One of the most traumatic types of injuries to suffer is an amputation. A serious accident in Chicago involving a car, truck or motorcycle could lead to the loss of a limb. Likewise, a victim may suffer a full or partial loss of limb or digit because of a dog bite/animal attack, because of a defective product or in a workplace injury.The loss of a limb can result in devastating consequences to the injured party and may entitle them to pursue a personal injury claim in Illinois. When someone else’s recklessness or carelessness causes an accident and leaves another party seriously injured, they may be held liable for both economic and non-economic damages suffered. This can include not only medical bills but pain and suffering, along with other types of injury-related damages.In pursuing a personal injury claim in Illinois in connection with your amputation injury, an attorney may try to help you recoup the cost of:
- surgery (both emergency surgery and subsequent operations, such as when surgery is needed to treat nerve damage);
- pain medications;
- ongoing medical care;
- physical therapy;
- post-trauma therapy and victim counseling;
- adaptive devices for the home or automobile; and
- lost wages.
When someone else’s negligence causes you to suffer amputation in an accident in Chicago you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Consulting with an Illinois personal injury lawyer is the first step in determining your legal options. When to Hire an Illinois Personal Injury LawyerAn Illinois personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in an Illinois personal injury claim, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.