Amputation and Paralysis

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

According to a fact sheet published by the National Limb Loss Information Center 2008 Fact Sheet, approximately 1.7 million people in the United States are living with the loss of a limb. The fact sheet also states that males are at significantly higher risk than females for amputations due to trauma and that for both males and females, the risk of traumatic amputation increases with age and reaches its highest point among people 85 or older.

Most amputations are related to disease, especially those that impair blood circulation. However, traumatic injuries, such as those that occur in motor vehicle crashes, account for a significant number of amputations.

At Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki, our attorneys understand that an amputation is a life-changing event that has physical, emotional and financial repercussions. We work to help our clients obtain the financial compensation they will need in order to go on with their lives after an amputation.

Our legal teams work with certified life care planners and economists to determine the current and future costs of living with an amputated body part. These may include ongoing medical care, physical and vocational rehabilitation, prosthetic devices, wheelchairs, modifications to the home and adaptations to a vehicle, loss of wages and future earning capacity, and more.

We are skilled and aggressive trial attorneys who will work tirelessly to see that those who caused or contributed to your injury live up to their legal and financial responsibility to you. While no amount of money can replace your lost limb, it can help you move forward with your life.