John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

denver personal injury attorneyCar and motorcycle accidents often occur at lightening speeds and with little warning. The impact from those crashes can leave victims with crushed and broken hands, arms, legs, and feet. While orthopedic surgeons and physicians are usually able repair the majority of broken bones and limbs, there are times when complications and even infections can interfere with the healing process. When this occurs, it may be necessary to remove the injured extremity in an attempt to save the accident victim’s life. After an amputation, accident victims will need to relearn even basic skills, such as walking, driving, or even dressing themselves. In addition, they may be unable to continue in their chosen profession, and be forced to find new lines of employment. It is important to understand the true costs of limb loss before you agree to a settlement. These costs are not always apparent and future expenses, such as prosthetic devices, must be taken into account. A study conducted by John Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy found that the total lifetime costs of amputation was well over a half million dollars. This included costs such as hospitalizations, prosthetics, rehabilitation, therapies, outpatient doctor visits, and pain medications. It did not, however, take into account lost wages, loss of future earnings, or pain and suffering. Prosthetic Devices are Expensive If you have suffered the loss of a limb, you will need to be fitted for a prosthetic. These artificial hands, arms, and legs can be costly and cost between $5,000 and $50,000 depending on their design and material. In addition, being fitted for a prosthetic means additional rehabilitation to learn how to use the new device. It is important to know that these costs are not a one time only cost either. Prosthetic devices are usually changed out every 3-5 years, and this ongoing cost must be taken into account before reaching an appropriate settlement. Contact an Aurora and Denver Personal Injury Attorney If you or someone in your family has lost a limb due to another person’s negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we fight aggressively for our injured accident victims and their families. We understand the complications that can arise after a devastating accident and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the money you need to recover. Contact our Denver personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call us at 303-597-4500. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail.
Denver water chief, Chips Barry, died Sunday in a farming accident in Hawaii. The Denver Post is reporting that Barry, who was set to retire in a few weeks, died when his tractor rolled on top of him. Barry had taken the tractor out to do some mowing on his macadamia-nut farm in Hawaii when the tractor rolled. His wife discovered him in the field that evening after becoming concerned about his whereabouts. Farming is among the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are approximately 3.1 million workers on America’s 2.3 million farms and ranches. In a study published in 1990 by the National Safety Counsel, it was reported that farm accidents and other farm work-related health problems claim as many as 1,300 lives and cause as many as 120,000 injuries each year. A farming accident can be a tragic and unfortunate event in a person’s life. Have you been seriously injured or has a loved one been killed in a farming accident? Call a Denver farm equipment accident attorney today for answers to your questions. Contact Denver Accident Attorney John R. Fuller today at (303) 597-4500 for a free consultation. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share