Traumatic amputation is devastating. Immediate body part loss changes your world. For example, consider a single hand, foot, arm, or leg, and how important this function serves you in daily life.
Tragically, in a serious vehicle crash or construction accident, among other incidents, a victim often suffers crush injury, causing amputation. These are catastrophic damages. Accordingly pain, depression, and confusion reign. Let me help.
Life Changing Traumatic Amputation Injury
Such severe injuries have dramatic, life-changing consequences. Moreover, an amputee’s daily life is affected in all respects. For example, mobility, independence, body image, self-confidence, ability to work, and recreational activities, change immediately.
There are two traumatic amputation types. Each is caused by a traumatic event. Consider, a big vehicle collision or construction accident in Southwest Florida:
- Partial amputation: A body part partially connects by ligament, muscle, tendon, or other tissue. This partial connection requires reattachment or removal, depending on circumstances.
- Full amputation: A body part completely severs.
In either tragic scenario, surgeons work to address these wounds. Surgery removes dead tissue, irrigates exposed bone, muscle, and tissue. Some limbs or digits may reattach, while others face removal. Moreover, doctors close these wounds with staples and sutures. Consequently, infection is common, and more surgeries to remove dead or dying tissue is routine.
Accidents Cause Amputation Injuries
A limb severs from trauma in many forms, from vehicle crashes to defective products to construction mishaps. Among these traumatic injuries are:
- Crush injury: This common injury occurs when a body part suffers crushing by great weight or force.
- Guillotine injury: This injury occurs when a sharp edge severs a body part.
- Avulsion injury: This harm occurs when a body part suffers severe tears. This is also known as a “degloving” injury, meaning skin peels away from muscle and bone like a glove sliding from a hand.
Traumatic amputations are common in vehicle crashes and construction accidents. Moreover, significant crashes, including head-on collisions and T-bone style accidents, often cause such injuries.
Amputation Injury Compensation
Suffering limb amputation means an amputee adjusts to life without an arm or leg, hand, or foot. Accordingly, this adjustment takes time, and no recovery duplicates life as when your body was whole. If you suffer amputation injury from negligence or carelessness, then you may be eligible for compensation.
At this critical time in your life, as you and your family work adjusting to your new reality, you should have not to worry about fighting with insurance companies over who will pay compensation or how much.
Fort Myers injury attorney David Harris is experienced in major injury claims involving amputation injuries. Moreover, David focuses on your needs, both present and future. David has drive you need to fight for your maximum compensation, covering your your harms and losses. Discuss your circumstances with David personally, right now.