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Santa Ana Amputation Injuries Lawyers


Amputation Injuries Attorneys in Orange County, CA.

We Are Here To Help You With Your Amputation Injury Problems.

Amputation injuries are permanent injuries that may result in lifelong disability. An amputation, by definition, is the loss of a body part, usually a finger, hand, or arm, or a toe, foot, or leg. Traumatic amputation injuries occur when the limb is wholly or partially severed in an accident. Amputation can also be surgically performed when a limb cannot be spared due to severe injuries.  Victims of traumatic amputation are at risk for serious complications, including bleeding, infection, shock, and death.

Causes of Amputation Accidents

Santa Ana amputation injury lawyers at Hess & Nghiem, represent adults and children with dismemberment injuries resulting from all types of accidents, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products
  • Dog bites
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Truck accidents

Amputation Accidents At Work

Farming accidents, construction accidents, and industrial accidents can all cause amputations and dismemberment injuries. Amputation accidents can be the result of improper machinery maintenance, inadequate employee training, unsafe working conditions, or lack of safety guards or protective equipment.  Fingers and limbs can be lost from various machines, including:

  • Conveyor belts
  • Drill presses
  • Food slicers
  • Guillotine shears
  • Meat grinders
  • Mechanical power presses
  • Metal-forming machines
  • Milling machines
  • Printing presses

Proper training, safety practices, and supervision can prevent amputation accidents and disfigurement injuries.  If you have lost a limb or been disfigured in an accident at work, you may be eligible for compensation from your employer.

Children Finger Amputations

Young children are susceptible to finger amputations from slamming doors, both at home and by automobile doors. Appliances can also injure children when their fingers become caught in the doors of washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers. Paper shredders can also cause serious hand and finger injuries to young children.

Hess & Nghiem has been extremely successful in helping families of children injured in accidents. If your child has lost a finger or been seriously injured in an accident, Contact Hess & Nghiem to discuss your child’s potential case with an attorney. We understand the complex nature of children’s injuries and can help you recover full and fair compensation for an injury or loss.

Emotional Injuries Caused by Amputations

Amputation injuries can cause disability and a loss of quality of living. Amputations, like other life-changing tragedies, cause emotional and psychological injuries. Scarring and disfigurement may decrease self-confidence and self-esteem. Coping with and adjusting to the loss of a limb can be difficult. Posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, grief, and depression are all associated psychological injuries of amputations.

Costs of Amputations

Amputations are expensive, both immediately after the accident and possibly for the rest of the victim’s life. Multiple surgeries may be required to repair nerve damage, and amputees may need prosthetic limbs, costing thousands of dollars that need to be replaced every few years.  If you are unable to work due to a traumatic amputation injury, you may be eligible for compensation for future lost wages. To maximize your compensation, we work with highly qualified experts to determine your future medical needs as a result of your injury.

Amputation Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If someone else is at fault for your dismemberment injury, talk to a Santa Ana amputation injury lawyer at Hess & Nghiem today.  We can help you recover money for your loss of limb, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An attorney can meet you at your home or hospital, or one of our convenient office locations throughout California. Attorney consultations are offered at no cost.

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We accept all cases on a contingency fee basis – we are not paid for our services unless and until we recover money on your behalf. To speak to an attorney about your case, call us anytime at 657.333.5726.

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
    Bar Assault
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
    Car Accident
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
    Car Accident
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

    Richard B.
    Car Crash

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