If you suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. With the help of a Fox Chapel, PA personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green, you can build a case against a negligent party to obtain compensation to cover your damages via a personal injury lawsuit or an insurance claim.
To learn more, call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400.
We Must Prove the Other Party’s Negligence
According to the American Bar Association (ABA), a typical personal injury case must establish the following elements:
- Duty of care
Duty of care is the legal responsibility that one party has to another.
To establish liability, you must prove the party in question breached their duty of care to you and caused you to suffer injuries. For instance, if a driver was texting and driving and hit your car, causing you to suffer a traumatic injury, you could prove negligence was the direct result of your injuries and overall accident. After we demonstrate that the accident caused your injuries, we will establish that you suffered damages.
If you or a loved one have recently been injured in an accident caused through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Fox Chapel, call (412) 661-1400
Berger and Green Manages All Types of Injury Cases
Personal injury claims can stem from a variety of accidents. We can help you with all types of injury cases, including:
- Animal attacks
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Children’s injuries
- Construction accidents
- Disfigurement injuries
- Electrocution accidents
- Gas explosion accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Products liability
- Sexual abuse
- Surgical errors
- Truck accidents
Even if your type of case is not listed above, get in touch with us to see how we might be able to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
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Recovering Financial Compensation for Your Damages
When you work with a personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green following your free case review, our law firm can begin to consider the monetary value of all your damages. While the value of your case will depend on your injuries and expenses, common damages include:
- Current or future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Limited earning capacity
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damages
- Property damages
We will fight for a fair settlement on your behalf. Berger and Green has over 40 years of experience handling personal injury claims in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. To get started on your personal injury claim, call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400.
Filing Your Claim with Evidence
Be sure that you get started with your case as soon as possible. Per 42 Pa. CSA 5524, you have only two years to file a lawsuit. However, it is important to note that evidence can be lost or destroyed in a much shorter amount of time.
Some of the evidence you might need for your case includes:
- Medical documentation
- Police reports
- Surveillance video
- Witness testimony
Your personal injury claim may require additional evidence to prove negligence, which a personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green can help you identify. We may also help you file related paperwork with agencies, identify the appropriate insurance company to submit your claim to, handle all communications with insurance companies, keep you informed on the status of your case, take your case to court if necessary, and more.
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What Berger and Green Will Do for Your Case
When you enlist the help of the team at Berger and Green, we will handle all the following:
- Identify all liable parties
- Determine a value for your case
- Investigate your injury
- Gather evidence
- Use the evidence we gathered to build a robust case
- Handle communication with all involved parties
- Manage negotiations with the insurance company
- Prepare your case for trial (If the insurer refuses to offer you a fair settlement, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf.)
Learn more about how we can help you during your free consultation.
How You Can Help Your Case
While our team will handle the legal aspects of your case, there are a few things you can do to protect your right to compensation:
Continuing with Your Medical Care
While you should get medical care as soon as possible after your accident, you should also continue attending doctor’s appointments and obeying your doctor’s orders until you have reached maximum medical improvement. This will help protect against accusations that you are contributing to or exaggerating your injuries.
While our team will gather evidence on your behalf, you can help your case by protecting any documents you might have. This could include photos of the accident scene, medical records, medical bills, W2s, pay stubs, and your pain journal.
Watching What You Say to Insurance Companies
Shortly after the accident, you will likely receive a call from the other party’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster will likely ask you to give a recorded statement about the accident. It is very important that you watch what you say during this call as the insurer can use anything you say against you. We recommend that you decline to give this statement and direct any questions to your legal team.
Our Fox Chapel Personal Injury Lawyers Handle Cases with No Upfront Costs
An accident can leave you with serious injuries and no way to make a living. For this reason, we handle cases on a contingency-fee-basis. While we handle your case, you focus on recovering instead of how you will pay for our services.
If your case recovers compensation, we take our attorney’s fees out of the settlement or award. If you do not recover compensation, you do not pay us for our time.
Build Your Personal Injury Case with Berger and Green
At Berger and Green, our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you build your case after you have suffered injuries. While you look to heal from your accident in Fox Chapel, PA, you may be left with expensive medical bills and other related costs. Berger and Green will fight to see you earn the money that is rightfully yours when negligence led to your accident. To learn more about building a personal injury case following your accident, call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400. The initial consultation is free.