Amputations, Burns & Disfigurements
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Manufacturing accidents, construction site accidents, and
oil field, offshore & maritime accidents are responsible for many of the thousands of amputations and burns which
occur every year. Deep burns and other severely disfiguring injuries can
lead to initial
emergency surgery, as well as years of subsequent procedures by specialists, which come
with large medical and hospital fees. At Lenahan Law Firm, we devote all
of our time and energy to handling personal injury claims for a select
number of clients. Our legal team fully understands the painful nature
of this type of injury, whether it happened on the job or in a
car accident, and works to develop a compelling compensation claim to include all damages.
This way, the best medical care will be made available to our clients
in the future.
Each Dallas personal injury lawyer at our firm vigorously investigates
the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine if punitive damages
may also be claimed. If you have never worked with a severe injury law
firm before, you may be unaware of the great differences between firms
and the level of dedication of their attorneys. Instead of having hundreds
of cases at a time, the
Dallas personal injury attorneys at our firm handle a mere handful of severe injury or wrongful death cases
at once, and build personal relationships with each client. Find out the
difference for yourself during an initial consultation and by looking
at the difference that was made for several of our previous clients.
Notable Amputation & Disfigurement Cases
EXAMPLE ONE: Settlement Amount is Confidential
At the time of his accident, MJ was riding motorcycles with his longtime
friend. A Cadillac traveling at over 100 miles per hour flew past him
and subsequently ripped off his leg. The driver kept going. MJ had hired
another firm which collected some UM/UIM funds for him, but then gave
up on collecting against the owner of the Cadillac because it had been
"reported stolen." When MJ hired Marc Lenahan, he had very little
hope, but he felt the injustice was too great to let go.
Marc was able to prove that the owner of the Cadillac had either lent the
car to a friend who was driving it with his permission, or that the owner
of the Cadillac was grossly negligent in failing to properly secure the
vehicle. The case settled for a confidential amount above policy limits,
and with the money that was secured, MJ was able to embark on a new path
by beginning his studies in prosthetics.
EXAMPLE TWO: Settlement of Nearly $1,000,000
RA's leg was shattered so badly that parts of his bones were visible
in the grass in the photos that the police officers had taken while mapping
the scene. The driver blamed RA, although she had been the one to pull-out
into traffic and hit him. We proved that the driver was negligent and
grossly negligent, and the case settled soon after. We then notified DPS
that we felt the driver had health-related issues that rendered her unsafe
to drive, and they commenced an evaluation.
How a Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
We've stood at the bedside of clients when they did not know whether
or not the doctors would be able to save their limbs, but we've also
watched a client dance at his wedding years later. With the right help,
the future could be brighter than we or you could ever predict from an
ICU. Severe burns, amputations and disfiguring injuries are considered
the most traumatic and life-changing of all types of physical damage.
The length of the healing process can stretch into years, with subsequent
medical procedures to reduce scarring and improve appearance.
The victim faces a great many challenges, not the least of which is the
emotional trauma which accompanies this type of injury. A large number
of these accidents are the result of a vehicle accident,
workplace accident or the
negligence of another person or company. If you have suffered a severe injury due
to the carelessness of another, talk to a Dallas injury attorney about
filing a claim for compensation.
Our advice is free when you call at (214) 380-4095.