Whether you’re hurt by a motor vehicle accident, industrial malfunction, or other trauma, an amputation injury is a significant disruption in your life. The financial compensation that you may receive can help with medical bills and personal expenses. It can help you secure your future.
An amputation attorney from Rikard & Protopapas can represent you in a claim for compensation. Contact our catastrophic injury lawyers in Columbia today.
Amputation Lawyers in Columbia, SC
Our amputation attorneys can represent you to seek compensation if you are hurt by the actions of others. Legal claims may be based on negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm. A claim may also be based on a defective or malfunctioning product.
The Rikard & Protopapas attorneys represent victims who have had an amputation in claims for compensation. We take cases in Columbia, SC, and the surrounding regions. To talk about your case and begin, contact us for your free consultation.
About Traumatic Amputations
Traumatic amputation is the loss of a limb or digit because of sudden damage or injury. Body parts that may be amputated include:
Victims suffer a range of limitations. An amputation may make certain tasks harder or uncomfortable, or it may significantly impact the person’s mobility and independence.
Causes of Traumatic Amputation
Some causes of traumatic amputation include:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Heavy machinery incidents
- Assault and battery, intentional injury
- Boating, jet ski, and watersport incidents
- Structural collapses
- Defective and unsafe consumer products
- Medical malpractice
An accident may have underlying causes like failing to follow safety protocol, inadequate training, poor instructions, being rushed in performing a task, or having a lack of situational awareness. As part of our representation, we investigate the causes of the accident and legal fault.
Legal Damages for Amputation
A legal claim following an amputation focuses on the damages due to the victim. Economic and non-economic losses may be a part of a claim.
Economic damages may include:
- Emergency medical care, addressing all injuries
- Cost of prosthetics and related care
- Physical therapy, other rehabilitation services
- Wound care, medical supplies
- Additional surgeries and follow-up care
- Home modifications for personal mobility
- Loss in income and related benefits
- Hospitalization, nursing, and outpatient care
Non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental health injury
- Emotional anguish
- Lifestyle limitations
- Injury to reputation
- Other non-pecuniary damages
A sudden loss of a limb is emotionally and mentally distressing. This sense of loss can be represented with monetary compensation. Our lawyers understand the types of compensation available in injury cases, and we advocate for you.
How do you receive compensation for an amputation injury?
To receive compensation for an amputation injury, you must bring a legal claim. There is a limited amount of time to bring a claim. Exact time limits may vary.
You must prove the legal fault of the defendant by negligence or another legal standard. You show how their actions caused your injuries. Finally, you must document your damages and the appropriate amount of compensation.
About Our Experienced Attorneys
When Rikard & Protopapas represents you, we take care of all the steps to pursue compensation for an amputation injury. Our full-service attorneys investigate, prepare legal documents, and advocate for you in the legal process. We resolve cases through settlement and trial.
Some reasons people choose our team of attorneys are:
- Amputation injury claims handled, representing victims in seeking compensation
- AV® PreeminentTM Rating for the highest professional standards
- Claims handled in Richland County, Lexington County, and other South Carolina state and federal courts
- A 97% success rate – we aren’t afraid to take tough cases
- Over $100 million in settlements and verdicts
- Claims resolved through trial advocacy and settlements – we are trial lawyers, pursuing each case with a personalized strategy
- Ten attorneys and a team of support staff to meet your needs
- Over 1,600 trusted clients who have relied on our experience to meet their legal needs
Free consultations are available for anyone wanting to learn more about an amputation injury claim. We use contingency fees, so ask about the options for our legal services. That means we do not get paid until and unless our client makes a recovery. Generally, our fees will be a percentage of any recovery, and that percentage is computed before deducting expenses. Typically, the expenses are deducted from the settlement and reimburses our firm for any advanced expenses. Each matter is on a case-by-case basis and the fee structure is disclosed in writing if we proceed with your potential claim.
Contact Us Today
You can talk to an amputation attorney in Columbia today. Learn about your case, what you may receive in compensation, and what’s involved in bringing a claim. Meet the attorneys at Rikard & Protopapas, and learn how we assist injury victims including amputees. Contact us today to begin.
Sources: MedlinePlus, Traumatic Amputation