Car, Truck, Motorcycle Accident Amputations Are Becoming a Growing Trend
- by KevinFerry
- June 27, 2019
- Recent News
If you or someone you know has had a body part amputated due to someone else’s negligence, please contact an attorney at our Connecticut personal injury office right away. Amputees are becoming a growing population due to severe impacts that occur from distracted motorists failing to pay attention to motorcyclists, pedestrians and others traveling along our busy Connecticut roadways. There are 185,000 new lower extremity amputations each year just within the United States, with an estimated 2 million American amputees. It is projected that the amputee population will more than double by the year 2050. (Source: AdvancedAmputees.com)
Ferry Law handled a case involving a truck versus motorcycle accident in which a helmeted motorcyclist became pinned with his right leg under an 18-wheel truck (owned by a major office supply distributor) after the truck made an improper left turn directly in front of the path he was traveling.
Our client sustained significant injuries including: post traumatic amputation of the right leg secondary to motor vehicle accident; fracture L3; fracture right clavicle, first and second ribs; intracranial punctate bleeds times two; and degloving laceration left thigh and left calf. He also suffered from right leg amputation of 95% below the knee. His injuries required immediate surgery and amputation of the right lower leg. Our office brought claims on behalf of the motorcyclist, his wife for loss of consortium and his three minor children for familial consortium claims based on a recent change in the law allowing loss of consortium claims to be brought by minor children. We settled very quickly with the at-fault party, without having to file a formal lawsuit, for its policy limits of $1,000,000 plus umbrella and excess insurance totaling in excess of $3,000,000.
Please not that there are services available to help amputees:
Hangar Prosthetics provides products and services, including prosthetic devices: WWW.hanger.com
Amputee Coalition provides a number of helpful resources to amputees including education, services and support: https:l/www.amputee-coalition.org
And as always, the personal injury attorneys at Ferry Law are here to help you get through a most difficult and life-changing transition. Please call us, 833-FerryLaw.