Roughly 8,250 people call Doylestown home. Visitors exploring Bucks County’s countryside totaled 8.29 million in 2019. With all of this local activity, people are sometimes hurt due to the carelessness of others on roadways, in doctors’ offices, and in public establishments.
Bucks County saw 2,122 vehicle crashes with personal injuries in 2020. At 4.7 percent of injury crashes in all counties, the area ranks in the top four for injury crashes. According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety Annual Report, the Labor Department adjudicated 38,701 worker compensation claims in Pennsylvania in 2020.
If you’ve suffered an injury in a vehicle accident, at work, as the result of medical providers or caregivers not living up to professional standards, or in other situations, our Doylestown personal injury lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Reach out to schedule a meeting with us anytime at our Doylestown office:
44 E Court St #100
Doylestown, PA 18901
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Our Doylestown office helps clients in a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
With the flurry of daily life and tourists, Doylestown roadways are teeming with traffic. Unfortunately, not all drivers are careful enough to avoid accidents. Bucks County reported 4825 vehicle crashes in 2020. This included car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents where people were injured or killed.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact one of our Doylestown personal injury lawyers to discuss how you might seek legal recourse and compensation.
We have experienced lawyers who can represent claims involving:
Commercial and private property owners in Pennsylvania have a duty to keep their premises safe and free from hazards that could injure the public. If you suffered any kind of injury from tripping, slipping, or being struck by an object while at a retail store, grocery store, restaurant, or other commercial location, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit under premises liability laws.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Many seniors live in one of 29 assisted living facilities in the Doylestown area. Doylestown proper has two such facilities, with another 27 nearby.
The National Council on Aging notes that elder abuse spans physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, exploitation, abandonment, and neglect. Unfortunately, staff at nursing homes, assisted living, and other facilities are frequently the abusers — even here in Doylestown.
If you or a family member has experienced or suspects nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact us right away. Elder abuse cannot be tolerated.
When a loved one passes away due to the carelessness of a medical provider, a freak accident, or anyone else acting unreasonably, Pennsylvania law gives the family members the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit to recover “damages for the death of an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another.”
You can seek special damages — covering expenses for hospital stays, nursing and medical care, funeral expenses, and administrative expenses — in a wrongful death action.
You shouldn’t have to suffer the emotional and financial toll of a wrongful death without the wrongdoer being held accountable. Our Doylestown personal injury lawyers are here to help you fight for the financial compensation you are due after suffering the death of a family member at the hands of someone else.
Medical malpractice lawsuits involve proving that a doctor failed to live up to a duty and standard medical practices in caring for a patient. In 2020, juries sided with the plaintiff in three of four medical malpractice lawsuits in the Bucks County judicial district.
Our Doylestown personal injury lawyers help clients secure compensation for injuries suffered during a medical procedure or from poor medical care.
Injuries happen in all kinds of workplaces or when employees are working offsite. Most Pennsylvania employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits to employees, which provides workers with benefits after a workplace injury, regardless of who was at fault or your prior physical condition.
Our Doylestown personal injury lawyers have extensive experience with workers’ compensation cases, including those for which the client’s injuries resulted from a third party’s negligence — rather than from the employer’s actions.
How can a Doylestown personal injury lawyer help?
You may be wondering what a personal injury lawyer does or why you need a lawyer for your case. From case evaluations to negotiations, your personal injury lawyer will do whatever it takes to help you win your lawsuit.
Evaluate Your Case
One of the most valuable things a personal injury lawyer can do for you is to evaluate your case. Our Doylestown personal injury lawyers use their knowledge of Pennsylvania law and familiarity with different court systems to determine if you have a valid claim. They will also assess which court and jurisdiction you should file your case in.
Obtain all Pertinent Reports and Information
Motor vehicle traffic crashes that occur on Pennsylvania roads and highways are investigated and reported by both the Pennsylvania State Police and local municipal police departments such as the Doylestown police department.
Pennsylvania law requires the driver of a car involved in an accident to file a report with the police department within five days if a police officer did not investigate the accident. If an officer was called to the scene, they would file the accident report.
These public documents contain key facts for your personal injury claim. A personal injury lawyer will help you get the accident report from the Doylestown Police Department and other relevant police departments, as well as any investigative information available from the State Police.
Your lawyer will also identify and interview any witnesses to the accident, abuse, or situation in which you suffered injuries. This process gives us more information and facts for case development and negotiations on insurance payouts or settlements. It also can surface witnesses for depositions or trial testimony.
Your Doylestown personal injury lawyer will also obtain the medical records that document your diagnoses, medical conditions, and injuries. These records are critical for many aspects of a case, including establishing that a party owed you a duty and that they caused your injuries.
