Personal Injury

Loss of Limbs in Car Accidents

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Losing an arm, a leg or another body part in a car accident in Texas can be a life-changing experience. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a severe injury that results in the loss of a limb due to your accident.

Such an injury can impact what you do for work and other important aspects of your life. Even simply walking or performing routine tasks can become impossible depending on what type of injury you sustained in your crash.

Knowing what to do after such a serious accident can be confusing. Even understanding what your legal rights are might not be clear. That's why it's important to talk to a Texas attorney as soon as possible. That's why we want to meet with you at Tracey Fox & Walters.

Car accidents and amputation

Car accident amputation injuries are often divided into two, main categories - traumatic amputation and surgical amputation. Traumatic amputation injuries occur during the accident itself. Surgical amputation injuries involve amputating an arm, leg or another body part due to injuries sustained in an accident.

Amputations are also often classified according to where the amputation occurred on the body. In general, amputations are classified as lower-limb amputations (amputations below the waist, including the legs or feet) or upper-limb amputations (amputations above the waist, including arms or hands).

Some of the most common - and often serious - types of amputation injuries associated with car accidents include:

  • Arm amputation - There are many different types of amputations involving the arms. These include:
    • Shoulder Disarticulation (Amputation of entire arm)
    • Transhumeral (Above-elbow amputation)
    • Transradial (Forearm amputation)
    • Metacarpal amputation (Removal of hand below the wrist)
    • Wrist disarticulation (Amputation of hand including the wrist)
    • Digit amputation (Removal of fingers)
  • Leg amputation - Amputations involving the leg and other lower parts of the body are often categorized using the following terminology:
    • Hip disarticulation (Amputation of the entire leg and hip joint)
    • Transfemoral amputation (Removal of leg above the knee)
    • Knee disarticulation (Amputation of leg including the knee)
    • Transtibial amputation (Amputation of leg below the knee)
    • Ankle disarticulation (Amputation of foot including the ankle)
    • Foot amputation (Removal of foot below the ankle)
    • Digit amputation (Removal of toes)

Trust us for results

If you or a loved one has lost an arm, leg or another body part due to a car accident, our Texas auto accident attorneys can help you demand the justice you rightfully deserve. We have decades of experience handling such complex cases and we have the case results to prove it.

We take a comprehensive approach towards every legal case we handle at Tracey Fox & Walters. From thoroughly examining evidence to consulting with experts in their field, we leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice. We'll determine the full cost of your injury, including the cost of prosthetics and other applicable medical devices. We’ll fight for all the compensation you need and deserve to move forward.

Losing an arm or leg in a car crash can dramatically change your life. If you don't receive the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, you and your family could seriously suffer financially for the rest of your lives. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes. Hold them accountable for their actions. Contact Tracey Fox & Walters and demand justice.