Who Will Pay for My Prosthetic Limb After an Accident?

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Who Will Pay for My Prosthetic Limb After an Accident?

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The devastation of losing a limb after an accident resulting from another party’s negligence is further compounded by the cost of a prosthesis. If another party was at fault, their insurance should pay for it, as well as the replacements, the rehabilitation, and the necessary physical therapy.

Prosthetic limbs run the gamut in functionality. Some are primarily cosmetic, while others are quite sophisticated. How much a prosthetic limb cost depends on these factors and, of course, their replacements. Even the simplest version is expensive, and most will not last more than five years. A young person suffering an amputation may find themselves needing many replacements over a lifetime.

The personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries, including the costs of the prosthetic limb and all of the above expenses.

Loss of Limb Damages

Besides the considerable costs of prosthetic devices, there is other compensation or damages available in a personal lawsuit for someone losing a limb due to the negligence of another person. These include:

  • Medical expenses, present, and future
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional anguish

Since many people losing a limb can no longer perform the jobs held before the accident, compensation may also include occupational retraining.

man with prosthetic limb exercising

Other Financial Assistance

If you were the victim of a hit-and-run accident and the driver is never identified, you may receive assistance for prosthetic costs from various nonprofit organizations established to help amputees. Several of these nonprofits specialize in providing prosthetic limbs for children and young adults.

Contact Rutter Mills for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one lost a limb in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Rutter Mills. Submit our contact form or call or text us 24/7 to arrange a free consultation.

After reviewing your circumstances, we will let review your options with you and help you estimate the long-term expenses regarding your prosthesis. Since we work on personal injury cases on a contingency basis, we do not charge a fee unless you receive compensation.

Contact a Rutter Mills attorney to speak about your case today.

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