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Bakersfield Amputation Attorney

Traumatic amputation is the loss of a limb or body part due to an accident or injury. Amputation is a catastrophic injury with devastating consequence for the victim. If you have lost a limb because of someone else’s negligence, contact Faulkner Law Offices in Bakersfield, California as soon as possible. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are zealous advocates for amputation victims.

Why Choose Our Law Firm?

Our attorneys have been representing injured people for decades with a sole focus on personal injury matters. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. We are not intimidated by large companies and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary. Our courtroom success rate of more than 90% speaks for itself.

Loss of Limb Statistics

According to the Amputee Coalition:

  • Nearly two million people are living with limb loss in the U.S.
  • Approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the U.S. every year.
  • Hospital costs associated with amputation totaled more than $8.3 billion in a single year.
  • African Americans are up to four times more likely than white Americans to have an amputation.

Causes of Amputations

The main causes of limb loss, as stated by the Amputee Coalition, are:

  • Vascular disease, including diabetes (54%)
  • Trauma (45%)
  • Cancer (less than 2%)

How Do Traumatic Amputations Occur?

According to an Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) article, traumatic amputation can involve any extremity or body part, including the legs, feet, toes, arms, hands, fingers, and ears. The most common causes of traumatic amputation injuries are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Workplace accidents (particularly manufacturing and construction)
  • Agricultural accidents
  • Fireworks, explosives, and firearms accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Ring traction accidents (sudden pull on a finger ring)
  • Building and car door accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause, by far, of medically necessary traumatic amputations. Industrial and agricultural accidents are the number two and three leading causes.

Who Is Liable?

Potentially responsible parties for traumatic amputation injuries will depend on the nature of the accident or injuries. Examples include:

  • At-fault driver in a motor vehicle accident.
  • Third party (other than the victim’s employer) on a construction site whose negligence contributed to the accident.
  • Manufacturer of defective equipment that caused amputation injuries.
  • Healthcare professional whose medical errors led to amputation.

Damages in an Amputation Injury Claim

Amputation is a catastrophic injury that can lead to a high-value personal injury claim. Damages traumatic amputation victims may be entitled to claim include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life

Recovering Compensation for Traumatic Amputation

Trauma is the second leading cause of amputations in the U.S. When someone else’s negligence has led to limb loss, the at-fault party may be legally responsible for your injuries. Our experienced personal injuries can thoroughly investigate your accident to determine cause and liability. We can fully assess your losses, negotiate skillfully on your behalf, and fight for your rights in court if necessary.

Contact Us Today

Our experienced injury attorneys at Faulkner Law Offices in Bakersfield are committed to aggressively pursuing the maximum compensation available under the law for our clients. If you have suffered amputation because of someone else’s negligence, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we win your case for you.