Loss of Limb after a Truck Accident

The loss of a limb in a devastating truck accident is a life-changing event that no one should have to experience. In the United States, over 2 million individuals live with limb loss, with the majority of cases resulting from traumatic accidents, like big rig truck accidents.

Amputation impacts every aspect of your daily life, from the simplest tasks like making breakfast in the morning to driving your children to school. If your amputation was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company in California, you must hold them accountable for your injuries. You may require substantial financial support to cover your medical expenses, prosthetics, and ongoing care, and a trucking accident lawsuit can help you obtain the money you need.

At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, our California truck accident attorneys are dedicated to helping you secure the compensation you need to rebuild your life after this traumatic event.
The Physical and Emotional Toll of AmputationAmputation is not just a physical loss; it also takes an immense emotional toll on the victim and their loved ones. The trauma of the accident itself, coupled with the realization that your life has been forever changed, can lead to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may experience phantom limb pain, a sensation of pain in the missing limb, stump pain, and skin irritation at the amputation site.

Adapting to life with a prosthetic limb can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. It requires extensive rehabilitation, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to learn how to perform daily tasks and regain independence. The emotional scars of amputation can last a lifetime, affecting your self-image, relationships, and overall quality of life.
The True Costs of an AmputationThe financial costs of amputation are staggering. In addition to the immediate medical expenses, such as surgery, hospitalization, and rehabilitation, you will also face ongoing costs for the rest of your life. These may include:
  • Prosthetic limbs: Depending on the type and level of technology, a high-quality prosthetic limb can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 or more. Prosthetic limbs must be replaced every few years, increasing long-term costs.
  • Home and vehicle modifications: You may need to modify your home and vehicle to accommodate your disability, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Future medical care: You will require ongoing medical care, including regular check-ups, physical therapy, and treatment for secondary health issues related to your amputation.
  • Lost wages and earning capacity: If you cannot return to work or must take a lower-paying job due to your disability, you will suffer a significant loss of income over your lifetime.
The total lifetime costs of amputation can easily reach millions of dollars, putting an enormous financial strain on you and your family.
Seeking Justice and Compensation After a Truck AccidentIf your amputation was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. This may include damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.

To build a strong case, you will need an experienced California truck accident attorney who understands the complexities of these cases. Our lawyers will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and consult with medical and financial experts to determine the full extent of your damages.

Trucking companies and insurers often try to minimize your claim or deny liability altogether. They may argue that you were partially at fault for the accident or that your injuries are not as severe as you claim. Our law firm will fight back against these tactics and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Experienced California Truck Accident AttorneysIf you or a loved one has suffered a loss of limb in a California truck accident, don't hesitate to seek the help you need. The attorneys at Cerri, Boskovich & Allard have extensive experience handling complex truck accident cases and fighting for the rights of amputation victims.

Our team will provide you with compassionate, personalized representation and fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Don't let the trucking company or their insurers deny you the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you take the first step towards recovery. 
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