Traumatic amputation is a tragic event no matter when it occurs, but the injury takes on a particularly painful caste when a teenager is involved. Although many traumatic amputations take place in factories and construction sites, for teenagers the culprit is more likely to be a farm accident or a car accident. No matter what the cause, the consequences of any teenage amputation will undoubtedly be felt for many decades to come, which is why you want to pursue aggressive legal action sooner rather than later.
Many people assume the only funds they can recover in a teenage traumatic amputation case are medical in nature, but that is not the case here in Chicago. Far more broad-ranging avenues of recovery are available to the teenage victims of traumatic amputation, including expenses for emotional suffering, disability, embarrassment, post-traumatic stress, loss of quality of life, and loss of future income. All these factors must be considered when you begin a legal action to recover the expenses associated with a teenager's traumatic amputation, which is why it is essential to speak with a Chicago amputation attorney before you begin.
Teenage victims of traumatic amputation often face a lifetime of reduced earning potential. Couple this with the very real possibility of hard-to-treat chronic pain and the expensive therapy associated with a shifting slate of evolving prosthetics, and it is no wonder the legal settlements can quickly grow to seven figures. If your medical documentation is clear and another party's negligence can be proved in the court, you could recover a settlement that truly changes your financial prognosis moving forward.
Klest Injury Law Firm can help. With over two decades of experience helping Chicago-area children and teenagers in personal injury lawsuits, and an abiding commitment to sound medical advice, we offer one of the most complete and effective legal approaches anywhere in Illinois. If you or your teenager has lost a finger, toe, arm, or leg in an amputation and you want to recover what you deserve, please call 847-380-3309 or fill out our contact form today.