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A broken finger may not seem like a life-altering injury, but for someone in a wheelchair, this affects their entire day-to-day life.
Rebecca Graham is a personal injury attorney and managing partner of Maxwell Graham based in Issaquah, Washington. In this video, she explains how she helped a man who used a wheelchair who broke a finger when he was injured in a bus accident.
To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-0042 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
Graham tells the story of a man who was paralyzed as a child, went on to have a full and happy life, and then broke his finger when a bus he was riding came to a sudden stop, significantly affecting his ability to move in his manual wheelchair. Although a sudden stop may seem like no reason to file a lawsuit, this man’s life was seriously impacted.
If you were injured in what might be considered a minor incident but are experiencing significant negative impacts to your daily life as a result of special circumstances surrounding your case, contact an attorney. You may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.
A common misconception about personal injury claims is that you can only be compensated for the cost of your medical care. However, as we see in the case of Graham’s story about her client injured on a bus, your attorney may seek compensation to cover all kinds of damages, which can include past and future medical bills, lost wages, inability to continue to work in your field as you did before the injury, pain, suffering, and more. Graham was able to recover enough money for her client to pay his medical bills, a new electric wheelchair, and to replace that wheelchair every 7 to 10 years for the rest of his life.
If you wait to open a case regarding your injury, you may find that the statute of limitations for the accident has already ended. It’s also important to seek medical care right away, even for what seem like minor injuries, so that your attorney can use the records if you decide to pursue legal recourse in the future.
Not sure if you have a valid claim? Good news: personal injury attorneys offer free consultations, so you can learn about your legal rights for no charge. Injury attorneys also charge no fees out of pocket: you will only owe attorney fees if you pursue a claim that is ultimately successful. Otherwise, the attorney covers the costs of the case.
To learn more, contact Rebecca Graham directly by calling 888-981-0042 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
He just had this tremendous story. He was born in Africa. And when he was a child, like 2 years old, his aunt who was caring for him, kind of like an older cousin, climbed up in a tree and he fell out and he was paralyzed. He came to America, got married, had children, all in a wheelchair. He was not the kind of guy who just wanted to let life get to him. One day he’s on a metro bus and a car pulled out in front of the bus and the bus had to stop suddenly. Even though he wasn’t very badly injured or didn’t seem was very badly injured, he had broken his finger and his wheelchair was a manual wheelchair. And so he had to use his hands to propel the wheelchair forward. But he was having a tougher and tougher time doing that with his broken finger. So we took his case. We filed suit that next day, preserved the statute, you call it. And then we proceeded to work up his case and eventually we recovered enough money for him that he and his family won. He was able to buy an electric wheelchair and also have the funds to be able to buy and replace that wheelchair every 7 to 10 years for the rest of his life.
Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.
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