Seattle Finger Amputation Attorneys
Amputation or Partial Amputation of Fingers
Fingers allow us to perform many complex tasks that other creatures can't perform. The human phalanges (bones of fingers and toes) are delicate bones, which support an artfully intricate system of muscle, connective tissue, and nerves that make up the human fingers. Fingers play a part in just about every aspect of our lives, from getting dressed and applying makeup in the morning, to setting our alarm clocks at night. Fingers are also an integral part of most people's occupations, allowing us to earn a living. And, of course, fingers are involved with many things we do for pleasure, like petting a dog, playing sports, or playing an instrument.
But, imagine how your life would change if another party's negligent act or a defective product caused you to lose a finger - or even part of a finger. If you've lost a finger or the use of a finger, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the liable party. To get the settlement you deserve, it is vital that you seek the representation of an experienced Seattle amputation lawyer. The legal team at the Washington offices of Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has been serving Seattle area injury victims for 40 years. Let them put their experience to work on your case by calling (888) 228-3860. Your initial consultation is free.
Can I Get Compensation for Damages in the Loss, or Partial Loss, of a Finger in Washington?
Losing a finger or part of a finger can drastically alter a person's life. The amount of compensation one might receive for such an injury depends on many factors, including how many fingers were lost and what that person does for a living. Compensation may be awarded for any of the following damages:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical bills related to your injury, such as reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of physical, emotional, and occupational therapy
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent injury or disability
- Household and vehicle modifications to accommodate your injury
- Lost wages
- Loss of career or earning capacity
- Diminished earning capacity
- Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life, such as the loss of the ability to play musical instrument, or sew, or type, or play video games, etc.
What Are Common Causes of Finger Amputation?
About 30,000 Americans, of all ages, suffer finger amputations each year. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) lists doors and power tools as the main cause of finger amputations, and they occur most often in children and men over 55 years of age. A study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found that:
- Three out of four finger amputations in children four years old and younger were caused by fingers that were caught, jammed or crushed in an opening or closing door.
- More than half of the finger amputations in men aged 55 and older were caused by power tools (power saws, most often).
No Fees Until We Win Your Washington Finger Amputation Case
To get the compensation you deserve in a finger amputation accident, you will need a Seattle finger amputation lawyer who's aggressive, tenacious, and experienced in product liability and personal injury law. Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has been representing Washington State injury victims for four decades. Call them today for a free consultation at (888) 228-3860.
- Fingertip Injuries and Amputations - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Amputation and Prosthetics - American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- Partial Hand or Finger(s) Amputation - Amputee Coalition