People with amputations are able to drive cars with modifications in the vehicle to help them drive safely. But the person in a car accident as an amputee may be at a disadvantage, and may be more severely injured in the crash because of his or her disability. If you have had a car accident and suffered personal injuries as an amputee, you need to give us a call.
You can count on us to help you, with experienced attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group. We are here, ready and willing to get you the recovery compensation that you need to be whole again after your personal injury after a car accident, damages and loses from the car crash.
Why Does a Person Get an Amputation?
People can have an amputation for many different reasons. Usually, an individual is required to get a limb such as an arm, leg or hand amputated because of medical reasons. If there is an accident, wartime incident or disease to the limb, there may be the requirement of an amputation.
Amputations are made as a diagnosis plan to help the individual to continue to lead a full and productive life, when a limb is injured beyond repair. Some people are eligible for a prosthetic limb to replace the amputated limb. A prosthesis is an artificial joint, hand, or leg that will allow the person who has an amputation to regain some of the mobility of the region where the limb was removed.
What Types of Amputation Levels of Limbs Exist for Amputees?
A person with an amputation can be required to experience a limb being removed in many different areas of the body. For this reason, there are many different amputation levels that a person can sustain.
Amputations are made in specific areas of the body by a surgeon, as necessary to preserve the limb and life of a person requiring an amputation. There are several standard amputation levels on the upper body, including:
- Forequarter – amputation at the shoulder
- Shoulder disarticulation – preserving shoulder blade
- Transhumeral – above elbow amputation
- Elbow disarticulation – amputation through elbow joint, preserving humerus
- Transradial – amputation below elbow
- Wrist disarticulation – amputation at wrist level
- Hand/partial hand amputation – fingers or part of hand below wrist amputation
If you have had an amputation and are in a car accident, your recovery may be hampered or delayed based on the extent of your amputation and/or disability related to your amputation. In this case, you should give our office a call right now, to discuss your claim and personal injuries related to your car crash.
Can I Sue as an Amputee Who Has Been Injured in a Car Accident?
Yes, we can sue if you have suffered personal injuries in a car accident as an amputee. We are here for you, and can help you to get the recovery compensation that you need in this claim. You need to call our law office, to talk to our Los Angeles case lawyers. We are able to fight for you with the big insurance companies, and can file a lawsuit right away on your behalf for this claim.
Amputee Car Accident
A person with an amputation in a car accident can have extensive personal injuries. This is because an amputee does not have all of his or her limbs to help prevent movement in the vehicle and “brace” during a car accident. The main areas of impact of an amputee during a crash are:
- Internal organs
- Abdominal injuries
When the person’s head hits the car during an accident, the individual who is an amputee may experience a skull fracture or brin injury. This is because of an impact with the structure inside the vehicle, and a linear acceleration and rotation of the head, which can cause a traumatic brain injury.
Elbow and Shoulder Impacts
An amputee may injure the elbow and shoulder areas during a car crash. This is because the person will be banged up against the sides of the car, and may suffer breaks in the bone in these regions. Also, shoulder deflections are normal in a car crash with an amputee, with high impact forces pushing the shoulder around and hitting the door structures during a car crash.
Skull fractures are common, when the person’s head hits a door or the steering wheel. Some skull injuries are particularly serious, such as the bilateral skull fractures with bleeding into the temporal and parietal lobes of the brain. Pelvic fractures can occur as well as serious leg fractures in a car crash with an amputee.
Amputees May Need Support with Coping with the Loss of a Limb
Many amputees and veterans who have a limb amputated need help and support coping with the loss of a limb. They can experience anger, depression and feelings of hopelessness over the amputation of a limb. Support can come in many forms, such as with peer support, rehabilitation and psychotherapy. The community needs to also support veterans who have had an amputation by providing accommodations for veterans in businesses and other environments in the community.
Zero Fee Guarantee
When you call us at the DTLA Law Group, you can expect the best. We are here to help you, and give to you a zero-fee guarantee. We are with you every step of the way towards initiating your lawsuit after personal injuries in a car accident as an amputee.
Free Second Opinion
You are eligible for a free second opinion on your case. All that you have to do is to put in a call to our case attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group. When you call us, we will review our case for you. We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your personal injuries sustained in a car accident being an amputee. We can sue for you, and resolve any issues that you have had in this claim. We will take you to the winner’s circle, but you need to make the first call to us today.
Call for a Free Consultation
We are able to explain all of the information that you need to know about related to your case, when you give us a call today. We can offer to you a free consultation, and we are ready to talk to you today. Just give us a call now!