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Amputations Change Lives

When your amputation injury was caused by the negligent actions or inactions of another individual or organization, the reality can be even more difficult to accept— your entire situation likely could have been avoided.

If you have lost a body party as a result of an amputation injury due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and emotional losses. However, obtaining it can be a challenge.

Contact a Dallas amputation lawyer at Crain Brogdon at (214) 522-9404 and learn how we can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Our Amputation Accident Lawyers in Dallas Can Help You

What We Do for Our Clients

If you are the victim of an amputation injury, you are likely under considerable pressure. The combination of the physical pain from your injury and medical treatment, the exhaustion from trying to recover, and the stress of having your life upended are considerable. Even the thought of managing insurance claims and lawsuits can be overwhelming.

When you work with the experienced professionals at Crain Brogdon, you can focus your energies where they are best needed, on your recovery and your family; we will handle the rest. As your personal injury lawyer, we will:

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of your situation: what happened, how it happened, and your past, current, and future medical needs and costs
  • Coordinate any necessary investigations into the incident
  • Serve as your representative with all insurance company representatives and other attorneys
  • Manage the entire legal process, including all administrative tasks
  • Review all medical information to identify total medical costs, including those you will incur due to your amputation injury for the remainder of your life
  • Calculate the loss of income for your life
  • Negotiate, on your behalf, with all insurance companies for an appropriate settlement
  • Litigate your case in court if necessary.

We have successful experience managing amputation injury cases in Texas, and we are ready to go to work for you immediately.

Dallas Amputation Lawyers: Experience Matters

Amputation injuries are serious, and obtaining an appropriate settlement is critical to moving forward with your life. Without it, the financial burden will be devastating. Consequently, you want to work with a respected law firm, one that knows Texas personal injury law inside and out and is experienced in managing cases like this both with insurance companies in the state and in the local court system.

At Crain Brogdon, our amputation attorneys are highly experienced, with a top-notch reputation for both success in handling cases and in delivering empathetic client service. We have over 125 years of combined professional experience.

Additionally, our attorneys appreciate your situation. We understand the physical pain you are in and the emotional turmoil you are facing. By taking the time to listen carefully, communicate gently, and encourage questions along the way, we provide our clients with a sense of calm during a tumultuous time in their lives.

What Causes Amputation Injuries in Dallas?

Amputation injuries are more common than you may think. Well over 100,000 happen each year in the United States alone. Unfortunately, many of these could have been avoided by observing basic care standards and behaving responsibly. Below we discuss some incidents that most often result in losing a body part.

Catastrophic Traffic Accidents

Vehicular incidents are one of the leading causes of amputation injuries:

  • Car Accidents: Automobile accidents in Dallas are commonplace. Often, they are the result of the negligent behavior of a driver. Causes of vehicle accidents could include distracted driving, speeding, texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driving recklessly. If you are suffering from an amputation caused by the negligent actions or inactions of another person or organization, contact a Dallas vehicle accident lawyer today.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Dallas is home to a large number of motorcycle riders. Contrary to popular belief, the motorcycle driver is not always the person who caused the accident. Motorcycle accidents in Texas can be caused by distracted drivers, poor road conditions (including those caused by weather or construction), and even drivers who don’t see the motorcycle in their blind spot. A seasoned motorcycle injury lawyer can help you pursue your case.
  • Truck Accidents: Truck accidents result in considerable injury. Just consider the size and weight of most trucks compared to the other cars and motorcycles on the road. If you suffered an amputation injury in an accident with a truck, several individuals might be held liable. These include the driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer, inspectors, maintenance technicians, and cargo loaders. If one or more of these people or organizations acted negligently, they could be held accountable for your injuries and be forced to pay your expenses.

Work Accidents in Dallas

A work injury occurs when an individual is doing their job. To be considered a work injury, it must be sustained while the person is carrying out work responsibilities.

These injuries can be caused when using machinery or equipment, falling from great heights, slipping, or even driving a car (if it is part of your daily responsibilities).

Industries like manufacturing, farming, and construction are hazardous and have an increased risk of on-the-job amputation injuries. That said, even a salesperson can be in a vehicle accident and suffer an amputation due to an injury while driving to visit a client.

If your amputation resulted from the negligence of your employer, a subcontractor, someone on the road, or even another employee, you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Even if your employer provides workers’ compensation insurance, they may not cover the entirety of your costs. You may need to file a personal injury case in civil court.

A work injury lawyer can help you address the many issues that result when one is injured while on the job.

