Toronto Below-Knee Amputation Lawyers
If you suffered an injury that resulted in the amputation of your leg below the knee, you have experienced more pain and trauma than anyone should ever have to endure. The loss of a limb forces one to adopt countless lifestyle changes, and the costs associated with hospital stays, prosthetic limbs, and rehabilitation can be incredibly overwhelming. The lessened mobility that comes with a below-knee amputation can also lead to health problems, such as cardiovascular complications, increased risk of blood clots, and muscle atrophy. Other common problems for amputees include phantom limb pain and general distress.
If your amputation occurred because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation and should contact a personal injury lawyer. Mazin & Associates, PC serves the citizens of the Toronto area, and our lawyers have years of experience in their areas of practice. Gary Mazin, our founder, has helped thousands of clients in the Toronto area over the last 15 years. He and the rest of the team are true professionals who work tirelessly to ensure good outcomes for their clients. Our lawyers will provide straightforward guidance and will defend and protect you from being denied the compensation you deserve. At our firm, you won’t pay anything until after your case is won or settled, which grants you time to recover from your injury without worrying about paying legal bills. Contact Mazin & Associates, PC at (416) 625-2122 or utilize the live chat feature on our website to schedule your free consultation.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Represent Me?
As a victim of negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, physical therapy, wages lost, emotional damages, and more. Between doctor’s appointments, prosthesis fittings, the strength it takes to recover, and the overall emotional drain that comes with such a severe injury, amputation victims have enough on their minds without having to think about the implications of an enormous lawsuit. Adding the stress of a lawsuit to an already devastating situation may seem like more than you can handle, but a personal injury lawyer will take on part of your burden an attempt to ease the anxiety caused by the litigation.
Personal injury lawyers are trained to win you the compensation you deserve. They can answer any questions you may have about the legal process and will help you sort out the details of your case. Additionally, insurance companies can easily take advantage of people who aren’t knowledgeable about the legal process and don’t know how to defend themselves properly. If you’ve suffered an amputation injury, you are already in a weakened physical and mental state, and an insurance company and opposing lawyers try to use that to their advantage and get you to accept less than what you deserve. With proper representation, you are likely to win far more money than you would trying to handle your claim on your own.
Why Choose Mazin & Associates, PC to Handle My Case?
Our lawyers have defended thousands of below-knee amputees, whether they lost their leg due to an accident, an infection, a medical mistake, or any other cause. We like to take an active role in the communities of Toronto and Ontario. The lawyers at our firm care about their clients and want to see them succeed in court. A group of true professionals, we enjoy nothing more than helping people get through these incredibly trying times in their lives. We have a multitude of cases under our belts that have been won or settled, earning millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. If you’re looking for a legal advocate in the Toronto area, this group of lawyers is second to none.
Types of Below-Knee Amputation Cases Our Firm Handles
A below-knee amputation is a severe injury that can lead to pain and suffering for the patient for many years to come. Amputations often are necessary as a result of injury or trauma or when a patient’s medical condition isn’t monitored closely enough by a doctor.
Causes of below-knee amputations that can be pursued for compensation include:
- Car accidents
- Work-related injuries
- Severe animal bites
- Medical malpractice
Post-surgery complications are possible, with amputees facing a long road to recovery, which can be exacerbated by one or more of the following conditions:
- Blood clots can cause weakness in the limbs as well as something more critical, such as a stroke.
- Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a painful, itching, or burning sensation that feels as though it is occurring in the limb that is not there.
- Emotional damages might seem like a temporary reaction to the stress and pain of the accident but can have lasting effects that permeate the rest of your life.
- The need for a prosthesis that requires subsequent physical therapy that could go on for many months or longer.
- An infection might have been the cause for the amputation, or it could have been contracted after the surgery.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often occurs after an amputation.
You may be able to seek additional compensation when complications and other consequences arise.
Contact Mazin & Associates, PC Today
If you or someone you love has had a below-knee amputation, you might qualify for compensation. At the very least, the party that caused your accident should have to pay your medical bills. However, amputation has such a significant impact on your life that you are probably owed more than that. We know how hard the people of Toronto work to make an honest living, and it’s not fair for that to be interrupted because of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Our amputation injury lawyers are standing by, waiting to help you. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact Mazin & Associates, PC at (416) 625-2122 or start a live chat on our website.