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 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 lawyers 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 an injury attorney about filing a claim for compensation.