Philadelphia Lawyer Wheelchair Accident
Did you know that in 2003, there were over 100,000 Wheelchair Related Injuries were treated in emergency departments in the US, double the number reported in 1991? Tips and falls accounted for as high as 80% of injuries across all age groups of wheelchair users. Children in wheelchairs are more likely to get injured while outside the home; while adults were more likely to get injured while on a Wheelchair within the home. This is according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). In 2016, the numbers are even higher.
Product Liability Laws protect consumers from coming into contact with defective products. Wheelchairs are a product within the meaning of the Pennsylvania Product Liability Law which provides that if you can prove that the product (in this case the wheelchair) is not safe for its intended use and therefore Defective, you can recover damages for those injuries proximately caused by the defective wheelchair. For example, John Smith cannot move his legs due to a spinal injury and is in a Wheelchair. Due to a balancing defect in the wheel chair, John tips over and injures his head. He has a claim against the wheelchair company for the head injury but not for the spinal issue that put him in the wheelchair. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, our attorney's and staff know how to handle these types of cases. If you or a loved one were in a wheel chair related accident where there were injuries, call the law offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC for a completely free consultation. And remember, if you were injured because of a Defective Wheel Chair; make sure that you save the wheel chair so that it can be analyzed.
Of the 3.3 of every 1000 persons in the United States who use a wheelchair, an estimated 3.3% per year have a serious wheelchair related accident. Auto/wheelchair Accidents are some of the most prevalent and this may be due to the low angle of vision which drivers usually do not possess. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC., our attorneys and staff have handled numerous cases involving products claims or general liability claims. Call the office today for a guaranteed free consultation.
The types of injuries while occupying a wheelchair are many. Here are a few:
Aggravation of a previous Spinal Condition
Cuts and Gashes
Contusions and Bruising
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