Loss of Limb Injuries
Nearly 2 million Americans are currently living without a limb, according to the Amputee Coalition, nearly half of which suffered the injury as the result of trauma, such as from a car accident or medical error. The loss of a limb is a life-altering event. The adjustment isn't easy and it often includes coping with phantom pain, related skin disorders and mental and emotional anguish. It can also be quite expensive: hospital costs associated with amputation exceed $8.3 billion in the U.S. each year.
If you or someone you love has lost a limb as the result of an accident, you should seek the counsel of an experienced attorney to determine whether you may be entitled to legal relief for the injury. The law allows a person injured as a result of another's negligence to recover a variety of monetary damages, including those covering medical costs, long-term care, lost wages and pain and suffering. The person often must file a personal injury lawsuit in order to obtain the available relief, but these matters can also be settled without going to court in certain circumstances.
The Louisiana personal injury attorneys at the Dunahoe Law Firm have more than thirty years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents, including many suffering the loss of a limb. With a full team of experienced lawyers and support staff professionals, we pride ourselves on providing high quality legal services. We often represent individuals with limited financial resources to devote to the cost of litigation. Contact our firm toll free at (800) 259-4460, or call our Louisiana office at (318) 352-1999 for a consultation. You are also welcome to contact us online.
Our lawyers have the experience and expertise to help injured clients get the legal relief they deserve, whether it is from a negligent party or an insurance company. We understand what a person suffering a traumatic injury goes through physically, personally and emotionally. We also understand the specific legal issues that often arise in loss of limb cases and we focus on providing personalized legal services to our clients.
Our firm has an earned an excellent reputation by providing top-notch services to thousands of clients over the span of three-plus decades. In addition to being recognized as a Louisiana "Super Lawyer," founding partner Edwin Dunahoe has been recognized as one of the nation's top attorneys year after year. From products liability claims and oil rig accidents to car, motorcycle and plane crashes, we have the experience, ability and track record that you need in your corner when seeking legal relief for the loss of a limb. We have successfully represented individuals in obtaining significant damages when they have suffered catastrophic injuries.
With offices in Natchitoches, we serve clients throughout Alexandria and North Louisiana as well as in Texas, where our lawyers are also licensed to practice law. Our Natchitoches, Louisiana, injury attorneys are available to assist on a broad array of personal injury matters, including those concerning the loss of a limb. We look forward to assisting you.