Average Settlement Value of Leg Amputation Lawsuit

Losing a leg by amputation can be a truly devastating injury to experience. The loss of a leg not only places a physical and emotional burden on an amputation victim, but it can also place a financial burden on the affected party. Hospitalization, extensive treatment, and replacement prosthetics can be incredibly expensive, and for a victim to deal with all of this alone can hinder the opportunity of a full recovery. Fortunately, if a leg amputation injury is suffered at the fault of another, then a lawsuit can be filed against that guilty party for the ensuing damages. At one of the top legal groups in Los Angeles, Normandie Law Firm, our expert personal injury attorneys are committed to ensuring that each of our clients receives all the resources necessary to fight their case. If you have any questions after reading this article, or if you would like an attorney to review your case free of charge, please contact our law firm. An accomplished attorney with expertise in amputation injury lawsuits will be available to speak with you.

Leg Amputation Injuries
Leg amputations are commonly performed by medical professionals as a way to treat infections and possibly fatal diseases like cancer and diabetes. While these procedures are widely used for intentional medical means, the amputation of a leg can also occur accidentally. Sometimes, these accidents are completely self-caused; however, when a leg is amputated at the fault or intentional harm of another, a lawsuit can be filed against that guilty party for the damages. Listed below are some of the common causes of accidental leg amputations:

  • 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 possibly cause a leg amputation; however, the amputation of a leg can happen in any place at any time. Regardless of how the wrongful amputation occurs, a lawsuit can be filed against the at-fault party for the damages. The damages that a leg amputation victim can endure can be incredibly debilitating as they tend to hinder everyday function and mobility. In order to at least recover a portion of this function and mobility, expensive treatments and prosthetics are required, which can often place an overbearing financial burden on those who deal with them. Thankfully, a successful lawsuit can assist in paying for some of this financial burden. A skilled lawyer experienced in leg amputation cases is a valuable asset in these instances. Some of the damages that a victim can see compensated to them are listed below:

  • Loss of Wages
  • Loss of Future Wages
  • Any Medical Expenses
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Emotional Trauma (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc..)
  • Punitive Damages (which are difficult to win due to courts viewing them as excessive or unnecessary; as a result, only the most qualified lawyers who have experience handling leg injury claims will be able to acquire them)

The key to any successful personal injury lawsuit is an experienced attorney. Having an attorney who has experience in leg amputation cases on your side can mean the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation 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.

Leg Amputation Case Settlements

$5 Million — A person was hit by a semi-truck while he rode his motorcycle. The accident crushed his leg, and he required several surgeries. Eventually, his leg needed to be amputated below the knee.

$6 million — A woman’s right leg was traumatically amputated in a motorcycle accident. A drunk driver left the bar and shortly after, rear-ended her vehicle terribly. In order to prevent infection and save her life, the whole leg required an amputation.

Your Case
Clients who enter our top-rated law firm seeking representation for their leg amputation lawsuits typically ask a wide range of questions that are often similar to that of other clients seeking a similar degree of help. Some of these frequently asked questions are bulleted below:

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

In most cases, generalizing the value or average of a potential lawsuit or settlement can be somewhat challenging. This is because every case is different, and the aspects and circumstances that surround these cases can drastically change the case value. For instance, if we were to attempt to find an average there is a good chance that the average would not be accurate due to the number of variables that determine each case. Presenting this average to one of our clients would do them a disservice as there is no guarantee that their case fits within that average.

However, that is not to say that determining an individual case value is impossible. While the best way to calculate a case value is to consult an attorney, it is still possible to approximate the value of your case by calculating the compensable damages. Compensable damages, are the damages which you are hoping to seek compensation for in your case. Compensable damages are usually divided into three separate categories: economic damages, noneconomic damages, and punitive damages.

Economic damages often times make up the bulk of a case’s value as they are the easiest to define and are usually made up of direct economic losses. Listed below are some of the common economic damages that could be added to the value of your case:

  • 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, will provide monetary compensation for any nonmonetary damages that the victim received. These damages are challenging to place definite monetary value on as they are not usually directly related to any monetary losses. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of an attorney to help calculate these non-monetary losses. Some of these noneconomic compensatory damages are listed below:

  • 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

Lastly, punitive damages can be added to your case if you wish to punish a defendant for their actions or to deter them from engaging in similar conduct in the future. Punitive damages are usually difficult to fight for, and lesser attorneys will often settle a case without making an argument for these damages. However, our injury attorneys at Normandie Law Firm, are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive all of the compensation that they demand; punitive damages included.

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

Free Second Opinions
Unfortunately, many injury lawyers will appear passionate and caring only before you have signed with them. Once you sign with them, they will forget you as a client and move on to sign up more cases. Not our law firm. Our compassionate attorneys will be with you every step of the way. If you already have an attorney and having doubts about his/her skills, you can contact our law firm for a free second opinion on your case. One of our attorneys with experience in leg amputation cases will be available for your call.


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