You might be able to go after damages if someone else’s negligence caused you to get hurt, and an Avalon personal injury lawyer may be able to help. At Berger and Green, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You do not have to pay upfront legal fees because we get paid out of the settlement proceeds or the award at the end of the matter.
You do not have to take on the other party and their insurance company on your own. When you have a severe injury, you should be able to focus on getting better, not navigating through an insurance claim and potential litigation.
We offer free initial consultations. You can call us today at (412) 661-1400 for a no-cost case evaluation.
Our Practice Areas in Avalon
We handle numerous types of personal injury claims in Avalon. Here are some examples of situations in which we help people:
Whether your crash involved another car, a truck, a pedestrian, or cyclist, you might be eligible to pursue compensation for your losses if you got hurt because of someone else’s negligence.
Dangerous Prescription Drugs and Defective Medical Products
Medications and medical devices are supposed to improve a person’s health. When these things cause harm, the patient might be able to seek money damages from the manufacturer, distributor, doctor, or pharmacist.
Construction and Scaffolding Accidents
If you suffered injuries in a construction or scaffolding accident, you may be entitled to compensation. This is true even if you were working on the site or a bystander who suffered injuries.
People can get exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes in a commercial or residential setting. Asbestosis, benzene exposure, and silicosis can result. When hazardous chemicals like solvents, acids, and caustic substances do not have sufficient packaging, instructions, and warnings to keep people safe, the injuries can include scars, internal and external burns, disfigurement, brain damage, and even death.
Boat, Train, Bus, and Airplane Accidents
The large corporations that own and operate these modes of transportation have liability insurance carriers who can send aggressive claim adjusters to pressure injured people or the families of the deceased to accept lowball settlements.
Nursing Home Accidents, Abuse, or Neglect
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), elder abuse in long-term care centers is a serious problem that continues to grow. If your loved one got hurt in a nursing home because of substandard care, neglect, abuse, medication errors, assault, or falls, you might be able to hold the long-term care facility responsible.
You might have a claim for damages if the poor design, lack of instructions or warnings, or defective manufacturing of a product caused you to sustain an injury.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If a property owner knew about a dangerous condition and did not take reasonable measures to fix the problem, warn people, or prevent injuries, and someone suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident as a result, the owner could be liable. Slip and fall accidents can happen on commercial or residential property.
A health care provider can be responsible for the harm they cause to patients as a result of substandard medical care. Doctors and other medical professionals, as well as hospitals and other health care facilities, can be the subject of medical malpractice claims.
We might be able to go after statutory compensation for the legal beneficiaries if your close relative died because of someone else’s wrongful act. The wrongful act can be carelessness or an intentional act.
These are merely a few examples of the many types of personal injury cases that we handle. If your situation is not listed above, please feel free to call our office at (412) 661-1400 to find out if an Avalon personal injury lawyer from our team may be able to help you.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Avalon, call (412) 661-1400
Compensation You Can Recover for Your Avalon Personal Injury Claim
We cannot say how much compensation you might be able to seek for your Avalon personal injury case until we talk with you and investigate your situation. The damages in every case are different. Even if two people get hurt in the same accident, their injuries and losses can be quite different from each other. The amount that you can pursue will depend on the facts of your case.
Some of the common types of money damages we may recover for our clients include:
- Lost wages, to compensate for the unpaid time you missed from work because of the accident, your injuries, and recuperation time.
- Diminished earning capacity, if you can no longer make as much money as before because of your injuries.
- Medical expenses, for the reasonable costs of the treatment you needed for your injuries. This category can include things like the ambulance, emergency room, hospital, doctors, prescription drugs, X-rays, blood transfusions, surgery, and physical therapy.
- Intangible items, which means that these things typically do not come with paperwork like receipts or invoices that readily measure their value in terms of dollars. Disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and pain and suffering are some examples of intangible losses in personal injury cases.
You might not have experienced all of these losses. Sometimes people have additional types of money damages.
Avalon Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me (412) 661-1400
Working with an Avalon Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Claim
A lawyer can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that could reduce the value of your claim or rob you of the right to pursue compensation for your injuries.
For example, according to 42 Pa.C.S. § 5524 of the Pennsylvania statutes, you only have a short time to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you miss the deadline, our state statutes could prevent you from holding the negligent person responsible for your losses. If the insurance claim adjuster drags out the investigation and negotiations with you, you could miss the deadline.
You can call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400 for a free consultation. There is no obligation.