amputation injury lawyers in Atlanta

experienced legal help for traumatic injury accidents

Losing a limb or other body part is one of the most difficult injuries to recover from physically and emotionally. You may need to relearn how to complete basic functions of life, such as dressing or driving, and how to walk with or other use a prosthetic. Amputation often results in post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and other serious and ongoing psychological effects.

When you have experienced a traumatic amputation due to an accident that was caused by another party, you may be able to get significant compensation. While our Atlanta amputation injury lawyers at The Stoddard Firm know that money can never make up for what you have lost, it can relieve the consequent financial distress and help you move forward. Reach out to us at 470-467-2200 to schedule a free consultation about your case. 

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Why Choose Our Law Firm?

We Recover Maximum Compensation

Our attorneys have won tens of millions of dollars for clients in catastrophic injury cases. We are proud of our results, including our recoveries of nearly $16 million for a client who lost his eye due to a product defect and almost $3 million for a military veteran who lost part of his arm while cleaning a defectively designed factory machine, for example.

We attribute our success to our:

  • Extensive experience. The attorney team has years of experience resolving complex accident cases.
  • Well-rounded knowledge. Attorney Matthew Stoddard has unique insight into Georgia personal injury law because he defended parties being sued before starting his firm in 2011 to exclusively help people harmed by negligence.
  • Dedication to wronged clients. We are committed to helping people going through some of the worst times of their lives due to the actions of others get positive legal outcomes.

We provide free consultations so you can learn about the strength of your case in a low-pressure environment.

How Our Atlanta Amputation Accident Attorneys Can Help

When you trust us to handle your case, you can count on personalized and responsive legal service. We will listen carefully to learn all the details of what happened. We will answer your questions, address your concerns, and explain your legal options. Then we will investigate all the evidence of what happened to build a strong claim with the goal of getting a fair settlement from the at-fault party’s insurer. The at-fault party could be the driver who caused your accident, the company that manufactured defective machinery, or another party.

If a fair settlement is not forthcoming, you can rest assured that we have the experience necessary to explain to a judge and jury what you’re going through in terms they can respect and relate to. Toward this end, we typically engage expert witnesses to help calculate the financial impact of the amputation and hire video production firms to record “day in the life videos” that show the added difficulties of performing daily tasks of life.

Whether across the negotiating table or at trial, we will work with you compassionately while vigorously taking on the party who caused your injuries.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a compilation of frequently asked questions and answers from our traumatic amputation attorney.

What does it cost to hire an attorney?

We work on contingency. When we handle your case, you don’t pay any initial out-of-pocket legal fees. When your case succeeds, you pay attorney fees from your award.

How much is my amputation lawsuit worth?

Each claim is unique. What yours may be worth depends on all of its individual factors, including your damages. We can provide an estimated claim value when we learn the specific facts.

What damages can I sue for?

Economic damages in amputation claims include doctor and surgical expenses, prosthetic costs, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and lost income. Noneconomic damages can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost enjoyment of life, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for an amputation lawsuit in Georgia?

The statute of limitations in Georgia is typically two years from the date of your accident, however, there are sometimes exceptions making the statute of limitations shorter or longer. It is important to file your amputation lawsuit before the deadline expires.

Common Causes of Traumatic Amputation

Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that traumatic injury accounts for about 45% of amputations. Types of accidents that can cause traumatic injuries that lead to amputations include:

  • Traffic accidents
  • Industrial and manufacturing accidents
  • Being caught in between objects or equipment
  • Household machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Firearm accidents.

Limbs or other body parts may be severed in the accident or may be so badly damaged they must be amputated by doctors.

The Physical, Emotional, and Financial Costs of Amputation

After the obvious physical trauma and medical expense of the injury, an amputation patient faces a long, difficult process of relearning how to live.

Depending on what body part was lost, survivors may lose the ability to perform their jobs or participate in their favorite hobbies. Some people may be able to eventually return to normal activities, but will have to learn new ways of performing tasks that were once second nature, often with the use of expensive prosthetics.

This process of adaptation can be particularly difficult for older adults. The families of child survivors, on the other hand, face the added expense of replacing prosthetics frequently as the child outgrows them.

Some amputations remain physically painful long after the surgical scars have closed, as the nervous system becomes confused by the lack of input from the missing body part. Often, the nerves will send a persistent message that something is wrong, resulting in “phantom” pain in limbs that no longer exist.

Amputation survivors may also suffer from PTSD, stages of grief, sexual side effects, and even misplaced feelings of guilt.

When your life and that of your family has been turned upside down because of the negligent actions of another party, you deserve financial justice.

Reach Out for Help Today

When you have the help of an experienced Atlanta amputation injury lawyer from our firm, you can put your focus on recovering. We will do the work of pursuing a settlement on your behalf.

You shouldn’t wait to reach out. The sooner we can learn about your case, the sooner you may be on the path to getting significant compensation for your damages.

Call us at 470-467-2200 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Attorney Matt Stoddard

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Matt StoddardMatt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]

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