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Advocating for Amputation and Loss of Limb Victims in Bellevue

Among Bellevue residents ages 16 and older, 65.4% were in the civilian labor force for 2017-2021, according to the U.S. Census. Among residents of the city ages 25 and older, 92.4% were high school graduates or higher, and 33.2% had a bachelor’s degree or higher. While the majority of Bellevue residents are productive, educated individuals who exercise reasonable care to keep themselves and others safe, it is not always possible to control the actions of those who do not. Accidents can occur through negligence that cause amputation/loss of limb for victims.

If you or your loved one has suffered amputation in an accident that was someone else’s fault, it is important to speak with an experienced Bellevue personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Jason Bottlinger, founding attorney of Bottlinger Law L.L.C., is a seasoned trial lawyer who has been practicing law for over 15 years. Our firm has a successful track record, recovering millions for our clients. You can count on us to stand by your side throughout the legal process and protect your rights every step of the way.

Call us at (402) 505-8234 today for a free consultation.

How Many People Are Living With Limb Loss Today?

Approximately 2.1 million people are living with limb loss in the U.S., as reported by Pro Medical East (PME). That number is expected to double by 2050. Worldwide, more than 1 million amputations occur every year, which breaks down to one every 30 seconds. Approximately 300 to 500 amputations are completed every day.

What Are the Main Causes of Amputations?

Loss of limb can be caused by disease (54%) or by trauma (45%). Amputation caused by injury can occur in either of two ways:

  • Traumatic amputation: A limb may be torn off in a motor vehicle accident, a work-related accident, an accident involving machinery, or another type of injury.
  • Surgical amputation: Injury to a limb sustained in an accident is so severe that the limb must be surgically removed.

Leading causes of traumatic and surgical amputations include:

  • Motor vehicle collisions, including car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents, including industrial accidents with machinery
  • Slip-and-fall accidents, often caused by property owner negligence
  • Medical malpractice

What Impact Can Amputation/Loss of Limb Have on Someone?

Loss of limb is a catastrophic event that can dramatically alter a victim’s life. Amputation can cause significant emotional distress and mental anguish, in addition to long-term disability and physical pain and suffering. Limb loss can change the way a person interacts with the world and have life-altering consequences for family members as well as victims. Amputees must undergo hospitalization, surgical treatment, and medical treatment. To regain their independence, they must learn to deal with disfigurement, go through physical therapy and rehabilitation, and potentially learn to use prosthetic limbs.

What Compensation Is Available?

Amputation victims are entitled to seek compensation from responsible parties. Damages can be extensive and may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages (for intentional and highly immoral or extremely reckless actions)

Insurance companies are in business for profit and do not have your best interests at heart. Your best chance of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries and losses is to have an experienced Bellevue amputation injury lawyer handling your claim.

Personal Injury Advocacy You Can Count On in Bellevue

At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., our Bellevue team has everything it takes to get you the best result possible for your case. We have the knowledge, determination, and resources to achieve the compensation you need to get back on track. You deserve justice, and we’re here to fight for it.

Contact us at (402) 505-8234 to learn more about how we can help.

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