Losing a body part because of an accident or medical condition is life-changing. Until someone experiences amputation firsthand, imagining life without a finger, foot, or arm is nearly impossible. If someone else is responsible for that loss, coming to terms with the new reality can be physically and psychologically traumatic.
At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo in San Bernardino, our lawyers have seen the effects that amputation can have on individuals, and we know how to fight for you and your family’s right to justice. As your San Bernardino amputation attorneys, we can help you find quality medical care, negotiate with insurance representatives, and pursue legal actions that hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
What Are Common Causes of Amputation?
Motor-driven devices including boats, equipment, and vehicles have been known to cause immediate amputations. Partial or total amputation away from a hospital can cause rapid blood loss and increase the risk of infections. If someone’s careless behavior or a defective part or product caused the injury, a victim may pursue legal action against the negligent individual, company or manufacturer.
Many amputations happen as a result of some other injury. Some amputations are performed to prevent the spread of infection or cancer. Amputation is often the only way to treat some conditions such as extreme frostbite or gangrene. Unfortunately, some planned amputations go awry. When physicians operate on the wrong person or the wrong body part, they can change someone’s life forever. Acts of medical malpractice involving amputation are particularly devastating for victims and their families.
Complications After Medically Necessary Amputations
In some cases, our clients come to us after a medically necessary amputation because of an infection caused by a dirty hospital, employer discrimination, or problems securing insurance coverage. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we have the resources, legal acumen, and experience to approach a case from every possible angle. We conduct thorough investigations and pursue every liable party involved in changing an amputee’s life.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in San Bernardino
Every injury-specific case is different and involves completely unique sets of circumstances and individuals. Our firm prides itself on addressing every case thoroughly and completely. We never look at our clients as just another case, but as real people who are struggling with some of the most difficult circumstances, people can face in their lifetimes. Our San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo understands California injury and liability laws, and we’re prepared to take your case to trial if needed. Individuals are rarely ever responsible for their own amputation injury. Property owners, drivers, manufacturers, employers, and physicians are all possible defendants in an amputation case. We take every case on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe us anything until we obtain compensation for you, and you can count on us to provide full and compassionate support before, during, and after your case settles.
A qualified injury attorney will meet you at our office, at your home, or in the hospital. If you need us outside regular working hours, we can also schedule appointments on weekends and in the evenings. If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation injury at work or at the hands of someone else, please give us a call at (909) 436-4610 in San Bernardino for a free case evaluation.