Get Compensation with Greensburg Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love suffered an injury in Greensburg, PA, you could be owed thousands of dollars or more in compensation. A Greensburg, PA, personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green can help you get fairly compensated for your medical expenses, time away from work, pain and suffering, and inconvenience. For more than four decades, our attorneys have helped injured victims in Greensburg collect the compensation they deserve.
At Berger and Green, we believe in getting results for our clients, something that our track record reflects clearly. We are so confident in our abilities that we never charge our clients a fee until we win money for them. You can receive a free case evaluation from a member of our staff and learn what we can do for you. To get started today, call Berger and Green.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Greensburg, call 412-661-1400
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas in Greensburg, PA
Our personal injury lawyers have helped many car accident victims in Greensburg and throughout West Moreland County recover damages from the other driver or drivers and their insurers.
No matter how your accident occurred, or who you believe or were told was at fault, you owe it to yourself to speak to an attorney at Berger and Green and find out whether you are eligible to receive substantial money for your injuries and property damage.
Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers cause some of the most devastating, destructive accidents on the road. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were over 7,000 truck accidents in 2017. It is not because truck drivers are any less skilled than other motorists but because trucks are so much larger and more powerful than other vehicles on the road.
Another unique aspect of truck accidents is that parties other than the truck driver are often liable—specifically, the trucking company that employs the driver. We can use Pennsylvania’s vicarious liability laws and federal laws to pursue the trucking company for damage and help you recover substantial compensation.
Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity over the last five years, to the point where many young drivers are avoiding getting cars of their own because they prefer to take Uber.
Unfortunately, along with the rise of ridesharing has come a substantial increase in accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers. These collisions can be complicated to litigate, as the insurance situation is not always clear. While Uber and Lyft provide drivers with specific required policies, these policies are filled with loopholes and restrictions.
If you were involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, Berger and Green can help you collect the compensation you deserve from all liable parties.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall injuries are often the responsibility of the owner or manager of the property where the accident occurred. Pennsylvania has premises liability laws that hold property owners accountable when hazardous conditions cause injuries to guests.
If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property—whether that property was residential, commercial, or government-owned—the Berger and Green team will investigate, determine who was liable and gather evidence showing that the responsible party did not uphold their duties under the state’s premises liability laws.
Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, and very deadly gas. It can leak into your home as a result of faulty generators, gas-powered furnaces or ovens, and other appliances. If exposed for too long in an enclosed area, a person can die from carbon monoxide. Even if the person escapes death, the gas can cause long-term injury.
If you or someone you love suffered exposure to carbon monoxide because of a faulty product, or because of a landlord who did not perform proper maintenance, Berger and Green can pursue a claim against the responsible party—including one for wrongful death, if applicable.
We hold manufacturers liable when defects in their products cause injuries to our clients and their loved ones. To win compensation in a product liability claim, we do not have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent in producing, marketing, or selling the product in question.
We only have to demonstrate that the product was unreasonably dangerous, that you were using the product for its intended purpose at the time of the malfunction, and that you did not materially alter it from the form in which you purchased it.
If you or your loved one was hurt in a motorcycle accident, we will go after the driver who hit you and their insurance company for the full damages to which the law entitles you.
Our practice spans dozens of personal injury areas, so if you do not see your specific type of injury listed above, there is a good chance we can still help you recover compensation. We want to hear from you and learn about your situation. Call Berger and Green today for a free case evaluation.
Greensburg Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me 412-661-1400
Berger and Green Fights for Fair Compensation
A Greensburg, PA, personal injury lawyer will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. We pursue money to cover your economic as well as your non-economic losses. You may be eligible to get paid for the following damages and more:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Westmoreland County Personal Injury Lawyer
The State of Pennsylvania affords legal protections to individuals who suffer serious or fatal injuries in accidents. If you or a loved one were harmed because of another person or entity’s careless or negligent actions, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.
No matter if your injuries stem from a slip and fall accident, defective product, or car accident, a personal injury lawyer serving Westmoreland County at the Law Offices of Berger and Green can help you hold the responsible party financially liable for your injury-related expenses and other damages. If you would like us to review your case at no cost or obligation to you, we invite you to call us today.
Our personal injury lawyers in Westmoreland, PA, understand a serious or catastrophic personal injury can lead to dire financial circumstances, especially when you are the primary earner of the family. For this reason, it is imperative you take legal action quickly. Let us protect your rights and ensure you receive a fair and full settlement while you focus on your recovery and rehabilitation.
What Do I Need to Know About the Pennsylvania Personal Injury Process?
In the vast majority of personal injury cases, the process begins with the injured party filing an insurance claim. You will need to identify the person responsible for your injuries and find out the insurance company that provides his/her homeowner’s, business, or auto liability coverage. Once you file a claim, you will need to provide evidence to show that s/he caused your injuries.
