Average Value of Hand Amputation Lawsuit

Losing a hand can be a truly devastating and traumatic experience. While sometimes performed intentionally by medical professionals, hand amputations can result from a severe accident. When these injuries occur as a result of the fault of another, the victim can file a lawsuit against the responsible party for the damages endured. At Normandie Law Firm, one of the top-rated firms in the city, our expert personal injury attorneys can guide you through the often complicated process of building your case, filing your claim, and collecting compensation. Contact our top Los Angeles law offices today and receive a free consultation from one of our many skilled legal associates.

Hand Amputations
In most cases, hand amputations are performed by health professionals as a way to stave off infection and treat deadly diseases like gangrene, cancer, and diabetes. However, the amputation of a hand can also occur as a result of the misconduct, negligence, or intentional harm of another. When these incidents occur the victim can file a lawsuit for the damages suffered. Some common accidental causes of hand amputations are bulleted below:

  • Car Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Agricultural Accidents
  • Firearm/Explosives/Firework Accidents
  • Electrocution Accidents
  • Ring Traction Accidents
  • Building and Car Door Accidents

These are just a handful of the accidents that can cause hand amputations. No matter how the wrongful amputation of a hand occurs, a lawsuit can be filed against the at-fault party for the damages. The damages from a hand amputation can be truly debilitating as they often hinder the everyday functionality of an individual. Besides the physical damages a victim can experience, there is also a level of financial damage that can be burdened upon a victim as well. Hospitalization, surgical treatments, and prosthetics can all be expensive and is especially difficult for a victim to pay for out of pocket. Lawsuits can be challenging however, that is why it is highly recommended that you seek an appropriate legal assistance from an accomplished attorney with expertise in hand amputation lawsuits before pursuing a claim for compensation. Some compensable damages that an experienced attorney can help you collect are listed below:

  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of potential for future income
  • Past & Future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Punitive Damages

Having a qualified attorney who has experience handling hand amputation claims on your side can make the difference between filing a successful lawsuit and having your case dismissed from court. At Normandie Law Firm, we ensure that all of our clients receive all the resources necessary to fight for their case and receive the compensation that they deserve.

You & Your Case
When clients come into our law firm seeking representation for their hand amputation lawsuit they usually ask a broad range of questions that are often quite similar to that of other clients. Some of these frequently posed questions are bulleted below:

  • “What is the average settlement value for an amputated hand case?”
  • “How much is the value of my lost hand case?”
  • “How much is a lost hand case worth?”

Most times when clients are requesting values and averages of their case they typically already have an attorney hired to represent them, yet are considering switching. Regardless of this fact, our attorneys are committed to giving our clients all the time, resources, and attention needed to answer any questions they might have. In regards to the questions mentioned prior, determining the value of any case depends on some factors that make up the potential value of a case. These factors are the compensable damages of a case. These damages, are essentially the expenses and losses that a victim may have received due to the injury. The best way to approximate a value of a case is to calculate the possible value of these damages. For this reason, it is difficult to generalize a potential value or even an average value as there is no guarantee that a client’s case will fit into the parameters of the amount.

These compensable damages are typically separated into three different categories: economic damages, noneconomic damages, and punitive damages. While in most cases a skilled attorney would better assist you in determining the amount of each of these categories it is helpful to understand what these damages entail and whether or not they are present in your case.

In most cases, economic damages make up a majority of a case value. This is because they are typically far easier to calculate and have values that are relatively easy to define. Some common economic damages are as follows:

  • Past & Future Medical Expenses: These are the costs that a victim must endure for the hospitalization of the initial injury and any further treatment needed in the future because of this injury. These expenses often make up a significant portion of a settlement value.
  • Loss of Income: These compensatory damages meant to reimburse the victim for any wages lost from the injuries. This amount can be determined through a thorough examination of the victim’s salary history and often includes sick and vacation time.
  • Loss of Potential Income: Sometimes injuries can be so severe that the victim may lose the ability to perform at the same level they had before their injuries. To determine this amount, a complicated formula is used that involves the examination of the victim’s projected earnings and the impact that the damages may have had on the victim’s ability to find and perform future work.

Noneconomic damages often referred to as general damages, provide monetary compensation for a victim’s nonmonetary losses. These damages are often difficult to place a monetary value upon. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of a lawyer experienced in hand amputation cases to discern the amount of these damages. Listed below are some of these noneconomic damages that may be added to the value of your case:

  • Pain and suffering: This damage is compensated to a victim based on the pain and suffering they endured from their injuries. This amount is often calculated by the use of a pain multiplier that has the victim identify their level of pain on a scale of one to ten.
  • Emotional Distress: This form of compensation is offered to victims that have experienced any emotional trauma suffered due to the injuries. The compensable amount of emotional distress often varies from state to state.
  • Loss of Consortium: Loss of consortium is often added to the value of your case when the injuries are so severe that the victim’s loved ones are deprived of a normal loving relationship and companionship

The final form of possible compensable damages that can be added to your case is punitive damages. Punitive damages are usually added to the value of a case as a way to punish the defendant or deter them from engaging in similar conduct in the future. Lesser attorneys will often settle a case without fighting for these damages as punitive damages are challenging to make an argument for. However, our attorneys with experience in hand amputation cases at Normandie Law Firm, are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive all of the compensation that they demand; punitive damages included.

About Normandie Law Firm
If you or a loved one has suffered from the damages of a wrongful hand amputation, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible. At Normandie Law Firm, our experienced personal injury attorneys are wholly committed to our clients and our clients’ cases. Our experienced lawyers practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and throughout the state of California.

FREE CONSULTATION: If you contact our law offices today, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim and earning the compensation you deserve. As a display of our commitment, under our zero fee guarantee policy our clients don’t pay for our services until we follow through on our promise and win your case.  Already have an attorney? Don’t worry, under our zero fee guarantee policy, all second case reviews are free of charge. Call us today to speak with an attorney who has experience in hand amputation cases.

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