Skilled Amputation Lawyer Representing Victims in Orlando
The National Limb Loss Information Center reports that in the United States, about 1.7 million people are living with the loss of a foot, leg, hand, or arm after sport injuries or trauma injuries. When a traffic collision, a construction accident, truck accident, injuries in sports, motorcycle accidents, or some other catastrophic accident is the reason for amputation, you may be entitled to reimbursement for all of your medical expenses and more through filing a personal injury lawsuit with the help of the Horst Law Firm and experienced Orlando amputation attorney Robert J. Horst.
OUR ORLANDO ATTORNEYS UNDERSTAND AMPUTATIONS CAN BE TRAUMATIC
Trauma-related amputations, such as when an arm or leg is severed in a car accident, are the second-most-common type of amputation. Trauma-related amputations are more common in men than women, and many involve the loss of a finger or thumb. In many cases, people who have lost a limb or undergone an amputation after catastrophic accidents will be candidates for an artificial or prosthetic limb. But even if they are able to use an artificial limb, that doesn’t get rid of the physical and mental pain and suffering that victims experience after an accident. Having to undergo surgery to have a limb amputated is a traumatic experience. If you have lost a limb, toe, or finger in – or as the result of – a traffic accident or any other accident caused by another person’s negligence, let experienced attorney Robert J. Horst handle your personal injury claim and advocate on your behalf. If you’ve been involved in a traffic accident, don’t sign anything or agree to a settlement with the negligent party’s insurance company prior to speaking to an attorney. Lawyers can help you estimate how much you will need in damages so an insurance company does not try to take advantage of your vulnerable state immediately following an accident.
HOW CAN LAWYERS HOLD NEGLIGENT PARTIES ACCOUNTABLE AFTER AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING AN AMPUTATION?
If you have lost a limb due to someone’s negligence, you will need a lawyer who can help you hold the at-fault parties accountable for their negligence. How do attorneys prove negligence in personal injury claims? Attorneys must prove the following:
- The victim was owed a duty of care
- The defendant breached the duty of care
- This breach in the duty of care caused the victim’s injuries
- The victim has suffered as a result of the injuries and is entitled to compensation
Proving all four of these conditions can be challenging without an experienced attorney on your side. If you or a loved one has lost a limb in a tragic accident caused by another person’s negligence, speak to Horst Law Firm right away to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, so make the call today to speak to someone in our office.
WHAT IS DUTY OF CARE? AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY IN ORLANDO EXPLAINS
What is a duty of care? This is a legal term that refers to the requirement of individuals to act with a certain level of caution and attention so they do not injure or cause harm to others. For example, property owners owe a duty of care to visitors. This means they must maintain safe conditions on their property so visitors do not injure themselves. Drivers also owe a duty of care to all other motorists on the road. If a driver fails to obey the law while driving, or drives in a reckless manner, he or she is said to have breached the duty of care. If someone breaches this duty of care, he is said to be acting negligently, and therefore could be held liable for injuries that occur as a result of his behavior.
TOP LAW FIRMS IN ORLANDO CAN FIGHT FOR THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE
There’s no doubt that amputations are serious catastrophic injuries that will affect victims for the rest of their lives. But, how can you calculate how much compensation you should receive for your injuries? Several factors will be taken into consideration, including the amount you have spent on medical bills and plan to spend on bills in the future, the amount of income you have lost because of your injury and the amount you will lose in the future, and your pain and suffering. Many amputation victims suffer emotionally for a long period of time following an accident. Losing a limb is traumatic, and can can cause a great deal of psychological damage. It can be difficult to quantify how much you should receive for pain and suffering, but an experienced lawyer will negotiate on your behalf to reach a fair settlement. You should never discuss settlements with an insurance company before speaking with an attorney. An insurance company will try to get you to agree to a low settlement that will not cover your medical expenses or lost income. It’s in your best interests to avoid talking to the insurance company until you have legal representation.
OUR LAW FIRM HAS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REPRESENTING AMPUTATION VICTIMS
If you are an amputee as the result of another person’s negligence and you need an experienced Orlando catastrophic injury attorney to help you win the compensation you require, you’ll want an attorney who also provides sound advice tailored to your specific legal problems and needs. You’ve already suffered enough—if you are a victim, let an experienced attorney handle your case and work to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. Robert J. Horst represents personal injury victims who are seeking justice in the Orlando area, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Winter Park, and throughout central Florida. He has experience representing clients in cases involving amputations, product liability, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, car accidents, bicycle accidents, defective products, dog bites, and spinal cord, brain, birth, and burn injuries. Contact experienced Orlando personal injury attorney Robert J. Horst by phone at 407-601-3999, or fill out the online intake form here on our website to schedule a free consultation. If you have been injured by another person’s negligence in the Orange County or greater Orlando area, please don’t wait any longer to call.