Most personal injury cases hinge on the ability to prove the at-fault party was negligent. Demonstrating negligence requires meeting four elements:
- They had a duty of care to prevent you from suffering injuries. (Duty)
- They failed in upholding this duty. (Negligence)
- This failure caused an accident. (Causation)
- You suffered actual physical, mental, or financial injuries. (Injury and Damages)
Of course, proving negligence requires substantial evidence. Berger and Green can play a critical role in collecting this evidence and building a strong case. While this evidence varies from case to case, common types of proof include:
- Police or incident reports
- Video of the incident
- Pictures of the scene
- Eyewitness statements
- Your medical records
- Documentation of your injuries
- Expert testimony
In most cases, insurance companies examine the evidence and offer a settlement. Our personal injury attorneys covering Westmoreland, PA, are often able to negotiate a fair settlement for our clients at this stage. If not, however, we will not hesitate to take your case to court to ensure you receive the maximum compensation allowed under the law.
What if the Other Side’s Insurance Company Claims I Am at Fault for the Accident?
The at-fault party’s insurer or legal team will investigate the accident to determine whether or not your actions led to your injuries. If they can assign some of the blame to you, they can argue to settle for a lesser amount. While this is a common defense tactic, it is allowed under Pennsylvania law.
According to Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence law (42 Pa. C.S.A. §7102), any compensation you are awarded can be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. This can mean that a settlement that is potentially worth $200,000 could be reduced to only $140,000.
If more than half of the fault for the accident is assigned to you, you will not collect any compensation at all. In that case, the financial aftermath of the accident will become yours.
However, Berger and Green can fight the insurance company’s defense by gathering the evidence necessary to either lessen the amount of your contribution or demonstrate you did not contribute to the accident.
How Long Do I Have to File My Personal Injury Claim?
Under Pennsylvania law, you have two years from the date of your injury to take legal action against a negligent party. Though the statute of limitations is two years, you should not wait until it is close to expiring to meet with a personal injury lawyer. Evidence can disappear, witnesses can forget the details of the event, and months can go by in negotiations.
Additionally, there are special situations in which there are additional time-sensitive requirements to bring forth a claim such as when your accident involves a municipal, county, state, or other governmental agency. Again, the sooner you take action, the better it is for your case.
On the other hand, the statute of limitation may be extended where the claimant is a minor.
How Long Will It Take to Reach a Settlement Agreement?
Every personal injury case is different, and there is no formula for determining the timeline of your case. The time it takes to reach a final settlement agreement can vary based on several factors. These can include:
- The length of time your treatment requires
- The length and extent of the investigation
- The time it takes to determine the value of your case
- The insurance company’s response to your demand letter
- The number of times negotiations move back and forth
- The time it takes you to accept a final settlement offer
While we field each settlement offer and fight hard to obtain the possible outcome for you, the final decision is always yours to make. Our goal is to ensure you make an informed decision and get on the road to physical and financial recovery.
What Do I Need to Know About Accepting a Settlement Offer?
The negotiation process is complex and intricate. It can be difficult to understand and navigate the process on your own. When our team represents you, we make sure you understand that:
- A settlement offer made too soon after an accident could leave you with out-of-pocket expenses. This happens because it takes time for all bills and estimates to arrive and be accurately calculated.
- Once a settlement offer is accepted, it is final and binding. This means you cannot ask for additional damages—even valid ones—at a later date. Our lawyer will ensure your case receives an accurate assessment before the settlement process gets underway.
Understanding these facts can ensure you get the financial settlement you need and deserve and one that lets you start putting your life back together.
Should I Hire a Lawyer to Help with My Personal Injury Claim?
Insurance companies are notorious for being difficult to work with and causing delays in the process. They can wrongfully deny claims and employ tactics to reduce payouts. For this reason, it is wise to meet with a qualified Westmoreland County lawyer before speaking with the insurance company or filing your claim.
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Why Personal Injury Clients Recommend Our Law Firm
When they tell others about our law firm and our commitment to providing outstanding client service, clients we have helped in the past say the following:
- Linda Halloran: We really appreciated our positive, professional experience…excellent to communicate with and answered all of our questions and emails promptly and thoroughly. We were grateful that Kevin represented our mother after her auto accident and would wholeheartedly recommend Kevin Peck at Berger and Green.
- MaryAnn Moyer: My injury case was handled professionally from start to finish! The whole process went very smoothly. Attorney Peck was very knowledgeable and responded promptly to any questions that I had…I highly recommend this law firm!
We never stop fighting for monetary compensation for you and your family or holding at-fault parties financially responsible for the results of their negligence.
Call Today for a Free Personal Injury Case Evaluation with Berger and Green
If you have been injured in Greensburg, PA, the attorneys at Berger and Green are by your side. For more than 40 years, our team has been helping injured clients win the damages they deserve. Your Greensburg, PA, personal injury lawyer will know the laws and the court systems in Pennsylvania, and no one will work harder or fight more aggressively for what you deserve.
We offer a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation. You will never pay us a fee until we win. To speak with a member of our team and set up your consultation today, call Berger and Green well before the statute of limitations under 42 P.A. C.S.A. §5524 passes.