What is My Arm Amputation Case Worth?
When our law firm represents an someone who has tragically lost an arm, we look at several factors to determine how much an arm amputation case is worth:
- Medical Expenses : We look at all medical expenses related to your arm amputation, including bills from your hospital, physician, physical therapist, etc. The amount you spend on prosthesis (artificial arm) is also recoverable. We hire medical experts to estimate your future medical expenses, which are also recoverable. Recovery is different for every arm amputee.
- Lost Income: We look at how you made money before the amputation and how your injury is going to affect your ability to continue to make money into the future. Some of the factors include 1) your job and income before the amputation, 2) how long you have been unable to work and how long before you are able to work again and 3) if you have to get a different job and how much that job pays. If you were a concert pianist, that will greatly increase the amount of money we would seek to recover for you.
- Pain and Suffering: Arm amputation pain and suffering damages generally include amounts for physical pain, emotional distress, permanent disability, disfigurement, and loss of quality of life. We hire experts to build our case for past and future pain and suffering. These experts can testify as to phantom pain in addition to other pain issues.
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$6 Million for Motorcycle Passenger Injured by Drunk Driver
“It was a great help to have Pritzker Hageman in my corner.’’Client Testimonial
One of our cases involved a woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle when a drunk driver rear ended the bike. The crush injuries she suffered required her limb to be amputated. Pritzker Hageman attorneys sued both the at-fault, drunk driver, and the bar where that driver had been drinking just before he got behind the wheel and ran into the motorcycle. We obtained a $6 million result for the client.
“No amount of money can fully compensate for a lost limb, but a large settlement or verdict can help the client move on with life.” – Attorney Eric Hageman
Attorneys at Pritzker Hageman have has been on the U.S. News and World Report “Best Lawyers” list since 2005. Eric and his team have won over $250 million for clients. Attorney Eric Hageman has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics every year since 2004.
$5 Million for Man Who Lost Arm in Accident with Delivery Truck
Attorney Eric Hageman and his team represented a man who was hit by a large delivery truck. The trucking company at first denied responsibility and then tried to get our client to settle for an unfair amount. Eric dug for evidence and proved the driver of the 18-wheeler was at fault. They then fought for a multi-million-dollar settlement for our client.
Can I Get Compensation for a State-of-the-Art Arm Prosthesis?
A state-of-the-art arm prosthesis should be part of your compensation computation. The technology is changing all of the time, and arm prosthesis can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Your future needs should also be taken into account. Our medical experts can provide evidence of your future prosthetic needs. Our lawyers have handled cases just like yours and will help you get the money you need for your future medical and other expenses.