After being hurt due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions, you might have many questions about how you can seek justice and financial recovery for your losses. Whether you were severely hurt or only mildly injured, a lawyer will be able to examine the details of your case, determine who may be found liable for your suffering, and go after potentially several forms of compensation on your behalf.
You do not have to feel alone as you consider your options after a personal injury accident. An injury lawyer in Lansdale can be with you through every step of the legal process, handling the details of your case so that you can focus on your healing.
Call Cordisco & Saile LLC for a free review of your case. You can reach a representative at (215) 642-2335.
How We Can Assist with Your Personal Injury Case
In many circumstances, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence. For instance, if you slipped on a property that a business owner failed to maintain or if a driver rear-ended you and caused you painful whiplash injuries, you may be able to seek compensation.
Some of the forms of injury cases we can assist with include:
- Auto accidents
- Bike or pedestrian accidents
- Workplace injuries and workers’ compensation
- Animal attacks
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Defective product accidents
Every personal injury case is unique and affected by a variety of local and state laws. We understand how to assess what happened in your accident, determine who was responsible for your injuries, and demonstrate to an insurance company or judge that another party should compensate you for your costs.
Determining Liability for Personal Injury
There are several elements that you or your lawyer will need to be able to demonstrate in order to pursue compensation. While a bicycle accident case will look different from a workplace accident caused by defective equipment, any personal injury case will typically require evidence and convincing arguments to support the following:
- Someone owed you a duty of care. This means that a reasonable person would take certain actions (or avoid other actions) to show care for you or others.
- The duty of care was breached. You will have to show that someone was careless or reckless or neglected to uphold a normal standard of care.
- This breach led to your injuries. You or your lawyer will need to show that the negligent person’s actions (or inactions) led directly to your injuries.
- You suffered losses as a result. Whether in the form of property damage, the need for medical care, psychological pain and suffering, loss of income, you will need to demonstrate that you experienced losses after your injuries.
It is important to build compelling evidence for all of these elements. An injury lawyer in Lansdale will be able to create an argument to show that someone else should be held responsible for your losses and hardships.
In certain cases, the responsible party may not be an individual. For instance, a business may be responsible for a slippery restaurant floor, a government entity may be responsible for unpaved potholes, or a parts manufacturer may be responsible for a failed brake system.
While you may be unsure who can be held liable for what happened to you, your lawyer will know how to determine who was liable for your accident and injuries. Call a representative from Cordisco & Saile to learn more about how we may be able to help. Dial (215) 642-2335 today.
Forms of Compensation You May Be Able To Seek
When you’re injured, you may be facing many consequences to your life. You may have medical bills, lost income, and difficulties with your everyday tasks. These are all forms of losses that someone else caused you, and you may be able to seek a recovery.
Some types of compensation you may be able to seek include:
This could include anything from surgeries to the costs of medical equipment. Be sure to keep all receipts for any medical expenses related to treating and diagnosing your injuries.
A car accident can involve substantial property damage, but other incidents could also affect your personal property. You may have to repair your car, replace a bicycle, or recoup the loss of damaged goods.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
In some cases, you may have had to miss work due to your injury. You may even be earning less because of the effect the injury had on your ability to work. Records of paychecks over time can be used to show that your income was affected by the incident.
Pain and Suffering and Other Non-Economic Damages
If the injury had a major impact on your life, you could face significant hardships. A lawyer can help you calculate the cost of intangible losses like pain and suffering.
It can be easy to underestimate the big picture of your losses after an accident. A lawyer may speak with your doctors or other experts in order to establish the true value of your case.
Let a Lawyer Fight for Your Recovery
While you are not required to work with a lawyer in order to move forward with a personal injury claim, there are many reasons why you might find it helpful to let a lawyer manage the details of your case.
Some of the challenges you might face during a personal injury claim include the following:
A Denied or Undervalued Claim
When you file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company, they could respond by offering you a fair settlement. On the other hand, they may try to push back or offer you a lower settlement than you deserve.
For instance, in a slip and fall case, the person responsible for the property may claim that you were at fault for your own accident. They may claim that you were wearing inappropriate footwear or walking in an area designed only for employees.
A lawyer will speak for your interests on your behalf, working to demonstrate that the negligent party was truly responsible for your injuries and that your losses were substantial.
A Court Trial
In some circumstances, the insurance provider will not agree to a just settlement through negotiations. In this case, your lawyer may recommend that you take your case to court.
Going before a judge and the attorneys of the other party’s insurance company can be daunting for many who don’t have experience with personal injury claims. A lawyer can represent you in a trial and ensure that you’re prepared.
Keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations that restricts the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit in the state of Pennsylvania. According to 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524, you have two years to start the process. This is another reason why consulting with a lawyer as soon as possible can be helpful for your case.
Call Cordisco & Saile LLC Today for a Free Case Review
You do not have to handle the aftermath of your accident on your own. An injury lawyer in Lansdale can help you seek compensation for the hardships you’ve faced as a result of someone else’s negligence. We can hold the responsible party accountable and seek justice for you.
Speak with a representative from Cordisco & Saile LLC during a free case review. Call us today at (215) 642-2335.