We’ll also use your medical bills to calculate your expenses and future medical costs. Personal injury lawyers also coordinate development of current wage and future wage estimates to seek compensation for these economic losses due to your injury.
Hire Experts to Testify in Court
Expert witnesses can make or break medical malpractice claims. Cordisco and Saile Doylestown personal injury lawyers have access to the best local, state, or national (if needed) experts for your case. For example, a well-credentialed expert can demonstrate to the jury that a doctor failed to meet the medical practice standards when they treated you in Doylestown or elsewhere in Bucks County. Sometimes, an expert’s report or deposition can cause the other side to settle a case with a favorable financial award for you.
Negotiate on Your Behalf
Doylestown personal injury lawyers must be adept at negotiations with insurance companies, opposing counsel, and third parties that may be involved in your lawsuit.
Victims who try to negotiate with these parties themselves frequently succumb to tactics and pressure that experienced counsel easily overcome.
File Court Documents and Manage the Legal Process
A Doylestown personal injury lawyer will file legal documents that meet the court’s filing deadlines. All courts publish their own rules on deadlines and other filing requirements. You’ll want a lawyer with knowledge of local and state courts so no deadlines are missed.
Our Doylestown personal injury lawyers also manage scheduling court-required conferences and depositions, as well as send and respond to questions and interrogatories.
Take Care of You
One of the most important things a personal injury lawyer does is support their client through what can be a chaotic and unsettling journey. Reliving the details of an injury during a case can be traumatic. Giving testimony or a deposition for the first time is sometimes very stressful for clients.
Our lawyers in Doylestown take the time to talk with clients during all phases of a lawsuit, answering all questions and giving advice on how to handle questions during a deposition or on the witness stand.
We are here to support you with compassion during a difficult time that includes healing from your injuries and dealing with emotional and psychological effects. We go beyond simply giving legal advice because we care about our clients.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Doylestown?
Due to time limits on filing a lawsuit, there is some urgency in considering whether to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss the legal cut-off, you are barred from bringing the lawsuit.
In Pennsylvania, generally, plaintiffs have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek:
- Damages for personal injuries or for the death of an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another
- Damages for injury to person or property which is founded on negligent, intentional, or otherwise tortious conduct
- Damages for injury to a person or for the death of a person caused by exposure to asbestos
However, there are some variances in statutes of limitations, so it’s best to consult with an experienced Doylestown personal injury lawyer about the specifics of your case.
What Compensation Can I Receive in a Personal Injury Case?
When you file a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsylvania, you can seek compensation for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered.
Compensation for damages may include medical expenses, financial losses, and non-economic factors, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Declined quality of life
- Missed work and lost wages
- Short-term or long-term disability
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death
Who May Be Held Liable for My Injuries?
In personal injury cases, a lawyer must prove that a person or organization owed you a duty, breached that duty, and caused your injuries. This means that anyone with a duty to you may be liable in a personal injury case.
- In a car accident, the driver of the vehicle that hit you may be liable as they had a duty to be a reasonable driver, taking reasonable precautions.
- In a medical malpractice case, the doctor, their partnership, and the hospital are all possibly liable for injuries you suffered while in their care.
- Commercial establishments where slips and falls happen have duties to keep the premises safe and clear of hazards.
- Employers must provide safe working conditions for employees. Affiliates, suppliers, and other third parties also owe a duty of care.
- Nursing home facilities and their employees might be liable in a lawsuit, as all nursing homes owe a duty of care to residents and their families.
What Makes Cordisco and Saile the Best Choice?
Cordisco and Saile Doylestown personal injury lawyers have served clients in Bucks County and Pennsylvania for years. We have an office in Doylestown to serve this growing and vibrant community.
Our firm has secured significant financial awards for personal injury clients. We fight against large and small corporations to ensure our clients get the compensation they deserve. We believe in seeing justice done when someone is wronged.
Our results demonstrate why we are the best choice when you need a Doylestown personal injury lawyer.
- $2,470,000 Award. Serious spinal injuries from a car accident sent our client into spinal surgery. Complications from the surgery, including a MRSA infection, left him using a cane for the rest of his life.
- $1,200,000 Award. We secured this award for the victim of a motorcycle accident.
- $200,000 Award. Our client received this compensation for injuries from broken bones throughout her body suffered in a head-on, high-speed collision.
- Undisclosed Amount. A confidential client who was thrown to the ground and assaulted by a bar bouncer sustained a broken arm and hand injury. His injuries required two wound surgeries and plastic surgery for scarring.
Client testimonials also tell you why Cordisco and Saile is the best choice in the Doylestown community.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
The consultation is free, and our Doylestown personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means the lawyer does not bill you by the hour. Instead, they get a percentage of your compensation if you win.
So contact us today to find out how we can help you recover damages in your personal injury case.