Other Causes of Dallas Amputation Injuries

Other incidents can also result in an amputation injury. You can fall and hurt yourself on another person’s property; something can fall on you while shopping, and sometimes doctors even make mistakes like amputating the wrong limb.

Regardless of the cause of your injury, you must contact a reputable attorney as soon as possible. Experienced legal assistance can help you get the financial settlement you need to cover your costs, compensate for your loss and move forward with your life, albeit in a very different way.

Amputation Injury Information

The Consequences of an Amputation Injury in Dallas Are Severe

Many injuries are associated with long recovery times, but amputation injuries are permanent. Those who suffer will never fully recover, and life will never be the same. Quite the contrary. Amputation injuries can impact virtually every aspect of your life.

Those who experience tragedies like this can expect a host of physical and emotional issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle contractions
  • Exhaustion
  • Inability to work
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Emotional fatigue
  • Inability to do minor tasks.

Additionally, the costs associated with amputation injuries are, in a word, astronomical. In addition to the doctors and hospital bills, you will likely need medications and physical therapy, all of which may last a lifetime. There is a good chance you will need to adapt your home or vehicle to compensate for any lost abilities.

Finally, many who lose a body part struggle with phantom limb syndrome. Those who are the victims of an amputation may still feel pain in the missing limb. While hard to comprehend, the pain is genuine and can be long-lasting. Managing it is challenging and costly.

Amputation Injury Settlements

How much can I expect to receive for my injuries? This question is one raised quite often. And it is understandable. The costs associated with an amputation are considerable, and your earning potential is likely affected. Knowing what you can expect can help to put your mind at ease.

Under Texas Civil Code § 41.001, if you can prove negligence, you may be entitled to damages, either economic or non-economic, or even punitive.

  • Economic Damages: These damages have had a direct financial impact on your life and are relatively easy to calculate. They include medical treatment and care (doctor and hospital bills, rehabilitation and therapy, medication and assisted living devices, and any necessary short- or long-term care), lost wages, and lost future earnings based on your capacity to work.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These are harder to quantify but just as real, particularly in an amputation injury case. They may encompass pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, distress from disfigurement and scarring, and inconvenience, among others.
  • Punitive Damages: While not appropriate in every case, a judge may award punitive damages. This might occur only when your injuries were caused purposefully or resulted from extreme negligence and disregard. Decisions like this are a form of punishment for the defendant.

It is essential to work with a skilled personal injury lawyer, one who has the knowledge and experience to calculate the full array of damages and can factor in their cost in the future. Amputation injuries are serious. They require a lifetime of treatment and care and will impact you for the rest of your life.

Living With an Amputation Injury

Life post-amputation injury will be challenging, both physically and emotionally. Honestly, it will never be the same as it was before. If your body part was not amputated in the accident, you might still need surgery to remove it and protect your future health and life.

Post-surgery, extensive physical therapy is likely as you learn to adapt to a new way of life. These services are time-consuming, tiring, and expensive. During this time, you will probably not be able to work, and whether you ever return to your job will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries.

Compensation from your case is critical to helping you through this time and for the rest of your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Dallas Amputation Injury Lawyers Address Your Most Pressing Concerns

Below we have shared some of the most often-asked questions, along with our responses.

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases (under which amputation injuries fall) is two years (from the date of the accident or from the date you were diagnosed with the injury caused by it). Your personal injury attorney can help you better understand the dates and when the clock starts ticking on your case. You must contact your attorney as soon as possible, as cases filed after the statute of limitations expires will not be heard.

Not necessarily. Texas follows a modified comparative negligence code with a 51% threshold. You can share as much as half of the liability for the accident and still recover compensation for your damages. However, do not expect to be awarded total compensation for your suffering. Your amputation settlement will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of liability. If you were 25% to blame, expect your settlement to reflect a 25% shared fault deduction.

You might be able to avoid going to court if we can get the Insurance company to settle your claim fairly. However, if the insurance settlement is insufficient, bringing your case to court with help from a dedicated amputation lawyer in Dallas could be the best way to recoup your damages in full.

If you have any additional questions, contact us at (214) 522-9404 to discuss your case.

Contact an Amputation Attorney in Dallas Today

As a victim of an amputation injury, obtaining legal representation as quickly as possible is critical. It would be best if you began work on your case immediately. A seasoned professional can do this and allow you to focus your efforts on your recovery.

Contact a reputable Dallas amputation lawyer at our firm today by phone at (214) 522-9404 or through our online contact form to schedule a meeting. We know you are going through a lot, and we are ready to get to work and help you protect your future.


Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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