Philadelphia may be an amazing place to both work and play, but there are dangers lurking in unexpected places when drivers, employers, or even doctors fail to uphold their legal duties to keep people safe. If you or a loved one were hurt by negligent behavior, you need someone in your corner who understands the law and can guide you through the process of recovering the damages you deserve.
Common Philadelphia Injuries and How They Happen
An unexpected injury can radically change your life, leaving you with huge bills you can’t pay while recovering. That’s why our dedicated team of legal professionals spends every day standing up for injured Pennsylvanians. In Bucks County, we’ve seen a range of injuries caused by negligence like:
- Birth injuries
- Bone and muscle injuries
- Herniated discs
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Extreme physical damage like amputation, permanent paralysis, or loss of vision will obviously create major challenges to a victim’s daily routine. There are plenty of other ways an accident can interfere with your life even if you escaped without those kinds of catastrophic wounds, however. Chronic pain, reduced mobility, anxiety or depression, and cognitive impairment can be brought on by accidents like:
- Car crashes
- Commercial cargo truck wrecks
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle collisions
- Product liability situations when dangerous products are sold to the public
- Slip and fall accidents, dog bites, or other premises liability issues
- Transportation accidents involving public busses, Uber, Lyft, etc.
- Workplace injuries
All of these types of accidents are frequently caused by negligent behavior ranging from reckless driving to failing to clean up spills at a grocery store. In situations when your injury could have been prevented, it is critical to act quickly to protect yourself legally so you can recover compensation and avoid financial disaster.
Protecting Your Legal Rights After You Are Hurt by Negligence
Every single person or company in Pennsylvania has a legal obligation to uphold a basic duty of care. That duty is meant to keep other people safe on the road while driving, ensure a place of business is free of harm for employees and customers, prevent dangerously defective products from hitting shelves, and so on.
When that duty is breached, people can be seriously hurt in any number of ways. If it wasn’t for that negligent behavior, you wouldn’t have been harmed, which makes the at-fault party legally liable for your damages. Thankfully, it also provides you the opportunity to recover compensation.
Injury victims are frequently worried about covering the costs of a legal representative when already saddled with heavy medical debt. The good news is that you can afford to protect yourself legally after an accident. When you contact a skilled personal injury attorney, your initial consultation is free. We also operate on a contingency fee for most personal injury lawsuits, which means you don’t pay anything unless you get a settlement or judgment covering your damages.
That’s important because victims need a personal injury specialist to do the heavy lifting and handle the legal side of the process. Your attorney’s job is to investigate the accident to prove negligence, take over communication with insurance adjusters who have a vested interest in paying you less, and handle legal filings within the state’s statute of limitations.
The end goal of working with an attorney is to ensure your compensation is fair and actually covers all of the injury’s various impacts on your life, such as:
- Healthcare bills
- Estimated future costs for medical treatment
- Long term therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages during recovery and lost future earning potential caused by the accident
- Mental anguish and other non-economic damages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage, such as a car totaled in a wreck
- Wrongful death if a loved one was killed in the accident
Get Help From a Skilled Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney
Don’t try to tackle these complicated legal problems by yourself when you are already dealing with major physical and emotional issues from an injury. There are far too many potential pitfalls that can prevent you from recovering the damages you deserve. After any serious injury, it is crucial to hire a lawyer who understands your situation and has the experience necessary to negotiate for a settlement or effectively tell your story in court. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case.