Traumatic amputation lawyer in Virginia
Traumatic amputation is the "accidental severing of some or all of a body part." Approximately 30,000 people lose a body part each year in the United States. Arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, ears, and noses are the most common parts lost.
Four out of every five traumatic amputation victims are men, most of them between the ages of 15 and 30, according to the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (cited by thefreedictionary.com). Farm and factory workers are at greater-than-average risk for suffering this type of injury.
Motorcycle accidents and car accidents are the leading causes of traumatic amputation, along with the use of power tools and lawnmowers. However, even a dog bite, if it’s bad enough, can lead to a traumatic amputation – especially for a child.
If you or a family member has lost a body part due to another person’s negligence, you may 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 understand 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.
The sudden loss of a limb can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, 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
After a traumatic amputation caused by somebody else, you will be dealing with that person’s insurance company and their lawyers. Big, nationwide insurance companies tend to deny claims or diminish the amount of money they pay out whenever they can get away with it.
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 we know how to work with insurance companies - until we are forced to work against them. Then, as former United States Marines, we have no fear of tackling our opponents in a trial.
Here’s how a skilled personal injury lawyer can help you after a traumatic amputation: we will 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 Eastern 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.