Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys
The loss of a limb can be devastating, with lifelong medical, financial, and emotional consequences. Victims of amputation injuries may not be able to remain in their chosen career, and may require costly prosthetic devices and long-term rehabilitation. They also may experience chronic, debilitating phantom limb pain.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago amputation attorneys are committed personal injury attorneys who focus on helping the victims of catastrophic personal injury accidents. We help amputation victims, as well as those who have suffered head injuries, burn injuries, and nerve damage as a result of a catastrophic personal injury accident or medical malpractice. At Cogan & Power, we take a collaborative, compassionate approach to legal representation. Not only do we advise our clients of their legal rights and assist them with their legal claims, but we also help them manage any employment-related consequences of the accident, and invest ourselves in their comprehensive recovery and overall well-being. We understand that it is often difficult for injured clients to travel, so we frequently meet with clients in their homes, and each client has a one-on-one relationship and direct communication with the partner handling the case.
Our vast accident and injury knowledge and experience allow us to obtain substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including a nearly $7 million settlement for man who lost his lower leg in an accident in a construction zone and $1.1 million for a woman who suffered a below-the-knee amputation as a result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose and treat a vascular abnormality.
If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation, do not hesitate to contact Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Chicago personal injury lawyers.
Common Causes of Amputations
Amputations can occur in a variety of accidents, but catastrophic accidents, such as the following, are often a cause:
- Auto accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Public transit accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
Damages for Amputations Cases
Those who have suffered an amputation as a result of the negligence of another may be entitled to compensatory damages and, possibly, punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent party for his or her wrongdoing, and deter future negligent or intentional wrongdoing. Compensatory damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of normal life
Our Chicago amputation attorneys are skilled negotiators who will seek to obtain a favorable settlement, but if one is not possible, our Chicago accident trial attorneys will vigorously fight for your rights in a court of law. We have a proven track record of obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including a nearly $7 million settlement for man who lost his lower leg in an accident in a construction zone and $1.1 million for a woman who suffered a below-the-knee amputation as a result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose and treat a vascular abnormality.
If you or a loved one has lost a limb as a result of a personal injury accident or medical malpractice, contact the Chicago personal injury law firm of Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and remedies following an amputation. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.