The caring Fort Lauderdale amputation lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are dedicated to helping victims who suffer lost limbs or other severe injuries as a result of others’ negligence. We have extensive experience litigating all types of personal injury claims, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims throughout Florida.
You can connect with our team for free today to explore your options.
For a free legal consultation with a amputation injuries lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale, call (800) 747-3733
We can Start Building Your Case at No Upfront Cost to You
We serve our personal injury clients on a contingency-fee-basis. When you partner with our team:
- You do not pay us anything upfront.
- We take money for our help from your final settlement or court award.
- If we do not win your case, you do not pay our attorney’s fees.
During your free case review, we can answer any questions that you may have about contingency-fee-based representation.
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How long do You have to Take Legal Action?
Florida Statutes §95.11 is also known as Florida’s statute of limitations. You generally have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, this timeline could be different depending on the details of your case.
For instance, according to Florida Statutes §95.051, you could have more time to file a lawsuit if:
- The at-fault party left the scene of the accident.
- The at-fault party left the state or gave you a fake name.
- You suffered an amputation as a minor.
We can file your case in accordance with the statute of limitations. However, you must reach out to us first. If you do not file your case on time with the civil court system, you could miss out on the chance to recover damages.
Recoverable Damages if You Lost a Limb
Florida law protects victims who suffer severe injuries, including limb loss, caused by the negligence of others. If the accident results in a severed limb, the victim is entitled to damages for pain and suffering.
Specifically, Florida Statutes §627.737 allows recovery for pain and suffering from the negligent driver where the injured person suffers the loss of an important function of the body, death, significant scarring, or permanent injury.
Compensation in your case could account for:
Health Care Expenses
Losing a limb in an accident is one of the most devastating injuries a person can face. Victims often need surgery to safely remove the damaged limb or clean the wounds left behind. Your medical expenses could be included as a part of your claim or lawsuit.
Assistive Medical Devices
In most cases, reattaching a limb is not practical, so the victim must wear a prosthetic. Getting used to using and wearing the prosthetic may require physical therapy and other rehabilitative costs.
Lost Wages and Loss of Future Earning Capacity
If you suffered an amputation, you might be unable to make a living. If you are still able to work, you might not be able to maintain the same number of hours or perform the same work-related duties. We can calculate the values of these expenses and include them as part of your demand letter.
Pain and Suffering
The loss of a limb does not necessarily mean the absence of pain; victims and medical professionals recognize that “phantom pains” can be excruciating. If your condition is affecting your quality of life, you could recover the cost of your pain and suffering. Your amputation injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can consult with economists and your health care team to determine your case’s value.
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You could Seek Damages through a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Florida’s workers’ compensation covers all accidental injuries “arising out of” or “in the course and scope of” employment, per Florida Statutes §440.185. When workers lose a limb or the function of a limb in a work-related accident, a preset “schedule” determines the number of weeks they are entitled to benefits, according to the specific body part or limb that is injured.
The duration of the benefits depends on the seriousness of the injury. A lost arm, for example, entitles the victim to 312 weeks of paid compensation, which amounts to a portion of the worker’s monthly wage.
If the worker completely loses a limb or digit through amputation, this constitutes 100 percent permanent disability, entitling the victim to all the weeks of benefits listed in the schedule.
We can determine your options for securing compensation, whether that be through a personal injury claim, workers’ compensation claim, or a lawsuit.
Our Law Firm Handles a Range of Practice Areas
Amputation is necessary to prevent the spread of infection or disease to other parts of the body. It is common, for example, to amputate a limb infected by gangrene because, in most cases, the patient has already lost function in the limb, and amputation is necessary to prevent the infection from spreading.
Amputation may also occur in accidents, where severe trauma severs the limb of the victim and where reattachment of the body’s various nerves and vessels is not practical.
The loss of a limb and permanent disfigurement can result from:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Boat propeller lacerations
- Work accidents
- Construction site incidents
- Getting caught in machinery
- An animal attack or mauling
- Electric malfunction
- Defective products
We can also provide legal aid if you were hurt in another situation not listed here.
We go the Extra Mile for Our Clients in Fort Lauderdale
If you lost a limb in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the Fort Lauderdale amputation attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. We have successfully handled all types of personal injury claims, helping injured victims recover the compensation they deserve.
We understand that losing a limb is devastating and are dedicated to helping you on the road to recovery. We strive to provide the highest quality legal representation to clients in Fort Lauderdale and other areas of Florida. Call for a free consultation or contact us online.