I lost a hand in a Prairie View car accident. How can I possibly estimate what it will cost me for the rest of my life?

The amount of your settlement in a Prairie View loss-of-limb accident will depend on a number of factors, the biggest of which is the extent of your injury. Since it is impossible to estimate everything you will be able (or unable) to do, a jury must consider what is medically possible with the injury you sustained.


For example, here is what you can expect if you have lost your:

  • Fingers. While the loss of a finger might be considered a “minor” amputation, losing a digit can still result in a loss of function. The ability to type, grasp, hold, and pull are all affected by the loss of fingers, and can significantly impact tactile abilities.
  • Thumbs. A loss of a thumb is “worth” more than a finger, by legal standards, since thumbs provide the ability to turn handles, hold items securely and provide steering and stability to manual actions.
  • Whole hand. An amputation injury that extends past the wrist combines all of the previous injuries, with the added inability to perform actions that require two hands. If the dominant hand is lost, the victim will have to learn how to use the non-dominant hand to write, type, and become just as dexterous as he was previously, performing daily activities without the lost hand.


We know that no amount can possibly make up for the loss of your limb. However, our experienced Texas injury attorneys can get you the help you need for your medical bills and lost income, allowing you to recover from your injury without the stress of financial hardship.


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