Attorneys for Motorcyclists With Amputation Injuries from Illinois Accidents
Because motorcyclists are afforded limited protection on the road, they often become victims of severe injuries during accidents and many of these injuries lead to the eventual amputation of digits or limbs affected by infections or severe disfigurement. The Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers understand the mental and physical adjustments that are required to live productive lives following these types of injuries. It is our mission to protect the rights of motorcycle accident victims so that they do not need to bear the added weight of a financial burden in addition to what they must already go through.
The Primary Causes of Amputations in Motorcycle Crashes
Contact with the ground during an accident can result in severe and deep lacerations, puncture wounds and friction burns. In addition to needing to treat these injuries, emergency responders and doctors need to clean the wounds and make every effort to ensure that the area does not become infected. Victims’ wounds are often covered in or the result of contact with debris that can carry dangerous bacteria and these organisms can invade deep tissue, where they are more difficult to kill through the use of antibiotics. Following are some of the ways that a wound can become infected.
- Debris comes in contact with the wound during the accident. It is important to clean wounds quickly in order to eliminate bacteria before they are allowed to migrate deeper into muscle and bone tissue.
- The victim suffers an open fracture that becomes contaminated with debris. Open fractures protrude from the skin and present the risk that the victim will develop a deep bone infection. These infections are extremely hard to treat and often impervious to traditional antibiotics.
- Wounds are not properly cleaned or the victim does not reach a doctor before bacteria are allowed to create a firm hold. Bacteria reproduce rapidly, which is why infection prevention is such an instrumental aspect of recommended care.
- The wound becomes infected during the recovery process. Hospitals are home to many forms of bacteria that have developed drug resistance and when a victim contracts an infection during his or her recovery, it could progress to such a point where the only resort is to perform an amputation.
Infection is not the sole reason amputations are ordered. In some cases, the victim’s injuries are so severe that a limb simply cannot be saved. Further still, some limbs are lost during the accident when sharp metal takes the limb off. Victims who awake to the discovery that they have lost a limb often require a period of adjustment physically and emotionally, as their lives will never be the same following the loss of part of their bodies.
Compensation for Amputees Injured in Illinois Motorcycle Accidents
Our Chicago motorcycle injury lawyers evaluate every case to determine what qualifies as a reasonable amount of compensation to seek for our clients’ injuries. We first assess the current cost of treatment, the cost of treatment that will be required in the future and what type of impact the injuries will have on the client. If a client is unable to return to his or her job or enjoy the same lifestyle that he or she enjoyed prior to the accident, it can be argued that the accident resulted in the loss of income potential and diminished the victim’s quality of living.
Advances in the field of prosthetics have helped many amputees perform tasks that they would have never imagined being able to perform again, but a prosthetic limb will never fully replace what has been lost. When the negligent actions of another person have resulted in such life changing injuries, we make it a point to pursue the maximum amount of compensation allowed so that the victim can find a way to move forward without worrying about whether he or she can afford medical treatment or continued rehabilitation.
Get Help Now From Attorneys Who Have Experience Representing Motorcyclists With Amputation Injuries
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has received numerous awards, not only for our legal services, but for our ability to address the needs of our clients and assist them by connecting them with the medical specialists, therapists and resources they will need throughout their physical recovery. We rely on many of these same individuals to help assess the value of a case and to support the need for fair compensation during legal proceedings. If you have been injured in an accident, we understand how important it is that you receive critical medical care from capable specialists right away, and we will do whatever we can to help you receive the care you deserve.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our acclaimed Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys. We will be happy to meet with you at the location of your choice and to review your legal options with you so that you have a clear understanding of what you can expect and how we can help you. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you will never be required to pay us for our services until we have successfully secured compensation on your behalf. If we fall short on this, our services will be free of charge.