Hit and Run Car Accident Leaves Victim with Amputation Injury

You may have heard the old adage, “Youth is wasted on the young.”  That may not be always true but it certainly seems like there is a lack of common sense in young people when it comes to safe driving.  A 21-year-old man was exceeding the speed limit in Illinois when he crashed into a 59-year-old woman’s car causing it to flip over.  He walked away from the wreck without injury and then fled the scene.  The victim of the hit and run suffered terrible injuries and her hand had to be amputated. 

As Virginia (VA) car accident injury attorneys we know that an amputation injury is one that will change the victim’s life forever. A personal injury involving amputation of a leg, arm, or any other part of the body is one of the most profound injuries and involves massive disability and impairment. Our Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyers have helped not only the person suffering the amputation injury but we also have addressed the psychological and emotional issues that can almost overcome a person suffering from such an amputation injury.

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So what is the benefit of having an experienced amputation injury attorney? 

The following are just a few things that have to be considered when going to court for an amputation injury:

  • Medical Drawings and Illustrations of the amputated body part
  • Psychological/Mental Anguish Issues
  • Career/Job/Vocational Evidence
  • Costs of Future Medical Expenses and Surgeries:

Remember prosthesis are very expensive, an arm or hand can range from $3,000.00 to $30,000. Though no amount of money can bring back an amputated leg, foot or arm, it may be possible to live a normal and productive life again with the right medical, psychological and financial help.



Richard N. Shapiro
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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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