Amputations, in motor vehicle accidents, can occur as severing of a body part during the accident itself or as a medical amputation later when a limb or body part is too damaged to save often due to crushing injuries. The loss of a limb or body part is life-changing. Amputation, for any reason, can have severe psychological consequences and when it occurs during or as a result of an accident, the mental and emotional trauma can be even more overwhelming. If you have lost a limb or body part as a result of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your losses and suffering. Sheridan & Rund, PC in El Segundo, CA, can help accident victims throughout Southern California.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Causing Amputations
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of traumatic amputations, those caused by an accident rather than an underlying medical condition. Examples of the types of motor vehicle accidents that result in amputation include:
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Rollover, especially those involving ejection or partial ejection
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Railroad crossing accidents
Of course, virtually any type of motor vehicle accident has the potential to result in amputation.
Amputation changes your life forever. The medical expenses, loss of income and lost earning capacity can destroy our financial future. More important, to most victims, are the effects it has on everyday life. The experienced Los Angeles motor vehicle accident attorneys of Sheridan & Rund, PC are here to help. If you have suffered amputation in Los Angeles or the surrounding area, please call us at 888-640-6789 or contact us online today.