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Amputation because of a road traffic collision

Leigh Day’s specialist personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in handling amputation compensation claims following road traffic crashes.  Several hundred people every year suffer amputation injuries after being involved in car, coach, bus or cycle crashes.  We have also represented pedestrians who have been left as amputees after being hit by vehicles mounting the pavement.

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Recovering from a traumatic injury such as amputation can take many months and access to early rehabilitation and the best possible prosthetic limbs will make the transition to life post-amputation easier for the injured person. Amputation claims specialists at Leigh Day are highly experienced in securing substantial sums of compensation for amputees who were injured in road traffic accidents. We have built up an extensive network of professional contacts with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, prosthetic limb suppliers, case managers, and user groups who will be able to support you after your amputation, while our lawyers support you throughout the legal process.

Amputation compensation claims

Examples of our amputations claims work following road traffic collisions include:
  • Partner Sally Moore securing a seven figure sum for a young man who suffered an above the knee amputation when he sustained a severe crush injury in a road traffic accident.  This included the costs of his prosthetic needs for life, future loss of earnings, care, support and the need for level access accommodation plus damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
  • Securing a seven figure sum for a motorbike rider who had to undergo a below the knee amputation of his left leg after being knocked from his bike by a car carrying out a U-turn.
  • Securing a substantial sum of compensation for Evan Reynolds who lost his hand and part of his arm when his arm became trapped between a car and a gatepost.
  • Obtaining compensation for a woman who suffered the amputation of her lower leg following an horrific car crash. The woman was standing outside her front door when a speeding car hit her when the driver lost control.  She received £700,000 which she used for care and the supply of high quality prosthetic limbs.

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