Toronto Knee Disarticulation Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered a knee disarticulation injury—an amputation through the knee—you may be entitled to compensation for your terrible injury. Our firm, Mazin & Associates, PC, represents clients who have had many types of amputations. We have seen, first-hand, the overwhelming struggles that amputees go through. Our clients never planned for this life-altering event. Nevertheless, they must deal with it every day. If your amputation was the result of injuries sustained in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, you may be able to hold that party financially responsible through a personal injury claim.
The Ontario Limitations Act sets a two-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury cases. If you wait too long to file a personal injury claim, it might be too late to ever get compensated for your amputation. It is therefore crucial to act as soon as possible, so that we can build a case against those responsible for your injury.
Call Mazin & Associates, PC today at (416) 625-2122. During your free and confidential initial consultation, one of our lawyers will evaluate all the details of your case and help you decide whether legal representation is right for you. We are here to help our clients get compensated for their injuries.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Represent Me?
By the time you decide to go through the process of hiring a personal injury lawyer, an insurance company is already planning a way to avoid compensating you for your knee disarticulation amputation. Insurance companies are afraid that a jury will not only compensate a victim for their injuries, but also award them punitive damages for their pain and suffering. Personal injury lawyers know how to maneuver through all the tricks and obstacles that insurance companies throw at victims. An experienced lawyer understands all relevant laws, how to interpret medical reports, when to file certain claims, and how best to argue your case. Hiring a personal injury lawyer greatly increases your chances of receiving compensation for your injuries.
Additionally, with financial stress growing and medical bills accumulating, there are a lot of other problems that you must surmount. A skilled legal team will take the burden off your shoulders so that you can focus on rebuilding your life.
Why Hire Mazin & Associates, PC to Handle My Case?
Since our firm’s inception, the talented lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC have helped our clients navigate difficult legal waters. We don’t take kindly to our clients feeling threatened, in pain, or saddened because of the negligent actions of others. That’s why we unapologetically advocate for our clients and fiercely represent them in court. The lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC have won high-profile cases in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Our lawyers have been highlighted on CBC and in the National Post. We have also been awarded an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.
Losing a leg is an almost incomprehensible, traumatizing life change. We don’t want to add to your burden in any way, which is why we handle cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay us nothing unless you receive a financial award. Quality representation shouldn’t cost you.
Amputation Cases Our Firm Handles
Knee disarticulation is a rare type of amputation. Rather than transfemoral (above-the-knee) or transtibial (below-the-knee) amputations, knee disarticulation involves a surgeon removing part of your leg by going through the knee. The decision to operate in this manner is controversial. Some surgeons believe that it is better to avoid cutting through bone, thus leaving more knee movement. Others believe it causes difficulty with prosthesis fitting and other issues.
Injuries that result in amputation can stem from a variety of causes. If your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, meaning they owed you a duty of care in some way and violated it, then you can pursue a personal injury claim against them. Some causes of knee disarticulation amputations that are often eligible for personal injury claims include:
- On-the-job accidents (machinery failures, falling objects, poor maintenance of equipment, etc.)
- Violent crimes
- Car, truck, boat, and other motor vehicle accidents
- Surgical error and medical malpractice injuries
- Animal bites
- Equipment and/or product malfunctions
Whatever the reason for this type of amputation, the result alters the lives of those who endure it. Knee disarticulation amputation can result in:
- Blood clots
- Physical pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Emotional and psychological trauma
- Other injuries
When one of our clients sustains an injury that results in any type of amputation, we know that they are facing a lifetime of challenges. These are things people never think about – like being able to drive a car, perform their job, cook, exercise, or care for their family. Fortunately, through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including the cost of your amputation surgery
- Lost wages from missing work
- Lost earning potential if your amputation prevents you from returning to your old job
- Rehabilitative expenses
- Disability expenses, such as altering your living arrangements to adjust for your amputation
- Therapy expenses
What compensation you are eligible for will vary depending on the details of your case. Your lawyer will be able to investigate your accident to identify the liable party and gather the necessary evidence, which may include medical records, billing statements, notes from therapy, testimony from expert witnesses, and more. From there, they can negotiate with insurance and even take your claim to court to ensure you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Contact Mazin & Associates, PC Today
Let’s work together on the next steps. By discussing your case with an amputation injury lawyer at Mazin & Associates, PC, you have made two decisions. First, you have decided that you want to move on with your life and make it as fulfilling as possible. Second, you have chosen to hold those responsible for your knee disarticulation amputation accountable.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury that required an amputation, contact Mazin & Associates, PC today at (416) 625-2122 or online. Our experienced lawyers offer a free case consultation and collect no legal fees unless you receive financial compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.