Serious Auto Accidents Can Result in the Loss of Limbs By Chanfrau & Chanfrau on April 20, 2015

A totaled car after a major auto accidentThe legal team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau always fights for the legal rights of clients. With offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, residents of Central Florida can rest assured that they have skilled legal advocates on their side.

Strong legal representation is especially important for lawsuits following serious auto accidents. A serious collision can result in the loss of a limb or multiple limbs, which will have a serious impact on the trajectory of your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Serious Injuries During Vehicle Collisions Can Be Life-Changing

When you are involved in a major auto accident, there's a chance that you may suffer a severe injury of some kind. This is particularly true of collisions with large trucks or multi-vehicle collisions. Damage to your limbs can occur in such accidents, and in some cases drivers can lose their limbs in accidents.

Causes of Lost Limbs in Auto Accidents

In many cases the reasons that limbs are lost in auto accidents have to do with the nature and the severity of a collision. Sometimes limbs are crushed or cut, severing them from the body during a crash. In other cases, it may be necessary for emergency workers to affect a victim's pinned/trapped limbs in order to free his or her body from a vehicle.

If arms and legs are severely damaged during an accident due to lacerations, broken bones, and other kinds of major trauma, the limb may not be able to be saved, even with modern medical technology. In such cases, it may make more sense to amputate the damaged limb or the damaged portion of the limb.

Loss of Use of a Limb Is Also Possible

In addition to the total loss of limbs during an auto accident, it's possible to suffer severe nerve damage or trauma to the tissues of the limb, resulting in the partial or total loss of use.

For example, an auto accident may have crushed or affected a victim's hand in such as way that he or she is unable to make a fist, position fingers in a certain way, or manipulate the wrist.

Paralysis and Inability to Use Your Limbs

It's also important to consider that paralysis affect your extremities. This is typically the result of a spinal cord injury that negatively affects the extremities. In major catastrophic injuries to the spine, victims of accidents may lose the use and sensation of their lower extremities (paraplegia) or all of their extremities (quadriplegia).

How Our Lawyers Can Help You

If you have lost a limb or lost the use of a limb in an auto accident, our team of lawyers will fight diligently on your behalf. We will seek damages against the negligent party in order to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and lost future earning potential related to the loss of a limb. We will also fight for damages to cover future physical rehabilitation costs and any prostheses or medical equipment necessary to help you move forward with life.

Learn About Your Legal Options in Personal Injury Lawsuits

For more information about your legal rights following a serious auto accident, it's of the utmost importance that you contact our team of personal injury lawyers today. The lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau will help you in your time of legal need.

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