Petersburg Amputation Lawyer

Comprehensive Amputation Compensation in Petersburg

An injury that results in amputation is, by definition, a life-changing situation. At the very least, there are considerable medical expenses and psychological difficulties that come with adapting to a new way of living. Moreover, earning an income and enjoying hobbies may be gravely compromised if not eliminated. When the amputation happens because of an injury that was someone else’s fault, the demands of justice call for the injured plaintiff to receive compensation. Getting that fair compensation is the job of our Petersburg amputation lawyer. 

Cuthbert Law Offices has been fighting for clients across Virginia since 1977. Call our office today at (804) 485-2555 or reach out here online to set up a consultation. 

Trusted Legal Advocacy for Amputation Cases in Virginia

Cuthbert Law Offices has been here since 1977 precisely because we’ve been able to approach the high legal bar of contributory negligence and hurdle it effectively. We’ve won fair client settlements because we know how to investigate, negotiate, and litigate. We want to fight for you next. 

Compassionate Support for Amputation Victims

At Cuthbert Law Offices, we understand amputation's physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate support and aggressive advocacy for amputation victims in Virginia. We are committed to helping you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.

Our services for amputation cases include:

  • Thorough investigation and documentation of the accident or medical negligence leading to the amputation
  • Engaging in negotiations with insurance firms to achieve equitable settlements. 
  • Conducting litigation in court, when required, to pursue the highest compensation. 
  • Providing continuous support and guidance during legal proceedings, ensuring your awareness and empowerment.

If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation due to someone else's negligence, don't hesitate to reach out to our Petersburg office for a free consultation. We are here to provide the legal support and advocacy you need during this difficult time.

Understanding Your Amputation Settlement Potential

The precise consequences for each person will depend on what limb was amputated and the life circumstances of the injured plaintiff. But there are certainly some general consequences that can apply to most situations: 

  • There are the basic medical bills from the hospitalization and surgery
  • The severe nature of amputation means that rehabilitation almost certainly began on an in-patient basis. 
  • Rehabilitation is just as likely to be required on an ongoing basis. A settlement has to make reasonable efforts to project out the ultimate cost of rehab
  • There is the lost income from missed time at work
  • Depending on the work a person does, their future earnings may be at least impacted and perhaps irrevocably altered. A settlement should address not just the income directly lost during hospitalization and rehab but also the lost opportunities. This may call for testimony from a person’s peers and supervisors and expert witness testimony from someone in the same profession. 
  • The suitability of the injured plaintiff’s home must be looked at. If renovations are necessary to keep the home livable, then the remodeling job cost must be a part of the settlement. If relocation is what’s needed, that must be paid for. 
  • An injury as severe as amputation can mean the person will need ongoing psychotherapy to adjust and make peace with their new circumstances. That therapy costs money and that money is properly a part of any fair settlement. 
  • The intangible “pain and suffering” factor must also be factored into the settlement. It’s true that no one can truly put a dollar value on hobbies, a good night’s sleep, and the ability to enjoy time spent with family and friends. But dollars are, unfortunately, all the legal system can offer at this point. It's the job of a Petersburg amputation attorney to make sure those dollars are fair and appropriate for all that’s been lost. 

Put over 45 years of personal injury experience in your corner. Call Cuthbert Law Offices at (804) 485-2555 or fill out our online contact form today to discuss your amputation claim. 

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  • "The attorney and staff are wonderful and so helpful"

Contributory Negligence in Virginia

It’s important to point out that getting a settlement presumes that the other party was negligent in whatever action caused the injury. It’s no less important to emphasize that Virginia is one of the most difficult states for injured plaintiffs to get the fair settlement they deserve. 

The reason is that the Commonwealth uses what is called contributory negligence. This means each party, the defendant and the injured plaintiff, can be assigned a share of the responsibility for an accident. While most states do this, Virginia is one of the few where even a fraction of blame assigned to the plaintiff results in no settlement. 

That’s a tall legal bar to hurdle, but it can be done. It is done regularly. The key is having a Petersburg amputation lawyer who knows what they’re doing and understands all the hard, detail-oriented diligence it takes to win. 

Contact Our Petersburg Amputation Attorney Today

With over 45 years of experience, we navigate Virginia's legal complexities to secure fair compensation for our clients. Reach out to us for a complimentary consultation, and allow us to advocate for the justice and compensation rightfully yours.

Call Cuthbert Law Offices today at (804) 485-2555 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our amputation lawyer in Petersburg!

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