New Mexico Amputation Attorneys
Billions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured & Wronged
Amputation is one of the most traumatic injuries a person can experience. Whether a body part is removed in an accident or is so severely damaged that surgical amputation is required, the effects will be dramatic and lifelong. Returning to work in the same field may be impossible. Walking and performing day-to-day tasks may only be possible with prosthetics, assistive devices, and in-home modifications. Emotional trauma is also likely.
Amputation victims and their families deserve the chance to heal and recover. At Arnold & Itkin, we fight for people in Albuquerque, New Mexico and nationwide who have suffered catastrophic injuries from:
- Oilfield accidents
- Work accidents
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Defective products
To find out how our Albuquerque amputation lawyers can help you, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free! If we take your case, you pay no upfront costs and nothing at all unless we win.
Amputation/Loss of Limb & Your Right to Compensation
About two million people in America are living with a loss of limb, according to the National Limb Loss Information Center. Over 185,000 amputations are performed in the U.S. each year, 82% of which are due to vascular disease.
The primary causes of amputation are:
- Disease. Diabetes, blood clots, osteomyelitis, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) are all medical conditions that may affect the limbs or extremities and require surgical amputation.
- Injury. Trauma can cause immediate amputation or may damage a body part so severely that it must be surgically amputated. This most often affects the arms, with three out of four upper extremity amputations resulting from trauma.
- Surgery. Tumors in the muscles or bones may need to be surgically removed, and in some cases, this means surgical amputation of the affected limb or extremity.
When amputation is caused by trauma, victims are entitled to financial compensation from the party or parties that caused them harm. Our New Mexico amputation law firm helps our clients get the level of compensation that covers all of their medical care, including ongoing expenses and assistive devices, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and so much more. We know how important this is for their full recovery and stability.
Amputation Injury FAQ
What causes traumatic amputations?
Traumatic amputation and loss of limb may be caused by industrial accidents, construction accidents, defective and dangerous products, severe burns, heavy machinery malfunction, motor vehicle accidents, explosions, and crush injuries. If you were working or were injured in any type of accident in New Mexico and you want to know what rights you have, you can get the answers and insight you need at Arnold & Itkin. Our attorneyshave a proven track record of securing considerable settlements and verdicts in these complex cases. If we take on your case, the insurance company will know that we mean business. We won’t stop until we see justice served.
I suffered an amputation on the job. What should I do?
In New Mexico, any companies with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is meant to cover all on-the-job injuries and illnesses on a no-fault basis. Injured workers do not need to prove that someone else was to blame to receive payment for medical care and lost earnings. If someone other than your employer or a co-worker was to blame, however, you could have a third-party personal injury lawsuit. This would entitle you to additional compensation for emotional trauma, full loss of earnings, and more. If you have been injured, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Even if workers’ comp applies, you will benefit from having a legal professional handle your claim (and help you avoid common missteps that could delay or jeopardize your benefits). Your attorney can pursue every possible source of compensation to help you.
What is my New Mexico amputation injury claim worth?
No two injury cases are the same. The value of yours will depend on the impact that your injury has had and will have on every aspect of your life: physically, financially, and emotionally. Our New Mexico amputation lawyers will work with economists, medical professionals, and other experts to determine the fair value of your claim. This can make all the difference after an amputation. We cannot go back and prevent this catastrophe from happening in the first place, but a fair recovery can help you move on with your life.
Contact Our New Mexico Amputation Injury Lawyers
After an amputation, your life will never be the same. However, there is hope when you see justice served. You can experience peace of mind and a sense of closure when you see the responsible party held accountable for your injuries. You can recover the type of settlement or award that helps you build a stable future for yourself and your family, in spite of your injury or any limitations you might be dealing with.
You could be entitled to compensation for:
- Hospitalization and emergency medical care
- Ongoing treatment, including physical therapy
- Medication and other medical supplies
- Travel costs to and from medical appointments
- Prosthetics and assistive devices
- Lost income, including loss of potential earnings
- Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering
At Arnold & Itkin, we’re known for never backing down. We meticulously investigate and prepare each amputation case we handle as though it were going to trial. We take every step it takes to secure the best possible outcome for every client. Why? Because we know we’re dealing with people’s lives, and our New Mexico amputation lawyers believe that our clients deserve the chance at the brightest futures.
Contact us now to learn how our Albuquerque amputation injury attorneys can help you. Call (888) 493-1629 today!