Amputation injuries are all too common, with more than 150,000 occurring every year. There are as many as three million amputation injury victims in the United States. There are thousands of amputee victims in Missouri and Kansas alone. An accidental severing of a body part, also known as a traumatic amputation, can arise in many ways. Some of the most common causes of amputation are as follows:
- automobile crash
- dangerous products
- dangerous work environment (e.g., lack of safety measures, machinery guards)
- farming incident
- medical malpractice
- motorcycle collisions
- product misuse
Amputee victims often face other dangers in connection with medical complications from the injury such as infection, neuroma, stiffness, Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, and wound issues.
An amputation can have a devastating impact and there are many resources available to the injury victim. For example, the Amputee Coalition of America is an organization whose mission is reaching out to amputee victims to help them rise to their greatest potential. The organization provides such things as advocacy, education, support, and the promotion of limb loss prevention. This includes access to information, care, devices, and services. Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act is also promoted by the organization.
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we understand the devastating consequences of amputee injuries. It is our passion to provide education that will help prevent such injuries. Likewise, it is our passion to obtain compensation from insurance companies for our clients who have been seriously injured in such a manner due to the negligence of another. This includes the recovery of medical bills, pain and suffering, wage loss, and many other losses suffered by the amputee victim and his or her family. If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation injury due to an accident caused by the negligence of another, you are sure to have some immediate and important questions. There are answers to some of your most important questions right here on our website. For more information, you should also download our FREE book, Don't Wreck Your Injury Claim! 10 Rules of the Road to Win Your Accident Case in Kansas & Missouri right here on our website.
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we have been representing victims of personal injury including amputation injuries for more than 15 years. We are dedicated to thoroughly representing the victims of such injuries every step of the way. Contact the experienced lawyers at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys at (816) 471-5111 for a FREE consultation with no obligation.