Damages From Amputations After Oregon Trucking Accidents: Portland Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain
Amputations are one of the worst types of personal injuries that could be caused by Oregon trucking accidents. This is because amputations have an irreversible physical effect. Amputations are also likely to cause significant emotional harm and damage to a person. The worst part is that most amputations are caused by the reckless, careless, and negligent conduct of a truck driver and trucking company. Many times the negligent trucking company will just want to pay you to go away, despite you have a permanent physical injury. Our Portland trucking accident lawyers know that this is not acceptable. We work hard with victims of Oregon trucking accidents to ensure that their rights to compensation are protect and that roadways are made safer. Learn more about the damages from amputations after Oregon trucking accidents below.
Types of Amputations
There are many different types of amputations, more than you may believe. These amputations are due to intricate number of joints and segments of the body. Modern medicine has also advanced to be able to save a part of a limb instead of causing a person to lost the entire limb.
Some of the most common amputations of the lower limbs from Oregon trucking accidents include the following:
- Partial foot amputation;
- Ankle disarticulation;
- Trans-tibial amputation;
- Knee disarticulation;
- Trans-femoral amputation;
- Hip disarticulation;
- Trans-pelvic disarticulation;
- Loss of toes or other parts of the lower extremity.
Some of the most common amputations of the upper limbs include the following:
- Partial hand amputation;
- Wrist disarticulation;
- Trans-radial amputation;
- Elbow disarticulation;
- Trans-humeral amputation;
- Shoulder disarticulation;
- Forequarter amputation;
- Loss of fingers, as well as other upper extremities such as ears or nose.
Damages from Amputations
Amputations cause damages. Under Oregon law, damages are the relief that a party could obtain. Damages in a personal injury action are usually monetary in nature. This is because one cannot “take back” the pain, especially in an amputation. Damages for amputations are usually higher than other damages like a broken bone. Some of the most common damages for amputations include the following:
- Medical bills;
- Past pain and suffering from the date of the amputation to the date of award;
- Future pain and suffering from the date of the amputation to the expected date of death;
- Lost wages;
- Future lost earnings from being unable to work;
- Emotional damages;
- Cognitive damages, such as handling phantom limb syndrome;
- Physical therapy;
- Occupational therapy;
- Modification of one’s home or vehicle;
- Loss of time with loved ones; and
- Many other related harms.
Amputations After Oregon Trucking Accidents Need to be Handled by Our Portland Trucking Accident Lawyers to Ensure Your Rights are Protected
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a trucking accident or collision contact the Oregon Truck Accident Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Trucking accident cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.