When time is of the essence, any delay in medical treatment can mean a worsening prognosis. If you face delays when your blood supply is cut off to a limb, it could mean amputation or worse, just like this man's case.
You may have been making a turn when you were hit, or maybe a driver failed to stop at a red light at an intersection. Whatever the cause was for your accident, you know that you need to obtain compensation to pay for your medical costs and the time you've missed from work. Your attorney can help you file a claim against the other driver's insurance, so you can focus on recovering.