Injuries Resulting in Amputation
The loss of a limb is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can endure. Having access to quality medical treatment, prosthetics and supportive services can drastically alter the outcome for a person who has lost a limb.
To help our clients get the medical care and other resources they need, Berenson Injury Law fights for the maximum damages through strategic auto accident settlement negotiations and aggressive litigation.
We have handled these cases before and know how devastating they are.
Our firm has close to four decades of experience in high-stakes complicated auto accident claims. As a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, our lawyer has a proven history of high dollar damages awards for serious injuries. In addition to being known as an effective personal injury litigation firm, we are also known for our compassion and concern for our clients’ well being.
We know that you are going through a painful experience and we care about how your injury affects your life and future. You can concentrate on your health knowing that we are fighting hard for you.Loss of Limb in Traffic Crashes
Almost two million people in the United States live with a lost limb, with those hit while driving a car and truck, or as motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians a primary cause. Another common scenario is ejection from a car or truck.
70 percent of loss of limb claims involve an upper limb, including an arm, a hand or fingers. The upper limbs are generally more exposed and more susceptible to burns, crush injuries, compound fractures and deep lacerations. Lower body limb amputations typically occur when the leg or foot is run over or becomes trapped under the vehicle or motorcycle.
Often the accident so severely damages the limb that doctors cannot save it. Amputation may be necessary to protect the patient’s health or life. Immediate aggressive medical care can improve the patient’s overall prognosis after an amputation and timely rehabilitation can increase the ability to adapt to the disability.Damages in an Amputation Claim
A lost limb presents life-altering challenges. For example, a person who lost a finger or a hand must relearn everyday tasks, like grooming, driving and picking up objects. A person who has lost a foot must learn to balance, stand and walk with a prosthesis. We believe that every auto accident victim who has suffered a lost limb deserves the chance for enhanced mobility and functionality that comes with quality medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Loss of a limb also has repercussions beyond diminished functionality and mobility. The patient may experience chronic pain at the amputation site or ghost sensations that can be physically and mentally difficult. The amputation interferes with healthy blood flow throughout the body that can create lasting complications, and the patient is more susceptible to infections. Many patients also suffer mental anguish, depression and anxiety upon losing a limb.
Our firm considers your immediate needs and probable future issues when calculating damages for:
- Emergency hospital bills
- Amputation and reconstructive surgery
- Bills for acute care and re-hospitalizations related to the limb injury
- Inpatient rehabilitation therapy
- Outpatient physical therapy
- Outpatient occupational therapy
- Prosthetic devices and mobility aids
- Prosthetic purchase, training and maintenance
- Doctor’s visits and costs associated with follow-up care
- Diminished earning potential
- Reduced quality of life
- Special equipment to accommodate the disability
Our goal is to get you the medical care you need and improve your quality of life and independence. We pursue every means to attempt to obtain the maximum possible damages for you.Learn More About Damages for Serious Injuries Resulting from a Dallas-Fort Worth Auto Accident
Berenson Injury Law handles complicated auto crash claims that result in catastrophic injuries. To learn more about recovering for an amputation injury, schedule your free consultation with our Dallas-Fort Worth accident lawyer. We recognize that your injury places financial stress on you and your family and we handle your claim under our contingency fee arrangement (you only pay when we collect money for you) so you take no risk in pursuing your rights.