Fort Lauderdale Amputations
Amputees in Fort Lauderdale may in some cases face hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in medical expenses and related costs in the first year alone. These costs are catastrophic and can easily lead to bankruptcy or serious financial distress. For this reason, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale or your community to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
If you have questions or would like to know more about your rights, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group have dedicated more than 60 years combined to helping personal injury survivors like you.How can You Know Whether Negligence has Caused Your Amputation?
In many cases, it is difficult to tell. Virtually no one will admit to negligence or recklessness that has caused a severe injury. Yet, there may be several instances where negligence is a factor:
1) Amputations that occurred after a medical treatment or while in a medical setting.
Have you suffered a serious infection and have lost a limb after being in a hospital or going through a medical procedure? In many cases, infections in medical settings are completely preventable and are caused by negligence on the part of staff. Staff may not have monitored your situation very carefully or may have failed to take proper hygienic measures to prevent infection.
2) Amputations that occurred after a traffic accident.
Unfortunately, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other traffic accidents in Fort Lauderdale are a common cause of amputations. In these cases, the at-fault driver may have been negligent in disobeying traffic laws or may have been negligent in driving a car while distracted and this has led to your injuries. In other cases, poor road conditions or mechanical failure could have led to the injury. In some cases, medical experts arriving at the field may have amputated a limb where there was no need to. There may in fact be multiple liable parties in this type of situation and pursuing a legal claim against all liable parties can help you get fair compensation so that you can lead the fullest life possible.
3) Amputations caused by workplace injuries.
Amputations in industrial and commercial settings can occur if supervisors are negligent in providing a safe workplace as well as adequate supervision and training. In these cases, workers compensation in Fort Lauderdale may not adequately pay for the total cost of your injuries. Even though you are covered by insurance at work, it is important to at least consult with a personal injury attorney before you make any decisions in your case. Once you accept workers compensation, you may lose the right to pursue a legal claim against liable parties, so if your injuries end up costing you more than you realize you may find that you have to pay for these costs out-of-pocket.
The Flaxman Law Group legal team has more than 60 years of combined experience dealing with cases similar to yours. Call our attorneys today in order to put our skills and knowledge to work for you in pursuing compensation on your behalf. Schedule a free consultation so we can discuss how you can get back to the life you deserve. We are proud to serve the entire southern Florida area.