Amputation Injuries

A serious accident that results in an amputation is a catastrophic, tragic, and life-changing event. Victims must face mounting medical bills at a time they are suffering physically and emotionally, facing difficulty performing the tasks of daily living, and may be unable to work or participate in recreational activities.

If you or a loved one has undergone an amputation due to someone else’s actions or negligence, an amputation injury lawyer can help you get compensation for your losses. At Strong Law, our team of Tacoma amputation injury lawyers are passionate about helping victims hold those responsible for these injuries accountable. Our attorneys know Washington injury law and can help you seek the full amount of compensation you deserve through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit.

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Let us take the burden off you by handling all negotiations, paperwork, and legal requirements, so you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life. Call our amputation injury attorneys today at 206-741-1053.

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An amputation — defined as a total or partial removal of a limb or extremity such as an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, or toe — will affect your life forever. Recovery after amputation is difficult, long and painful and can have tremendous emotional repercussions. If your injury is someone else’s fault, our amputation attorneys can help you get justice and the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case and determine your best options. Call Strong Law today at 206-741-1053 to get started while evidence is fresh and witnesses may be available.

How Our Tacoma Amputation Injury Attorneys Can Help You

After suffering an amputation, victims are often fearful and don’t know where to turn. Decisions must be made about medical care, rehabilitation procedures and therapies, adaptive equipment and home modifications, and how one will handle activities of daily living.

At this difficult time, it can be overwhelming to have to deal with the thought of a lawsuit. Personal injury law in Washington state is complicated, and insurers have high-powered lawyers that use tactics to try to get victims to settle for the lowest amount possible. Our Tacoma amputation injury lawyers know their tactics and how to deal with them.

When you have the legal representation of our amputation attorney, we will:

  • Make sure you receive immediate and competent medical care and that your injuries and suffering are documented
  • Evaluate the facts of your accident to determine what your case should be worth
  • Investigate the accident scene and gather evidence, such as from surveillance videos and police and medical reports
  • Interview eyewitnesses and first responders
  • Hire experts to investigate and reconstruct the accident and testify as to who was negligent
  • Enlist experts to testify as to how the amputation affects your life and family and the care you will need in the future
  • File all required paperwork and make necessary court appearances
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and their attorneys for a fair settlement
  • Build your case, take it to trial, and advocate for you in front of a judge or jury if necessary.

At Strong Law, we will provide guidance, answer your questions, and be there for you throughout the entire process. Call us at 206-741-1053 to find out how we can help you.

Amputation Attorneys Must Prove Negligence

To win your case, our attorneys must prove another party was at fault for causing the amputation.

According to Amputee Coalition, more than 500 people in the U.S. suffer the loss of a limb every day. Some amputations are no one’s fault, such as those due to a disease brought on by diabetes or cancer. However, the Amputee Coalition notes that almost 50% of amputees occur from accidents, many of which are caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. These parties may all have assets or insurance that are available as compensation for your losses.

To win your case, our Tacoma amputation injury lawyers must prove that another party (the defendant in the case) was negligent or at fault, and therefore liable, for causing the injuries you received.

Proving negligence means showing the following elements:

  • Duty: The defendant owed you a duty of care not to cause harm.
  • Breach: The defendant breached this duty by their actions or failure to act.
  • Cause: This breach caused your injuries, resulting in amputation.
  • Damage: You suffered damages as a result. 

Examples of amputations that may have been preventable but result from another party’s fault include those resulting from:

  • Medical malpractice, such as a surgeon’s amputation of the wrong limb
  • Car or motorcycle accidents
  • Power tool and machinery accidents
  • Workplace, construction, and farming accidents
  • Burns from fire or explosions
  • Electrical or chemical burns
  • Defective product accidents
  • Damage from falling heavy objects
  • Dog mauling attacks.

Damages Awards a Tacoma Amputation Injury Attorney May Win for You

In a successful case in Washington state, our Strong Law amputation attorneys can win a settlement that covers both your economic and non-economic damages.

There are two categories of damages available to you if your amputation results from the negligent actions of another. Our team will aggressively pursue all damages you deserve in your case. Some can cover both your costs incurred now and those that will be incurred in the future. Other damages can address how your amputation injury impacts your life more broadly.

Economic damages – are reimbursement for your expenses that have an actual dollar value, such as:

  • medical and rehabilitation bills
  • lost wages and earnings
  • costs of continuing care
  • cost of adaptive equipment and modification of a home or a vehicle.

Noneconomic damages – are for damages that don’t have a specific monetary value, such as:

  • pain and suffering
  • disability or disfigurement
  • mental and emotional anguish distress
  • injury to reputation and humiliation
  • diminished quality of life.

While noneconomic damages in an amputation case can increase your overall award, Washington statute RCW 4.56.260  limits the amount you can receive.  

Amounts of Damage Awards in an Amputation case

The amount of damages awarded for an amputation can vary greatly from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the specific factors of your individual case. Consideration is made for:

  • the circumstances of the accident and degree of fault of the negligent parties
  • whether you will need continuing care
  • whether you can return to work in the future
  • the availability of insurance and assets of the defendants
  • the individual judge and jury involved
  • how well your attorney can negotiate a settlement or litigate your case.

Our Strong Law attorneys will have an idea of what your case should be worth and will hold defendants accountable for all of your expenses and damages. Talk to our attorneys today at 206-741-1053 so we can help determine the possible value of damages in your case.

Common Questions Clients Ask Our Amputation Injury Lawyers

Here are answers to some common questions we hear from our clients at Strong Law:

  • What does it cost to hire an amputation injury lawyer?

    Our Tacoma catastrophic injury attorneys typically work on a contingency basis. We charge no fees until you are awarded damages, and then the fees come from a percentage of your settlement.

  • Is there a time limit for filing a case?

    Washington has a statute of limitations, a deadline within which you must file your lawsuit in the state’s civil court system or you may be permanently barred from recovering any compensation. This is generally 3 years from the date of your accident or injury.

  • What if I am partially to blame for the accident?

    According to statute RCW 4.22.005, if you are partially to blame for the accident resulting in amputation, your award would be reduced by the proportion of fault you bear. For example, if your case is worth $100,000 and you are 15 percent at fault, you will receive $85,000.

  • Who can be held liable for the amputation?

    Any individual or company at fault for causing your injury can be held liable, depending on the circumstances. In some cases, there may be multiple parties who can be named as defendants. For example, if the amputation was the result of a trucking accident, the trucking company, the commercial truck driver, the truck maintenance people, and the manufacturer of a defective the truck or its parts may all be liable.

Call Our Lawyers for Help with an Amputation Injury

If you have suffered an amputation injury, our Strong Law amputation injury attorneys are here to fight for your rights and the financial compensation you deserve. Let us handle everything from negotiating with insurance to taking your case to court. We will be there for you throughout the process, advocating tirelessly for your rights.

Call us at 206-741-1053 for a free consultation today.

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