If you or a loved one have had a limb amputated or dismembered because of a work injury, car wreck, or an incident caused by someone else's negligence, you are going through one of the toughest traumas of your life. You have to put so much energy to recovering, to learning how to adjust to life post-accident, to learning how to use prosthetics, and to mentally wrapping your head around your new situation. While you're spending all your time on recovering - which is where you should be focusing - there are people out there trying to mess with your legal rights.
Insurance adjusters, defense attorneys, corporate representatives, and investigators are all trying to make the incident and evidence appear to support their story - that they are not responsible for your injuries. From hiding and destroying crucial evidence to having you sign forms without knowing that you're signing your rights away, we've seen it all.
You need help. You need to consult with attorneys who have successfully handled dismemberment and amputation cases to find out your legal rights, how to protect them, and how to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.
Your life will never be the same. You may have to change careers, you may have to stop working because of the pain and trauma you've experienced. You may never be able to support yourself or your family again. This is not how you thought your life would turn out. This was not in your plans.
If you're angry and upset at the people or company you think are responsible for your injuries, you probably have every right to be. Protecting your legal rights is the first step in making sure you get justice. You will probably be able to pursue a lawsuit against the responsible parties if:
- You were injured in a car, truck, or bus wreck.
- You were a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist and you were hit by a vehicle.
- You were injured at work.
- You were injured by a defective, dangerous, or malfunctioning product.
- You were hurt in a freak accident.
The first step in protecting your legal rights is finding out if you have a case. Once you've talked with attorneys about your options, then the second step in protecting your legal rights is investigating what happened. Experienced attorneys will use the power of the justice system to make sure all the evidence is protected, that an independent investigation into the incident is conducted by experts, and that if any evidence has been destroyed the defendants are punished for trying to hurt your case.
Once an investigation has determined what happened, why it happened, and who is responsible, your attorneys will work to make sure you're getting the medical care you need to recover as fully as possible. This is the third step to protecting your legal rights. Often, the insurance company will try to get away with paying for as little care as they legally can in order to save money. Your attorneys can work to make sure you get the care you actually need.
The fourth step is working up your case to trial. Some lawyers will never take a case to trial, so they don't know how to do the work needed to present your case to a jury, or they choose to not do the work. Either way, those lawyers will try to get you to settle the case for what we call a lowball offer. It gets your case out of their hands as quickly as possible and they make a little money. You would probably not get the compensation you need. Our attorneys have decades of experience working cases up to trial. In fact, we only take cases we plan on taking to trial. Not every case goes to trial, but we work up every case knowing it could be decided by a jury. Some cases settle along the way when the facts are so undeniable, the defense attorneys offer to settle your case for a satisfactory amount. It depends on the facts of the case and how juries have judged cases similar to yours.
We know you're in the fight of your life and we use the full power of the justice system to get you the best result possible. While you're focusing on getting better, your attorneys will be protecting your legal rights and holding the responsible parties accountable for their unsafe actions.
For example, we recently resolved a defective tire accident causing an amputated finger for a confidential amount, and settled a hand amputation work accident case for $985,000.
Amputation and dismemberment cases require experts in many fields to maximize the damages: surgery, life care planning, vocational rehab, and economics. The lawyers at our firm routinely work with experts in these fields and have the resources to utilize them to their fullest extent.
The founding partners of our firm, Vuk Vujasinovic and Brian Beckcom, are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, as well as members of The Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. What that means is they are specialists in complex, castastrophic injury cases such as yours. They have to pass rigorous testing and have gotten results for clients - both in and out of the courtroom.
If you need help concerning an amputation or dismemberment case, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us Toll Free at (877)724-7800.