability to make a living and provide for your family. The person responsible for your injury should be held accountable for your losses, whether it’s another driver, the manufacturer of a defective product, or a negligent employer.
Compensation in a traumatic amputation claim may include:
- Your medical bills
- The cost of prosthetic limb(s)
- Your physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Your pain and suffering (amputees often suffer phantom pain and other complications)
- The cost of disfigurement
- Your lost wages
- Your loss of career or earning capacity, or newly reduced earning capacity
- The costs of learning a new occupation
- Your emotional trauma and mental anguish
Whether or not you receive compensation depends on your claim being filed successfully. Going up against the at-fault party and their insurance company is a difficult process, one you shouldn’t go through alone. Working with a skilled personal injury attorney is your best bet at getting the compensation you deserve.
After a traumatic amputation caused by somebody else, you will be dealing with that person’s insurance company and their lawyers. Many insurance companies deny claims or diminish the amount of money they pay out whenever they can get away with it.
GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is a firm devoted to helping those who were injured because of someone else. John Singleton used to work as an insurance defense lawyer before joining Ken Gibson, a former state and federal prosecutor, in representing injury victims. This means that both attorneys know how to work with insurance companies -- until forced to work against them. If necessary, we know how to take on opponents at trial.
Here’s how we, as skilled personal injury lawyers, can help you after a traumatic amputation: we represent your best interests to the insurance company, investigate the accident, work with medical experts, and gather the right evidence to make your case. If the insurance adjuster won’t agree to a fair amount of compensation for your current and future bills, we’ll take your case to court. We have successfully handled hundreds of cases for Virginia residents just like you.
For a free consultation with John and Ken, call GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys at (804) 413-6777. Remember, we will not take any fee if we do not get you compensation.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.