A car accident, an industrial accident, or another kind of accident can leave a victim struggling physically and financially, leaving the victim’s family struggling as well. Some accidents can lead to loss of life and leave a family to struggle for many years to come.
Have you or a loved one been the victim of an accident? If so, a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you and your family recover by filing a claim for you and demanding the compensation you deserve. We can tell you more during a free consultation.
The Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases We Handle
As a personal injury firm, we handle personal injury cases almost exclusively. We can help you if you believe you have any of the following types of personal injury cases or any other type:
- Vehicle accident cases
- Bicycle accident cases
- Pedestrian accident cases
- Social Security Disability cases
- Premises liability cases
- Industrial accident cases
- Product liability cases
- Nursing home abuse cases
Wrongful Death Cases
These particular personal injury cases involve loss of life. One of our Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers can help if you have such a case.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Pennsylvania, call 412-661-1400
How Do I Know I Have a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case?
You may have a personal injury case if you or a loved one got hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault. For instance, you could have a case if you were rear-ended by another driver or if you slipped and fell on someone else’s property.
In each instance, negligence may have been involved. You’ll know you have a personal injury case if you or a lawyer from our firm can establish negligence was a factor.
It can be difficult to establish negligence in a case, so you may want to leave this to one of our lawyers. Several elements of negligence must be shown to an insurance company or a judge. These elements are:
- Duty of care: This refers to the responsibility the other party has for your wellbeing. For example, another driver is responsible for ensuring they don’t jeopardize your safety on the road.
- Breach of duty: This is a failure to act responsibly, such as by failing to obey traffic signals.
- Causation: This is how the failure to act responsibly led to the incident and your injuries.
- Damages: These are actual, compensable losses you suffered.
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What Damages Can I Demand in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Claim?
You may be in physical pain and financial trouble after your accident, and your family may share in that financial trouble. If you lost a family member in an accident, you and your family may have many different kinds of damages.
A Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you determine what all of your damages are, and then demand these damages in a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit. Your compensable damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings from work
- The costs of medical services
- The costs of rehabilitation services
- Property repair or replacement bills
- Mental anguish if you lost a family member
- Your loss of companionship
- Lost parental support
- Funeral costs
What Are Special Damages in Pennsylvania?
Damages are divided into two categories: Special and general. Special damages are economic/financial damages, like your medical bills and lost earnings. General damages are non-economic/intangible damages, like pain and suffering.
Your lawyer can help you claim both kinds of damages.
Why Should I Have a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney?
There are so many reasons to have a personal injury lawyer from our firm on your team. For one, your lawyer will be able to help to determine the monetary value of your non-economic/intangible damages. You may find it difficult to valuate these damages at all, let alone accurately. Your lawyer can ensure they’re valuated accurately so the insurer can’t devalue them.
Another reason to hire a lawyer from our firm is that your lawyer can negotiate your settlement fairly with the insurer. The insurer may be unreasonable or unfair, but your lawyer can keep them in check. This may help ensure a fair outcome for your case.
If negotiations don’t work out, your lawyer can sue the other party and take them to court. Before the court date, your lawyer can call on witnesses and specialists for their testimonies. There are many more invaluable services our lawyers can provide.
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How Long Do You Have to Sue Someone for Personal Injury in PA?
You may be considering suing the other party in your case. If so, you’ll have to meet Pennsylvania’s filing deadline for personal injury lawsuits. If you’re not considering suing, your lawyer can still help you meet the deadline in case you and your lawyer decide to sue later.
The personal injury lawsuit filing deadline is 2 years from the date of your incident, per Pa. C.S.A. § 5524. There is a similar deadline for wrongful death lawsuits.
About Our Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Pennsylvania personal injury firm has more than 4 decades of experience handling cases like yours and other personal injury cases. We have much experience handling difficult insurance companies, difficult opposing attorneys, and demanding court proceedings. We also have the care and understanding it takes to manage a wrongful death case.
Our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys have managed tens of thousands of cases, to date. We’re fully committed to each of our cases and each client, so we always push hard for the compensation our clients deserve. You can expect your attorney to fight hard for you, even if it means suing the other party.
How We Work for Our Clients
Each of our attorneys works on contingency. This means your attorney will offer their services at no charge unless they are successful with your case.
This arrangement should be affordable for you. We can tell you more about it during a free initial consultation.
Contact Us for Your Personal Injury Lawyer in Pennsylvania
Since your initial consultation with us will be free, you have nothing to lose by contacting us. We’ll simply tell you more about our attorneys at Berger and Green, answer your questions, and review your case with you.
One of our attorneys may be able to help to relieve your struggle. You can find out if you contact us today for your free consultation.