Traumatic Amputations and Automobile Accidents

Traumatic amputation or limb loss can be the result of many different types of accidents including motor vehicle accidents.

According to the National Limb Loss Information Center, upper limb amputations make up almost 70 percent of all trauma-related amputations. Men face a significantly higher risk of amputation as a result of an accident. As men and women age, the risk of undergoing a traumatic amputation increases. Those over the age of 85 are at the highest risk for becoming an amputee.

At The Hoffmann Law Firm L.L.C., we help people who have been injured in car accidents as a result of the carelessness of another. In addition to providing legal assistance, we believe it is also important to provide our clients with information that may be useful when it comes to adapting to life after an auto accident injury.

For amputees, the Amputee Coalition of America hosts a Web site that offers a wealth of information. The information center contains fact sheets that offer tips for new amputees such as how to manage pain, locating a certified prosthetist and information on wound care. For children, there are fact sheets on how to help a child adjust to limb loss or a parent’s amputation. There is also an abundance of information relating to advocacy, financial help, peer support and preparing for surgery. The ACA also connects individuals to support groups in their state. In Missouri, there are support groups listed for Blue Springs, Farmington, St. Louis and Springfield.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or truck accident, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. by filing out our online contact form or by calling (314) 361-4242.

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