CALIFORNIA AMPUTATION ATTORNEYS
Representing Cyclists Who Have Suffered Loss of Limb in California
Accidental amputation is one of the most traumatic injuries a person can sustain. Losing a limb in any regard — whether in the course of a horrific crash or at a later date when a limb must be surgically removed — is incredibly devastating for victims. As a cyclist and athlete, you may find yourself trying to come to terms with a new normal. Amputation injuries may even prevent you from returning to what you love: cycling.
If you were involved in a bike accident that resulted in the loss of a limb, Bike Legal can help. Our California amputation lawyers understand the immense impact of these injuries, and we are fully prepared to hold the negligent party accountable for your damages. We have spent more than 35 years exclusively representing injured cyclists and their loved ones and have secured over $300 million for our clients. Our firm is ready to fight for you and your fair recovery.
What Compensation Can You Recover?
After a life-altering bike accident injury, such as the loss of an extremity or limb, many cyclists understandably want to know whether or not they will be able to ride again. Advances in modern prosthetics have allowed cyclists to continue competing and cycling after an accidental amputation or loss of limb. However, the cost of these high-performance prosthetics can be extremely high. And, of course, this does not take into account the cost of initial medical treatment, repairs to your bike, physical therapy, and more.
If you believe someone else was at fault for your accident, you may be wondering whether you have a case and, if so, how much your case is worth. The answer, unfortunately, is not so simple. The exact compensation you will be able to recover will depend on a variety of factors, including which limb you lost and the economic and non-economic impacts this has had on your life.
That being said, many amputation victims are able to recover compensation for the following damages:
Immediate emergency medical treatment
Physical rehabilitation therapy
Reduced or lost earning ability
Prosthetics (in certain instances)
Pain and suffering
Property damage (damage to bike)
This list is not exhaustive, nor is it a guarantee. At Bike Legal, we help our clients pursue the maximum compensation they are owed under California law.