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Personal Injury Attorneys in Pennsylvania
Being injured due to someone else’s negligence can be a harrowing experience. At Perna & Abracht, LLC, our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers handle all types of personal injury cases. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that being injured can take on you and your family. Our team is dedicated to helping you recover maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Experienced, Top-Rated Personal Injury Lawyers
Auto accidents, slip, and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year. There are countless circumstances in which victims become injured due to no fault of their own. If you have been hurt in an accident, it is vital to find a good injury lawyer who aggressively protects your rights and interests. Our best personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in handling claims involving:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Crashes with 18-Wheelers and other Commercial Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip and fall Injuries
- Products Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Injuries
Common Types of Injuries Sustained in Accidents
Regardless of how an accident happened, the aftermath can be devastating. Injuries sustained in accidents can range from minor to severe, and include:
- Head, neck, shoulder and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured or crushed bones
- Burns, scars, and disfigurement
- Psychological injuries, such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression
- Permanent disability
Recovering Damages in Personal Injury Claims
Depending on your specific situation, we determine an appropriate settlement amount and help you recover compensation for damages such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future earnings
- Property loss or damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against any negligent parties. Although it is rare, in some cases injured victims may be entitled to recover punitive damages. These types of damages are not intended to compensate the victim. Instead, they are designed to punish the defendant and deter them and others from committing similar acts. Our personal injury attorneys thoroughly evaluate your case and advise you of which types of damages may apply in your case.
Personal Injury FAQs
Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?
Large companies and insurers often try to pay as little as possible in compensation, or even deny valid claims altogether. It is vital to seek the counsel of an experienced PI attorney before giving a statement to insurance adjusters or accepting any kind of settlement from an insurance company. The team at our personal injury law firm will investigate the facts of your case and pursue all possible avenues to ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
We take care of negotiations with insurance companies, communicate with your health care providers, and fight to protect your rights and interests so you and your family can focus on healing. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, our experienced litigators work tirelessly to help you recover maximum compensation at trial.
How Do I Know if I Have a Case?
If someone else acted negligently or carelessly and you were hurt, you may have a personal injury claim. A lawyer can assess your case and give straightforward advice on whether you have a chance of recovering compensation. Even if you are partially at fault, you may be able to recover some damages, so it is wise to speak to an attorney. It will not cost you anything and can give you peace of mind.
How Much is My Case Worth?
A personal injury lawyer will provide an estimate of what your claim may be worth. However, your case must be thoroughly investigated and the extent of your injuries determined to ensure you seek adequate compensation. The amount you may be able to obtain also will depend on factors like insurance policy limits and other issues. You can rest assured that our PI attorneys understand how important it is to properly value your claim and pursue the maximum amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.
How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?
The vast majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court. The amount of time it will take varies and depends on the complexity of your case. Generally, claims that involve catastrophic injuries, multiple negligent parties, and higher dollar amounts take longer to settle because insurers will fight to pay less. If your case goes to trial, it can take much longer than it would if an acceptable settlement agreement is reached. This does not mean that you should accept the first settlement offer that comes along. Our personal injury lawyers give candid advice about whether accepting a settlement or taking your case to trial would be in your best interest.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
In Pennsylvania, there is typically a two-year statute of limitations on bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. However, this time limit varies from state to state. It is always best to pursue a claim as soon as possible, as memories fade and valuable evidence may be lost.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
After any type of accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you do not think you are seriously hurt, symptoms of some injuries may not be apparent until days or weeks later. Going to the emergency room or seeing a health care provider ensures you get the care you need and provides valuable documentation of your injuries and the accident.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, call 911. If you are able, take photos of the scene, your injuries, and anything else that is relevant. Get contact and insurance information from all involved parties and any witnesses who may have seen what happened. It is also a good idea to jot down notes or use the voice recorder on your phone to recount the incident while it is still fresh in your mind. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
How Much Does a PI Lawyer Cost?
Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations, so you really have nothing to lose, even if you decide not to pursue a claim. PI lawyers work on contingency, which means you will not pay attorneys’ fees unless they recover compensation for you. The amount you end up paying your lawyer will depend on how much your settlement or award may be.
If you have a specific legal question that you would like answered without any obligation to retain our firm, please schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation with one of our attorneys below.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident, our PI attorneys can help you understand your rights and recover just compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact us here or call us at 610-708-1970 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced local personal injury lawyer at Perna & Abracht, LLC.
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