Compassionate Personal Injury Lawyers in Calgary Helping Clients Who Have Lost a Limb
There is no question that an amputation will forever change the life of the person requiring the procedure, and their loved ones. An amputation can affect your ability to earn a living, caring for your family, day-to-day house maintenance, and any recreational activities you may have previously been involved in.
If you have had a limb amputated due to someone else’s actions or negligence, you may have grounds to pursue legal action against them in the form of a personal injury claim. At Cuming & Gillespie, our team of personal lawyers have the knowledge and extensive experience necessary to successfully pursue claims for the loss of limbs. We know that this is a very difficult and traumatizing time for injured individual and their families, so we take care of your legal needs while you come to terms with what has transpired.
Estimating Future Care Costs and Losses
It can be very hard to put a price or value on a limb. The costs and losses will vary depending on what the injured person used to do for a living, their age, and several other factors. Each case is always unique, and the damages awarded will vary.
There are some common costs that one should consider when pursuing a claim:
- Recovery time;
- The number of artificial limbs required;
- The specialization of the artificial limbs;
- The cost of each artificial limb;
- The number of surgeries required;
- Any counselling obtained since the injury;
- Any counselling that may be required in the future;
- Loss of income;
- Change in earning capacity;
- Home modifications that may be required;
- Special equipment that may be needed; and
- The effect on your life overall, and your family.
Often, in cases of amputations, medical experts will be required to provide evidence. Technology and rehabilitation are constantly evolving, and it is important to be able to explain to insurance companies, other lawyers, and the court why you may need some of the care you have requested compensation for.
At Cuming & Gillespie, we understand the costs associated with losing a limb. The prosthetics alone can be extremely expensive. Factor in rehabilitation, and your costs have skyrocketed. Our team of knowledgeable personal injury lawyers has been handling serious personal injury claims, including those where limbs have been amputated, for over 20 years. We work closely with doctors and other medical professionals to put together the strongest possible case and get you the highest compensation we can to finance your future costs.
Compassionate and Experienced Lawyers Who Can Help You
Hiring a lawyer who is experienced and understands the nuances in this area of personal injury law can make all the difference in your claim. At Cuming & Gillespie, we care about your recovery. We want to help you move on with your life, so we take the time to coordinate with your physicians, physiotherapists, and medical experts to determine what care you will need in the future. If you have recently lost a limb due to an accident, please call us today at 403-571-0555 or contact us online to book an appointment today for a free consultation.