Los Angeles Amputation Injury Attorney

One of the many stories that reporters followed after the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 was the recovery of individuals who needed amputations from shrapnel wounds. As many as 25 victims ultimately required amputations.

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) pledged to supply prostheses for amputees who were injured in the bombings yet lacked adequate insurance to cover the costs. “The last thing that someone should have to worry about when they lose a leg is to have adequate insurance coverage for a prosthetic device,” said Kendra Calhoun, president of the AOPA, an organization that supports the estimated 2 million amputees in the United States.

It was a generous gesture by an admirable organization. Unfortunately, most amputee victims are not provided similar support. They are left to fend for themselves and fight insurance companies that do not fully compensate them for their medical costs. If you or a loved one find yourselves in this situation, please contact Heller Law Firm, APC to learn how we can help.

The Costs Of Amputation

According to AOPA members, a prosthetic limb can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $60,000, depending on what’s needed. But insurance policies routinely cap payouts at $2,500 or $5,000, according to the Amputee Coalition, a Manassas, Virginia-based advocacy group.

And that is just the initial cost. Prostheses generally need replacing every five to seven years. Total amputation costs over a person’s lifetime are estimated to exceed $500,000.

In addition to the physical challenges that amputees face following an accident, the mental and emotional trauma can be horrendous. Many amputees need extensive counseling and psychological care to come to grips with the reality of their situation. Those costs must be addressed in a personal injury lawsuit.

Legal Help Following Accidents Leading To Amputation

If you suffered an amputation injury in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, those responsible should and must be held accountable. You’re entitled to be fully compensated. The team at Heller Law Firm, APC in Woodland Hills, California, helps amputee victims recover the full amount they deserve to cover lifetime medical costs, lost wages, as well as damages for pain and suffering.

Stephen H. Heller has more than 40 years of experience in personal injury law, representing individuals who have suffered catastrophic injury and advocating for families in wrongful death cases.

Amputation injuries are life-changing not only for injury victims, but also for their families and their friends. These injuries often require a wholesale lifestyle change and can leave victims in need of lifelong care. To obtain the compensation you deserve, it is crucial to have an experienced personal injury lawyer pursuing your rights.

We Want You To Receive The Compensation You Deserve

Our Los Angeles amputation injury lawyers take on insurance companies when they unfairly deny claims or offer less than what accident victims deserve. We are prepared to take your case to trial if a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiations.

We can answer your questions regarding your amputation injury and review the facts of your case during a free initial consultation. Contact us to schedule an appointment or call 818-591-6388.

No recovery/no fee (or costs to our firm).