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Pearland Amputation Attorney
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Traumatic injuries sometimes result in amputations. Losing a limb can cause more severe economic stress for the survivors and their families than most other types of accidents. In addition to medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and expensive prosthetics, amputations can result in a life-long loss of earnings and earning potential depending on the survivor’s occupation. Furthermore, accidents that result in amputation can create many emotional and physiological issues for the survivors and their family members. This can dramatically increase the time and cost of recovery.
Amputations are usually divided into two categories – lower limb and upper limb. Some of the most common types of amputations are:
Lower Limb Amputations
Partial foot amputation
Below the knee amputation (transtibial)
Through the knee
Above the Knee (transfemoral)
Upper Limb Amputations
Partial hand amputation
Below the elbow amputation (transradial)
Above the elbow amputation (transhumeral)
Shoulder disarticulation and forequarter amputation
Although many types of accidents can result in amputations, some common causes of amputations are large truck accidents such as 18-wheeler accidents and garbage truck accidents. Another frequent cause of amputations is accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists that are hit by motor vehicles.
Work Related Amputation Injuries
Injuries at work are the second leading cause of amputations. Although traumatic injuries resulting in amputation or dismemberment can occur at any work place, they frequently occur at refineries, chemical plants, factories, and construction sites, especially those that use heavy machinery.
Sometimes the amputation will occur immediately after the accident or trauma. Other times, complications during surgery and/or infections can cause a partial or full amputation weeks or even months after the original accident. In these types of cases, the at-fault individuals and companies will almost always deny any responsibility for subsequent and future medical care.
Don’t Be Fooled By Insurance Adjusters
Pearland Amputation Attorney James Zier has more than a decade of experience fighting for the little guy and standing up to corporations and their insurance companies. It is essential to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Before you arrive at the hospital, the defendants will have already contacted their insurance carriers. They will immediately start building a defense so they can pay you the least amount possible. No matter how friendly they initially seem, don’t make the mistake of believing that the individuals, corporations, and insurance companies responsible for your injuries are on your side.
Call (281) 485-3377 to speak with Pearland Amputation Lawyer James Zier. He will personally travel to your home or hospital to meet with you and discuss how to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries and help you recover the maximum compensation.