Personal Injury

Loss of Limbs

Our San Antonio car accident attorneys can help you

Losing an arm or a leg in a car accident in San Antonio is a very serious matter. That's why it's important to take your injury seriously right from the start. At Tracey Fox & Walters law firm, we understand what's at stake. That's why we want to meet with you as soon as possible.

Our experienced San Antonio car accident lawyers know what needs to be done to win such complicated cases. That's why we have such a strong track record of success. We do the work that needs to be done to deliver results.

If you lost an arm or leg in a motor vehicle accident or had to have a limb amputated due to your injuries, your life will change forever. That's why it's important that you're fairly compensated. That way, you will be prepared for the next phase in your life.

Common Injuries

Medical professionals classify amputation injuries based on where the injury occurred on a person. In general, amputation injuries are divided into two types - injuries that occur in the upper half of the body and injuries that occur in lower half of the body. Such injuries include:

Upper body amputation injuries primarily involve the hands, arms or fingers. Common upper body amputation injuries include:

  • Amputation of entire arm (Arm Shoulder Disarticulation)
  • Above-elbow amputation (Transhumeral)
  • Forearm amputation (Transradial)
  • Amputation of hand below wrist (Metacarpal amputation)
  • Removal of hand including the wrist (Wrist disarticulation)
  • Amputation of fingers (Digit amputation)

Lower body amputations primarily involve the toes, feet and legs. Some of the most common lower body amputation injuries include:

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

Recovering financial compensation

If you lost a limb, medical expenses can add up very quickly and become overwhelming. There are the costs of lab tests, surgery, anesthesia, medication, hospitalization, physical therapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics, home medical equipment and follow-up appointments with doctors.

You may not be able to work for some time, leading to a loss of income. This can result in financial stress, and you may wonder if 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.

Recovering financial compensation for your injury can be complicated. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong – even if they were speeding, texting or driving drunk. Insurance companies may try to blame you for causing the accident. Or they may pressure you into accepting a lowball settlement offer.

Our firm fights for the compensation you deserve. We investigate your accident. Our legal team gathers evidence, reviews accident reports and medical records and interviews witnesses. We consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists, if needed. Our lawyers build strong cases that get the attention of insurance companies.

We are determined to help you recover maximum compensation, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

You Have Rights

If you lost all or part of an arm or leg in a car accident, knowing what to do can be overwhelming. Family or friends might be telling you to do one thing. Insurance companies might be saying something completely different.

We can give you honest, accurate advice you can trust. That's because your best interests are our best interests. In contrast, insurance companies only care about one thing - paying you as little money as possible.

You often only have one opportunity to obtain all the money you will need for your injury-related expenses for the rest of your life. Make sure you make the most of your opportunity for justice. Contact Tracey Fox & Walters and schedule an appointment in our San Antonio office today.