Serious Injury Attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
When you can’t afford to lose, we’re here to help you win
A severe injury can dramatically alter how you live your life. You may go blind and have to give up your job. You may sustain burns that cause physical and emotional scarring. You may suffer a brain injury that can affect your relationship with your loved ones.
Victims who sustain severe injuries may see a substantially higher amount of compensation, depending on how the injury affects their lives. Some injuries, such as loss of sight or hearing, have a fairly easily understood quantitative impact on your quality of life. Others, such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or CRPS, are particularly difficult to diagnose.
Some of the most common types of serious injuries we see are:
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury, the seasoned personal injury lawyers at Flager & Associates, PC will scrutinize your case, including medical reports and all other relevant information. Our firm will aggressively fight opposing counsel to make sure you get the justice you deserve. A serious injury can have a serious impact on your quality of life, but we’ll help you get the compensation you need to move on.
Remember, you don’t pay us unless you win. Call (215) 953-5200 today for your free case evaluation.
Injuries Requiring Amputation
Despite advances in medical technology, some accidents can result in injuries requiring amputation. The loss of one or more limbs restricts someone’s ability to work in many jobs. An amputation may also affect a person’s ability to care for children or handle other domestic responsibilities.
Workplace accidents are a leading cause of injuries requiring amputation. Some other leading causes include truck or motorcycle accidents, infection and vascular disease, among others.
Children who sustain injuries and have undergone an amputation will lose the ability to ever work in certain jobs and take part in certain leisure or recreational activities.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury requiring amputation, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost income earning potential, lost quality of life and pain and suffering. Flager & Associates, PC can provide the experienced legal help you deserve.
Injuries Requiring Surgery
Injures requiring surgery introduce additional risks to the patient, from infection to improper healing. If complications arise, a negligent party may be held responsible for a patient’s recovery from surgery and care for a wound.
Many types of accidents can lead to an injury requiring surgery, from workplace accidents to transportation accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries requiring surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost income earning potential, lost quality of life and pain and suffering. Children who are injured and undergo surgery run the risk they may heal improperly in the months and years ahead.
A surgical procedure might technically be “successful,” but patients may not recover fully. If your injury has led you to the operating table, you need to understand your legal rights. Our law firm can help you.
Spinal Cord Injuries / Paralysis
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. In a moment, a previously healthy person can forever lose mobility, or be saddled with chronic pain. The spine is remarkably flexible, but no match against significant forces. An ordinary fall-down accident can lead to a spinal injury, such as a herniated disc.
When incredible force is involved in an accident, such as an auto collision or a motorcycle wreck, an injury victim can lose movement in the limbs due to paralysis. Other common causes of spinal cord injuries are acts of violence and sports, especially diving.
Spinal cord injuries can lead to a variety of conditions that make life almost unbearable. At Flager & Associates, PC, we understand how difficult a spinal cord injury can be for accident victims, and we will do everything we can to make sure the individual or parties responsible for your injuries are held accountable. We relentlessly pursue the compensation our clients deserve for their injuries.
A broken bone or serious fracture is not a minor injury. Broken bones or severe fractures can result from just about any type of accident, including auto accidents, slip and falls, or work-related injuries.
Some injuries, such as broken femur bones, may lead to significant time away from work and immobility. But even a relatively small break, such as a broken finger, can prevent a person from performing a job to support a family.
Broken bones from accidents:
- May require surgery or implantation of metal plates
- Do not always heal properly, leading to additional medical procedures
- Can render someone unable to work for months at a time
- Can significantly influence a child injury victim’s growth and development
If you’ve broken a bone due to someone else’s negligence, we’re here to help. Contact Flager & Associates for a free case evaluation.
Poisonings / Toxicity
Exposure to toxic substances can harm anyone, with children being especially at risk. When a school, hotel, or other business is negligent and fails to take adequate care to properly store chemical hazards, you need to pursue justice to its fullest extent.
Substances like pesticides, household cleaners, and medicine for people or animals are frequent causes of poisoning. Some cleaning solvents can cause chemical burns when exposed to the skin, or lead to blindness when exposed to the eyes. Solvents are one of several cases where direct contact is not necessary; inhaling the fumes is often enough to cause injury.
Children, having smaller body masses than adults, may suffer a significant injury from ingesting a poisonous substance that might cause little or no injury to an adult. Also, infants and preschoolers tend to put things in their mouths. This could lead to a poisoning or toxicity accident from lead paint, which may be found in older homes.
If you or your child has sustained a poisoning injury, turn to Flager & Associates, PC. We will aggressively pursue the full compensation allowed under the law. In distress, some Pennsylvania and New Jersey families allow insurance companies to determine what happens next. Don’t fall into that trap. Turn to our firm for assistance.
Many different food products have resulted in food poisoning, or food-borne illness. Peanut butter, tomatoes and eggs were linked to recent salmonella outbreaks. Spinach has been identified as the culprit in other cases. Undercooked meat or poultry served at restaurants have made patrons seriously ill.
Food poisoning may occur when food has not been properly stored or properly prepared. The food may become contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens, including parasites and viruses. Companies responsible for producing and distributing defective food products can be held liable for medical and other costs to consumers who were made ill.
Symptoms of food poisoning can range from mild discomfort to high fever that requires hospitalization. Usually the illness is mild, but food poisoning can lead to severe injury. Children, pregnant women, the elderly and the severely ill face the highest risks of severe complications, permanent disability and death.
Food poisoning symptoms can include:
- Abdominal cramps
Symptoms related to food-borne illness typically occur within two days of consuming a contaminated food product or drink. Contact a doctor for a diarrheal illness if it is accompanied by:
- Blood in the stools
- High fever (temperature over 101.5 F)
- Signs of dehydration, including a decrease in urination, a dry mouth or throat and feeling dizzy when standing up
- Prolonged vomiting that prevents keeping liquids down. This can lead to dehydration
- Diarrheal illness that lasts more than three days
Bacteria and viruses commonly cause people to get sick from tainted food. This might occur because food factory workers failed to take precautions to ensure a sanitary environment in a food-packing facility. Food handlers who do not wash their hands after using the bathroom or have infections themselves may cause contamination.
If you or a loved one is suffering from food poisoning symptoms, seek medical treatment right away. Then, contact Flager & Associates, PC. We’ll fight for the compensation you need to move forward.
Contact Flager & Associates, PC
Located in Bensalem (across from the Neshaminy Mall), with offices in Philadelphia and New Hope, our law firm proudly serves injury victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
One Northbrook Corporate Center
1210 Northbrook Drive
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 953-5200
Fax: (215) 953-5214
1500 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102