Oregon Trucking Accidents Resulting in Amputations: Portland Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain
Since commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, logging trucks, delivery vans, and big rigs are all large, heavy, and powerful, victims injured in Oregon trucking accidents are likely to suffer serious personal injuries. While traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death are some of the more common and severest injuries, amputations caused by Oregon trucking accidents are always painful, life-changing, and devastating. These catastrophic injuries affect a person’s daily life for personal and work. Amputations also cause intense physical pain but also significant emotional pain. Learn about amputations from our Portland trucking accident lawyers and how we can protect your rights to compensation.
Why Trucking Accidents are More Likely to Cause Amputations
An amputation is the removal of a body extremity such as a finger, toe, hand, foot, arm, or leg. Amputations could be caused by trauma like a trucking accident, or amputations could be caused from surgery as a result of trauma.
Any motor vehicle accident could cause an amputation. Generally, the more powerful the impact the more likely an amputation could be caused. The heavier size of trucks generally means they cause more powerful impacts. As a result, trucking accidents are generally more likely to cause serious personal injuries which could result in amputations. This is particularly true because truck accidents could cause injuries resulting in amputations due to large frame and more steel, the more wheels, the cargo, and the other equipment on the truck.
Types of Amputations from Oregon Trucking Accidents
There are many different types of amputations that could be caused by 18 wheeler wrecks. Some of the more common types of amputations include the following:
- Partial foot (transmetatarsal);
- Ankle disarticulation (syme);
- Below the knee (transtibial)
- Above the knee amputation (transfemoral);
- Forearm amputation (transradial);
- Above the elbow amputation (transhumeral);
- Arm or leg;
- Hip disarticulation or shoulder disarticulation;
- Wrist disarticulation;
- Digit (finger or toe) amputation; and
- Many other types and combinations of amputations.
Damages from Oregon Trucking Accidents
Amputations cause significant damages to victims of tractor trailer wrecks. In personal injury actions, “damages” include medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, future medical bills, loss of services from spouses and dependents, and of course pain and suffering. In fact, pain and suffering is a big component of amputation injuries. Lost wages or lost future earnings are also large components to damages in trucking accidents.
Damages can have a physical or emotional toll on an individual. Physically, damages would include the agony and pain from the injury. it would also cause the loss of a limb which is gone from the amputation. Damages also include emotional harm, which is the anxiety, depression, and even lack of sensation or over sensation from an amputation. This is because some amputation victims have what is known as “phantom limb syndrome,” which is when they still suffer from physical pain even though their limb is no longer there.
Ask our Portland Trucking Accident Lawyers for Help With Your Oregon Trucking Accident Case
Amputations are serious injuries that should always be reviewed by a Portland trucking accident lawyer. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a trucking accident or collision contact the Oregon Truck Accident Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Trucking accident cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
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