According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for six distinct age groups between the ages of one and 44.
If you or a loved one suffered in an accident or sustained injuries of any kind because of someone else’s action or failure to act, we can help. A Carnegie personal injury lawyer from our team can help you with your injury claim. We might also be able to help with Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income claims if your injuries will keep you out of work for a year or more.
Call Berger and Green to learn more at (412) 661-1400. Our initial consultation is free.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Team Handles
Many victims suffer preventable accidents because of the negligence, inattention, distraction, or wilful recklessness of other parties. If your injury is the result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Some of the types of personal injury claims that we handle include:
Passenger Vehicle Accidents
According to the CDC, vehicle accidents were the second-leading cause of unintentional death in the United States in 2017, only behind accidental poisoning. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are the number one safety issue in American transportation.
A serious car accident can occur if a driver is momentarily distracted, drives under the influence, speeds, or drives recklessly. Road defects, obscure signage, and other road and environmental factors can also contribute to a car accident.
Large commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks and 18-wheelers can cause catastrophic accidents and injuries because of their size and power. When truck owners, service crews, drivers, or operators fail in their duties, they may be held liable for the damages and injuries that result.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
Motorcycles and bicycles do not have the safety features of other vehicles on the road, and their small size can expose the rider to serious harm if they are struck by another vehicle. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are common in motorcycle and bicycle accidents.
Airplane and Train Accidents
Brake failures and unprotected crossings are common causes of railroad accidents. Runway and landing gear issues are common with airplane accidents. If you were involved in an airplane or train accident, you may be able to file a claim for certain damages.
We entrust our loved ones to the care of highly trained professionals, but accidents are frequent in the healthcare services space. From human errors and equipment misuse to drug dosage errors and surgical errors, you may be left with a serious injury if your doctor or care team is not careful or makes mistakes while treating you. If a medical professional failed to uphold their industry’s standard of care and injured you or your loved one, you may have a valid injury case.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home residents can suffer neglect as well as emotional, physical, financial, or sexual abuse when residing in a nursing home. You can seek justice on their behalf by filing a claim against the abuser and the facility.
Road Defect Accidents
Federal, state, and local municipalities are responsible for ensuring safe roads for all. You may be able to sue an official government body or a third-party maintenance contractor for road defects that cause an accident.
If a property owner failed to ensure the safety of their premises and caused an accident or injury, you can hold them liable for your expenses and losses.
Categorizing your personal injury case is important because it can allow you to identify what kinds of evidence are needed to prove damages and what time limits may apply to your case. For a free consultation regarding any of these situations, call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Carnegie, call (412) 661-1400
Types of Injuries We Have Seen
Some injuries we commonly see include:
Brain and Head Injuries
Brain and head injuries are common in vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and medical malpractice. Direct head trauma, internal bleeding, a failure to perform medical tests before a procedure, defective or dangerous equipment, and unsafe work environments are all examples of what can cause a brain or head injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the Mayo Clinic, vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States. They can lead to varying degrees of paralysis, a loss of motor function, and pain, as well as complete incapacitation, high treatment bills, and a loss of earning potential.
Fractures, Broken Bones, and Whiplash
Blunt-force trauma can lead to broken bones and fractures. Whiplash and neck injuries are common in vehicle accidents, especially rear-end collisions.
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Our Commitment to You
Navigating the complexities of medical malpractice, insurance law, and the many administrative and procedural steps involved in personal injury cases can be difficult to manage, especially if you have suffered a serious injury. This is where a Carnegie personal injury lawyer from our team at Berger and Green may be able to help. We focus on personal injury and Social Security Disability, and we service Carnegie and the surrounding areas.
We can help you file and pursue a personal injury claim, so call (412) 661-1400 today to learn more. We can help you apply for benefits and determine what forms of compensation you may be entitled to. Do not hesitate—call now.
The initial consultation is free and we work on a contingency-fee-basis which means you pay nothing upfront and owe us no attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation. Do not let your fear of upfront costs steer you away from hiring legal help. There is no risk when you work with our team.