Personal Injury

Loss of Limbs in Car Accidents

Dallas car accident attorneys fighting for your rights

Among the most severe car accident injuries we handle in Dallas, losing an arm or a leg in a car crash can instantly change a person's life. Such injuries are especially common in high-speed accidents on major highways like I-20 or I-30.

But serious motor vehicle accidents which result in the amputation of an arm or leg can occur anywhere in Dallas - from side streets in South Dallas or Winnetka Heights to crowded roads near University Park or Uptown.

Knowing what to do after such a serious accident can be overwhelming. That's why we want to meet with you as soon as possible. At Tracey Fox & Walters, our dedicated Dallas auto accident attorneys can help you and your family every step of the way through your legal process.

Types of injuries

Loss of limb injuries are divided into two main categories. Injuries that directly result in the loss of a limb in an accident are known as "traumatic amputations." Injuries that require a medical operation to remove an arm, leg or another body part are known as "surgical amputations."

Where the amputation occurred on a person's body also affects the classification of the amputation. These include:

Arm amputation

  • Removal of entire arm (Shoulder Disarticulation)
  • Above elbow (Transhumeral)
  • Below forearm (Transradial)
  • Hand below wrist (Metacarpal amputation)
  • Hand above wrist (Wrist disarticulation)
  • Fingers (Digit amputation)

Leg amputation

  • Amputation of entire leg and hip joint (Hip disarticulation)
  • Removal of leg above knee (Transfermoral amputation)
  • Leg including knee (Knee disarticulation)
  • Leg below knee (Transtibial amputation)
  • Foot including ankle (Ankle disarticulation)
  • Foot below ankle (Foot amputation)
  • Removal of toes (Digit amputation)

Fighting for your rights

The loss of a limb in a car accident can affect you physically, emotionally and financially. You may not be able to take part in your usual activities and may lose mobility. You may no longer be able to work. Adjusting to the loss of a limb can be emotionally devastating, impacting your sense of self-worth.

The medical expenses in an amputation can add up quickly and become overwhelming. There is the cost of lab tests, surgery, anesthesia, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, occupation therapy and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors. You may wonder how you will be able to pay your medical bills.

If a negligent driver caused the accident that left you injured, you shouldn’t have to pay. But recovering the financial compensation you deserve can be complicated.

Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong, even though they were speeding, texting behind the wheel or operating recklessly. This puts you in the position of having to prove negligence.

You can’t count on insurance companies. They will look for any reason to pay you as little as possible. They may try to blame you for causing the accident. Or they will contact you with a settlement offer – one that falls far short of covering all the damages you suffered.

That’s why you need an experienced lawyer who is ready to fight for you.

How we can help

When you have our experienced legal team working for you, we can make sure your Dallas car accident receives the attention it rightfully deserves. We carefully analyze accident reports, medical records and frequently consult with experts in their field.

We also gather evidence designed to illustrate the full financial impact of your amputation on your quality of life. We think long-term at Tracey Fox & Walters. That's because we realize that injury victims only have one opportunity to obtain the money they will need for the rest of their lives due to the loss of an arm, leg or another body part.

We're not afraid to do the work that needs to be done to get the job done right. Put your trust in a Dallas law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation.