An Oil City personal injury lawyer from our team can help you understand your options and represent you in your claim or lawsuit. We regularly work for injured individuals and their families after negligence accidents in Venango County. We know how to build these cases, pursue fair compensation, and win for our clients.
Berger and Green provides free consultations for injured victims of personal injury incidents and accidents. If you have questions or wonder how our team can help you with your injury case, contact us for a free conversation with our team about your legal options.
Berger and Green Represents Victims in Oil City Personal Injury Cases
Berger and Green’s personal injury lawyers, led by attorney Laurence B. Green who has fought for clients for more than 40 years, have represented thousands of personal injury victims in Pennsylvania. Our team also includes Mark E. Milsop, C. William Kenny, and Marissa K. Kohl. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to secure significant settlements and trial verdicts in personal injury cases.
We provide free case evaluations and work with no upfront fees. We only charge attorney fees when we secure compensation for our client. We can go to work on your case today without any money from you or your family.
We handle many types of negligence accident cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Workplace accidents
- Construction site injuries
- Dog bites
- Pool accidents and drownings
- Other premises liability cases
- Aviation crashes
- Boating accidents
- Product liability claims
- Medical malpractice
- Other general negligence cases
Connect with our team today to learn more about how we can help you pursue compensation in your Oil City personal injury case.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Oil City, call 412-661-1400
Gathering Evidence to Prove an Oil City Personal Injury Case
Our clients count on our attorneys to manage all aspects of their personal injury cases. We develop a strong strategy, build support for the claim, and seek compensation for them. This allows them to focus on treatment and healing.
We need to gather evidence of fault and liability, document what happened, and have proof to show the at-fault party acted negligently. There are four elements to negligence. This includes:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
For example, imagine a crash occurs because a driver runs a red light. In this example:
- The driver had a duty to stop at the red traffic light.
- They failed to stop when obligated to do so.
- This caused a collision.
- The victim suffered injuries, psychological harm, and financial effects.
We investigate what happened and collect evidence to show fault and liability. By proving the accused party acted negligently, we can often convince their insurance carrier that our client deserves a fair payout based on the claim we file. When we cannot negotiate a fair settlement or there are other reasons to do so, we may need to sue the at-fault party.
Lawsuits frequently end with a negotiated settlement, too. Our team often continues to negotiate with the insurer throughout this process.
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Damages Recoverable for Our Oil City Personal Injury Clients
As personal injury lawyers, we fight for justice for our clients. This most commonly comes as a payout to cover their related expenses and losses. As victims hurt by someone else’s negligence, we do not believe our clients should have to pay for the costs their injuries incur. Instead, we hold the at-fault party responsible and demand the individual, their company, or their insurer pay for our clients’ damages.
The value of these cases varies widely, depending primarily on the severity of the injuries. However, other factors also make a difference. We determine the fair settlement range for each client’s case, seeking damages to cover their:
- Medical treatment and related expenses
- Future or ongoing care and support costs
- Income losses because of missed work
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Property damages
- Other miscellaneous expenses, with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
One significant advantage of having an attorney on your side in your Oil City injury case is that our lawyers know how to calculate the fair settlement value of a case. We gather documentation, work with experts to understand long-term effects, and value the noneconomic damages our client suffered. This gives us a baseline to determine when the insurer offers fair compensation.
Wrongful Death in an Oil City Injury Incident
Sometimes, personal injury victims do not survive their injuries. When this occurs, our Oil City, PA personal injury attorneys can take a wrongful death action on behalf of family members. We seek damages as allowed under Pennsylvania law in these cases. We can discuss your options during your free consultation.
Deadline for Oil City Personal Injury Lawsuits
When we need to sue the liable party in an Oil City personal injury case, we first have to determine the deadline. Generally, Pa. C.S.A. § 5524 gives us up to two years to sue. There are exceptions in some cases.
Once we understand the timeline, we can prepare and file the initial paperwork to begin the lawsuit. This requires us to identify the liable party, outline our case against them, and include evidence showing why our client deserves a fair payout.
While we navigate litigation for our client, we can continue settlement negotiations in some cases. As the insurer and liable party conduct discovery and realize the wealth of evidence against them, this often prompts them to increase their offer and allows us to recover a fair settlement for our clients. However, we will take the case to trial if necessary.
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Talk to Our Oil City Personal Injury Team Today About Your Options
You can speak with a Berger and Green team member for free today. We provide free evaluations for victims of personal injuries and their families. We will answer your questions, analyze your options, and explain your next steps for seeking a fair payout and getting justice. If you suffered injuries in Oil City, Berger and Green is here for you. Let’s discuss how we can pursue compensation for you. Contact us today to get started.