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Losing a limb because of an accident is referred to as a traumatic amputation. The experience can feel traumatic as it permanently alters all aspects of life, from your appearance to your typical life experiences and routines. An amputation might even affect your career path. While adjusting to life after an amputation can feel overwhelming, it is important to remember that the need for an amputation is not your fault.

If you or a loved one are a survivor of traumatic amputation, call our compassionate and knowledgeable Texas amputation attorneys at The Button Law Firm at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form. You can feel confident and rest easy knowing that we will fight for you and make your case a priority to help you move forward.

Common Causes of a Traumatic Amputation

Often, amputations are necessary following serious accidents caused by the negligence of someone or something else. For instance, doctors treating a patient with severe injuries from a major accident may have to amputate a limb in order to protect the overall health of a person.

Other common incidents that may lead to an amputation include:

  • Boating accidents: Injuries from boating accidents are up 64%, according to a 2021 report from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. These accidents often cause serious injuries because of travel speeds and the large size of the watercraft.
  • Burns: A person experiencing third-degree or fourth-degree burns from an explosion or harmful chemicals that permanently damage nerve endings and are life-threatening.
  • Car wrecks: Crashes involving other drivers, 18-wheelers, or even pedestrians.
  • Daycare injuries: When children are neglected at daycare facilities and not properly supervised by workers, they can be seriously injured.
  • Dog bites: In the instance that injuries from a dog bite or attack are so significant that either the nerves have been badly damaged or a limb cannot be reattached surgically.
  • Medical malpractice incidents: These incidents can vary from a misdiagnosis of diabetes to errors by doctors in an operating room.
  • Premises liability: Accidents that occur on someone else’s property, including fingers or clothing that get stuck in escalators.
  • Workplace injuries: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 58% of amputations involved some type of machinery used at work. In fact, the Texas Department of Insurance found that each year 18,000 workers who operate and maintain machinery, such as factory workers, experience amputations. 

Filing a Traumatic Amputation Claim in Texas

As you can imagine, traumatic amputations require a great deal of medical care and physical therapy, which can quickly increase medical expenses. This is why it can be helpful to file a claim or lawsuit in order to cover the costly bills and potential future medical care that you may require following a traumatic amputation. If you are seriously injured in an accident that results in the loss of a limb, our expert Texas amputation lawyers at The Button Law Firm can help you file a claim to seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical limitations
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Lost wages from missing work while seeking medical treatment and recovery
  • Future expenses to manage injuries

It is important to remember that traumatic amputation claims in Texas must be filed within two years of the incident. At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Give our Texas personal injury attorneys a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here to discuss your situation, and we can advise you on the best course of action after an amputation.

How The Button Law Firm Can Help You with an Amputation Claim

We understand the immense life changes that an amputation can have on a person and their family. Our Texas Super Lawyer-ranked attorneys are here to listen and help guide you and your family on the best path forward after a serious injury that requires an amputation. We can also deal with insurance companies so that you don’t have to. We have teams in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, so give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here for a free consultation on an amputation claim anywhere in the Lone Star State.

Frequently Asked Questions About Helping You After an Amputation

Is there a time limit to file a claim?

People who have experienced a traumatic amputation following an accident have two years to file a claim. There are some exceptions to this time limit, so contact our team of experts today at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form, and we can determine how the legal statutes impact your case.

How much does it cost to file a claim?

At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on healing from your injuries while we focus on advocating and fighting for you. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get started.     

Who do you represent?

We advocate for adults and children in Texas who have experienced a traumatic amputation. With attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to help you and your family anywhere in the Lone Star State. 

How can I file a claim?

Simply contact our team by calling 214-699-4409 or filling out a contact form, and we can determine the best way to help you. 

Why should I work with The Button Law Firm?

We are dedicated to fighting for adults and children who experience traumatic amputations. Our team is ready to listen to you, advocate for you, and help you hold negligent parties accountable. See what our past clients say about working with us to handle their legal matters.

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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.