Snellings Law PLLC Attorneys are
Compassionate Amputation Accident Lawyers Pursing Justice For You
Get the Compensation You Deserve for Your Amputation Injury
According to the amputee coalition, there are nearly 2 million people living with limb loss just in the United States. Of those 2 million, 45% (900,000) of the limb loss is attributed to trauma. This does not include accident victims who have mangled or severely damaged limbs that have not been amputated. While the auto manufacturers have made significant vehicle safety improvements, we still see a significant number of limb amputations as well as severely damaged limbs in the personal injury setting.
- Car Accidents – Many times our clients have suffered some level of leg amputation due to severely damaged feet, ankles, or lower legs when they are in a severe frontal crash and there is intrusion into the area under the dash. We also see severe arm and hand damage in some of our rollover accidents. As the vehicle rolls over, the driver’s or passenger’s limbs can come out of the window and be crushed
- Motorcycle Accidents – These are the types of crashes where we most often see amputation-type injuries. The rider is unprotected from impact with a vehicle. The most common amputations we see here are on the lower body, usually due to the striking vehicle crushing the leg, ankle, or foot.
- Work-Related Accidents – We’ve seen amputations occur in workplaces that use heavy machinery. Using construction equipment or tools without proper training or supervision can result in the loss of a limb. For these injuries, victims might pursue workers compensation, and the company or supervisor might be held liable as well.
- Bicycle Accidents – Bicycle accident amputations occur for similar reasons as motorcycle accidents. Because the bicyclist is so unprotected from the at-fault vehicle, the impact can crush the cyclist’s limbs, potentially causing the need for an amputation.
- Product Liability – Sometimes a defunct product or a product without sufficient safety features and warnings can cause the user to lose a limb. If so, the manufacturer of the product could be held liable for your amputation injury.
Our clients who have suffered amputations or severely damaged limbs often need expensive surgeries, lifelong medical care, and prosthetics. Sometimes additional problems can arise from an amputation, such as infection, phantom limb, or blood clots. However, amputees not only undergo significant physical changes, but they must also deal with the psychological trauma of their new condition. At Snellings Law, we work to help our clients obtain all of the treatment they need so that they can heal in all areas. We also understand the significance of what has been taken from these clients and how to put that into words. This allows us to clearly communicate with insurance adjusters and, if needed, juries about the full spectrum of our clients’ injuries and how they affect their lives.
Your Rights as an Amputation Victim
You can file a personal injury claim for your amputation injury if your amputation was the result of someone else’s negligence. To prove negligence, it’s best to hire an experienced amputation attorney. An experienced amputation attorney will help determine and prove that (1) the negligent party had a duty of care towards you, (2) the negligent party breached their duty of care, (3) your amputation injury was caused by the negligent party, and (4) you suffered damages because of your amputation injury.
There are a variety of damages that amputation survivors can recover in a lawsuit, including:
- Past and future medical expenses, including surgeries, prosthetics, physical therapy, etc.
- Counseling expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
In Texas, the statute of limitations to file a claim after suffering an injury that results in an amputation is 2 years; however, if your injury is due to the negligence of a government entity, you only have 6 months to file. Therefore, contacting an experienced amputation lawyer as quickly as possible will give you the best chance of getting your claim filed on time so you can get the treatment you deserve.
Snellings Law Fights Relentlessly For Amputation Survivors
For amputees who have lost a limb due to someone else’s negligence, it’s vital to consult a personal injury amputation attorney as soon as possible after the incident. The right amputation attorney will help you file a claim, receive all the medical treatment you need, obtain a fair settlement, and move forward after the incident.
At Snellings Law, we take amputation injuries extremely seriously. We know that amputations are life-altering, and we are committed to taking all necessary steps to get you the treatment you need and the settlement you deserve.
For our clients who have suffered amputations, we investigate the incident and gather evidence to prove the other party’s negligence. Then, we file a claim with the insurance company and negotiate a fair settlement. We also connect you with medical providers that will provide the treatments you need. Our goal is to help you heal and treat as much as possible so that you can get back to work and move forward after the incident. Since we are a team of trial attorneys at Snellings Law, we will also fight for you in court if the need arises.
Contact Our Passionate Amputation Attorneys at Snellings Law Today
If you or a loved one have undergone an amputation as the result of someone else’s negligence, contact Snellings Law today. We are experienced in helping amputation survivors, and we’re passionate about serving personal injury victims in the North Texas area. We understand the devastating impact an amputation can have on one’s life, and we work hard to get you the justice you deserve for suffering such a catastrophic injury.
Our firm offers free strategy sessions, so you can speak to an attorney about your case and discuss the next steps with no strings attached. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything unless we win. Then, we take a fee from the settlement.
We truly care about the people of Frisco and Sherman, and we do everything we can to get treatment and a fair settlement for our amputee clients. Call us today at (214) 387-0387 to schedule a free strategy session with one of our dedicated amputation attorneys.
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After your Free Strategy Session, you will understand where insurance companies can set traps for you and what needs to be done to avoid these traps. You will also understand the personal injury process as well as how we can help, or if you need the help of an attorney. The strategy session typically will have one of three outcomes. You:
- Decide to move forward with our law firm.
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Again, there is zero obligation and you will be informed and understand your rights and the process. We want to arm you with knowledge to avoid the traps insurance companies set to harm your claim.