Traumatic Amputation Lawyer

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Traumatic amputations have long-lasting effects on the lives of those who experience them. Victims’ family members also face challenges. Sadly, many of these types of injuries are preventable but occur anyway due to negligence and other unlawful acts. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic amputation, contact the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, for a free consultation.

At the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, we aggressively fight for every single dollar of compensation our traumatic amputation clients need to rebuild their lives and futures. For over three decades, we have recovered funds that have helped our clients weather the losses they have suffered. Contact us for a free consultation.

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Traumatic Amputations

A traumatic amputation involves the loss of a body member due to an accident involving trauma. It differs from a medical amputation in that a skilled surgeon is not performing an amputation planned well in advance, nor is the amputation desired or expected. Instead, traumatic amputations are usually the results of serious incidents, such as:

  • Car Accidents: Most car accidents produce enough force to cause a traumatic amputation
  • Dog Bites: In these cases, the amputation may occur at the time of the incident or later during treatment
  • Explosions: Defective products or lack of safety measures at work can cause explosions and amputations
  • Heavy Machinery: Defective machinery or improperly repaired, installed, or operated machinery can cause a traumatic amputation

Liability for Traumatic Amputations

Who can be held liable for the damages resulting from a traumatic amputation? In Texas, negligence or unlawful actions are a requirement in personal injury cases. Victims must present clear proof of liability and be no more than 50% responsible themselves. What that proof is depends on the circumstances of the traumatic amputation. 

When a car accident is the incident in question, liability belongs to the party who failed to discharge their duty of safety as a driver or other party. For example, driving drunk, speeding, or failing to obey traffic rules can lead to liability if an accident occurs.

When an injurious incident takes place on someone else’s property, standards of care require property owners to ensure the property is reasonably safe for the various types of guests that may arrive. For example, a poorly restrained pitbull dog could cause injury and amputation for a guest. 

Negligence, however, is not always necessary in all personal injury cases, such as in product liability cases. These cases involve products that are dangerously defective and cause harm. In the marketplace, there are many products that are capable of causing a traumatic amputation, especially when dangerously defective. 

When a dangerously defective product does in fact lead to a traumatic amputation, the victim needs to prove only that the product was dangerously defective. Proving negligence is not required.  

Types of defects that make a product dangerously defective include:

  • Defective design
  • Defective manufacturing
  • Defective warning or instructions

When seeking compensation for an amputation caused by a dangerously defective product, victims may potentially pursue damages from product designers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. 

Compensation for Traumatic Amputation 

As you might imagine, traumatic amputations can leave victims struggling to survive. Work opportunities may disappear, bills pile up, and participation in leisurely activities becomes impossible or, at the very least, extremely challenging. Victims of traumatic amputations turn to experienced injury lawyers to recover valuable damages to help them deal with their losses.

Available damages for traumatic amputation cases include:

  • Medical and hospital treatment compensation
  • Compensation for loss of employment and lost wages
  • Compensation for costs associated with medical devices and equipment
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Compensation for other non-monetary losses, such as scarring and disfigurement

Keep in mind that if an amputation injury occurs at work, the victims may be limited to a workers’ comp claim, which pays less than a personal injury claim. However, if a third party is involved in the injury, the victim can sue that third party for full damages along with seeking workers’ comp benefits.

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If you have experienced a traumatic amputation due to someone else’s negligent or unlawful act, the injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, are ready to listen, explore your options, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Don’t let an insurance company convince you to accept subpar compensation. Contact our team to get what you truly deserve. Reach out for a free consultation today at our office or in the comfort of your home.

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