Bodily Injury Malpractice

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Knafo Law Offices Helps with Bodily Injury Claims in Allentown, PA

Knafo Law Offices represents families in the Lehigh Valley area and across Pennsylvania, using more than a century of combined legal experience to provide knowledgeable insight and skilled representation in these complex claims. When a loved one is injured in an accident, they may be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys in Allentown understand the nuances of bodily injury malpractice and explain common types of malpractice to help you navigate this difficult season.

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Bodily Injury Liability in Allentown, PA

Coma Malpractice - The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) defines a coma as “a profound or deep state of unconsciousness.” A person who is in a coma is alive but is unable to move, think, or respond to the environment. Coma patients retain non-cognitive function and normal sleep patterns but are not aware of their surroundings. Comas rarely last longer than 2 to 4 weeks, and a patient who comes out of a coma will typically require some time to recover. Some patients will not regain more than basic functions, while others will make full recoveries.

Comas are caused by injury to the brain, which may come from various sources:

  • Head trauma sustained in an accident
  • Infection affecting the brain
  • Medication or drug overdose
  • Stroke
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Near drowning
  • Brain tumor
  • Seizures
  • Exposure to toxins

Concussion Injuries

A concussion is a serious type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when a blow to the head or body causes the head to move back and forth rapidly and suddenly. The brain then moves within the skull in a bouncing or twisting motion. A concussion is characterized by a temporary loss of normal brain function, and a person who sustains a concussion may experience the following side effects:

  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Short term memory loss
  • Irritability or anxiety

Types of Burn Injuries

Because burns have various causes and may range in severity, it is important to identify the specific cause and therefore who is liable. It can be helpful to understand the different types and common causes of burns.

There are three primary categories of burns:

  • First Degree Burns: affecting only the outer layer of the skin. A slight sunburn is an example of this type of burn injury.
  • Second Degree Burns: affecting the outer layer of the skin and the layer underneath. Contact with a hot pan in the kitchen may cause this type of burn.
  • Third Degree Burns: affecting the deepest layer of skin and the tissues underneath. This is the most severe type of burn injury and may even result in nerve damage, muscle damage, and other significant harm. Contact with fire or electricity may cause third degree burns.

Broken Bone Injuries

When serious injuries occur and bones are fractured or broken, it is important to make sure you have the money you need for medical bills and to cover lost earnings while you are out of work. Knafo Law Offices can help.

The following are several examples of potential liability in broken bone injury claims:

  • A drunk driver who causes a motorcycle accident
  • A driver who is texting and strikes a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
  • A truck driver who is overtired and causes a multi-vehicle collision.
  • The manufacturer of a tire that blows out on the road and causes an accident.
  • The owner of a retail store that fails to clean up a spill on the floor, causing a customer to slip and fall.
  • The owner of an office building that fails to repair faulty stairs, causing a serious fall.
  • The owner of a dog that knocks someone to the ground.

Whiplash Neck Injury

Slip and fall accidents, falls from heights, and auto accidents are all potential causes of neck injuries. Auto accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, which is a neck injury characterized by pain, numbness, and limited motion affecting the neck, shoulder, arm, and hand. Depending on the severity of a neck injury, one may be unable to work for an extended time.

An Allentown neck injury lawyer at our firm may be able to help with a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim involving:

  • Construction site falls
  • Neck strain caused by overexertion
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Improper treatment of a neck injury
  • Misdiagnosis of whiplash
  • Workplace accidents

Paralysis Injuries

Paralysis is a medical condition characterized by a loss of muscle function in a part of the body. It may be partial or total and may affect one side or region of the body or both sides of the body. It can affect a small or large area of the body. A person suffering from paralysis may have no feeling or ability to control the affected part of the body, depending on the severity of the condition. When paralysis affects the lower half of the body, including both legs, this is called paraplegia. When paralysis affects the entire body below the neck, this is called quadriplegia.

Scarring Injuries

For many accident victims, a scar is a permanent reminder of what they experienced. Depending on its location, a scar can affect one’s self esteem and can lead to introversion or other psychological issues. Although they can have a detrimental impact on a victim, scars are the marks of a survivor. You may have experienced serious injuries, but you survived. Now is the time to rebuild and move on as much as you can.

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  • Wrongful Death $15.2 Million

    Wrongful death case ended in a verdict of over $15 million dollars.

  • Motorcycle Accident $7.25 Million

    Using mediation after a motorcycle accident, $7,250,000 was awarded.

  • Medical Malpractice $4.1 Million

    Secured a settlement of over $4 million dollars after medical malpractice occurred.

  • Negligent Trucker $3 Million

    Secured a $3 million dollar settlement for client involving a negligent truck driver.

  • Workers' Compensation $2.9 Million

    $2.9 million dollar settlement involving a workers' compensation case.

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