Vehicle accidents can have catastrophic consequences, including amputations. If you lose a limb, it will have a huge effect on your life — but some of the consequences may not be immediately obvious.
Here’s what you should know:
Vehicles contain a lot of thin metal. When in a collision, this can become deformed and torn into angular pieces that sever a limb. Alternatively, your limb could become trapped or crushed in the crash, cutting off blood supply and requiring doctors to amputate it later. Even an infection following the wreck can lead that way.
Aside from the physical effect of needing to cope without a limb, there can be considerable psychological effects due to an amputation:
You will need time off work after an amputation accident and may have to change your career. You will incur large medical expenses. While prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation can make a positive difference, an amputation is a life-changing injury, for which you will need adequate compensation.
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