Amputation Injury Statistics
If you or a family member has suffered an amputation injury, you know that life is never the same again. An amputation affects every aspect of a victim’s life as well as the lives of his or her family who grieve and want to know how and why this happened. For many years, the California amputation injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas have been helping victims and their families by providing aggressive legal representation. Their Orange County amputation injury lawyers work hard to help victims seek damages to help defray the costs of medical bills, physical rehabilitation, lost wages and other injury-related expenses.
Some amputation injury statistics in the United States include the following:
Around 1.7 million Americans have had their lives changed forever by an amputation injury.
Approximately 135,000 people suffer an amputation injury every year.
Three in four amputations occur in people over 65 years of age.
Males are more likely than females to suffer an amputation injury, and people are most likely to lose a limb between the ages of 41 and 70.
Most people associate amputated limbs with an accident of some kind, and 22% of all amputations are trauma-related. But the leading cause of amputation injuries is vascular disease in which restricted blood flow prevents proper circulation.
According to the National Limb Loss Center, vascular disease causes 82% of all amputations.
As we age, the risks of amputation also rise for both men and women, with people aged 85 and over facing the highest risks of amputation.
If you or a close family member has suffered an amputation injury, it is very important to contact an experienced Los Angeles amputation injury lawyer before you sign any documents. Signing anything that you don’t fully understand could prevent you from seeking damages. To schedule a free consultation with our experienced California amputation injury lawyers, call us today at 888.848.5084.