Lafayette Amputation Attorneys
We’ve Won Billions for People Who Suffered from the Wrongdoing of Others
Amputation forever change a victim’s life. Even with assistive devices and prosthetics, amputees face futures that are far different than they had imagined. They may be unable to return to the same field or may miss a significant amount of work while recovering. They may have an entirely altered outlook on life and may experience lasting psychological trauma. It’s crucial that victims of amputation be given the opportunity at bright and stable futures.
We’re dedicated to helping people get their lives back on track after incidents that cause permanent, life-changing injuries like amputations. Our lawyers take on cases for people injured in:
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Truck accidents
- Work accidents
At Arnold & Itkin, we’ve successfully represented numerous clients in cases involving amputation, helping them get the medical treatment, ongoing care, and financial aid they need.
Ready to find out how we can help you? Give us a call at (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free, and if we take on your case, you pay no upfront costs and no fees at unless we win.
Record-Setting $44 Million Verdict for Amputation Victim
Arnold & Itkin secured the largest ever verdict won for an amputation victim when we represented a construction superintendent who lost his leg after a piece of a crane pinned him to the ground. At the time of the incident, our client was standing behind a safety fence, 100 feet away from an auger being operated by a crane. The auger was stuck, and the superintendent instructed the crane operator to get it unstuck. The operator tried but was unsuccessful. He tried to stop the job at least five times, but the crane ended up collapsing. When the crane collapsed, our client was pinned underneath a piece of it. It took another crane to lift the piece of equipment off, and he was rushed to the hospital. He ended up requiring an above-the-knee amputation.
After a three-week trial, Attorney Kurt Arnold’s thoughtful and compelling arguments showed the jury that two companies were responsible for our client’s injuries. The resulting $44 million verdict ensured our client was taken care of for life.
Amputation Injury FAQ
What compensation is available in an amputation claim?
If you lost a limb or extremity in an accident, while using a defective or dangerous product, or in any situation caused through no fault of your own, you could recover a significant settlement or award from the responsible party or parties. This would make all the difference in your ability to get the care you need and pay your bills after such a serious injury. You could get a settlement that covers your care for the rest of your life.
Through an amputation lawsuit, you could pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing treatment
- Prosthetic devices
- Assistive devices
- Home or work modifications
- Medication and medical supplies
- Lost income
- Loss of potential earnings
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Treatment-related travel costs
- Physical impairment
What should I do after a work-related amputation?
In Lafayette, Louisiana, people who are injured at work have the right to file claims to seek workers’ compensation benefits. This applies to amputation and all other on-the-job injuries. Workers’ compensation is provided on a no-fault basis, without requiring the injured worker to prove that someone else was to blame for his injuries.
Amputation is a catastrophic injury. The only way a worker can achieve any semblance of financial stability is if he or she recovers maximum workers’ compensation benefits. A third-party lawsuit may also be necessary to cover damages like pain and suffering and all of a worker’s lost earnings.
What steps can a Lafayette amputation lawyer take to help?
If you involve Arnold & Itkin to handle your amputation injury claim, you’re freeing yourself to focus on healing and spending time with loved ones while we fight for justice on your behalf. Instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your bills or get the treatment you need, let us take care of everything for you. We can handle all communication with your employer (if it was a work-related amputation), with the insurance company, and with any other involved parties. We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your amputation to identify who is to blame. We can then take the necessary steps to hold that party (or those parties) accountable.
Our Lafayette amputation attorneys prepare every case for trial, putting in the time and effort it takes to build infallible arguments that will hold up against the toughest opponents.
Call (888) 493-1629 to Speak with a Skilled Lawyer
There is no way to erase the full effects of a catastrophic injury, but getting answers and seeing at-fault parties brought to justice can bring unmatched peace of mind to victims and their families. Our Lafayette amputation attorneys can also help you get much-needed compensation for medical care, prosthetics, ongoing treatment and therapy, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and much more.
Contact our team. We’ve won billions for our clients and are standing by to assist you when you need it most.