A personal injury claim can arise when someone suffers a physical or emotional injury that negligence caused. Some injuries may leave victims with mild conditions, while others can result in serious health risks or even death.
At Berger and Green, we can support you and your family if you have been injured in Washington, PA, and throughout the Pittsburgh metro area. Our law firm will wade you through the personal injury processes while building a case around strong evidence.
Upon the completion of a free consultation with Berger and Green, a Washington personal injury lawyer can pursue monetary compensation for your damages, such as any out-of-pocket expenses or losses related to your injury. Berger and Green will handle the entirety of your personal injury claim in Washington while fighting for the compensation that covers your injuries. Additionally, we may be able to help you obtain awards that cover your monetary losses or your non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering.
To request a free consultation, call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400
How a Washington Personal Injury Lawyer from Berger and Green Can Support Your Case
When someone else’s wrongdoing causes you to suffer an injury, you may be dealing with a variety of challenges. For instance, you may be receiving medical treatments that require you to miss work or time away from your family. By missing out on work, you will lose wages that you and your family rely on. Fortunately, a successful personal injury claim may be able to award you compensation for these damages
At Berger and Green, we can manage your personal injury lawsuit from the completion of your consultation until we have reached a settlement or verdict. Our firm will handle the entirety of your legal battle while you spend time recovering from your injury and recovering from the accident.
More specifically, a Washington personal injury attorney may be able to:
- Protect your rights at all times
- Communicate with insurance companies on your behalf
- Identify fair compensation for your personal injury claim
- Obtain evidence against the defendant
- Prove negligence and liability against the defendant
- Interview eye-witnesses to your injury or accident
- Negotiate with insurance companies to reach a fair settlement out of court
- File a potential personal injury lawsuit within Pennsylvania’s personal injury statute of limitations of two years (according to 42 PA Cons Stat § 5524)
- Meet with you to discuss your account of the accident and your injury during a free consultation
- Obtain medical evidence of your injuries
- Meet with your medical providers to learn more about your injuries
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Washington, call (412) 661-1400
Recoverable Damages from a Washington Personal Injury Claim
When you pursue a personal injury claim against a negligent defendant (the party you sue), you can seek monetary competition that covers your damages. These damages can range from lost wages to any emotional distress that you have suffered through the injury and recovery process.
There are many types of recoverable damages your claim may qualify for, depending on the unique circumstances of your accident and claim. Because every accident and personal injury claim has many different facets and variables, we cannot give you a concrete monetary figure regarding how much compensation you are entitled to without being aware of the details.
To determine fair compensation for your claim, a Washington personal injury lawyer will monetize all of your damages, which may include, but are not limited to:
- Medical expenses (current and future)
- Emergency transportation costs
- Transportation to doctor’s appointments
- Physical therapy
- Property damages
- Auto repair bills
- Diminished earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment
If you have been injured in Washington, PA because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400.
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Obtaining Evidence of Fault and Liability
To build a successful personal injury claim against a defendant, you must prove they acted negligently. The Legal Information Institute (LII) explains that negligence—in terms of a personal injury claim—is “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.”
When evidence of negligence is obtained against a defendant, the plaintiff (you) can fight to hold them liable for damages. For instance, the American Bar Association states that “liability stems from careless or thoughtless conduct or a failure to act when a reasonable person would have acted.”
Once this evidence is obtained, you will have built a strong case against the defendant that warrants a fair settlement or verdict. Additionally, fault can be determined from the scene of your accident or injury, such as from a police report. A police report can become a valuable piece of evidence for your claim, especially if it completely labels the defendant as the at-fault party. However, insurance companies will still likely investigate your accident to determine fault, such as with auto accidents.
Aside from police reports, evidence of fault, liability, and negligence may include:
- Photographs (of your injury, the accident scene, and property damage)
- Surveillance video
- Eye-witness testimony
- Medical documentation
- Property damage documentation
- Any relevant documentation or reports from your accident
Types of Washington Personal Injury Cases
There are many types of accidents or conditions that could result in filing a personal injury claim in Washington, PA. Our attorneys may be able to help you and your family pursue fair compensation for situations such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Injuries to pedestrians
- Slip and fall injuries
- Product liability cases
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Sexual abuse
- Work injuries
While these are common injuries and conditions we have handled cases for, our firm can handle a wide range of cases on your behalf. We understand that every injury is different and comes with different legal challenges, and we are ready to help you fight for a successful outcome.
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Seek Justice in Washington with Berger and Green
If you have been injured in Washington, PA, a Washington personal injury lawyer from Berger and Green may be able to handle your legal fight for you. Our firm will dive into your accident and injury to learn more about who caused your damages. By doing so, we can fight for an award that covers your losses and earns you justice. Call us today at (412) 661-1400 to request a free consultation.