After an accident that has caused you severe injuries, you can recover compensation to help recover your physical and emotional health. Berger and Green can help you overcome financial hurdles as you continue to accrue medical bills and you are unable to work.
A legal claim for compensation against those whose negligence has hurt you can help ease some of those pressures. A Crawford County personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green can handle legal matters on your behalf, which gives you more time to focus on what is important: your health and mental wellbeing.
Navigating personal injury claims can be challenging. Berger and Green can answer your questions about your legal rights, compensation for your injuries, insurance claims, and legal procedures. The lawyers of Berger and Green can also guide you throughout the legal process. Call our office at (412) 661-1400 to get started on your personal injury claim.
Berger and Green Can Help with Your Personal Injury Case
State personal injury laws exist to help injured people recover compensation from those who have harmed or wronged them. When others are at fault for causing an accident that injuries someone, that person may have a valid personal injury claim under Pennsylvania law.
While there are different types of personal injury cases, they all rest on the legal theory of negligence. People or companies may be negligent if they act in a way that falls below the level of care that a reasonable party would exercise in the same situation.
Negligence is careless or reckless behavior that fails to safeguard others from harm and results in injuries.
To prove that negligence has occurred, Berger and Green can help you show evidence that the person responsible for causing the accident owed you a legal duty of care.
For example, all drivers owe others a duty of care to drive safely and obey the rules of the road. Business owners have a duty to keep their stores or offices free from hazards or dangerous conditions that might harm others.
When parties cause an accident or fail to remedy a condition that leads to harm, they violate their duties of care. If their violations directly lead to harm to others, who then suffer damages, negligence likely has occurred.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Personal injury claims can result from various situations that result in injuries to others. The injured parties may have a valid legal claim against the responsible parties if they show proof of negligence.
Some of the personal injury claims Berger and Green handle include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
Not every accident leads to a personal injury claim. However, these are common incidents that collectively make up the bulk of personal injury claims. A Crawford County personal injury lawyer from our team can assess your situation and determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim against one or more parties.
Call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400 for help with your case.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Crawford County, call 412-661-1400
Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Claims
Generally, you have a limited time to file lawsuits. These deadlines or statutes of limitation are different in each state and may be different according to the type of lawsuit filed.
As a result, injury victims only have a limited timeframe in which they can file their personal injury claims. Under PA CSA §5524, injured parties have two years from the date of the accidents that caused their injuries to formally file their personal injury claims in Pennsylvania court.
Due to this statute of limitations, it can be helpful for you to seek legal assistance about your situation as quickly as possible. Taking immediate action to get legal advice can ensure that we have sufficient time to investigate and evaluate your potential claims, as well as gather the evidence necessary to support your claim.
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Comparative Negligence and Personal Injury Claims
When another party is clearly negligent and responsible for causing your injuries in an accident, you likely have a personal injury claim. However, in many situations, liability is not so clear.
Some accidents also may involve multiple parties who share liability. In some cases, injury victims may even be partially at fault for causing an accident. However, Berger and Green can still help you recover compensation, even if you’re partially liable for the accident.
PA CSA §7102 contains the modified comparative negligence law that applies to situations such as these. Under this statute, as long as injury victims are 50% or less at fault for the accident, they still can pursue other negligent parties for compensation for their losses.
When injury victims are partly at fault for their injuries, the maximum amount of damages that they can seek decreases according to their percentage of fault for causing the accident. For example, if an injury victim has $60,000 in total damages but is 50% at fault for the accident, the most that the victim could receive in compensation would be $30,000.
Contact Us Today for Legal Advice
Recovering from injuries can be more challenging when you also are trying to juggle medical bills, insurance claims, and legal matters. A Crawford County personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green can remove some of these burdens and make it easier for you to concentrate your efforts on getting well.
Call (412) 661-1400 to reach Berger and Green and learn more about whether you have a legal claim for compensation following your accident.