Baltimore Amputations Attorneys
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy is the firm to come to when you need real results. Amputations are catastrophic injuries that leave victims permanently disfigured or disabled. Our firm fights hard to secure maximum compensation for lifelong medical costs, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and mental anguish damages that arise from amputations. We are here for amputation victims and their families when negligence played a role in the accident that led to the loss of a limb. When the results of your case matter, you can count on our firm. We’ve won millions of dollars for past clients and have an outstanding trial record.
Common Causes of Amputations
Amputations can occur in a number of different ways, including automobile accidents, train accidents, workplace injuries, construction sites, animal attacks, dangerous properties, or even as a result of defective consumer products. Traumatic amputation occurs when an incident results in the loss of a limb or digit, such as in an explosion or railroad accident. Other amputations occur as a necessity for the survival of an accident victim, such as to prevent infection after sustaining serious burns. Cancerous tumors and frostbite are also reasons for amputations.
If you or a loved one underwent an amputation(s), then consider the possibility of bringing a lawsuit against one or more of the responsible parties in order to receive the financial compensation you deserve. There might be someone at fault for the incident that resulted in the amputation, such as an employer who failed to make sure farm equipment was safe for workers to use, or a distracted driver who struck a pedestrian, or a physician or health care provider who didn’t treat your medical condition in an appropriate or timely manner. Negligence is a common cause of amputations and other catastrophic, life-changing injuries in Maryland. When you need help, a personal injury attorney from Murphy, Falcon & Murphy can help.
Our personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience helping clients with catastrophic injuries such as amputations. We understand the long hospital stays, months of rehabilitation, emotional counseling, exercises, artificial limbs, medical devices, and countless other considerations that come with losing a limb. We know the importance of getting the greatest amount of compensation possible to pay for these exorbitant costs. Let us help you and your family during this difficult time.
The Importance of an Attorney for Amputation Claims
The Maryland civil court system allows plaintiffs to seek damages for non-economic losses in addition to economic losses. Non-economic losses, or specific damages, are those that do not have a dollar sign attached to them. Economic losses, on the other hand, have specific amounts that are quantifiable, such as medical bills. In claims involving amputation, there is a great amount of importance placed on non-economic and intangible losses, as these injuries tend to result in significant emotional turmoil and grief.
To come up with the amount a plaintiff should receive for non-economic damages, a jury will listen to the plaintiff’s story, go over all the evidence, hear expert testimony, and take other details into account in order to gauge how much of an impact the amputation has already had and will continue to have on the amputee’s life. From there, the jury will rank the severity of damages on a scale from one to five with five being the most severe. The non-economic award amount will then become the economic award amount multiplied by the number from one to five that the jury chose.
It is important to fight for maximum pain and suffering damages from juries in order to garner the greatest possible compensation amounts. In Maryland, there is a cap on non-economic damages that grows by $15,000 on the first of October each year. As of October 2017, the cap was $845,000. A personal injury lawyer can significantly improve your chances of achieving the higher end of this cap for amputations and other disabling injuries. With our incredible history and outstanding track record at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, we’re the firm to choose for top-dollar outcomes. Start by scheduling a free consultation with us in Baltimore.