Austin Car Accident Amputation Lawyer
Few injuries are more traumatic than losing a limb. If an auto wreck caused your injury, find out how to get the compensation you deserve by working with an Austin car accident amputation lawyer.
Dealing with the trauma of a serious car accident can be a difficult experience, especially after having a limb amputated. While being confronted with a major life change, you are most likely facing pain, emotional trauma, and worried for the future of you and your family. Expensive medical procedures and lost time at work can drain your bank account, leaving you wondering how you are going to pay your bills.
Whether you lost a leg, arm, foot, or hand, having to adjust to a new way of life can be challenging. An amputation will require significant financial resources to pay for current and future medical procedures, rehabilitation, and prosthetics.
You should not have to pay for your recovery when someone else was at fault for the wreck. An Austin car accident amputation lawyer from Colley & Colley can alleviate your financial burden by pursuing a personal injury claim on your behalf.
Dealing with Auto Insurance Companies After Limb Loss
After losing a limb in a crash, it is crucial that you don’t sign any documents or accept any offers from insurance companies. Insurers are quick to offer a low settlement that won’t financially cover all of your losses. They will often try to minimize your injuries and may try to say that you are partially to blame for the accident to avoid paying a larger settlement.
We need to protect your legal rights so that you can obtain fair and full compensation for your injuries. While you work on adjusting to life post-amputation, we will handle all the legal details and aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies to fight for the maximum payout available for your claim.
Comparative Fault and the Value of Your Amputation Claim
Determining fault in Texas is a critical factor in assessing the value of your claim. Texas follows the modified comparative fault 51 percent bar rule when awarding financial settlements.
This rule means that if you are 51 percent or more at fault for the accident, you cannot recover damages. However, if you are responsible for 50 percent or less of the negligence, then your financial damages will be in proportion to the other party’s fault.
For example, if the value of your injuries is $60,000 and you are 20 percent responsible for causing the accident, you will recover 80 percent of your financial award, or $48,000.
Recovering Compensation for an Amputation
Amputations are permanent, life-long injuries that will drastically impact every aspect of your life. Holding the negligent person accountable is crucial to recovering costs to secure your future. In addition to lost wages and medical bills, you will need money for many other losses:
- Present and future medical treatment, surgeries, psychological counseling, physical therapy, and rehabilitation
- Lost wages and future earning potential
- Medical equipment such as wheelchairs and prosthetics
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life
- Handicap-friendly vehicle
- Costs to make your home disability friendly
Contact an Austin Car Accident Limb Loss Lawyer
We understand that your injuries have changed your life dramatically. To recover the maximum amount of compensation, trust Colley & Colley for the skilled and aggressive legal representation you need.
Call 1-877-411-2001 or fill out our online contact form below for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn how we can help.