A personal injury incident is simply any kind of accident involving an injured party and a negligent party. However, resolving a personal injury case is not so simple. The injured party will have to identify all of their claimable damages, build their claim against the other party, and negotiate their settlement with the insurer, which can be very complicated.
A Farrell, PA personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green can take care of everything for you in your case while you focus on other matters, like your recovery. During a free consultation, we will give you a better idea of what your lawyer can do for you.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Firm Handles
The personal injury attorneys from our firm resolve personal injury cases for clients. These cases can involve any injury, negligence, or initial personal injury incident. Such an incident could be a:
- Car accident
- Commercial truck accident
- Bike accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Construction incident
- Dangerous premises accident
- Dangerous product incident
- Nursing home abuse incident
Our lawyers also handle cases involving loss of life. Lawyers that handle these cases are wrongful death lawyers. So if you have a wrongful death case, we can provide a wrongful death lawyer for you.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Farrell, call 412-661-1400
What Damages Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Obtain?
Depending on your particular type of case, a lawyer from our firm can collect certain financial, physical, and mental damages you suffered and incurred. Your lawyer may also be able to collect some damages for your close family members. You can be sure your lawyer will fight for all of your damages related to the incident.
Your lawyer may be able to obtain such damages as:
- The cost of the repair or replacement of any damaged or destroyed property
- The costs of the immediate medical services you needed
- The costs of any further medical services you need
- Lost income during your recovery
- The pain you have been experiencing
- Any impairment or disability you are experiencing
- Mental anguish
- The cost of a funeral if you lost a loved one in an accident
- Loss of companionship if you lost a loved one
- Loss of consortium
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How Can an Attorney Help with My Personal Injury Claim?
Once your attorney accepts your personal injury case, they accept every task involved in resolving it. You will not have to worry about anything at all. Your lawyer will take care of all of the following and all related tasks:
Establishing Your Claimable, Compensable Damages
You may have already identified many of your damages. However, you may not have identified many other damages, such as lost work benefits. Your lawyer can help you establish all the tangible and intangible damages you can claim and be compensated for. Then, your lawyer will list them in your personal injury claim or lawsuit to establish your damages with the insurance company.
Something else they will do for you is to determine the monetary value of your intangible damages, like your physical pain. This will help validate these damages with the insurer and convince them to compensate you fairly. Again, your attorney will use a valuation method most insurers recognize and approve of.
Finally, to fully establish the validity and value of your damages, your lawyer will need evidence of your damages, such as an estimate of the cost of repairing your vehicle.
Establishing Liability for Your Damages
You may be convinced a particular party is liable for your damages. You might be correct, but another party could be liable or share liability. Your lawyer can help identify which party (or parties) is liable in your case and who the party is. To do this, they will seek out evidence of liability, which could be a statement from a witness or any security camera footage of the incident.
To fully establish the other party’s liability for your damages, they will also have to show how:
- The party owed you a duty of care
- The party breached that duty
- The breach of duty led to the incident
- The incident led to damages
Negotiating for Your Damages
Negotiating with an insurer can be very complicated. Your personal injury attorney will explain your damages to the insurer, prove the other party is liable, and ask the insurer to settle your case in good faith. Unfortunately, the insurer may not be interested in agreeing to a settlement or might act in bad faith, such as by diminishing your damages. In response, your lawyer can then file a personal injury lawsuit.
Pennsylvania Law Limits Your Time to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
In Pennsylvania, a statute of limitations applies to personal injury cases. This statute (Pa. C.S.A. § 5524) states that claimants have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit from the date of a personal injury incident. Your lawyer can help you meet this deadline.
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Our Personal Injury Lawyers Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Our personal injury attorneys charge clients on a contingency-fee basis. This means we will not charge you anything unless we recover compensation for you.
The attorneys from our firm take on personal injury cases only, so they understand personal injury law very well. These attorneys have managed tens of thousands of cases, giving them a great deal of experience, and have achieved great success with their cases. You can be confident in our team and our firm.
You can be sure your attorney will know precisely how to manage your personal injury case. Your attorney will strive to make your case another one of our many success stories.
Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm to Get Started Today
If you want to learn more about how a Farrell, PA, personal injury lawyer can help you resolve your case, connect with our firm. We can consult with you for free. We will also review your case with you and advise you of your legal options. We can help regardless of what kind of accident you were involved in.
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