About Traumatic Amputation Accidents
An amputation or dismemberment is a catastrophic injury that may leave a victim suffering from a lifelong disability. Amputation is simply defined as the loss of a body part. The loss may occur due to trauma, as in the case of a construction accident that leads to a worker losing a finger from a defective table saw. Amputation may also be surgically performed if a body part is so severely damaged that there is no hope for recovery, as in the case of many third-degree burn injuries. Removing the damaged limb may be the only way to save the patient's life. Whether the amputation is the result of an emergency medical procedure or if the limb is severed in a major accident, it is important to investigate the situation to determine whether the accident victim has grounds for a personal injury claim.
A personal injury lawyer at Meyerkord & Meyerkord can help if you or someone you know has suffered amputation or dismemberment in an accident of any kind. Our firm handles personal injury, premises liability and wrongful death claims for clients throughout the St. Louis area. When you meet with an attorney from our firm, we can give you an unbiased opinion of your legal options and help you determine how much your claim for damages may be worth. We know what a terrible experience this must be for you and we want to give you the help and support you deserve.
Amputation may result from an industrial accident, work-related incident, motorcycle accident, car accident, train accident, or an accident caused by a defective product. Whatever the cause of your accident, we believe that you should not be forced to pay the price if another person is at fault. In addition to causing a permanent physical disability, amputation has the potential to cause psychological trauma as well. You can potentially recover monetary damages for your pain, suffering and mental anguish, as well as compensation for your medical expenses and lost income. Let us take action in your accident claim today.