Trusted Personal Injury Representation For Victims Of Limb Loss And Amputation
Losing a limb is a devastating experience that changes a person’s life and forces them to adapt to a new way of living. If you’ve had a limb amputated or otherwise lost, it may have made it difficult or impossible to keep working in your current job or profession. You may have trouble getting around or doing the activities you used to enjoy.
There are times when limb loss results from an unpredictable and unavoidable accident or illness. But if you’ve lost an arm or leg due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to seek justice and compensation in civil court with the help of a skilled attorney. In East Texas, the firm to contact is Dobbs & Porter. Our attorneys bring decades of experience to each case and client, and our entire practice is devoted to personal injury law.
Limb Loss Is More Common Than You May Think
When we imagine limb amputation, we often think of military veterans returning from combat. Certainly, this is still a difficult reality for many service members, but there are plenty of other limb loss scenarios in civilian life. Common causes and examples include:
- Automobile accidents
- Machinery accidents on construction sites and in other workplaces
- Explosions and other accidents in Texas oil fields
- Limb-crushing accidents that later require amputation
- Medical malpractice
Sometimes, limbs are torn off violently in what is referred to as traumatic amputation. Other times, the limb is crushed and rendered useless, making amputation a necessary or practical next step.
There are also scenarios in which the limb is damaged by trauma but then gets infected or suffers other complications, and amputation becomes a life-saving measure. Regardless of how it happened, our attorneys are ready to help you hold the at-fault party accountable.
A Lifetime Of Costs And Difficulties
When we represent you, we do more than just prove that the at-fault party is to blame for what happened. We also clearly demonstrate what the accident has cost you and will continue to cost you. Consequences of limb loss often include:
- Expensive medical care, including numerous follow-up surgeries and physical therapy
- The cost of buying and maintaining prosthetic limbs
- Lost wages from time out of work, or lost earning potential if you are unable to return to any job in your current field
- The costs of necessary modifications to your home and vehicle to accommodate a disability
- Pain and suffering, including psychological trauma and mental health issues
- Disfigurement and poor self-image
- Reduced enjoyment of life
None of these losses are trivial, and no amount of money can undo the harm you’ve suffered. Nonetheless, compensation is both necessary and appropriate in these cases, and we will work tirelessly to help you maximize your settlement or jury award.
We Are Here To Help – Reach Out Today
From our office in Tyler, Dobbs & Porter represents clients throughout East Texas. To discuss your rights and legal options with our skilled and compassionate attorneys, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach out online or call 903-310-1433.