San Diego Amputation Lawyer
Helping Amputees in San Diego Since 1979
Medically, an amputation describes the loss or removal of a limb or extremity by trauma, constriction, or surgery. If not caused by an accident alone, an amputation may be prescribed by medical professionals in order to help control pain or the spreading of disease to other parts of the body. An accident that destroys a limb may call for an amputation when there is no way for doctors to save or repair the limb. If you or a loved one has been in an accident that was due to the negligence or carelessness of another and resulted in an amputation, you should speak with an experienced San Diego Amputation Lawyer today.
When an amputation is caused by the intentional, negligent, or reckless conduct of another person or entity, the injured victim is generally allowed to pursue damages for the loss of the limb in civil court. In addition to being compensated for the actual loss of the limb, an injury victim may also be able to collect lost wage damages if the loss of the limb prevents the person from working. An experienced San Diego Amputation Lawyer like Gary Sernaker can assess your situation and provide you with an estimate of the damages that may be collected through litigation or settlement.
The fact that a limb is removed by a medical professional as a result of the limb being destroyed or in an effort to save the victim’s life is no defense to conduct that causes an amputation. This means, a person can be found liable for an amputation if that person sets into motion a foreseeable chain of events that ends up requiring a limb to be amputated later.
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Gary A. Sernaker and his dedicated team of legal professionals have several decades of combined legal experience helping victims who have suffered injuries as the result of avoidable accidents. Gary Sernaker can review the facts of a case on behalf of an amputation victim and offer advice on that victim’s most viable legal options toward recovery. Although self representation is an option afforded to all accident victims who pursue damages civilly, it is never recommended. Self represented victims are generally at a major disadvantage in the courtroom because they can be easily manipulated by the opposition into thinking that their injury is worth less than the law actually allows. Instead, hire experienced San Diego Amputation Lawyer Gary Sernaker to fight for your rights in court and help you obtain the compensation needed to cover medical bills as well as past and future lost wages.