Portland Amputation Injury Attorney
You Deserve Justice for Your Loss of Limb
According to data from the National Limb Loss Information Center, nearly 1.8 million people across the United States are currently living with lost limbs. Amputation is one of the scariest injuries that can result from a serious accident. No one wants to lose a limb, either at the moment of impact or later as a part of emergency treatment. Losing a limb, whether it is a hand, foot, leg, arm, toe, or finger, is a life-changing experience, even where it is not fatal.
If you lost a limb due to someone else’s negligence, you should not have to face your burdens alone. The Portland amputation injury attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe is ready to help you get the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.
Accidents That Cause Loss of Limb
Traumatic amputation refers to the loss of a body part due to an accident. An amputation is a catastrophic injury that can result from serious traffic accidents, defective products, manufacturing injury, and other incidents. According to the American Journal of Surgery, the primary cause of amputation is blunt trauma.
The dedicated amputation injury legal team at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe represents injured victims suffering a loss of limb after accidents such as:
- Traffic accidents, including car crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle crashes
- Defective manufacturing or home products
- Unsafe usage of factory, farm, or power tools
- Dangerous machinery in the workplace
- Construction accidents
- Logging accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Sportbike accidents
- Severe burns
Types of Amputations
Amputations are not all the same. Limbs can be lost at the moment of impact, such as if a limb is caught in a heavy piece of manufacturing equipment. Limbs can also be damaged beyond repair due to an impact, tear, crushing accident, or a severe burn, requiring amputation by a medical professional in order to preserve the life and health of the victim.
Amputations are typically characterized as “complete” or “partial.” In a complete loss, the body part will be totally severed from the body. A partial amputation, on the other hand, includes retaining some bone, tissue, or muscle that keeps the amputated part attached to the body of the victim.
Amputation injuries are also characterized according to the type of injury. Loss of limb can be caused by a “guillotine” severing of the limb; a clean cut can actually preserve surrounding tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. Amputation may also be required after a “crushing” injury, which can cause more tissue damage extending beyond the primary location of the wound. “Avulsion” injuries occur when a limb is stretched or torn, causing severe damage to the soft tissue, nerves, bones, and blood vessels. The nature of the avulsion may affect whether the limb can be saved or reattached.
Medical Expenses for Amputation Injuries
Amputations are expensive, whether the limb was lost at the point of impact or in connection with life-saving surgery after the fact. Amputees will likely spend days in the hospital after surgery, followed by an intense rehabilitation process. Physical therapy, expensive prosthetics and artificial limbs, as well as additional surgeries, may be necessary for years down the line. Advanced medical devices cost tens of thousands of dollars and must be replaced every few years, especially if the victim is a child.
If you’ve suffered the loss of a limb in an accident, you need to secure the help of a seasoned and effective Oregon personal injury attorney. The passionate and trial-ready amputation injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe will help ensure that the true value of your claim is established, with the help of the best physicians and other medical experts, and that insurance companies and defense lawyers do not try to downplay your claim. You have the right to a full recovery to get your life back on track. Our Portland amputation injury legal team will be there with you from day one after your accident until you get the compensation you deserve.
Get Help After Your Portland Amputation Injury
Have you lost a limb in an accident, or were you forced to amputate due to someone else’s negligence? You deserve compensation, and you deserve justice. The Portland amputation injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe can help you get the damages you are owed and help you get your life back on track after a catastrophic accident.
We know the medical professionals and other experts to call to build your strongest case for recovery. We know the arguments and the evidence that judges, juries, insurance providers, and defense attorneys find persuasive. We know how to evaluate just how much your case is worth, and how to make sure that you get the compensation your case merits.
Call the Portland amputation injury attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe for a free consultation and case evaluation. Find out today how we can help you and help your family.