Paralyzed in an Accident in Philadelphia?
Complete paralysis is one of the most
serious injuries that a person may sustain. Paralysis may be caused by physical trauma
or due to degenerative disease or infection. When caused by physical trauma,
paralysis is most often linked to auto accidents and falls. For example,
a person involved in a serious
car accident with a large
truck may suffer a
spinal cord injury that leaves him or her paralyzed from the waist down. Depending on the
location of injury on the spine and the extent of damage to the spinal
cord, a person may suffer from partial or complete paralysis of both legs
and the lower part of the torso, both arms and legs, or the entire body
below the neck.
Because paralysis is a life-changing injury that will result in extensive
medical bills and continued care for the victim, involving a
Philadelphia injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr is one of the most important
things you can do as early as possible. An attorney with experience in
paralysis claims can begin the process of seeking financial damages from
the person or business responsible for your injuries in order to help
build a more secure future for you and your family.
Who is liable for your injuries?
The party that may be held responsible for causing paralysis will vary
depending on the specific case. A drunk driver that causes a serious auto
accident, a property owner that leaves a spill on the floor and causes
a customer to
slip and fall, a defective motorcycle part that causes a rider to be involved in an
accident - these are all potential examples of who may be held accountable
in a claim involving paralysis. Find out more about your legal right to
compensation for your paralysis case by
contacting a lawyer from the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. for your free consultation.