When a serious car crash or slip-and-fall accident results in a head injury, paralysis or any other type of catastrophic injury, victims and their families often realize that someone else’s negligence has caused them great harm. Personal injury law provides a way to hold people, businesses and organizations accountable when carelessness or neglect causes injuries or deaths.
Providing An Integrated Approach To Injury Cases In Erie
At the Quinn Law Firm, our injury lawyers have decades of experience helping personal injury victims throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania. We take an integrated approach to the practice of personal injury law when representing catastrophic injury victims such as those who suffer from injuries, including:
- Head injuries (traumatic brain injury)
- Spinal cord injuries (paraplegia or quadriplegia)
- Loss of sight (acquired blindness)
- Loss of hearing (including impaired hearing from noise in the workplace)
While no amount of money can ever repay you for what you have lost, the intent of a personal injury lawsuit is to ensure that your medical needs and structural support (including ramps and wheelchairs, home remodeling and special transportation) are provided for the rest of your life.
Maximizing The Benefits Our Clients Can Secure
Our dedication to the well-being of our clients does not end with a verdict or settlement. Our clients benefit from our integrated approach that includes estate planning and tax law advice in order to create ways to maximize their awards. Our traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury clients are encouraged to spend time with our estate planning and tax law attorneys to talk about special needs trusts and other safeguards that will make their settlements and verdict awards last as long as they are meant to.
Medicaid And Medicare May Affect Your Recovery Award
Detailed regulations involving Medicaid and Medicare benefits may make such planning complex, and we take our role as advocate seriously enough to make every attempt to protect our clients’ best interests after a head injury or other serious injury. We advise our clients who receive personal injury verdicts and settlements about ways to minimize the impact of those funds on Medicare or Medicaid benefits.
We will take every precaution to protect your rights and long-term well-being using all the resources of our firm.
We also recognize that the nature of a head injury may make it difficult for the victim to devote the necessary focused attention to this type of long-range planning. When a spouse or other close family member tells us that a brain injury victim’s personality has changed dramatically, we recommend steps such as appointing a guardian if that is appropriate.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
To arrange a free consultation with a lawyer at the Quinn Law Firm, send us an email or call us in Erie at 814-806-2518 or toll free from your location elsewhere in the state at 866-641-8996. We are dedicated to providing you peace of mind about your financial and physical future.