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You’ve just been in a horrific accident. Time moves at the speed of light as you’re rushed from the scene to the hospital.
With your loved ones gathered around your bedside, your doctor finally delivers the heartbreaking news—they’ll have to amputate.
Suddenly, the panic you felt from the accident has turned into all-consuming fear and rage as you consider how this procedure will change your life forever.
Why did this happen to me?
What am I going to do if I can no longer work?
How will I pay for the medical bills and ongoing treatment?
These are some of the questions that need answering.
Unfortunately, no answers will help you cope with what’s happened. You need justice and an ally who will support you and seek compensation for the pain you’ve experienced due to someone else’s negligence.
That’s where we come in.
Our attorneys at Abogados Centro Legal don’t take negligence lightly. We help injury victims like you get justice for what’s happened to them by getting fair compensation in their cases.
There are two types of amputation injuries: traumatic amputation and surgical amputation.
Traumatic amputations, which account for 45% of amputations, occur when limbs are torn away from the body.
Traumatic amputation injuries are most often due to high-impact incidents, such as:
Work accidents are often the leading cause of traumatic injuries. Jobs involving heavy machinery—like oil drilling and construction—are at extremely high risk of limb injury and amputation. This highlights the importance of occupational safety and the need to hold employers accountable when the proper safety protocols are not in place
Surgical amputations become necessary when the body part becomes irreparably diseased, infected, or injured.
Common causes of surgical amputations include:
No matter the cause of your injury, an experienced attorney can help you fight for justice in your case.
Unlike other injuries, the effects of an amputation injury don’t end once you leave the hospital bed. You may still require help with daily functions, experience phantom pain, endure enormous physical pain, and be unable to work.
Every case is different, but for most accidents, you should consider the following for compensation:
*Not applicable to Workers’ Compensation cases
In personal injury cases, compensation is most influenced by your injuries’ severity and medical costs. So, naturally, when you suffer a catastrophic injury like amputation, it may result in a higher payout than other types of injuries.
Additionally, based on the nature of the accident, you may be entitled to punitive damages if the at-fault acted with gross negligence.
At Abogados Centro Legal, our attorneys have recovered millions for injury victims in Birmingham.
Here’s an example of our most recent accomplishments:
Bet on our Birmingham amputation lawyers when you need justice in your case.
In a personal injury case, you have the right to recover compensation from the individual or entity responsible for your injury.
For instance, if your arm was amputated due to unsafe conditions at work, you may have a personal injury lawsuit under workers’ compensation. Whereas in a truck accident, you may even be able to bring a third-party claim against the other driver.
It’s important to note that in Alabama, the state follows contributory negligence rules, meaning that if you’re found to even be partially negligent for the accident, you may be unable to claim compensation. The only exception is this is a worker’s compensation case. Negligence on the part of the plaintiff is NOT a bar to recovery in a workers’ compensation case.
By hiring a personal injury lawyer, you can protect yourself and claim what’s rightfully yours.
You’ve been through a lot. You might not be in the best position to handle your case alone, and you shouldn’t have to. Our attorneys at Abogados Centro Legal have been litigating severe injury cases for years, and we’re more than capable of helping you get through this tough time.
Here’s how we can help you:
We’ll dig through the weeds of your case and determine who is responsible. After your consultation, we’ll begin collecting evidence and, if necessary, even revisit the scene and talk to your witnesses to get a detailed account of what happened.
We will use the information collected to build the strongest case on your behalf. We won’t leave any loose ends. We’ll build up your case so that when we enter negotiations, we can confidently ask for top dollar in your case.
We’ll work directly with the at-fault party or insurer to discuss fair compensation. Many injury cases will settle out of court. However, there is a chance that yours won’t. No amount of compensation will repair the damage done… we get that. Instead, we’ll try to help you move forward comfortably. And our lawyers are prepared to back you up in court if that happens.
Whether a full or partial amputation, any amputation injury is a traumatic event. Our attorneys can help you get the tools you need to move forward by helping you win compensation for your amputation injuries. We handle all types of cases.
Contact our office today for a free consultation.
You must file a lawsuit within two years of your accident in Alabama to claim compensation for an amputation injury. This may seem like a long time, but these things take time, and the deadline won’t be extended for your hospitalization, recovery, investigation, negotiations, or unexpected events.
We recommended filing your case right away to protect your right to compensation.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. Instead of billing you hourly, we only get paid when you do.
For you, this means a mutually beneficial relationship where you can trust that we’re doing everything in our power to get you top-dollar. You’ll also sleep peacefully, knowing we won’t take on a case we don’t believe in.
We also offer free case evaluations, so from beginning to end, you’re getting risk-free representation.
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In Alabama a personal injury claim or lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident. In other words, if someone was injured on November 30, 2020, the deadline to file your personal injury claim or lawsuit is November 30, 2022.