When you lose a limb, medical expenses, lost wages, and permanent changes to ability will all need to be considered as you seek fair compensation. Unfortunately, most insurance companies won’t even begin to cover a portion of what you are due. In fact, many insurance companies have a set amount at which they value a limb. Anything beyond that is not likely to even be considered – and you can’t rely on the negligent party to cover the difference.
Some injuries can be treated with little medical intervention. They may require a few days of rest or place temporary physical limitations on the victim, but minor injuries don’t generally necessitate legal assistance.
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, an insurance settlement may not be enough to cover all of your damages, making it important that you hire an attorney to represent your interests. In this short video, Redondo Beach personal injury attorney Michael Louis Kelly discusses what kind of attorney you should have on your side to help ensure full compensation for this type of catastrophic injury.