Paralysis is the most severe injury you can suffer in a traumatic accident. Paralysis injuries are usually permanent and can impact every aspect of your daily life. It can be even more devastating when a paralyzing injury happens in a preventable accident caused by someone else.
Filing a lawsuit against the person responsible for your injury will not reverse the damage done. However, a successful lawsuit can help you gain a sense of justice and get the resources you need to move forward with your life. Work with a Bethlehem paralysis injury lawyer who can pursue the payments you deserve for your accident.
Throughout the legal process, Founding Partner Jon Ostroff and the seasoned attorneys at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will tirelessly fight for your rights. Managing Partner Rich Godshall has 18 years of experience winning multi-million-dollar cases for clients with catastrophic paralysis injuries. For instance, Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers reached a $10,000,000 settlement for a client who sustained serious injuries from in a recent truck crash. We are prepared to help you, too.
Can You Sue for a Paralysis Injury?
Paralyzing injuries are much more severe than injuries like broken bones or ligament tears that can heal. However, filing a lawsuit over a paralysis accident follows the same legal process as other types of injury claims. The paralyzed victim and their attorney must prove that another party was “negligent” in some way.
“Negligence” has a specific legal definition. A negligent person is someone who owes a duty to act in a generally reasonable way and breaches this duty through a reckless or careless act that directly causes injury to someone else. This expectation to act responsibly is called a “duty of care.” A skilled paralysis lawyer at our Bethlehem office will spare no expense and take the time to identify parties that breached this duty of care and as a result, you were paralyzed.
The exact “duty” one person owes another can change depending on the circumstances. Call a seasoned attorney at our paralysis injury law firm for free and learn what we can do to investigate and identify potentially negligent parties that may have contributed to or caused your injuries.
Legal Rules in a Paralysis Injury Claim
Unfortunately, defendants and their insurance companies might try to blame you for your paralyzing accident to avoid paying the compensation you deserve. Under 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §7102, a court may assign a percentage of fault for a crash to an injured person and reduce the amount of money they can recover based by that percentage.
As our Bethlehem lawyers can explain, the court may even forbid the paralyzed person from getting any money if they are found more at fault than all the defendants in their case combined. On top of this, 42 P.S.A. §5524 gives most people two years from the date of an accident to file a lawsuit. Our seasoned attorneys can file your paralysis lawsuit before this deadline to protect your right to recover compensation for your injuries and losses.
Talk to a Bethlehem Paralysis Injury Attorney About Your Case
Permanently losing mobility or sensation in a part of your body is a life-changing experience. Let the renowned attorneys at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers fight for the payments you deserve and hold the wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Our Bethlehem paralysis injury lawyers have a track record of success representing injured victims like you. Give us a call today to discuss your situation for free.