Arm Amputation After a Trucking Accident in Ontario

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June 7, 2023

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Lose a Limb in a Truck Wreck? If You Suffered an Arm Amputation After a Trucking Accident in Ontario, Call Us Today

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The loss of a limb is one of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer as a result of a trucking accident. The loss of a limb is permanent, and leaves victims physically and emotionally injured. While there are many body parts that can be amputated as a result of a trucking accident, arm amputations are common and devastating. Our trucking accident lawyers in California understand how devastating the loss of an arm due to a semi-tractor trailer accident is, as well as the financial repercussions of this type of injury. We are committed to helping victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve for injuries sustained. If you suffered an arm amputation after a trucking accident in Ontario, California, call our law firm today.

At the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we offer free consultations and case evaluations for victims and their families. That means that there is no upfront cost to learn about your rights to compensation. In fact, there is no cost for legal fees or our lawyer’s fees until we recover compensation for you in a settlement, verdict, or another type of award or recovery. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in any type of truck accident in California, call our experienced lawyers to learn more about your rights to compensation.

How Amputations Occur as a Result of a Trucking Accident

There are many different ways in which a trucking accident can lead to an arm amputation. Some arm amputations are immediate at the time of the crash, while others severe injuries may require a surgical amputation. Some of the most common injuries caused by a trucking accident which can lead to amputation include the following:

  • Crush injuries - Crush injuries are particularly common as a result of semi-tractor trailer accidents. This is due to the fact that the weight, size, and force of the truck can crush a victim’s body part, including the arm. If a truck crushes a victim’s arm, it can cause the bones to break or shatter to a degree beyond repair. Additionally, blood vessel, tissue damage, and loss of blood flow can require a surgical amputation.
  • Injuries caused by sharp penetration - penetration of a sharp material or other type of debris can lead to an amputation. If the debris or other material are sharp enough, it can sever the limb entirely, causing a sharp amputation. Reattachment may be possible, but not in every case.
  • Avulsion amputation - This type of amputation occurs when the arm is torn off or nearly off of the body due to the extreme force of the crash. Often times there is injury to the tissue, blood vessels or bones but that is not always the case. Amputation due to this type of injury occur when there is an impairment or loss of blood flow to the arm due to the injury.

Causes of Accidents Resulting in Arm Amputation

There are many different factors that can lead to trucking accidents causing arm amputations. Some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Insufficient training of truck drivers
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Distracted driving
  • Other causes of trucking accidents resulting in arm amputation

Damages for Victims

Victims who suffer the amputation of an arm due to a trucking accident may be eligible for damages if the accident was fully or partially caused by a commercial truck driver. Damages are typically awarded in the form of compensation. Some of the most common damages for victims include the following:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Home or vehicle modifications
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Loss of consortium
  • Other damages for victims who suffer an arm amputation after a trucking accident in Ontario that our experienced trucking accident lawyers in California can recover for you.

Were You Injured in an 18 Wheeler Accident Caused by Speeding in New Mexico? Call Our Truck Accident Lawyer for Help

If you or a loved one suffered any loss of a limb after an 18-wheeler wreck, especially an arm amputation after a trucking accident in Ontario, call our experienced trucking accident lawyers in California at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for help. We offer free consultations and only get paid after you get paid. Learn more about your rights and how we can help you and your family after a devastating and catastrophic personal injury such as an arm amputation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We handle cases in both New Mexico and now Ontario, California. Our New Mexico cases and locations include Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico.  We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California.  Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website's easy to use and convenient contact form available here.

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