Houston Amputation & Disfigurement Attorney
Total or partial disfigurement can be devastating. You're overwhelmed with how you are going to survive financially and emotionally. Read further to find out how our Houston personal injury attorneys can help lessen the burden.
Around 2 million people in the United States live with an amputation, and almost 25% of those amputations were caused by catastrophic accidents. Losing a limb can be detrimental for a victim regardless if it's a toe, hand, arm or leg. First, there are the initial events to recover from as well as a lifetime of rehabilitation and learning to live life with the injury. Such an incident can cause a family severe financial strain from medical bills, lost wages, and the cost of a modern prosthetic.
Disfigurement or loss of limb are each considered catastrophic injuries since they are injuries that will cause long-term difficulties and struggles in a victim's life. In the state of Texas, victims of catastrophic injuries or loss of limb due to the negligence of another party have the right to receive compensation for their injuries. These compensations can be for both economic damages and a lifetime of pain and suffering.
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Common Causes of Limb Loss and Disfigurement
Some individuals require amputation in order to save their lives from diseases such as diabetes or extreme infections; however, many lose their limbs or suffer from disfigurement due to devastating accidental circumstances that could have been avoided.
When it comes to personal injury cases surrounding loss of limb, disfigurement or other catastrophic injuries, the following causes are most likely to blame:
- Firearm or explosive accident
- Workplace accident
- Medical malpractice
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Medical Treatment for Amputation/Disfigurement
Immediate medical treatment is imperative in the case of a loss of limb or disfigurement injury. Quick medical care can help minimize the amount of damage inflicted during the accident and could save the victim from any further harm. In some cases, a surgeon may be able to reattach a lost limb depending on how severe the injury turns out to be. Furthermore, documented medical attention can help a victim's efforts at receiving compensation.
Recovery options for amputation and disfigurement are anything but cheap. These injuries have permanent repercussions and cause lifelong challenges for victims, including rehabilitation, medications and surgeries. For these reasons, it's recommended that victims of negligent amputation or disfigurement contact an expert personal injury lawyer to determine their rights to compensation.
What is Disfigurement?
The legal definition of disfigurement is the result of an accident that permanently alters a person's body.
This alteration includes scars, tissue damage, changed bone structure, and other injuries that can drastically affect the victim's appearance. Negligence is a common cause for disfigurement.
Although these sorts of injuries can be treated, they often leave scars or require extensive surgeries in order to repair the skin and tissues.
Because of this, disfigurement victims are entitled to compensation for the physical and emotional scarring that stems from a traumatic, negligent accident.
Obtaining Financial Recovery for Amputation and Disfigurement
A full physical recovery may never be possible for victims of amputation and disfigurement; however, financial recovery is a true possibility.
While no amount of money can compensate the pain and suffering caused by an amputation or disfigurement accident, it can take away the burden of financial strain placed on a victim and his or her family. Houston personal injury attorneys Neal Davis and Jed Silverman are committed to providing a means toward recovery for amputees and disfigurement victims.
Our skilled legal team will help guide you through the legal process and do everything in our power to ensure you and your family receive sufficient compensation for your losses and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case and learn more about how we can help. With our No Fee Guarantee, you won't pay a penny until we are successful.