Experienced Fort Worth Traumatic Amputation Lawyers
Caring representation when you suffer limb loss in Texas
The traumatic amputation of any body part is frightening for many reasons. The immediate concern is whether the amputation risk your life. A loss of a leg means difficulty walking, driving, exercising, and climbing. The loss of an arm means difficulty eating, using a smartphone, typing, and embracing a loved one. In addition to the physical challenges, amputees worry about how others will see them. Victims worry about their ability to work and enjoy social relationships.
At Slack Davis Sanger, our Fort Worth personal injury lawyers have been fighting for personal injury victims for more than 30 years. We work with investigators, the police, and others to determine how the accident that caused your amputation happened, and who is responsible. Our team works with your surgeons, rehabilitative team, and psychological counselors to fully understand the medical care you will need and every way your injury is affecting your life.
How often do people suffer a traumatic amputation?
According to Advanced Amputee Solutions, LLC, trauma accounts for 45 percent of all amputations. Vascular disease accounts for most of the rest. More than 71 percent of all amputations are below-the-knee amputations. It is estimated nationally that there are about two million amputees.
What types of Fort Worth accidents cause traumatic amputations?
Traumatic amputations usually occur due to some type of violent force or crushing impact. At Slack Davis Sanger, we represent personal injury victims who suffer catastrophic and severe limb loss injuries. This representation includes:
- Aviation accidents. Planes, helicopters, and other air modes of transportation often cause amputations, other severe injuries, and death.
- Vehicle accidents. Just one vehicle traveling at a modest rate of speed can cause the occupants or anyone nearby to lose a limb if the vehicle crashes. When two vehicles crash at high speeds, traumatic amputations are common. Anyone without protection such as a motorcycle rider, pedestrian, or bicycle rider is especially likely to lose an arm or a leg. Truck accident victims are also at risk, as are victims of boating, Jet Ski, and other watercraft accidents.
- Workplace accidents. Workers at manufacturing plans, construction sites, oil fields, or other worksites may suffer an amputation due to crushing forces of equipment, vehicles, falls, or explosions.
- Medical malpractice. Some of the types of medical malpractice that may cause an amputation are operating on the wrong body part, failure to properly treat diabetes, improper surgical procedures, and other medical mistakes.
Severe cold weather can cause frostbite, which can endanger someone’s limbs. Property owners may be liable if an assault occurs on their property. Severe burn injuries may necessitate an amputation. Defective tools, equipment, machinery, and consumer products can also cause the loss of a limb.
What type of care is required after a traumatic amputation?
All amputees, whether they use a prosthesis or not, work with a rehabilitation team to maximize their recovery. Some of the key concerns after surgery include:
- Keeping the wound clean, bandaged, and dry until the stitches can be removed
- Preparing the stump for a prosthesis
- Phantom pain
- The risk of falling after an amputation of any part of the leg
- Pain control
The rehabilitation team generally includes physical and occupational therapists who help with exercises, muscle strengthening, ways to adapt to everyday life, and other functions. The rehab team also includes a prosthetist who helps design the artificial limb, if the use of a prosthesis is possible and desirable. The team helps you learn how to use and maintain the prosthesis. The team also helps with other assistive devices such as wheelchairs, stairlifts, and canes.
Our Fort Worth traumatic amputation lawyers work with your doctors to fully understand whether you can use a prosthesis, how many prosthetic devices you’ll need during your lifetime, and all the challenges of being an amputee.
We generally encourage amputees to seek psychological help or to contact organizations like the Amputee Coalition for support. Most amputees need help with:
- Personal relationships
- Distress about being a burden to others
- Worries about their ability to use a prosthetic
- Loss of independence
Who is responsible for my Fort Worth traumatic amputation accident?
At Slack Davis Sanger, we fight aggressively to hold every responsible party accountable for their negligence. We file claims against drivers, property owners, construction sites, oil field owners, manufacturers, physicians, hospitals, and all other responsible parties.
Our Fort Worth traumatic amputation lawyers file personal injury claims, product liability claims, third-party claims on behalf of workers, and wrongful death claims if an amputation injury results in the death of your loved one.
Do you have an amputation lawyer near me?
The attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger meets clients at our Fort Worth location, at 100 Lexington Street, Suite 70. We also have offices in Austin and Dallas for your convenience.
Discuss your traumatic amputation accident claim with an experienced Fort Worth lawyer today
At Slack Davis Sanger, our Fort Worth amputation lawyers understand how life-altering amputations are. We answer all your questions and guide you through the claims process. When necessary, we arrange to have you speak with our network of doctors. Our lawyers have a strong record of verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases throughout Texas. We demand compensation for all your medical bills, income losses, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and other damages. Get help now by calling us at 800-455-8686 or filling out our contact form to schedule an appointment.
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