At some point, you or someone you love may suffer devastating harm or injuries as a result of the reckless and/or negligent actions of others. We can help hold them accountable for covering the costs of your pain and suffering as well as the costs to treat your injuries.
For most of the several million guests that visit amusement parks across the United States each year, their visits are enjoyable ones. For those that are injured, however, the results can be life changing. These accidents, particularly those on rollercoasters, have the potential to cause life-threatening injuries.
Amusement park accidents may be caused by negligence on the part of park personnel or a guest of the park or may be due to poor maintenance of a ride. Some incidents can also be traced to defects in the rides themselves or the safety equipment on the rides (such as safety belts or bars) that are meant to keep guests safe.
Severe lacerations or contusions, amputation, broken bones, head trauma and spinal cord injuries are just a few of the serious injuries that may be sustained in a theme park accident. Other problems include medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. Our job is to help you recover the maximum financial compensation possible. Call for your free consultation. John J. Branigan Law Offices, 215-592-9010.
Children delight in a bounce house at birthday parties and other social functions. Unfortunately, children can be seriously hurt when they fall inside of or outside of a bounce house, or collide with other children.
The combination of a crowded bounce house, wild antics or simply landing wrong can make a favorite party amusement a house of horrors. Despite warnings against overloading bounce houses or allowing young children to bounce with older ones, these instructions are often disregarded. There are several parties that could be responsible for injuries:
No matter whom you believe was at fault, you should secure legal representation immediately to fight for the compensation and justice you and your family deserve. Call the John J. Branigan Law Offices at 215-592-9010 for your free consultation.
If you are suffering from a back injury, the pain can be debilitating and excruciating. Typically, you will need to undergo chiropractic work, medical examinations, take medications, and attend physical therapy to try and strengthen your back again. Even then, this does not always work. Back paincan be the symptom of a disease, caused by whiplash from a car accident, the result of a pulled or strained muscle, or the result of a fall that warped the spinal cord.
Some back injuries may have grounds for a lawsuit, while others do not. After heading to the doctor for a diagnosis, you should meet with a personal injury lawyer near you to get more information about back injuries and determine if you have a case.
Whether your back injury is due to a premises liability injury, a car accident, a medical malpractice incident, a workplace accident, or another situation, you need to contact a lawyer at the John J. Branigan Law Offices today! 215-592-9010
The birth of a child should be among life’s happiest and most enduring events. Unfortunately, however, birth can also be traumatic due to physician or medical personnel error during the course of the pregnancy or the actual birth process. The results can be horrific for both the child and its family. We are committed to securing you the compensation necessary to provide for the medical needs of a child injured during labor and delivery.
Some birth injuries may be readily apparent; however, other types of birth injuries may not be diagnosed until an infant is evaluated by a specialist. The following diagnoses may be indicative of physician or hospital negligence and merit further evaluation:
We at John Branigan Law Offices can help evaluate your child's birth injury case whether it occurred in a hospital in a small town or a large medical center in a city. Call us today, 215-592-9010, for your free consultation.
A traumatic brain injury, known as a TBI, is often caused by a sudden or serious impact to a person’s head. While many of these injuries are the result of accidents or a person’s own actions, far too many are because of other, reckless people.
Traumatic brain injuries can take many forms, affecting victims in a variety of different ways. Several of the most frequently reported traumatic brain injuries include:
Combating the effects of a brain injury can be difficult, both physically and financially. These brain injuries often cause physical dependence on others, or the inability to return to your job or live the same life you previously did. You might be facing not only medical costs but also lost wages. We at John Branigan Law Offices believe that you should not have to face the effects of someone else’s negligence unassisted. If someone else has caused you or a loved one a traumatic brain injury, speak with us about taking legal action by calling the John J. Branigan Law offices at 215-592-9010.
People can break a bone in almost any situation. Some breaks are serious, requiring corrective surgery. Others are minor and will require only a splint or slingfor a small amount of time. If your injury could have been prevented by another individual or company, then you should not hesitate to seek compensation from that party. While there is a difference between a break and a fracture, both can be grounds for a lawsuit. A fracture is considered a break in the bone where the actual bone is cracked. A compound fracture is a break where the bone punctures the skin. These types of fractures often require emergency surgery.
Broken bone and fracture incidents can happen because of a vehicle accident or a slip and fall case. Or you can sue for premises liability if the accident could have been prevented by carful and a cautious homeowner or store operator. Call John J. Branigan Law Offices today at 215-592-9010 to get a free consultation on your case.
Common types of burn injuries include burns caused by fire, boiling liquid, heat, and even exposure to the sun. Depending on the severity of the burn, the physical impairments caused can be both long-lasting and life-altering. Accordingly, the compensation that you are awarded for your injury depends, in part, on the severity of your injuries. Serious burn injuries often results in the formation of severe scar tissue.
