Texas Loss of Limb/Amputation Attorney
Amputation is one of the most tragic injuries after a traumatic event such as a wreck or a job accident. Amputation injuries have life-altering ramifications, permanently affecting work, wages and earning potential, your ability to engage in sports and other recreational activities, and your ability to perform normal activities of daily living. Whether your loss of limb resulted from an accident at work, an automobile collision, or at the premises of another, if someone else caused or contributed to cause your injuries, they should be held responsible for the devastation they’ve caused you. We can help.
If you’ve lost a limb because of someone else’s actions or inactions, the amputation injury lawyers at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices in Beaumont are ready to talk to you. We’ll investigate the circumstances of your accident, whether it was caused by a negligent driver, an unsafe work environment, a defective product, or any other situation. For help seeking compensation for your loss of limb in Texas, call a seasoned injury attorney at Gilbert Adams Law Offices for a no-cost evaluation of your claim.
How Does Amputation Injury Occur?
Amputation refers to the traumatic or surgical removal of a part of the body, such as an arm or a leg, usually as a result of fractures in the bone. Surgical amputation can be necessary when a limb has been seriously injured by a traumatic event, such as crushing or burning, or when the limb has been disabled by an infection or gangrene. Accidents can sever limbs completely, or they can cause such serious damage to the limb that surgical amputation is later necessary to preserve the life of the victim. According to data from Johns Hopkins Medicine, 45 percent of all amputations result from a traumatic event.
At the Gilbert Adams Law Offices, our Beaumont loss of limb legal team helps accident victims in Texas recover compensation after all manner of incidents resulting in amputation or limb loss. We’ll help you and your family seek damages after incidents including:
- Car crashes
- Industrial accidents
- Defective appliances
- Defective vehicles
- Truck wrecks
- Falls from height
- Scaffolding or ladder collapse
- Motorcycle accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Construction accidents
- Train or subway accidents
- Violent animal attacks
- Severe burns
- Medical malpractice
- Toxic chemical exposure
Amputation Comes With a Lifetime of Costs
In addition to the personal and professional effects of losing a limb, amputation injury is one of the most expensive injuries to treat over the long term. Patients often are required to undergo multiple surgeries, physical therapy, nursing care, medications, and be fitted and re-fitted with prosthetics for the rest of their lives. Over time, these expenses add up to tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, in fact, found that the estimated total lifetime cost of a traumatic amputation is more than $500,000. That figure does not include the costs of other medical treatment relating to whatever condition caused the amputation in the first place. Much of the cost comes from prosthetics, which can range from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars and require replacement every few years. Meanwhile, many amputees lose their jobs and health insurance because of the resulting disability.
If you’ve lost a limb because of a reckless driver, a defective product manufacturer, an unsafe industrial machine, or any other incident caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct, you need an experienced loss of limb attorney fighting for you. It’s vital that you get the medical care you need and the compensation you are owed for the struggles you’ve already faced and those you may face in the future. The zealous amputation lawyer at Gilbert Adams Law Offices is ready to ensure you get the maximum recovery possible for the harm you have suffered.
Skilled and Accomplished Texas Personal Injury Attorney for Amputation Injuries
For professional, diligent, and passionate legal help after a Texas loss of limb or amputation injury, contact the Beaumont offices of the Gilbert Adams Law Offices for a free consultation at 409-835-3000.