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Personal Injury Lawyer in Bethlehem

An unexpected accident can change the course of your life forever. When someone else is responsible, they should be held accountable for the injuries and suffering they cause. You deserve a fierce advocate in your corner as you fight for the compensation you deserve, which is why you shouldn’t hesitate to call the Bethlehem personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC for help.

We’re award-winning trial attorneys who have helped victims of car accidents, workplace accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and other acts of negligence recover millions in life-changing financial settlements and jury awards. With over 250 five-star ratings from past clients, our client satisfaction is unparalleled.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident in Bethlehem?

After an accident in Bethlehem, PA, the cost of medical care and treatment can be expensive. If you’re unable to work, a sudden loss of income can make a difficult situation even worse. When you consider the pain and suffering you’re dealing with, the whole thing can just be overwhelming.

You shouldn’t have to navigate this incredibly trying time on your own.

Fortunately, you don’t have to. And in fact, hiring a personal injury attorney in Bethlehem is one of the best things you can do after you get hurt.

Here’s why:

  • You’ll give yourself the opportunity you need to focus on what’s most important: getting better.
  • You’ll level the playing field and give yourself the edge you need to win.
  • Injury victims who hire lawyers win their cases more often and tend to get higher settlements and verdicts.
  • Insurance companies will have experts working for them, and your lawyer will make sure you’ve got experts on your side, too.
  • You won’t have to worry about paperwork, court filings, conversations with adjusters or other parties, or any aspect of your claim for damages.
  • Your lawyer will handle your case on your behalf from start to finish.

At the end of the day, insurance companies would much rather deal with you – an overwhelmed victim – than a seasoned attorney with decades of experience litigating personal injury disputes.

When you get Cordisco & Saile LLC involved, you’re telling insurers and other parties that you’re serious about getting every cent you deserve.

We Handle All Personal Injury Cases

Cordisco & Saile LLC is a leader in personal injury litigation in Bethlehem, PA, exclusively dedicated to representing injury victims and families like yours.

We handle all types of personal injury cases, including:

Car Accidents

Traffic accidents are quite common near Bethlehem, with roughly 18 crashes reported every day in the region. Insurance companies handle claims every day. They will not have your best interests at heart and will not make the claims process easy for you. In order to give yourself a leg up, it’ll be important to enlist the help of a qualified and experienced Bethlehem car accident attorney.

Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks, including big rigs, semi-trucks, and tractor-trailers, log millions of miles as they haul goods across the Keystone State. Truck drivers can easily become fatigued or distracted behind the wheel, putting themselves and other motorists on the road at risk. When there’s an accident that involves a large truck, it’s the occupants of smaller vehicles that suffer the worst consequences. You deserve a truck accident attorney who will be aggressive in pursuit of compensation from all liable parties – from the negligent trucker to the trucking company and manufacturers.

Motorcycle Accidents

Drivers aren’t always happy sharing the road with motorcyclists in Bethlehem. They may drive aggressively and create a dangerous situation for themselves and the rider. To add insult to injury, those drivers may then attempt to blame the motorcyclist for a wreck. Don’t let other parties push you around after a life-changing motorcycle crash. Hire a motorcycle accident attorney who can anticipate these tactics and put a plan into action to protect you.

Pedestrian Accidents

As Bethlehem grows and traffic gets more congested, its streets are becoming more dangerous for pedestrians. All it takes for a pedestrian to get hurt is for one driver to run a red light or check a text while passing through an intersection. If you’re injured while walking in Bethlehem because of a negligent driver, hold them accountable. Better yet, let our top-rated pedestrian accident attorneys handle your claim while you concentrate on getting better.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are urged to wear a helmet, but in Pennsylvania, only kids 12 and under are legally required to do so. Even when wearing a helmet, riders can suffer catastrophic and life-changing injuries when they’re involved in an auto accident. As an injured bicyclist, it will be important to recover compensation to cover the costs of your medical bills and suffering. Don’t go it alone – our bicycle accident lawyers are ready to put decades of experience behind your fight.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slips and falls can happen when property owners in Bethlehem are negligent in maintaining their premises. Negligent property owners must be held accountable for avoidable injuries. It’s important to report your accident, document the fall hazard, and reach out to an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer for assistance immediately after you get hurt. These simple steps can help to ensure that you have the opportunity to recover the damages you deserve.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

When nursing homes fail to provide adequate care for residents – or downright abuse them – someone has to take a stand. You and your family deserve much better, and our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys are here to help you make things right.

