Losing a limb is one of the most severe and challenging injuries that can occur after an accident. While victims of amputation accidents can learn to navigate their lives after this injury, they will never fully recover. Loss of limb is a lifelong condition that requires extensive treatment over months and sometimes years.

After an accident that causes you to lose a limb, it is natural to wonder about financial compensation. The expenses associated with this type of injury can be overwhelming, and you shouldn’t be made to pay for someone else’s negligence. What does amputation compensation look like in Georgia? 

Compensation for Loss of Limbs

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may lose a limb due to trauma or surgical intervention. Traumatic amputation is when the accident itself causes the loss of a limb. Surgical amputation occurs when an injury is so severe that amputating the limb is the most viable option.

Georgia Code § 51-1-6 discusses each person’s duty to avoid harming another person and the consequences of breaching that duty. When someone does not uphold that duty of care, it is negligence, and you may be entitled to legal recourse and financial compensation.
Specifically, amputation compensation stems from the classification of loss of limbs as a catastrophic injury. This means that the injury significantly and permanently impacts your life. Catastrophic injury often causes disability, disfigurement, and the need for lifelong treatment.

Amputation Compensation in Georgia

If you take legal action with an injury claim or lawsuit, you may be able to obtain financial recovery for the following accident-related expenses and damages:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

While medical bills are often extensive following an amputation injury or surgery, there are other factors that significantly impact a victim’s life. The arduous task of relearning how to function and perform everyday tasks that once came easily can be overwhelming and dehumanizing for many people.

Obtaining loss of limb payment after such an injury can help victims make great strides toward their end recovery goal.

Experienced Representation from an Atlanta Amputation Attorney

When you need assistance from a trusted and experienced attorney, the lawyers at Flanagan Law will be there. We understand the difficult road ahead of you and do everything in our power to ensure we make the journey as easy as possible. Contact us to discuss amputation compensation in Georgia and schedule a free consultation.

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