Loss of Digits or Limbs in a Georgia Car Wreck
The loss of a limb, fingers or toes under any circumstances is devastating, as an injury of this nature will impact your health and life for years to come. If you sustain such a serious injury as a result of a car wreck, you will be facing not only a lengthy recovery but also likely the complicated landscape of insurance claims and litigation.
Amputation During the Wreck
Some serious car wrecks result in immediate amputation of a person’s limbs or digits. Depending on the force of the wreck and the positioning of your body in relation to the other vehicle(s) involved, the trauma could completely sever an arm, leg or one or more of your fingers.
Amputation After the Wreck
In some instances, a limb or digit(s) may be lost after a car wreck due to the severity of a sustained injury. For example, if your leg is crushed and major arteries and blood vessels are severed. If surgery is unsuccessful in repairing these vital systems, your leg may have to be removed.
The rehabilitation process following an amputation will likely include both occupational and physical therapy to help the victim learn how to live with his or her new physical limitations. In some cases, psychological counseling may also be required for the victim and his or her family members.
If you or a loved one has lost digits or limbs during a car wreck, physical and emotional recovery should be your sole focus. Working with an experienced car wreck attorney is one of the most important steps you can take in insuring that your financial interests are protected.