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Car Accident Amputation Injuries

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A Houston car accident can cause a wide range of injuries. In many cases, this can lead to amputation of a body part. It’s a devastating result that affects victims for the rest of their lives. People who have experienced amputation because of a car accident caused by negligence deserve financial compensation.

At Smith & Hassler, we understand the challenges and obstacles that you will face when trying to recover compensation. We have the knowledge, experience and resources that are needed to build strong cases to fight back against the insurance companies. Our car accident lawyers are committed to helping you get maximum compensation for your injuries.

A car accident may cause injuries that lead to the amputation of a leg, foot, arm, or hand. Physically, people need to learn to adjust to life without that body part and are unable to perform certain tasks. They also suffer emotionally and may have difficulty dealing with what has happened.

It’s a lot to process and many people aren’t sure what to do next. All they have are questions. Can I file a lawsuit? Who can I sue? How much is my case worth? It’s important to know your rights. That’s why you should talk to an experienced Houston car accident lawyer.

What types of amputation injuries occur from car accidents?

Car accident amputation injuries can be traumatic and life-altering. The types of amputations we typically see in car accidents include:

  • Traumatic amputations: These occur during a car accident itself, where a limb or a part of a limb is completely severed. Traumatic amputations can be clean (where the body part is cut cleanly) or jagged.
  • Surgical amputations: In some cases, a limb may be severely injured but not completely severed in a car accident. If the damage is too extensive for the limb to be saved, surgery may be required to amputate the limb.

Body parties typically affected by car accident amputations include:

  • Hands and fingers
  • Wrists and forearms
  • Full arms and shoulders
  • Toes and feet
  • Ankles and lower legs
  • Full legs and hips

 What damages can I recover from amputation injuries after a car accident?

People who have experienced amputation because of a car accident will need surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medication, and multiple follow-up visits with doctors. Other expenses may include the cost of prosthetics, home medical equipment, and counseling to help them process their loss.

If you’re unable to work because of your amputation, you may be eligible for lost wages or loss of future earning capacity. Pain and suffering may also be calculated into your car accident amputation settlement.

The driver who caused your accident may have been speeding, operating recklessly, texting behind the wheel or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. But negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. They may even claim that you were at fault for the accident.

Insurance companies are supposed to help after someone has suffered a serious injury in a car accident. Their decisions are often driven by what’s best for their bottom line. They try to keep payments as low as possible to keep their profits as high as possible.

There are many tactics they use to try to limit your compensation. They may question the need for certain treatments or medical equipment. They may argue that they aren’t responsible for payment because you caused the accident. Or they may offer you a settlement that falls far short of covering all your medical expenses.

That’s not acceptable. Our firm has been fighting for the injured in Houston since 1989 and we know how insurance companies operate. We’ve seen firsthand how accident victims and their families are impacted by an injury that led to amputation. That’s why we fight to help you get the best outcome possible.

 Why should I hire a Houston car accident lawyer?

The Houston attorneys at Smith & Hassler know where to look for evidence of negligence and investigate your car accident to get the facts. Our legal team carefully reviews accident reports and medical records. We identify witnesses and interview them about what they saw. We often consult accident reconstruction experts and medical experts who understand the impact that amputation can have.

We build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. Insurance companies know our firm very well. They know we have a reputation for fighting relentlessly for clients and being prepared. It’s one reason why we are often able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that meets your needs.

It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible following a car accident. In Texas, the statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of your crash. That seems like plenty of time. But the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost and witnesses will forget important details.

There’s no cost to talk to us. And if we do represent you, there are no upfront costs or other charges. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. We cover all the expenses of moving your case through the legal system. You owe us nothing unless we recover financial compensation for you, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

If you experienced an amputation because of a Houston car accident, contact the law firm that has a long track record of results. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys.

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