Injuries like amputation and disfigurement have a lasting impact not just on one’s finances but also on one’s quality of life, ability to work, emotional wellness, and self-esteem. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not inclined to pay beyond the basic monetary costs after limb loss or disfigurement. People who suffer these injuries find it difficult to claim payments for the true extent of their losses.
If you’ve lost a limb or sustained disfigurement due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation, but you’ll need a competent attorney on your side. In New Jersey, call an amputation injury lawyer or a disfigurement lawyer from the Grossman Law Firm. We are a top-rated personal injury firm that has won deca-millions for our clients in the last 20 years. See what we can do for you. Call the Grossman Law Firm at (732) 625-9494.
Why Amputation/Disfigurement Claims are Challenging for Claimants
Unlike many other injuries, damages from amputation or disfigurement are much more than surgery costs, hospital bills, treatments, and medication expenses. They could include other losses which don’t always have a clear dollar amount, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish/Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Reduced ability to earn
- Long-term needs (e.g., prosthetics, mobility assistance, home adjustments, etc.).
Claiming reimbursement for medical bills is rarely enough for any person who has lost a limb or sustained a serious disfigurement because the injury affects many other aspects of their lives.
The challenge is obtaining a fair settlement from the at-fault party. Most often, you would have to claim from that party’s insurance carrier, and insurance companies are known to take every opportunity to undermine injury claims. They are particularly reluctant to pay for non-economic damages like pain and suffering because these damages are difficult to prove.
As a claimant, you’ll need strong evidence and argumentation to negotiate for the compensation you need and deserve. You must also protect yourself from insurance tactics like “delay, deny, and defend.”
It is best to have an experienced injury lawyer advocate for your rights. The disfigurement attorneys at the Grossman Law Firm are deeply familiar with settlement claims like yours. We can help you determine the real value of your case, navigate the claims process, and assert your rightful compensation, even against powerful insurance companies.
We don’t just stop at presenting your medical bills. We tap into our network of medical experts and mental health professionals to provide care to you as well as supporting evidence for your case. We strategically put together a picture of your post-injury life using videos, photos, and documents. If your case goes to trial, we are ready to fight for you using our decades of experience in New Jersey courts.
Types of Disfigurement: Amputation and More
“Disfigurement” is a general term for any permanent change to your body that impairs your appearance or abilities. The loss of a limb (hand, arm, foot, or leg) is one of the most severe forms of disfigurement, but there are many other types:
- Facial fractures
- Facial lacerations
- Dental injuries
- Burn injuries
- Nerve damage
- Loss of use of a body part (reduced function or paralysis)
- Amputation of a digit (finger or toe).
Note that these types of disfigurements may be compensable under New Jersey law. Some accident survivors are unsure about making a claim because they think their injury is only skin-deep. However, the law also recognizes the financial, psychological, and social impact of a permanent injury.
At the very least, consult with a disfigurement lawyer in NJ to learn about the value of your case. Your consultation is free at the Grossman Law Firm, so you lose nothing just by speaking with our disfigurement/amputation injury attorney.
What Caused Your Amputation/Disfigurement?
According to a report from the Amputee Coalition, about 45 percent – or nearly half – of all amputations are caused by trauma. This trauma can occur in many devastating incidents such as:
- Car crash/vehicle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Being hit by a heavy falling object
- Trapping incidents (such as being trapped under a car or other heavy object).
Other forms of disfigurement can also result from those situations as well as from these scenarios:
- Burns and explosions
- Electrical accidents
- Chemical spills
- Dog bites and other animal attacks.
At the Grossman Law Firm, our team has effectively handled cases of the above accidents and has obtained proper compensation for our clients. Our New Jersey amputation lawyers are experienced in dealing with negligent drivers, employers, property owners, and other parties who have caused our clients’ injuries. We can fight for you, too. Speak to us today.
The Grossman Law Firm Exceeds Typical Legal Service
When you hire a New Jersey disfigurement lawyer, you should expect competent legal representation that can stand up to insurers and defense attorneys. We provide this quality representation at the Grossman Law Firm, but more than that, we go the extra mile to help our clients become as whole as possible in their post-injury life:
- If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you at the hospital or at your home.
- You’ll have access to our network of physicians, psychologists, and counselors who can provide the care you need.
- We can open up pathways for your reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, prosthetic limbs, mobility needs, and other long-term care.
- We’ll consistently communicate with you about your case and provide clear answers to your questions.
- You won’t have to pay us any lawyer fees unless and until we win you your compensation.
Our principle at the Grossman Law Firm is to provide big-firm representation against insurers but small-firm relationships with our clients. You should not have to worry about your lawyer being inaccessible nor waste your time and energy on poor legal service. If you need an amputation lawyer in New Jersey, call the Grossman Law Firm.
Contact the Grossman Law Firm
The Grossman Law Firm does not charge lawyer fees until we obtain an injury settlement or award for you. Consult with us for free. Contact us online or call (732) 625-9494 today.