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Coping with a car accident induced amputation

Car accidents can range in severity, and in some cases, the results of a collision between two vehicles can be quite serious. For some California motor vehicle accident victims, the injuries may not only be debilitating and painful, they can change a victim's life forever. Traumatic amputation is one of these very serious injuries, and is one that will certainly affect a person for the rest of his or her life.

When a car accident leaves a person seriously injured, such as after an amputation, the victim could be eligible for compensation not only for his or her financial losses, but also for future needs and lost income capacity. If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic amputation in an accident, you would be wise to seek an understanding of your rights as soon as possible.

What a traumatic amputation can do

A traumatic amputation can cause significant damage. These injuries can be life threatening, and they require immediate medical assistance. The following side effects typically characterize traumatic amputations of appendages or limbs:

  • Severe bleeding, the amount depends on the location of the amputation
  • Serious damage to body tissue
  • Severe pain

Whether a person lost the tip or his or her finger or an entire limb, victims of this type of injury generally face a lengthy hospital stay, surgeries, therapy, rehabilitation and an extensive, complex recovery. If you or a loved one experienced a life-altering, disabling injury in an accident, you know that you could be quickly overwhelmed by the financial burden associated with a medical emergency.

Not only is it important to secure recovery not only for your financial needs, but for your future physical needs as well. After an amputation, you will need care long after you leave the hospital. You deserve compensation that reflects your true needs, both today and in the future.

Your future after a serious injury

Your car accident may have left you with a traumatic injury, but it could be traumatic emotionally as well. Before you accept a settlement offer or make any important decisions regarding your case, it is prudent to know your rights and know how to secure the best possible outcome for you.

You do not have to walk through the confusing aftermath of your accident alone. If a traumatic amputation changed your life, you have no time to lose in taking the appropriate steps to secure the money you need and deserve.

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