If someone’s negligent behavior caused you harm, you can fight back and hold the party who caused your injuries liable for your injuries. A personal injury lawyer with Berger and Green who serves clients in Pittsburgh is ready to help you fight for justice and the compensation that can help you and your family.
You can learn more about us and our services during a free and confidential consultation. We want to discuss the details of your case with you and share with you how we can help.
Damages You Could Win in Your Personal Injury Case
Personal injuries often affect victims in various ways, leaving them to deal with losses that affect them physically, emotionally, and financially.
A lawyer from Berger and Green’s personal injury legal team that handles cases from the Pittsburgh area can help you seek compensation for your monetary damages (economic damages) and non-monetary (non-economic) damages.
Because non-economic damages do not have a specific monetary value, they can be challenging to prove. Our attorney can help you place a value on these losses.
Economic damages are expenses that can be objectively calculated and proven with documentation. If your injuries required emergency and/or ongoing care, you likely have these damages to recover. These expenses include:
- Medical, therapy, equipment, and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income from being unable to work
- Property damage or loss
- Funeral and burial costs, if a death of a loved one is involved
Non-economic damages can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of a marital relationship (consortium)
If your loved one died from injuries from an accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death action. If you win your case, you could recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses (including final medical bills)
- Nursing care costs
- Funeral, burial expenses
- Other accident-related expenses
The amounts awarded for damages vary according to the individual circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries. We can examine the specifics of your case and give you an estimate of what your settlement might be during your free consultation.
How Berger and Green Can Help You
Thousands of clients throughout Pennsylvania have turned to Berger and Green to handle their personal injury cases for more than 40 years. We take our clients’ concerns and well-being seriously and remain committed to representing them as they work to put their lives back together.
We know your focus is on healing from your injuries and that pursuing an injury case can feel like another task you may not feel up to taking on. This is where we can help.
Let us take the burden off you by handling your case. We can address all insurance and legal hurdles that you face that may be keeping you from getting a fair settlement.
Recovering from injuries after an accident is challenging. To add to those challenges, injured victims must deal with complicated Pennsylvania personal injury laws and insurance companies that try to get them to accept less than they deserve. Securing legal representation can help you ensure your case is handled properly and that your rights are protected.
We can put our experience to work for you as we manage your case from start to finish.
When we take your case and you become our client, we will:
- Investigate your accident, reviewing key documents, including witness statements
- Collect and review evidence to build the strongest possible case
- Identify who is liable for causing your injuries and/or accident
- Calculate all of your damages to give your case a value
- Communicate with all parties involved in your case, including legal representatives and insurers for the opposed party
- Handle all negotiations for a fair settlement that meets your needs
- Prepare and file a lawsuit within Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations if we don’t reach a settlement on your behalf
- Meet all applicable deadlines in your case and take care of all legal paperwork
- Explain your legal rights and options clearly
- Keep you updated on all developments in your case
Personal Injury Cases in Pennsylvania Have a Deadline
If you are considering pursuing legal action for your injuries, keep in mind that there is a deadline for filing these cases.
Pennsylvania allows two years from the date of an injury or the date of a person’s death to file a lawsuit in the state’s civil court system, per PA CSA §5524. You must file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out, or the court will likely refuse to hear your case.
Per PA CSA §5522, if your claim is against a city, county, or state government agency, you must file a notice of intent to sue within six months. We recommend you start your case as soon as possible. We can answer your questions during a free consultation.
We Handle Various Kinds of Personal Injury Cases
Our attorneys help with a wide range of personal injury cases that occur due to someone else’s negligence. Among the most common are:
- Motor vehicle accidents (including cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and injuries to pedestrians)
- Slip and fall injuries
- Defective products (product liability)
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Sexual abuse
- Workplace injuries
Regardless of how you were injured, our personal injury attorneys serving Pittsburgh understand what you are going through and will provide the legal assistance you need. We can review the details of your situation and advise you further of what’s next in your case during a free consultation.
You May Be Asking, “Should I Hire a Lawyer?”
Hiring an attorney to represent your interests in your personal injury case can save you time. It also ensures your legal matters are being handled while you focus on your family and other areas of your life that need your attention. Plus, as many injured victims learn, the personal injury claims process is complicated. It can be overwhelming to face a challenging case without the legal knowledge needed to navigate the injury claims or legal process.
Dealing with Insurance Companies: What You Need to Know
The Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers at Berger and Green have been defending Pennsylvania residents against insurers’ tactics for many years. We will ensure you do not say anything that could jeopardize your case, and if it would make you more comfortable, we will handle all communications with the insurer or any legal team.
This means you can sit back and recover while we fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Leave the stress and hassle to someone trained to handle it and get the result you need.
If your claim involves dealing with an insurance company, be aware that insurance companies are out for profit and will likely try to get you to settle for less. They often will make you a lowball offer in return for signing a release that keeps you from getting anything additional should your injuries worsen, and you wind up needing more care.
Our attorneys know how to deal with insurance company adjusters and their lawyers. We have a good idea of what your case is worth and can effectively negotiate for a higher settlement and take your case to court if an agreement is not made.
Call Berger and Green for Help with Your Pittsburgh Personal Injury Case
No matter what your injury or its cause, a personal injury lawyer with Berger and Green will manage all legal aspects of your Pittsburgh-area case. We work on a contingency agreement basis, so you pay nothing unless and until we win a settlement for you.
Call Berger and Green today for your free, no-obligation consultation. We are ready to start working for you.