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Powered Electric Wheelchair Defect Attorney – Accident Injury Lawyer


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Wheelchair defects resulting in serious injuries are a growing concern amongst the elderly and disabled.  The goal of every society should be to care for those who are less fortunate; at the Downtown LA LAw Firm we lice by that philosophy.  You are entitled to compensation for your injuries if you have suffered injuries due to a defective electric wheelchair.  Our Attorney have the expertise and dedication to fight for your right to recovery for your injuries.  If your have been hurt in a wheelchair accident contact us today for a free no cost evaluation of your claim. (888) 649-7166 Common injuries due to defective wheelchair accidents are as follows:
  • Burn Injuries to defective wheelchair fires
  • Electrocutions
  • Broken or Fractured Bones
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Other Head Injuries
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Facial Injuries
  • Internal Bleeding
Types of Powered Electric Wheelchairs leading to injuries: The majority of powered wheelchairs fall into two main categories.  The traditional style: An basic wheelchair adapted by manufacturers for motorized use. And the Platform style, which incorporates a seating system placed atop a mechanized  device.  Other sub types of wheelchair design and construction are as follows: Powered Wheelchairs Designed for Children:  Often, because of their smaller size children are not able to use wheelchairs designed for older adults.  As a result many manufacturers have developed specific designed to suite the size and configuration of smaller body types. Lightweight Powered Wheelchairs:  Such devices are made with lighter construction material including aluminum and titanium.  These vehicles are easier to carry and disassemble if need be.  However such wheelchairs can be prone to defects and damage leading to serious injuries. Other Popular Wheel Chairs Include:
  • Elevated Wheelchairs
  • Standing Wheelchairs
  • Stair Climbing Wheelchairs
  • All Terrain Wheel Chairs
  • Beach Wheelchairs
  • Reclining Wheelchair
  • Tilt in Space Wheelchairs
  • Heavy Duty Power Wheelchairs
  • Rear-wheel Drive Power Wheelchairs

Determining Wheelchair manufacture Liability – Who i Liable for My Injury Claim

According to Product liability Law any entity with the chain of distribution and manufacturing of a defective product may be held liable for injuries sustained to a victim. Such products released in the market would most likely produce general negative public opinion, and the manufacturers could be labeled as frauds. But more than just a product that deviated away from its marketed purpose, there is also the problem of actual harm caused by defective products. This harm can be caused by the actual product itself, or can be the result of faulty manufacturing. Thus defective products can either be an item that is:
    • inherently harmful by itself
    • or made harmful due to production mishaps
Negligence is always the main cause attributed to almost all defective products, and it is of course always aimed at the manufacturers. It is after all, the duty of the distributor to make sure that the products that they are selling won’t have any severe adverse affects, and it is their responsibility to warn people of any mild drawbacks.

Our Recent Settlements

$200,000

Medical Malpractice

$170,000

Medical Malpractice

$300,000

Defective Medical Device

$420,000

Back Injury

$460,000

Back Injury

$125,000

Defective Medical Device

$600,000

Shoulder Injury

$250,000

Back Injury

What compensation can I receive for injuries caused by a defective electric wheelchair

  • Medical Expenses: Medical expenses include all medical bills and costs, including those incurred in the emergency room, hospital visits, doctor visits, MRI testing facility, radiologists, chiropractors, dentists, or any other treating professional that was necessitated as a result of your injury.
  • Future Medical Expenses: Unfortunately, the effects an accident can often be felt for months, years, or even a lifetime after the injury occurred. We will work with doctors and other medical specialist to establish the full amount of any future medical expenses to make sure you are adequately compensated for these damages.
  • Lost Wages: After an accident, you are entitled to any income you lost. Even if you were unemployed before the accident a Personal Injury Lawyer may be able to procure lost wages damages by demonstrating what you could have earned but for your herniated disc injury.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: In addition to current lost wages, victims of car accidents are eligible to receive compensation for future lost wages.
  • Pain and Suffering: A victim of herniated disc injury can further be compensated for mental suffering that could include fright, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or feelings of distress.
California Injured Personal Attorneys representing Victims of wheelchair accident and powered wheelchair defects It is important for your attorney understands the extent of your injuries employs the proper experts to determine whether a design or manufacturing defect was a contributing cause of your injuries. Downtown LA Law Group:  We are a full service plaintiff’s law firm. We are compassionate litigators fighting for the rights of our clients.  Our product liability attorneys van help with your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation or a second opinion. Remember: It is crucial to act quickly before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys regarding your claim: (888) 649-7166 More Information: List of Wheelchair Manufacturers:
  • 21st Century Scientific
  • Alber
  • Amigo Mobility International
  • Balder USA, Inc.
  • Bromc Assitive Technology
  • Convaquip Industries
  • Dalton Medical
  • Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing
  • Falcon Rehabilitation Products
  • Frank Mobility Systems Inc.
  • Gendron, Inc
  • Go-Chair Portable
  • Gowrings Mobility Ltd.
  • Graham-Field Health Products
  • Guardian Aspire Power Wheelchair
  • Hotshot Products
  • Hoveround Corporation
  • Independence Technology, L.L.C.
  • Innovation in Motion
  • Invacare
  • LEVO USA, Inc
  • Karman
  • Meyra
  • Medline
  • Merits Powerbase Wheelchair
  • Orthofab Inc.
  • Permobil USA
  • Pride Mobility USA
  • Redman Power Chair
  • Roscoe Inc.
  • RJ Mobility Ltd
  • Shoprider Healthcare, Inc.
  • Sunrise Medical
  • TEFTEC Corporation
  • Tuffcare, Inc.
  • Zip’r Mobility

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