Milwaukee Amputation Injury Attorney
Suffering an amputation injury in Wisconsin will permanently affect your life. At Mingo & Yankala, S.C., our lawyers can help you get the financial compensation and justice that you deserve for the preventable loss of a limb or extremity. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you with a case, whether it involves a traumatic car accident, work injury, building collapse or another disaster. We will be there for you and your family through each phase of the recovery process. Contact us today for a free case consultation.
Why Choose Us
- We understand how important a financial recovery is in catastrophic injury cases. As a result, we dedicate the resources, time and focus necessary to secure the best possible outcome for our clients.
- Our lawyers have tried over 100 cases in Wisconsin as both a plaintiff and insurance defense firm. We will use our 35-plus years of experience to strengthen your amputation injury case.
- We take amputation injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t charge any fees unless we successfully secure financial compensation for your case.
What Is an Amputation Injury?
An amputation injury refers to the removal of a limb, digit or body part. Amputation can take place to remove an arm, leg, finger, toe, hand or foot. It is a catastrophic injury that can impact virtually every aspect of a victim’s life, from his or her ability to work to independence. Amputation injuries are often complicated by pain, permanent disability, risk of infection, phantom limb phenomena, and emotional and psychological trauma.
Amputations can be traumatic or surgical. A traumatic amputation means that the body part was removed due to an accident or injury; either the body part was severed in the accident itself or it suffered such significant trauma that it cannot be repaired. A surgical amputation is one that is medically necessary due to health reasons, such as infection, cancer or disease. Either way, an amputation is a life-changing injury.
What Accidents Can Lead to Amputation?
Amputation injuries can occur in many different catastrophic accidents in Wisconsin. They can take place in a disaster that instantly severs a limb or an accident that causes enough damage to a body part to require surgical amputation (e.g., a crushed limb or broken bones). Some of the most common accidents and incidents associated with amputation injuries are:
- Car accidents
- Large truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boat accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Equipment and heavy machinery accidents
- Farming and agricultural accidents
- Construction accidents
- Building collapses
- Severe bedsores
- Medical malpractice
Attorney Mark Mingo and his team of associates have decades of experience handling these types of personal injury cases in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. We have what it takes to successfully resolve your amputation injury claim, no matter what type of accident injured you. We are prepared to work relentlessly on your behalf to achieve the outcome that you deserve.
Compensation for Amputation Injuries
Amputations affect victims in numerous ways, from their daily enjoyment of living to their ability to earn a living wage. With an amputation injury lawsuit, you can seek financial compensation (damages) for the myriad ways your life has changed because of the accident. A successful insurance settlement or judgment award could pay you in the millions for an amputation injury due to a lifetime of future associated costs and losses. Each case is unique, but most qualify for the following damages:
- Past and future medical care
- Medical devices
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Lost wages
- Lost future capacity to earn
- Property damage repairs
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Psychological trauma
- Permanent disability
- Lost quality or enjoyment of life
At Mingo & Yankala, S.C., we know that no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a limb or digit. Yet we are also aware of the financial duress that comes with an injury as serious as an amputation. We want you to have everything you need to pay for necessary medical care, ongoing treatments, physical therapy, rehabilitation, prosthetics and more without experiencing financial strain or related stress. That’s why our Milwaukee amputation lawyers fight aggressively on behalf of our clients for maximum financial compensation.
How to Prove Negligence for an Amputation Injury in Wisconsin
Many amputation injuries result from human error or negligence. In a personal injury lawsuit, negligence refers to the failure of an individual or entity to use an appropriate level of care, resulting in injuries or deaths. If negligence contributed to your amputation injury in Wisconsin, you are entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party. However, it is up to you or your personal injury lawyer to prove negligence as the plaintiff.
Proving negligence requires clear and convincing evidence (a preponderance of the evidence) that the defendant is at fault. You or your lawyer must provide enough proof to show that the defendant is more likely than not responsible for your amputation injury. Evidence to support your claim may include photographs, videos, eyewitness statements, medical records, a police report, accident reconstruction and expert testimony. An attorney from Mingo & Yankala, S.C., can help you gather and present compelling evidence to support your amputation injury claim.
Why You Need an Amputation or Loss of Limb Attorney
An amputation injury will change many facets of your life, making it difficult or impossible to enjoy the same things you used to before your accident. While you’re adjusting to your new way of life, you shouldn’t also be dealing with a complicated legal process. A personal injury lawyer can take over the legwork of your case for you, including injury investigation, evidence collection, witness interviews and claims filing. A lawyer will know how much your case is worth and how to demand maximum financial compensation for your bills and losses – all while making sure you have everything you need during this difficult time.
Contact Our Milwaukee Amputation Injury Lawyers Today
For more information about an amputation injury case in Wisconsin, don’t hesitate to contact Mingo & Yankala, S.C. for a free consultation. Our lawyers have been successfully representing accident victims and their families for many years. We will listen to your story and provide sound legal advice for what to do next. We can help you understand and protect your legal rights as an amputation survivor. Please call (414) 273-7400 today for a meeting with an attorney.