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The Houston amputation injury lawyers with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs understand the pain and confusion you’re likely experiencing in the aftermath of an amputation someone else caused. You are physically and emotionally vulnerable, and the at-fault party’s insurer wants to take advantage of that fact, tricking you into accepting a settlement offer that doesn’t come close to addressing your needs. 

Don’t let them. Contact our Houston personal injury lawyers instead to learn what an amputation injury attorney can do for you. We’re ready to start on your case immediately, and we won’t charge you a fee unless we win.

Types of Amputation Injuries

There are two types of amputations. Traumatic amputations occur when a body part or limb is cut, torn, or ripped from the body during an accident. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, traumatic injuries account for nearly 45 percent of all amputations, with motor vehicle accidents being the leading cause of traumatic amputations.

The other type of amputation is a surgical amputation. These procedures are necessary when complications from medical conditions or trauma cause a body part or limb to die, requiring the deliberate removal of the appendage to save a patient’s life. Severe infections like gangrene, blood flow issues caused by vascular disease or diabetes, diseased tissue, soft tissue injuries, and cancer-related conditions can necessitate surgical amputations.

An amputation surgery involves the removal of part or all of an injured or infected appendage. Some of the most common types of amputations include:

  • Finger amputations
  • Toe amputations
  • Foot amputations
  • Hand amputations
  • Above-the-knee leg amputations
  • Below-the-knee leg amputations
  • Arm amputations

Surgeons have the challenging task of assessing a patient’s injuries and determining what can be saved – for example, joints like the knee, elbow, or shoulder – and what must be amputated to address the extent of the damage.

What Compensation Is Available for Amputation Injury Victims?

The wide-ranging consequences of losing a body part make it challenging to put a value on an amputation claim. That’s why you need a skilled amputation attorney on your side as you pursue compensation. Your Houston catastrophic injury lawyer can work with medical, vocational, and economic experts to understand how the amputation has affected and will continue to affect your life, then use their experience in personal injury law to negotiate for an award that compensates you accordingly.

Although the value of each claim varies, you may be able to seek money for the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs, including physical and occupational therapy
  • Prosthetic costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering

Before accepting anything from an insurer, talk to a skilled amputation injury attorney.