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.
As reported by KDVR Fox31 News, a pregnant woman and her husband escaped with only minor injuries when their car collided with a school bus in Denver on April 19th, 2011. The school bus accident occurred at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Zuni when the bus driver turned in front of the subcompact car carrying the unidentified couple. The car lodged under the rear of the bus by force of the collision, yet the six-months-pregnant woman was miraculously uninjured, and the father-to-be suffered only cuts to the head and forearm. The bus driver was cited by police for failing to yield right-of-way. Luckily, the bus was not carrying any students at the time of the Denver accident. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there have been at least 72 annual fatalities and an unknown number of injuries caused by these large vehicles with poor visibility. Worse, although media reports properly focus on children injured or killed by bus crashes, it appears that many of the fatalities and injuries are suffered by motorists during accidents with buses, including a worrisome number here in Colorado. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident with a large commercial vehicle in the Denver area, whether a school bus, commercial bus or other large vehicle, you should seek help from an experienced Denver personal injury attorney. Savvy Denver personal injury lawyer, John Fuller, can protect your rights and work to win the financial compensation to which you are entitled. Call (303) 597- 4500 to schedule your no-cost appointment today.