Personal injury law refers to injuries caused by the negligent acts of others. Under this area of the law, the intent is to make the victim whole again so that he or she does not have to face the financial consequences of an injury another party caused. At Berger and Green, we help victims recover financial compensation after being injured by:
- Car accidents
- Bike and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability situations
- Dangerous products
- Subpar medical care
- Other types of accidents that were caused by negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior
If you or a loved one was injured in one of these personal injury situations, contact Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400 to speak with a member of our team. We can explain your rights and how a Dormont, PA personal injury lawyer can assist you with your claim during a free consultation.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Pennsylvania has a unique insurance system that addresses motor vehicle accidents. It is what is called a “choice no-fault” system. You have the option of filing a claim with your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company after an accident. If you are filing against the other driver, you must be able to prove they were negligent.
Examples of the other party’s negligence might include:
- Failing to yield
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Impaired driving
- Inexperienced driving
The compensation you can recover depends on whether you have limited tort or full tort insurance. Our team can help you determine whether you will be eligible for both economic and noneconomic damages.
We can help with truck accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and rideshare accidents.
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Premises liability accidents refer to slips, trips, falls, and other injuries people sustain while on someone else’s property. Property owners have the legal duty to maintain safe properties and to avoid harming their guests. Our lawyers represent clients who are injured in or by:
- Icy sidewalks
- Retail establishments
- Porch and balcony collapses
- Amusement parks
These accidents may cause serious injuries, including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Knee injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
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We handle all types of industrial accidents including:
- Refinery or gas explosions
- Falls from scaffolding and ladders
- Defective equipment or machinery
- Toxic exposure
- Industrial vehicles
- Heavy equipment
- Steel mills
- Coal mining
Workplace injuries typically entitle a person to workers’ compensation benefits. Employees are able to receive medical treatment and partial wage replacement if they sustain a work-related injury or come down with an occupational disease.
In exchange for workers’ compensation benefits, employees are not allowed to sue their employer for their injuries.
While you cannot sue your employer, if you were injured on the job, you may have other options for compensation. If a third party, such as a manufacturer, another party on the premises, or a property owner, caused or contributed to your injuries, you can hold that party liable.
If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation if we can establish the other party’s negligence led to the attack. We can help you fight for medical bills, lost wages, and noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Product liability law identifies the responsibilities of parties involved in the manufacture and sale of products into the marketplace. If these products are defective and cause injury to a consumer, a lawyer can help you identify the parties who are legally responsible for the damages the products caused.
Products may be defective in different ways.
A manufacturing defect is one that involves an error in the manufacturing process that makes a batch of products faulty.
A design defect occurs when the product is inherently dangerous. The danger stems from an issue with the design or concept.
A warning or marketing defect occurs when adequate information is not given to consumers to prevent foreseeable injuries.
Parties that can potentially be held liable for defective products include:
- The manufacturer of the product or individual parts
- The party that assembles the product
- The wholesaler
- The retail store that sells the product
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
If your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, you can seek justice and compensation on their behalf. Signs that your loved one may be being abused or neglected include:
- Increased incidence of falls or fractures, which can indicate anything from obstacles on the floor to a nursing home staff member who is pushing your loved one down
- Presence of bedsores or pressure sores, which may imply that your loved one is not being moved often enough to prevent these injuries
- Unexplained weight loss or signs of malnutrition or dehydration
- Change in personality or a sense of lethargy, which may indicate an overuse of medication
Contact Berger and Green for Help
If you would like to learn more about your legal rights after a personal injury accident, a Dormont personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green is here to help. We can investigate your claim, identify all potential sources of financial recovery, build a robust claim, and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Attorney Green has more than 40 years of experience that he puts to use in his cases to pursue compensation on behalf of his clients. Contact us at (412) 661-1400 to get started on your claim.