New Jersey Amputation Lawyer
About 2 million Americans live with amputations that require serious adjustments to their daily life activities. Accidents that involve an amputation of a major body part require lengthy hospital stays, extensive rehabilitation and ongoing care to monitor wound healing, phantom pain and emotional distress.
If you or a loved one has undergone an amputation as a result of a serious accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your losses. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can be confident that you will obtain the full extent of the money damages that you deserve. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo have decades of experience fighting for the injured in New Jersey.
Common Injuries That Result in Amputation Injuries
The amputation of a body part is an emotionally difficult and life altering event. When this serious injury is caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, the situation becomes even more troubling. Amputations can be necessary in any of the following accidents:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
Regardless of what type of accident caused your amputation injury, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be the best way to obtain the financial damages that you deserve. You need to consult with an aggressive amputation attorney in New Jersey to obtain the full compensation that you deserve. Our attorneys have the experience and dedication that you need to protect your legal rights during a time when you deserve nothing but the best.
Compensation Available to Amputation Victims
If you have suffered an amputation injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:
Medical bills. Medical bills include hospitalization costs, surgical costs, ambulatory services, compensation for prescriptions drugs and any other costs related to the medical treatment or therapy of your amputation injuries. Medical bills include both past and future damages.
Loss of income. Loss of income refers to any wages you have lost from missing work to recover from your amputation injuries caused by the accident. Compensatory damages include lost wages, as well as your future earing capacity.
Pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is designed to compensate you for the physical pain and discomfort you have suffered as a result of the accident.
Emotional and mental distress. This type of compensation covers the emotional aspect of pain and suffering, including fear, loss of sleep, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder.
Loss of enjoyment of life or loss of consortium. This type of compensation covers your inability to engage in any activities that you engaged in prior to the accident, especially your inability to maintain an intimate relationship with your significant other.
The loss of any body part can have an unimaginable impact on your quality of life. You will no doubt require many adjustments to nearly every aspect of your life and livelihood. Moreover, the financial costs can be destructive. If your amputation injury was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you need to hire the right attorney to hold the guilty party accountable for their conduct.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced New Jersey amputation injury attorney, please call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.