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Florida Family Sue Southwest Airlines For Paralysis


While many different injuries can be life-altering, paralysis is perhaps one of the most traumatic examples imaginable. Losing the ability to move one’s body is something most of us try not to imagine, but sadly this is a reality for numerous people throughout the world. The only silver lining is that if this injury occurred because of someone’s negligence, the victims often have the opportunity to sue them and recover a considerable financial settlement. This is exactly what a family in Florida is now trying to achieve.

If you or someone you love has suffered paralysis or any other injury, it makes sense to get in touch with a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience. With help from one of these legal professionals, you can strive for the best possible settlement amount. A settlement is vital for serious injuries like paralysis. Without this level of compensation, you may be completely unable to pay for much-needed medical treatment – as well as missed wages, emotional distress, and much more. 

25-Year-Old Disabled Woman Paralyzed After Questionable Injury 

On February 25th of 2022, it was reported that a woman had been ejected from her wheelchair while boarding a Southwest Airlines flight. The incident took place on the jet bridge, and the fall caused a “catastrophic spinal cord injury.” Due to this injury, her family has now filed a lawsuit against the airline. They claim that the injury was caused by a junction in the jet bridge. In other words, they are saying that a fall hazard or a portion of uneven ground caused this injury. The implication is that Southwest Airlines should have been aware of this hazard, and they should have addressed it before moving the wheelchair towards the plane.

Specifically, the lawsuit states that staff members, Southwest Airlines, and a third-party contractor are guilty of failing to properly “provide wheelchair assistance or instruction” and “train staff.” The lawsuit also alleges that the defendants “failed to warn of hazards or dangers in the jet bridge.”

Will the Plaintiff Win the Lawsuit? 

It’s not clear whether the family has any real chance of winning this lawsuit. However, the staff members pushing the woman’s wheelchair clearly owed her a duty of care. If someone would have tripped and fallen on that jet bridge, they could probably file a lawsuit. The question is whether there is anything unique or different about being thrown from a wheelchair.

Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today 

For help from a skilled Orlando personal injury attorney, look no further than Payer Law. Over the years, we have been assisting numerous injury victims across Florida. We know how serious these injuries can be, and we’re ready to fight for your rights in an effective manner. With our assistance, you can receive the settlement you need and deserve. Remember, internet research can only get you so far – and the statute of limitations can prevent you from suing if you wait too long. For these reasons, it makes sense to book your consultation today.


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