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Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania
At Perna & Abracht, LLC, our experienced legal team handles all types of personal injury accident cases. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more. Whether you have been injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property or you’ve been involved in a car crash, our accident lawyers evaluate your case and advise you on the best course of action to take.
Types of Cases Our Accident Lawyers Handle
There are many different ways in which you may be injured due to someone else’s negligence. A few examples of the types of cases our accident attorneys have successfully litigated include:
Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents
These types of accidents fall under the legal umbrella of premises liability. Property owners and businesses have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe and may be liable for any injuries that occur due to their negligence. Dangerous conditions such as snow and ice, wet floors, loose rugs and carpets, and inadequate maintenance can all contribute to someone falling and being injured. Dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and poor security leading to assault or injury are also considered premises liability cases. Our slip-and-fall lawyers are well versed in handling such cases and achieving the best possible outcome for you.
Find out the steps to take after a slip and fall accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in an accident. Because they don’t have any protection surrounding them like other motorists do, riders are also more likely to suffer from catastrophic injuries such as amputation, broken or crushed bones, paralysis, brain injuries and other types of head, neck and spinal injuries. Costly surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy and ongoing care can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and permanently affect the injured victim’s quality of life.
Auto & Tractor Trailer Accidents
Due to their heavy weight and large size, 18-wheelers can cause very serious injury or death when involved in accidents with smaller passenger vehicles. Inadequate maintenance, driving while under the influence, drowsy driving and improper loading of cargo are all major problems in the trucking industry. If you’ve been injured in an accident with a big rig, multiple parties may be responsible for your damages, including the driver, trucking company, maintenance provider and parts manufacturers. That’s why you need a top accident attorney to handle your claim. Our accident injury lawyers pursue all possible avenues to ensure you get the care and compensation you need.
Read this for more information about car accidents.
Can I File A Personal Injury Claim If I Was Hurt At Work?
Although worker’s compensation usually prohibits injured workers from suing their employers, if you were hurt or lost a loved one due to defective equipment, tools, or a dangerous toxic substance, you may be entitled to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer and distributor of that product.
How Do I Know If My Claim Is Worth Pursuing?
In a personal injury claim, you must prove that a person or entity’s negligence caused your injuries. This involves four steps:
- Duty of Care–The person or must owe you a duty of care
- Breach–That duty of care was breached
- Causation–The defendant’s actions or inaction actually caused your injuries.
- Damages–You were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions and require monetary compensation for your damages.
Our accident lawyers assess these factors in relation to your specific circumstances to determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim. If you do, we can guide you through the process from start to finish and assist you with recovering maximum compensation.
Which Types of Damages Can I Recover?
Common types of damages in personal injury claims include past and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium. Our personal injury attorneys assess your case and advise you on which types of damages may be appropriate to pursue.
Find out more about recovering damages in personal injury cases.
How Much is My Accident Claim Worth?
Each case is unique, but our accident lawyers can give you an estimate of what your case may be worth. Some factors that are considered when valuing a personal injury claim include the cost of your medical bills, the severity of your injuries, whether your injuries are permanent, and how your injuries have impacted your life.
How Long Will My Case Take?
Most personal injury claims are settled out of court. Some can take as little as a few months to settle, while those that require litigation can take years. Our accident lawyers work to settle your claim in an efficient manner so you can get the compensation you need to move on with your life. However, sometimes filing a personal injury lawsuit is necessary to recover the maximum amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.
What Should I Do If I am Hurt in an Accident?
The most important thing to do if you are injured in an accident is to seek medical attention as soon as you can. Even if you believe you are not seriously injured, symptoms of certain conditions may not appear right away. Going to the emergency room or seeing your doctor helps to ensure you get the care you need. Medical records also provide critical evidence should you decide to file a personal injury claim. If possible, take photos of the scene and your injuries, obtain any incident or police reports, and gather contact information from all involved parties and witnesses.
What If I Lose a Loved One in an Accident?
If someone you love was killed in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against any liable parties. In Pennsylvania, only the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of beneficiaries. Our accident attorneys can evaluate your case and advise you of your options.
Learn more about How to determine if you have a wrongful death claim.
How Long Do I Have to File an Accident Injury Claim?
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim or wrongful death suit is two years. If you’re filing a claim in another state, the statute of limitations may be different. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the better. As time goes on, memories fade and valuable evidence can be lost, so it is important to take action as soon as possible.
How Much Does an Accident Lawyer Cost?
Our personal injury lawyers take cases on contingency, which means you won’t incur any up-front costs or pay attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you. Your initial consultation is free, so you really have nothing to lose by having our accident attorneys evaluate your case. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the cost of legal representation.
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At Perna & Abracht, LLC, we fight for your rights and protect your interests to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us here or call us at 610-708-1970 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
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