Trusted Lakeland Amputation Attorneys
There are more than two million amputees currently in the United States. Unfortunately, that number is steadily increasing, with approximately 185,000 amputations occurring each year. A traumatic amputation injury can have a devastating impact on your personal life and strain your relationships with your family, friends and co-workers. The amputation attorneys at the Fernandez Firm understand the effects that this type of injury can have on a person, so we work diligently to protect your legal rights removing the burden of dealing with insurance claims adjustors and investigators, allowing you the time to necessary recover both physically and psychologically.
At the Fernandez Firm, our personal injury attorneys have more than 20-years of experience representing victims of amputation caused by serious accidents, negligence, reckless or careless conduct of people and businesses. We relentlessly pursue compensation under Florida law for accident victims who have suffered an amputation. If you have questions, call our law firm today or complete a free online case evaluation.
Causes of Amputation Injury in Lakeland
Losing a limb in an accident caused by the negligence of another accounts for the majority of all amputations nationwide. Studies show that forty-five percent of all amputations are caused by trauma stemming from the following:
- Construction Site Accidents
- Electrocution and Electric Shock
Some accidents cause such severe injuries that gangrene, infection or other complications require surgical removal of a limb to save the life of the injured person. In addition, medical conditions which are misdiagnosed or go untreated can result in surgical amputations.
Damages Recoverable Amputation Cases
The loss of a limb causes more than just physical pain. Amputation can cause severe psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, grief, denial and suicidal thoughts or feelings. Among the damages recoverable in a Florida lawsuit against the party responsible for causing a person to suffer an amputation include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Cost of future medical care and prosthetics
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Psychological care and counseling
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs
If you have questions about the compensation available to amputation victim, please call our Lakeland office to speak with one of our attorneys today. There in no charge for the consultation.
Please Let Us Help
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation injury due to the actions of another person, a medical provider, a business or a company, please let us help. The amputation attorneys at The Fernandez Firm will aggressively protect your legal rights, with a proven record of success over more than two decades. Why wonder if you have a claim for damages as a Lakeland amputation victim when one of our experienced attorneys can quickly analyze the facts of your claim and provide a free case review?
Please contact us today at 1(800) 222-8163 to schedule a free consultation with one of our trusted attorneys. We want you to concentrate on your recovery while we focus on securing your financial future. The call is absolutely free, in fact, we don’t get paid any legal fees or costs unless you win.
Florida Amputation Resorce
- Amputees Together
- Amputees United
- The Barr Foundation
- Boston Bill Foundation
- Ft. Myers Amputee Support Group
- Miracle Limbs
- St. Pete College Prosthetic Program
- Challenged Athletes Foundation
- Adaptive Sports
- Amputee Soccer