Wrongful Death

Money might not bring your family member back after a fatal accident in Bethlehem, PA. But it can help to provide closure and ease the financial burdens you may face for years to come. Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys are here to demand the justice you deserve while you take the time you need to grieve your unimaginable loss.

Medical Malpractice

You trust your doctor and healthcare providers to help you get better, not make you worse. Unfortunately, medical errors are all too common. Medical malpractice laws in Pennsylvania can make it tough for injured patients to recover compensation. Turn to our trusted medical malpractice lawyers to take the challenge head-on and fight to hold negligent practitioners and hospitals accountable for you.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace accidents and injuries are incredibly common. Every year, dozens of workers are killed in Pennsylvania workplace accidents, and thousands more suffer traumatic injuries. Whether you’re employed in manufacturing, healthcare, construction, or transportation, it is essential to understand your rights after a workplace injury. Our workplace accident and workers’ compensation lawyers are here to guide you through the process of getting all of the benefits and damages you deserve.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our law office in Bethlehem, PA, if you or a loved one has recently been hurt in an accident. Our skilled team of legal professionals would be happy to discuss your needs and arrange a time for a free consultation.

I reach out to Cordisco & Saile LLC after being in a car accident. They assured me that they would take care of everything and they had my best interest at heart. I can tell you that they have it from day one. They have made sure that I have received the best medical and physical therapy as possible. They are very professional and they have an excellent Paralegal team. No matter when I have reach out to Michelle (paralegal) she always gets back to me. I feel like I couldn't have found a better team of lawyers to help me through this process. If you are looking for a very professional team to assist you in your time of need, this is the team you want.

How Can I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

You may have the grounds to pursue damages in a personal injury claim if you’ve been hurt because another person was negligent.

Negligence means that another person owed you a duty of care but failed to act reasonably under the circumstances. As a result of their actions, you got hurt and have suffered damages.

If you can prove that you got hurt because someone else was careless, you may be entitled to compensation through an injury claim.

Additionally, you might have a valid personal injury lawsuit if:

Negligence may or may not be relevant in these types of situations. A party may be strictly liable for your damages, or benefits may automatically be available, such as in instances where you get hurt on the job.

The best way to know whether you have a case is by speaking directly with an experienced Bethlehem personal injury attorney after you get hurt. Contact Cordisco & Saile LLC to arrange a time for a free case assessment with a member of our caring team.

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How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Every accident is different. So is every victim. So you can expect the value of each personal injury case to be unique, too.

Typically, the value of your case will depend on how serious your injuries are and how your life is changed after your accident.

How much money you can get can also depend on the law firm you choose to represent you as you fight for compensation.

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we’ve led our clients to multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts, including:

  • $2.47 million settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an armored truck
  • $1.4 million settlement in a dram shop case
  • $1.377 million verdict for a client who sustained severe back injuries in a car accident
  • $1.33 million settlement for a bus accident injury
  • $1.2 million settlement for a motorcycle accident injury

Our attorneys have decades of experience going up against tough insurance companies and adverse parties. We care deeply about each client and every case we handle, which is why we always invest whatever time, legal manpower, and resources are necessary to win.

Contact us to discuss the specific details and circumstances of your specific personal injury case. Our legal team will listen to your story, assess your situation, and help you understand how much money you may be able to get for your injuries. Your first case evaluation is 100 percent free, so call now.

What Types of Damages Can Bethlehem Accident Victims Get?

In a personal injury lawsuit, plaintiffs (injury victims) are typically entitled to recover money for their financial losses and the pain and suffering they endure. These are known as economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are awarded to offset the financial devastation that an unexpected accident and injury can cause:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Loss of income and future benefits
  • Temporary disability
  • Permanent disability
  • In-home care
  • Care at a nursing facility
  • The costs related to replacing or repairing damaged property
  • Other out-of-pocket costs

Not all trauma related to an accident has a set or easy-to-calculate value. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have an impact on your life or that you don’t deserve to be made whole. That’s where non-economic damages come into play.

