To win a personal injury case in Pennsylvania, you need to have a strong case that proves negligence and liability, as well as demonstrating your expenses and losses. Without a thorough investigation and a solid argument that outlines who caused your injuries and precisely what happened, it will be difficult to prove your case and collect compensation. Having an attorney on your side can make this process much easier.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our personal injury attorneys can review your case for free. We can investigate your case and pursue compensation on your behalf while you focus on healing from your injuries.
Understanding Fault in Your Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case
Pennsylvania negligence laws allow those injured in many types of accidents to pursue compensation for their expenses and losses. This is possible by identifying the at-fault party or the party who is legally responsible for their injuries.
We can help you consider all potentially liable parties and try to prove their negligence and liability. This includes injuries that occur in many practice areas such as:
- Slip and fall accident
- Dog bite incidents
- Nursing home neglect
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Product Liability
We can also help you navigate the claims process following a Pennsylvania auto accident case, but the laws that govern our options following this type of accident differ dramatically from most personal injury cases. If we can take legal action in your case, however, the steps taken to create a persuasive argument will be the same as in most personal injury cases.
Proving Negligence in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Claim
To prove your case, there needs to be an extensive investigation that identifies and collects evidence and builds a strong argument on your behalf. Proving negligence requires you to meet four criteria:
- The at-fault party had a duty of care to act in a certain way to keep you and others safe;
- They failed to uphold this duty of care, putting you at risk of injury;
- Their careless or reckless behavior caused your accident and injuries; and
- You suffered injuries and financial damages as a result.
The types of evidence in these cases can vary widely and even differ based on the kind of case. For example, there is much more likely to be video footage of a slip and fall in a store than there is of a pool accident at someone’s home. Some of the most common types of evidence we collect in our investigation of personal injury cases include:
- Police reports and other official reports of an incident
- Photos and surveys of the scene
- Photos or videos before, during, and after the injury
- Eyewitness testimony
- Proof of the injury, including medical records and photos
Proving Your Accident-Related Expenses and Losses
No matter how strong of a case you present to the insurance company or in court to prove negligence and liability, you cannot recover compensation without proving your expenses and losses. The damages you can collect when you win a personal injury claim rely on demonstrating your economic losses. The amount of pain and suffering damages you receive is also based, in part, on your economic damages.
To prove these damages, you must identify and collect documentation of them. This may include:
- Medical bills
- Testimony from medical experts about your ongoing and future care needs
- Information from your employer about your lost wages and benefits
- Other expert testimony to prove diminished earning capacity and other future loses
Cordisco & Saile LLC Can Handle Your Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case
The personal injury team from Cordisco & Saile LLC offers free case reviews and can take on your personal injury case in Bucks County or elsewhere in the Philadelphia area. We only have two years from the date of your injury to take legal action against a negligent party, under Pennsylvania law. For this reason, we like to get started as soon as possible.
Call us in the days or weeks following your accident and let us go to work on your case. We can investigate your accident, calling in expert witnesses and accident reconstruction specialists as necessary to prove negligence, liability, and damages. We can then represent you to the insurance company or take your case in front of a Judge if needed. We can handle every step of your case from start to finish.
Talk to a Member of the Cordisco & Saile LLC Team About Your Case Today
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our personal injury team can pursue the compensation you need to cover your expenses and losses after a Pennsylvania personal injury accident. We can evaluate your case for free and represent you on a contingency fee basis.
Call us today at 215-642-2335 for a complimentary consultation about your claim.