Losing a limb alters a person’s life, not just physically but also emotionally and financially. If you have suffered an amputation in or because of a motorcycle accident, you have the right to file a lawsuit and seek financial compensation from the party responsible.

Speaking with a Spokane motorcycle accident amputation lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates is the first step in filing that personal injury lawsuit.


Life After Limb Loss

We understand the massive impact your limb loss will have on both your life and the lives of your family members. This is not an injury that you eventually recover from and go back to the usual routine. Instead, it is something that you will live with for the rest of your life.

Our goal is to make that transition as easy as possible by helping you receive financial damages. Money can make the difference between being able to continue providing for your family or struggling to keep the lights on now that your income-earning ability has been reduced.

When you weren’t at fault for the motorcycle crash, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial stress caused by your amputation. We work hard so that you won’t have to.


Compensation for Your Motorcycle Crash Amputation

It is critical that you not settle your case too quickly. Given the momentous impact of limb loss, we take great care to calculate all of the expenses associated with managing your new lifestyle. This requires working closely with your doctor, physical therapist, caregiver, and other healthcare providers to determine what your new capabilities are and what medical requirements you will have going forward.

For example, if you are using a prosthetic limb, how often will it need to be repaired or replaced? Will you always need physical therapy or only temporarily? These are the types of questions we must ask to ensure that you receive as much money as possible.

You may also qualify for compensation to pay for any of the following that apply to your case:

  • Lost wages
  • Caregivers
  • Retrofitting your home
  • Special vehicle
  • Medical devices
  • Therapy
  • Medication
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium


Establishing Fault for the Motorcycle Wreck

One of the most important reasons to hire an attorney is to prove negligence. This is the legal concept of fault, and as a motorcycle rider, it is critical that evidence is gathered to prove your side of the story.

Riders tend to have a poor—and undeserved—reputation for reckless behavior. This creates a natural bias that can work against you in court. Proving that the other driver was negligent is necessary for ensuring that you receive the level of financial compensation that you are truly owed.


Settling vs. Going to Court

Filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean that your case will end up in court. Most of the time, cases are actually settled prior to getting to that point.

We will create a demand letter that will be sent to the opposing side’s attorney. This will give them an opportunity to settle the case or negotiate. If they make you a fair settlement offer, we will advise you accordingly. Ultimately, it will be your decision whether to accept it.

As experienced trial attorneys, we can represent you both during the negotiation process and in court if your case goes to trial.


Contact a Spokane Motorcycle Accident Limb Loss Lawyer

After suffering limb loss, you need an attorney with extensive experience representing accident victims. The attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates have this experience and have represented injured riders just like you from all over Washington.

To speak with a Spokane motorcycle accident amputation lawyer from our office, call 1-800-404-9000 or complete the form below.