Amputations in Motorcycle Accidents
When a motorcyclist is involved in a collision, there is a high chance he or she could be ejected from or pinned down by their vehicle. These situations can also often lead to a victim’s loss of limb. When an accident is so serious that a person suffers an amputation, there is a strong possibility that negligence played a role. Amputees must not only cope with the physical adjustments to their lifestyle, but battle emotional hardships as well. Every part of such a lengthy recovery is accompanied by costs. Miami motorcycle accident attorney Robert Dixon is dedicated to making sure those responsible for such costs are the ones paying them. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we understand that injured victims need to focus their energy on healing. As such, we take care of their legal issues with comprehensive legal representation for every stage of a case. Our firm can help you if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle collision in Miami and South Florida, including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you have questions regarding amputations in motorcycle accidents, please contact our office today and schedule a free consultation to find out more.Amputations in Motorcycle Accidents
When a motorcycle rider is thrown from their bike or hit by a car, their legs and arms can be crushed. When a motorcyclist’s limbs or extremities experience such significant trauma, doctors might need to perform amputations in order to save a victim’s life. Aside from crushing injuries, uncontrollable infections caused by a severe injury may also require amputation.
When a person loses a hand, arm, foot, or leg, the adjustment to daily life takes a physical and psychological toll. Amputees face not only the recovery from surgery, but also must engage in rehabilitative efforts to learn how to cope with basic tasks. In addition, the trauma of a motorcycle accident as well as the loss of a limb requires psychological therapy. Although some amputees may be fitted for prosthetics, these devices come with costs that most often exceed any insurance benefits. When another party is responsible for causing amputations in motorcycle accidents, they should be held legally and financially liable.Negligence in Motorcycle Collisions
Most motorcycle accidents occur as a result of negligence. Usually drivers of other vehicles fail to notice or even decide to disregard a motorcyclist’s presence. Negligence is a legal standard that needs to be proved in personal injury cases. To show a defendant has been negligent, there must be a breach of an owed duty of reasonable care that causes the plaintiff’s injuries, and results in damages. A driver who tries to recklessly pass a motorcyclist, fails to yield, or does not glance in a blind spot before changing lanes could be seen as breaching his or her duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would.
Motorcycle riders have their own duty to act reasonably as well. However, when there are multiple parties at fault, the one who is injured can still receive damages from the other negligent individuals. Amputation injuries require long-term care and permanent adjustments. Compensation to those who must endure these changes due to their injury can be awarded in the form of past and future medical costs, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering damages.Contact an Experienced Lawyer in Miami
While recovery is of first and foremost important for motorcycle accident victims, it is also advisable to consult an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are preserved. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon offer compassionate and zealous legal representation for injured accident victims. Our firm works tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to, and need, to fully cope with the long-term financial impact of your injury. Please call our Miami office at 877.499.4878 or contact us online today to set up a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help.