Dallas Amputation Injury Attorneys
Over $10 Billion Won by Loss-of-Limb Lawyers in Dallas
A construction superintendent was standing behind a safety fence while he oversaw a drilling project. The project involved a drilling auger that was attached to a crane. The crane collapsed on our client while he tried to release the drill. His injuries required the doctors to make an above-the-knee amputation, which meant the loss of his career. Our client didn’t have a desk job—construction work was his living. The loss of his leg created mental anguish, trauma, physical pain, and significant financial losses. Fortunately, he turned to Arnold & Itkin. Our Dallas amputation lawyers were able to recover the financial support he needed to move on from this tragic incident.
Our client was awarded $44 million—the largest award for an amputee victim in U.S. history.
Over the years, our Dallas amputation attorneys have helped clients with serious injuries throughout the nation, including those in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, get the compensation they needed to pay off medical bills, recover lost wages, and secure their future. We have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and we have received extensive recognition for our proven track record. Our team is equipped to handle any case, regardless of how complex it may be. If you're facing serious hardships after losing a limb in an accident, speak with us to learn what you can do next.
If you or a loved one have lost a leg or arm because of another's negligence, you can seek compensation. Take the first step by contacting our Dallas amputation attorneys: (888) 493-1629.
Facts About Work-Related Amputation Injuries
Ultimately, amputations are a preventable occurrence in the workplace. When the cause of injury is often lack of safety equipment or poor training, it's an employer's responsibility to ensure worker safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that their goal is to enforce safety regulations to hold employers responsible for not protecting their workers or not reducing instances of worker amputations.
- For manufacturing industry workers, amputation causes more than 1,400 serious injuries a year.
- In 2015, 2,600 amputations occurred nationwide—57% of them in the manufacturing industry.
- OSHA said that amputations were most common in Arkansas, Dallas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
- One of the common causes of amputation in the manufacturing industry is when workers operate machines without a proper safeguard. This is usually because they lack training.
Consequences of Amputation or Loss of Limb
The various consequences of amputation include the following:
- Emotional trauma
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Fatigue or exhaustion
- Loss of mobility and dexterity
- Muscle contraction
- Social isolation
- Stump and phantom limb pain
What Is An Amputation Injury?
An amputation is the partial or full removal of an exterior body part (finger, toe, arm, hand, or leg). Amputation may reduce an individual’s quality of life or prohibit them from adequately performing some of their previous job duties.
What Is the Impact of a Lost Limb?
The loss of a limb is an extremely traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. A catastrophic injury like this can leave individuals in pain and anguish for years, and it can make it hard for them to make a living. Aside from that, the medical expenses can be insurmountable. Limb prosthetics can cost tens of thousands of dollars—not including physical therapy and the loss of income.
Studies show that amputees face an average cost of about $30,000 in hospital and professional treatments in addition to prosthetic costs. When including prosthetic, a patient’s life expenses increase to $403,000 on average. These costs don’t include counseling, emotional pain, and suffering, or the costs of finding a new career.
How Much Does Hiring a Dallas Amputation Injury Law Firm Cost?
Hiring an amputation lawyer costs nothing upfront. Since we work on contingency fees, we cover all costs of a case and only collect a payment if we secure results. Doing this makes our services available for everyone while also alleviating some of the financial pressure our clients are already facing.
About Dallas, TX
The first cabin in the area now known as Dallas was built in 1841 by a man named John Neely Bryan. Where Bryan got the name Dallas is disputed, but the leading theory is that it was named after Vice President George M. Dallas. By 1844, more settlers had arrived, and a town site was outlined. The City of Dallas was formally incorporated in 1856, after a short period of annexation from the United States. By the end of the 1800s, Dallas was a bonified boomtown supported by railroads that made it a major business and trading hub.
Today, the Dallas economy is strong and stable, supported by industries like financial services, transportation, telecommunications, defense, and information technology. Not only is the city home to a number of Fortune 500 companies, but the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has one of the highest concentrations of publicly traded companies’ headquarters in the country.
The people who live and work in or visit Dallas can enjoy a wide range of activities and partake in all types of entertainment, from outdoor excursions and museum tours to art galleries, live music, and diverse cuisine. Key attractions include the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, where Oswald took his deadly shot at JFK, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Dallas also has several major hospitals and medical research and learning centers, including the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, Children’s Health Dallas, and Medical City Dallas Hospital.
Links & Resources: Dallas
- Dallas Fire-Rescue
- Dallas City Hall
- Trauma Facilities in Texas
- Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation
- Amputation Rehabilitation: UT Southwestern
- Dallas Police Department
- Visit Dallas
Contact Our Dallas Amputation Lawyers Today: (888) 493-1629
If you or a loved one lost a limb because of another person’s negligence, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. Proving that negligence caused your amputation means that you can start over without fear or financial hardship.
People turn to our Dallas amputation attorneys because we’ve:
- Won billions of dollars for our clients
- Set state and national records with our victories
- Won hundreds of case results worth $1 million or more
- Won cases for our clients in more than 40 states
Regardless of whether the party responsible was an employer, a driver, an insurer, or a manufacturer, the Dallas injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP can help you fight for the resources you need. We've helped our clients obtain quality treatment, lost wages, future earnings, and long-term rehabilitation.
We are here to help you. Contact our Dallas amputation lawyers today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629!