Often referred to as pain and suffering, non-economic damages can help to compensate victims for:

  • Disfigurement
  • Embarrassment
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression, anxiety, and mental anguish
  • Reduced quality of life Loss of consortium
  • Chronic physical pain

Our accident attorneys in Bethlehem will carefully assess your individual case and work closely with experts. By investing time in an investigation and analysis of your injuries, we’ll be able to more fully understand the extent of your damages and appreciate the impact your accident has (and will have) on your life. The more information we have and the more prepared we are, the better the chances of getting you a complete financial recovery.

What Will it Cost to Hire a Bethlehem Personal Injury Attorney?

Personal injury attorneys in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, work on what’s called contingency. You pay nothing unless your lawyer wins your case. The fee can vary based on how difficult your case is, the attorney’s area of specialization and experience, and the projected value.

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we know money can be tight right after an accident. We don’t want cost to stand between you and the legal representation you deserve. That’s why we’re willing to cover the costs of litigation and assume the risk associated with a lawsuit. We only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf.

Learn more about our legal services and fees by scheduling a free case evaluation today.

Can I Get Compensation If I Share Some of the Blame For My Accident?

Pennsylvania operates under what’s known as a modified comparative negligence system with a 51 percent bar to recovery.

Simply put, it means that sharing the blame for an accident in Bethlehem will not automatically prevent you from recovering compensation. However, the right to compensation is lost once you are assigned more than half of the blame.

Sharing some blame may not bar a recovery but will impact how much money you can get. Your settlement will be reduced based on your own negligence.

If you’re 15 percent at fault, then your damages will be reduced by 15 percent once liability is factored in.

Insurance companies love to blame the victim. Often, they’ll point fingers without substantial evidence or facts to back up their claims. They’re hoping injured victims will just give up when faced with adversity.

With our experienced accident attorneys handling your case, you won’t have to worry. We’ll be ready to defend you at every turn and work hard to disprove (or minimize) allegations that you share responsibility. The less fault you’re assigned, the more money you can potentially get when your case is resolved.

How Long Will it Take to Get My Settlement or Financial Award?

Once you and the insurance company have agreed on a settlement, Pennsylvania law states that the provider must cut a check for you within 20 days.

The 20-day period begins when the insurance company receives a signed copy of the agreement (and your release of liability) in their office.

Once the settlement is paid, the funds will be sent to your lawyer and held in trust. During this time, any outstanding liens will be paid. This might include medical bills paid by your car insurance or health insurance carrier or money paid by other parties to cover the costs of your injuries after your accident.

You will receive your share of your settlement once all outstanding reductions are paid.

Trust that our law office in Bethlehem will work to expedite the process so that you are able to get the money you need in your hands as soon as possible. To learn more about how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries and trauma, give us a call to schedule a time for a free initial consultation. We’d be happy to address any questions you may have about the personal injury claims process.

When Do I Have to File a Claim If I’ve Been Injured in a Bethlehem Accident?

Pennsylvania’s two-year statute of limitations will apply to most personal injury lawsuits in Bethlehem, PA.

There are situations when the time limit that applies might be different, such as in cases involving:

  • Government negligence (six months to file a claim with the agency)
  • Delayed discovery of an injury (tolled until the time the injury is discovered, if reasonable)
  • Injuries to children (two years from the date a child turns 18)
  • Defendants who have left the state and cannot be served (tolled until they return)

Don’t let the deadline that applies to your case expire. If that happens, you will give up the right to hold negligent parties responsible and recover the compensation you deserve.

Let Our Bethlehem Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Maximize Your Recovery

Were you or a loved one recently involved in an accident in Lehigh Valley or Hellertown area?Did you get hurt or lose a family member because of someone else’s negligence? Cordisco & Saile LLC is ready to help you fight back and demand the compensation you deserve.

Our downtown Bethlehem office, conveniently located on W Broad Street, offers a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Take the opportunity to tell us your story and discover why you’ll want our compassionate and effective litigators fighting for you. We’re always here to help, so contact us to get started today.

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