How Can Arnold & Smith, PLLC Help Me With my Amputation Case?
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we understand how devastating it can be to undergo an amputation. This is especially true when someone else’s negligence caused the amputation. Amputations negatively affect the victim’s finances, career, and ability to participate in activities that he or she enjoyed previously. If you have suffered an amputation injury, your ability to make a living and perform your day-to-day activities has likely been impaired.We Have a Track Record of Success
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our lawyers have a track record of success when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. We have successfully fought for the rights of victims who have suffered injuries caused by the negligence of others. Our law firm has handled personal injury lawsuits throughout North Carolina. We have successfully brought lawsuits in state, federal, and administrative courts.
Since the founding of Arnold & Smith, PLLC in 2007, our law firm has represented clients in a variety of complex personal injury lawsuits. We understand that no two cases are alike. That is why we conduct a thorough investigation into our clients’ cases to secure all available evidence in order to create the most effective case plan to obtain a favorable verdict. We are trial-ready lawyers who spend a significant amount of time fighting for our clients in court.We Focus on Customer Service
Our legal team treats our clients as unique human beings, not as just merely another client. We provide clients who have experienced amputations with the individualized attention that they deserve. We listen carefully to any questions that our clients ask us so that we can answer them and guide them through the legal process.
Our support staff helps our clients receive the answers and attention they need. We do not leave our clients waiting for long periods of time to hear back from us. On the contrary, we focus on providing clients with quick turn-around times. Our lawyers work tirelessly to find creative solutions to satisfy our clients’ legal needs. Our drive to protect our clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others is always at the forefront of our minds.Serious Complications Arising From Amputations
It takes a significant amount of time to recover from a traumatic amputation, which is an extensive injury. Losing even a toe or a finger is often a horrific and terrifying experience. A loss of a foot, leg, hand, or arm results in a permanent disability. Most amputation victims face serious medical complications, including the following:
- Pain from phantom limb
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Weight gain and difficulty controlling diabetes and hypertension when the victim’s ability to engage in physical activity becomes more challenging
- Stress on the remaining limb due to not using a prosthesis or the right kind of prosthesis
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we understand the types of challenges that our clients experience after below the knee amputations. We fight hard for our clients to recover enough compensation to cover all of their medical expenses and lost wages.
Restricted blood flow often happens after below the knee amputations. When someone who needs an amputation already has underlying health conditions, such as lung disease, heart issues, or a compromised immune system, the amputation could negatively impact those other health conditions.
Amputations also cause muscle loss and scar tissue. Many people do not realize how painful excessive scarring can be for amputees. Surgeons are not always able to close the wound during the amputation due to inadequate muscle or skin at the injury site. When this happens, additional surgeries might become necessary, or, in some cases, a painful debriding process.Common Causes of Amputations in Charlotte, North Carolina
Traumatic amputations are caused by a variety of reasons. Losing a limb can happen in a variety of different ways, including the following:
- Commercial vehicle collision
- Car accident or truck accident
- Motorcycle crash
- Pedestrian accident
- Bicycle accident
- A construction site accident
- Workplace incident involving unsafe machinery or heavy equipment
- Electrical fire
- Explosion accident
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse in which infected bedsores lead to gangrene and necessitate amputation
If you have suffered an amputation caused by someone else’s negligent acts, it is important that you seek the help of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC we take the time to investigate all of our clients’ cases thoroughly and fight for their rights to compensation. Call our office at (704) 370-2828 to evaluate your options or fill out our contact form to schedule your initial consultation. Now taking cases throughout North Carolina with offices in Uptown Charlotte, Mooresville, and Monroe.