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Amputations Caused By Car Accidents

Attorneys Representing People Hurt in Car Accidents in Lawsuits in Syracuse, Rochester, and Upstate New York

Car crashes can lead to various injuries, and although many can be treated, some, such as limb loss, cause permanent and devastating detriments. People who suffer amputations caused by car accidents often face enduring physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Fortunately, they have the right to seek compensation from those accountable for the accident, which can help to alleviate some of the losses they suffered. If you lost a limb due to a collision caused by another party’s reckless behavior, it is advisable to consult with a lawyer to explore your legal options. The seasoned Syracuse personal injury attorneys of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, are proficient at tackling the challenges presented by claims arising out of amputations caused by car accidents, and if we represent you, we will zealously pursue the full amount of damages recoverable under the law on your behalf. We frequently represent people in car accident cases in Syracuse, Rochester, and throughout Upstate New York.

Amputations Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of amputations. While limb loss can occur in any collision, high-speed crashes such as rollover crashes and T-bone or head-on impacts are particularly prone to causing traumatic amputations, which are injuries that occur when a limb or digit is severed due to the force of the collision or entrapment within the vehicle's structure.

In some cases, the severity of the injuries sustained in a collision may necessitate surgical amputation to either salvage the individual's life or due to irreparable tissue damage. The road to recovery for those undergoing traumatic or surgical amputations is often lengthy, as they must adapt to life with prosthetic limbs and relearn how to perform many ordinary tasks.

Proving Liability for Amputations Caused by Car Accidents

Various factors can contribute to a collision, but the primary cause of most accidents is reckless driving. Consequently, the majority of legal claims arising from car accidents assert negligence on the part of the defendant. In New York, establishing liability based on negligence requires the plaintiff to demonstrate that the defendant owed them a duty of care. Typically, this duty involves acting reasonably given the circumstances, although statutory obligations may apply in certain situations. Subsequently, the plaintiff must provide evidence that the defendant's actions breached this duty. Finally, they must establish a causal link between the defendant's breach and the resulting harm. Essentially, it must be shown that the plaintiff's injury would not have occurred without the defendant's actions and that these actions significantly contributed to the harm suffered.

Damages Recoverable for Amputations Caused by Car Accidents

If a plaintiff successfully demonstrates that a defendant was responsible for a car accident, they may be entitled to compensation for various medical expenses incurred for treatment administered immediately after the incident or that will be necessary in the future. These expenses include surgical procedures, rehabilitation such as physical and occupational therapy, as well as prosthetic devices. Furthermore, if an injury renders the plaintiff unable to work, they may receive compensation for lost wages. Additionally, significant damages are frequently awarded to address the emotional anguish, pain, suffering, and psychological distress endured by the plaintiff due to the loss of a limb. If the plaintiff was married at the time the amputation occurred, their spouse may be eligible to recover compensation as well.

Meet with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Syracuse, Rochester, or Upstate New York

Amputations, which are devastating injuries under any circumstances, are even more tragic when they are caused by avoidable accidents. If you or a loved one suffered an amputation in a collision, it is smart to meet with an attorney to discuss what damages you may be able to pursue. The experienced Syracuse personal injury lawyers of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers are well-informed on what it takes to establish liability for amputations caused by car accidents, and if you hire us, we will aggressively pursue the results you deserve. Our primary office is located in Syracuse. We regularly represent people in lawsuits arising out of car accidents in Syracuse, Rochester, and throughout Upstate New York. To set up a complimentary and confidential consultation, you can contact us by calling us at 833-200-2000 or by using our online form.

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