As part of your legal case, it will be important to identify your burn injuries – and the consequences that resulted from them. Doing so will provide your claim with the substantial evidence that it needs to be successful in yielding the compensation that you deserve. Some of the most common consequences of serious burn injuries / scar tissue formation / scarring are as follows:
There can be other consequences associated with burn injuries, also, and as such, other ways to approach the matter from a legal standpoint. The most effective method of action you can take at this time is to align yourself with a personal injury lawyer from the John J. Branigan Law Offices. Under our direction you can rest assured that a committed team is working on your behalf. Call now to schedule your free consultation. 215-592-9010
Handling injury cases can become especially complex when the injury is deemed to be "catastrophic." This refers to an injury that is more than just a minor scrape or a bruise. Catastrophic injuries often will completely alter the life of the victim—resulting in the need for lifelong medical treatment. Often the victims of catastrophic injuries will no longer be able to work, but will still be saddled with exorbitant medical bills.
It is therefore crucial that justice is sought and fair compensation is gained. At the John J. Branigan Law Offices, we are dedicated to the rights of our clients. We take a comprehensive approach to each catastrophic injury case—looking for compensation that will not only cover immediate expenses, but also look into the future. We believe compensation should be made for the past, present, and future. You can trust that we will do everything possible to see that justice is obtained. Call 215-592-9010 today for your free consultation.
There are no feelings worse for a parent than when your child suffers an injury due to the negligence of another party. Both the immediate and long-term impact of an incident must be considered in all personal injury and medical negligence cases involving children. In cases involving common childhood injuries such as fractures or closed head injuries, it is crucial that the injuries be assessed to determine their future impact on the child as he or she matures into adulthood.
Long term ramifications of injuries on the growth, development and mental well being of children are often overlooked. It is our goal to detect and assess all of the current and potential complications that result from each injury and could manifest themselves later on in life.
We work to secure the most favorable resolution with the understanding that the compensation we recover may be necessary to compensate the child for the remainder of his or her life. Call John J. Branigan Law Offices today at 215-592-9010 for your free consultation.
Choking occurs when an individual is not able to breathe because of a blockage in the upper airway of the throat, and the victim cannot get the oxygen necessary to sustain his or her body. Sometimes a person can simply cough until the object is removed and breathing is normal again.
Unfortunately, total blockage of the airway for an extended amount of time can actually lead to brain damage, serious injuries, or death. When someone is choking with a completely blocked airway for four to six minutes, then the brain will begin to die. In as little as 10 minutes, a choking victim can suffer irreversible brain damage if his or her lungs remain blocked.
Most often, choking happens when food blocks the airway at a meal. However, a person may have a disability that makes it hard for him or her to swallow. People with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or Cerebral Palsy may have difficulty chewing their food. Also, elderly people and children may have choking issues with large pieces of food. People drinking alcohol or taking drugs, can also diminish their ability to swallow properly.
If you or a family member have been the victim of a choking episode, contact John J. Branigan Law Offices at 215-592-9010 as soon as possible. Whether you have a wrongful death case or a personal injury case on your hands, if someone else is at fault for the accident you have the right to seek compensation. Call now for your free consultation.
There are few injuries as catastrophically damaging as the loss of limb in an accident. While the loss of limb is traumatic enough, complications can cause even more problems. For example, the initial blood loss can lead to shock, where the body is not getting enough blood flow, which can lead to blue lips, chest pain, dizziness, rapid and weak pulse, or even unconsciousness. Other complications could include:
In cases of limb loss, the victim often needs prosthetics, as well as extensive therapy.Rehabilitation after suffering from the loss of limb is slow and requires several steps with constant evaluation. Patients are evaluated for would healing, taught how to manage pain, helped to regain motion and strength, and then moved to fitting for a prosthetic and trained in how to use one. The goal is the patients' long-term success. There is also the need for emotional therapy to deal with the sudden and traumatic loss of limb. For many amputee victims, it can be difficult to deal with the psychological trauma; with qualified and trained professionals, they can help to address these issues and work through the natural grieving process.
If you or a loved one has suffered from the traumatic loss of limb, it is extremely important that you waste no time in getting a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer involved. At John J. Branigan Law Offices, we know just how difficult it can be in the wake of such an incident and we are committed to the success of those that we work with. Call 215-592-9010 for your free consultation.
Without a functioning spinal cord, a person is unable to move his/her extremities or any other part of the body that is located below the injured area of the spinal cord. While advances in medicine have aimed to find a cure for paralysis spinal cord injuries are still regarded as a permanently debilitating injury.
These types of injuries often occur as the result of trauma, such as a vehicle accident or construction accident. Other instances of spinal injury can stem from medical malpractice, medical conditions, and criminal negligence, such as a firearm accident. No matter what the main cause of your spinal injury may be, you should immediately talk to an attorney at John J. Branigan Law Offices to determine if you have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Call 215-592-9010 for your free consultation today!