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Amputations In Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents often cause serious injuries, as commercial trucks are so large and heavy. One of the most catastrophic injuries victims sustain are amputations. These injuries can cause both physical and emotional pain and change a person’s life forever. If you have suffered an amputation in a truck crash, you may want to contact a truck accident lawyer.

Injuries That Lead to Amputations

Amputations can occur during the actual truck accident or later on if it is medically necessary to save the patient’s life. Victims can lose their arm, leg or both in this type of accident. Here are injuries that frequently result in an amputation.

  • Infection. Sometimes victims may develop an infection from a wound they sustain in a truck accident. If the infection can’t be controlled and becomes life-threatening, amputation may be necessary.
  • Crushing injuries. It’s not uncommon for victims to get a limb stuck between parts of a vehicle in a truck accident. If a limb is severely crushed, it may need to be amputated.
  • Severed limbs. If a limb is severed from a victim’s body, a doctor may not be able to reattach it and have to amputate it.

Life After Amputation

Unfortunately, as the legal professionals at Therman Law Offices, LTD can confirm, a person’s life can dramatically change after an amputation. For example, you may not be able to perform your current job anymore or work at all. You may also have trouble doing simple tasks around the house and need help from others. This can make you lose some of your independence. You may become depressed about your situation and withdraw from others.

There is nothing that can make up for the amputation injuries you sustained in a truck accident. However, pursuing a lawsuit against the negligent parties may help you recoup some of the financial losses that resulted from the accident. Here are some of the damages you may be eligible to receive.

  • Medical bills
  • Surgeries
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy
  • Prosthetics
  • Assistive devices
  • Emotional distress
  • Medications
  • Pain and suffering

How an Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you plan to pursue damages for amputation caused by a truck accident, you want to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. A lawyer will know the true value of your case and help you go after the compensation you deserve. He or she can gather evidence from the accident scene, speak to witnesses and talk to medical experts about your injuries.

Your lawyer will also handle negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to take advantage of accident victims and offer them lower settlements. An experienced lawyer knows all about the tactics insurance companies use and will not let them take advantage of you. He or she can improve your chances of obtaining a fair settlement. If necessary, your lawyer can take your case to trial.

Schedule a consultation with an accident lawyer today to discuss your case in detail.