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Seattle Amputation Lawyer
An amputation is one of the most severe injuries you can sustain in an accident. If someone else’s actions caused your amputation, you can face severe pain and emotional suffering, intensive medical care, lost wages, and more — impacting your quality of life.
If you lost one of your limbs due to someone else’s negligence, Colburn Law can help you seek justice. Our Seattle personal injury attorneys will utilize the full extent of our firm’s resources to maximize your recovery.
Why Choose Our Seattle Amputation Lawyers
- Our Seattle amputation injury lawyers understand how difficult it is to travel with a recent injury. We will meet you at your home, hospital room, or another location upon your request.
- You will have direct communication with our lead attorney, Greg Colburn, throughout your case process. We will take the time to learn your story and answer any questions you may have.
- Our contingency fee system allows you to seek compensation without further out-of-pocket expenses. We do not charge legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf.
Common Causes of Limb Loss
In some cases, you may suffer extensive damage to an arm or a leg that your doctor may recommend amputation, and in others, you may suffer a traumatic amputation during the course of an accident. Many actions can contribute to the loss of a limb or a medically required amputation.
- Car accidents: You can suffer limb damage during the course of a car accident, whether you were in a motor vehicle, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or even crossing the street.
- Machinery accidents: If you work with heavy machinery, many accidents can result in mangling damage or the loss of a limb completely.
- Collisions with heavy objects: A heavy object falling onto your limb or crushing you against a hard surface can result in irreparable damage.
- Burns from fires, chemicals, or electrical equipment: Third and fourth-degree burn injuries may damage your muscles, nerves, and bones, and your surgeon may recommend amputation if the damage is too severe to repair.
Who Is Liable for an Amputation?
In Washington, your legal options following an amputation depend on who is responsible for the injury and where the injury occurred. If your accident happened at work, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to receive funds for medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of negligence.
However, filing a workers’ comp claim would prevent you from filing a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. You can file a personal injury lawsuit against a third-party involved in the accident, such as a contractor, a delivery driver, or the manufacturer of a defective device.
You have the right to collect compensation for an amputation through a personal injury lawsuit if someone else’s negligence caused your injury. The at-fault party depends on the circumstances of your case; the defendant may be a government agency, a private company, another driver, a property owner, or even a negligent medical professional. Your Colburn Law attorney will help you identify the liable party.
Contact Colburn Law for a Free Consultation
If you had to undergo amputation as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you have the right to seek justice for your damages. A personal injury lawsuit provides a pathway to collect compensation for physical, financial, and emotional losses — and Colburn Law can guide you through this process.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our Seattle amputation attorney.