There are millions of people in the U.S. today who are living with limb loss, some of which who suffered the loss as a result of a traumatic experience [Source: Amputee Coalition]. A car crash is one example of a traumatic experience that can lead to a person suffering a limb loss. Living life after losing a limb to a car accident can be difficult, but due to the advancements that have been made in the medical industry, there are various types of medical equipment that can assist an amputee with their everyday tasks.
What are some common struggles amputees often have to deal with?
Although each person who suffers a limb loss is likely to go through a different experience and face different struggles, some common issues many amputees often experience include:
- Phantom pains. According to MountainView Hospital, phantom pains is a term that “describes the ongoing, physical sensation in the limb that has been removed.” The source says many patients experience “some degree” of phantom pains following an amputation which usually feels like “shooting pain, burning, or even itching in the limb that is no longer there.” While some patients may experience phantom pains for a few months, others may feel them for years.
- Depression. The MountainView Hospital also says that “depression is a major health concern for amputees” not only because a limb loss can cause a person to question their “self-worth and self-image,” but it can also have a drastic impact on their “lifestyle, career, recreational activities, and more.”
How can a car accident victim recover compensation for a limb loss?
If an individual suffered a limb loss as a result of a car accident in Chula Vista, CA they may be entitled to recover compensation for things like medical expenses, medical equipment, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, and much more. Generally, after a person has been involved in a wreck, they can file a claim with their insurer or the at-fault party’s depending on who was found liable for the accident. However, because a limb loss is a much more serious injury, a victim may be eligible to receive compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
If a car crash victim would like to have their case reviewed by an accident attorney in Chula Vista, CA who can determine if compensation should be awarded, they can contact the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth. When accident attorney Bruce S. Meth takes on a case, especially one involving a catastrophic injury, he isn’t afraid to fight for the compensation the victim is due.
The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth can be reached at:
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Chula Vista, CA 91911
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