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Common Causes of Amputation Injuries


Accidents that result in the traumatic or medical amputation of body parts are often catastrophic for victims and lead to a lifetime of disability. Amputation injuries happen far more often than many people realize, and the results can be devastating. Amputations can be caused by many different types of accidents, and if you or a loved one has suffered in an accident where an amputation occurred it is critical that you have the best legal representation for your case. At the law office of Mitch Grissim & Associates, our team of highly qualified legal professionals is here to help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.

Traffic Accidents

One of the most common causes of amputation injuries is traffic accidents. This includes accidents involving cars, commercial trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. The speed and force of impact on a victim involved in a traffic accident can easily lead to the traumatic amputation of a body part or extremity. Traumatic amputation in a traffic accident can include arms, fingers, hands, legs, feet, toes, and ears. If the traumatic impact of the crash does not cause an amputation, healthcare professionals might deem it medically necessary to amputate a body part that has been irrevocably destroyed.

Workplace and Construction Site Accidents

Workplace accidents, and in particular construction site accidents, also cause a number of amputation injuries every year. Falls, crushing accidents, equipment malfunction, and more can all lead to the traumatic loss of a body part. Of the roughly two million people in the United States that live with limb loss, nearly one-quarter of the amputations were due to a traumatic accident.

Firearms or Explosive Accidents

Accidents involving firearms, explosives, and fireworks also cause many amputation injuries. In many cases, these types of amputation accidents lead to the loss of fingers, hands, and upper limbs. A firearms, explosive, or fireworks accident can happen because of operator inexperience, negligence on the part of another party, or from a product defect. Nearly eighty percent of all amputation accidents occur to males, and around seventy percent of all traumatic amputations involve the upper limbs.

Electrocution Accidents

Finally, electrocution accidents cause many amputation injuries annually. Many people do not realize that electrocution can lead to amputation of body parts or limbs. Electrocution accidents happen more often at construction sites but also happen frequently in the home and on the premises of others. The high voltage of electricity passing through the body can cause burns so severe that medical amputation is required or can lead to the spontaneous traumatic amputation of body parts as the electricity is passing through the body.

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Amputation injuries often require extensive medical treatment and a lifetime of care, which is why it is important that amputation victims hire the best to represent their legal claims. To learn more about how our office is prepared to represent your case, call or contact Mitch Grissim & Associates today to schedule a free case evaluation with a skilled Nashville amputations lawyer.

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