Tampa Amputation Injury Lawyer
Few injuries are more devastating or catastrophic than amputation. The loss of any limb, either partially or completely, fundamentally changes a person’s identity and how they interact with the world around them. And when an amputation injury is the result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional act, the victim also understandably feels anger and a desire to demand justice.
An experienced Tampa amputation injury lawyer can help you through this difficult period. Florin Gray is a team of dedicated Florida attorneys who represent victims of catastrophic injuries including amputations. We understand that no amount of money can undo the damage that has been done to your body and sense of self. But by holding the parties responsible for your amputation legally accountable, we can help to bring a sense of justice and, hopefully, enable you to start the process of rebuilding your life.
Common Causes of Traumatic Amputation Injuries
In medical terms, an amputation injury is one that involves the loss or removal of a limb, including an arm, leg, foot, or toe. Amputation injuries are classified as either complete or partial. A partial amputation means that some soft-tissue connections remain between the body and the affected limb. A complete amputation, in contrast, is where the limb is fully removed from the body and may need to be replaced with a prosthetic.
Amputation injuries occur in many different contexts. Some of the more common scenarios that we deal with as part of our personal injury practice include:
- Motor vehicle accidents. The force of a crash involving a car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, or any other vehicle can crush or even outright sever a limb. Amputation injuries are especially common in accidents caused by drunk drivers.
- Work accidents. Workers who use heavy industrial machinery as part of their daily job are always at risk of a traumatic amputation injury. Such workplace accidents are especially common when the employer fails to maintain safe working conditions. And in fields such as construction, amputation injuries often result from workers being crushed by machinery that is improperly operated or maintained.
- Medical malpractice. Many amputations are not the result of an initial trauma, but rather mistakes made in providing medical care. Medical negligence can lead to a limb developing an infection that eventually leads to an amputation. In such cases, the doctors and medical facilities involved can be sued for medical malpractice under Florida law.
Compensation in amputation injury cases is often quite significant. This is because the victim is entitled to damages not just for their ongoing medical costs–which can run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars–but also compensation for their loss of income and overall loss of enjoyment of life.
Don’t Delay, Call Florin Gray
Florida recently amended its personal injury laws to reduce the statute of limitations from four years to two. This means that you do not have a lot of time to file a lawsuit if you have recently suffered an amputation injury. If you need to speak with a skilled Tampa amputation injury lawyer, contact Florin Gray today.