Paralysis From Accident
Types of Accidents which can cause paralysis
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are over 17,000 new cases of paralysis caused by traumatic injuries every year. These include accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, buses, pedestrians and 18-wheelers, as well as shootings, stabbings, construction accidents, defective products, and traumatic falls. Our Florida Personal injury lawyers who handle paralysis claims can help these individuals recover compensation for their damages associated with paralysis.
Compensation a paralysis victim may recover
There are two different types of damages which Personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin can help paralysis victims recover: economic and non-economic. Economic damages include:
- Medical expenses, such as hospital stays and physical therapy
- Lost future earnings due to inability to return to work
- Cost of home modifications for wheelchair access
- Future medical treatment
How does someone become paralyzed?
- Spinal cord injuries caused by gunshot wounds, stabbings or other penetrating trauma
- Spinal fractures or damage to disks or vertebrae can also cause paralysis
If you have been paralyzed due to a defective product, product liability attorney Jason Turchin can help. Our national product liability lawyers are experienced in product liability cases and have the knowledge to help you recover damages caused by a defective product.
Common types of product liability claims which may cause paralysis include:
- Defective airbags
- Faulty seat belts
- Defective tires
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices
If you were paralyzed in an attack that could have been prevented by better security, you may have a claim for a negligent security lawsuit to recover compensation. Property owners generally have a duty to provide adequate security to prevent foreseeable crimes. When they breach that duty and somebody is shot, stabbed or raped, they may be liable for the injuries suffered.
Some examples of negligent security claims that could result in paralysis include:
- Being shot in a gas station parking lot because the property owner failed to have adequate lighting
- Being stabbed at a nightclub because the security guards did not adequately check patrons for weapons
- Apartment complex shooting where the landlord fails to provide adequate security
- Shopping center shooting where the property owner or manager fails to provide security
If you were paralyzed in an accident in Florida, or paralyzed in a shooting in Florida, you may qualify for compensation. Contact a paralysis rights attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today for a free consultation. The Law Offices of Jason Turchin is available 24/7 to help you or a loved one who has been paralyzed.
What if I am paralyzed and live in another state? Personal injury attorney Jason Turchin can still help you even if your paralysis occurred in another state. Our firm has a team of cocounsel firms around the country to assist us prosecute your claim if someone caused or contributed to your injury.