When you are healing from an injury, the last thing you may want to deal with is an insurance claim or a lawsuit. However, you do not have to be alone in pursuing the compensation you need to recover. An injury lawyer in Pennsylvania can manage every part of your case for you while you focus on healing.
Call a representative from Cordisco & Saile LLC to learn how we may be able to help with your case. Dial (215) 642-2335 for your free case review. Beyond this, we also ask no up-front fees in order to begin filing your claim or lawsuit. We do not receive payment for our services unless we settle your case for you.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Represent
We do not think you should have to cover the costs of someone else’s mistakes or negligence. Whether you were hurt in a car accident or you slipped on a poorly maintained floor, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your losses.
If you’re beginning to explore your options for legal representation, know that Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you with a number of different personal injury scenarios, including the following:
- Premises liability cases
- Slip and falls
- Car and truck accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Workplace injuries and workers’ compensation
- Animal attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Defective parts or equipment cases
- And more
Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania
While every personal injury case is unique, there are several factors that are common to any personal injury claim. You should be aware that there is a two-year statute of limitations that places a deadline on how long you have to file a lawsuit in Pennsylvania, according to 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524. A lawyer will be able to ensure that your case is on track to meet any important deadlines.
Your lawyer will also be able to tell you about any state laws that may affect your case. For instance, Pennsylvania’s shared fault laws may affect the value of your settlement if you were partly responsible for your injuries. However, this does not mean that you will be unable to seek compensation if you shared some fault for the incident.
Let a lawyer assess the details of your case to help you understand what you may be able to claim.
The Value of Your Personal Injury Case
There are many forms of compensation that you may be able to seek after someone else’s negligence causes you injuries. In fact, it can be easy to underestimate the value of your case.
You may wish to seek a recovery for any medical bills that resulted from your injuries, including the following:
- Emergency room care
- Visits to a doctor
- Medical equipment
- Psychological therapy
- Future medical care costs
If you were able to seek care for your injuries through emergency visits or doctor visits, this would help you not only begin to recover from your injuries—it will also help your case. When you or a lawyer files an insurance claim, it will be important to show a record of your injuries to show that you were, in fact, harmed and that your injuries had an impact on you.
In addition to these forms of health-related costs, you could have faced other losses that impacted your life and finances. These other forms of losses that could be recoverable include:
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Someone else’s negligence may have changed almost every aspect of your life. An injury lawyer in Pennsylvania will work to consider the full value of your losses, including both financial and non-economic losses. They may seek statements from doctors or other expert witnesses to demonstrate why you deserve a settlement.
Call a representative from Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 to learn more about how we calculate the value of your case.
You Can Have a Lawyer Fight for Your Case
You may be considering the idea of working with a lawyer to help you seek compensation. While you may be able to represent yourself, keep in mind that a lawyer will be able to offer a number of services that you may find useful in the aftermath of your injuries.
As you being to recover, you could let a lawyer take care of the following on your behalf:
Assign Liability and Pursue the Responsible Party
Determining who was liable for your injuries and losses could be a clear, straightforward matter. If you were in an accident and you were rear-ended, the driver who hit you would likely be found liable.
On the other hand, some personal injury cases are much more complex, and liability may be harder to determine. If you were in a workplace accident caused by a defective part or a contractor who failed to maintain the premises, your situation might be more complicated. Additionally, you could be facing the insurance company of a corporate entity or a government, rather than an individual. The more resources the defendant has, the more challenging your case may prove to settle.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we will fight for your compensation and work to hold the responsible party accountable. While you may be wondering how you will determine who caused your injuries, we will use our understanding of personal injury law and our experience with these kinds of cases in order to seek justice with the appropriate person, business, or municipality.
Represent Your Story in an Insurance Settlement
Typically, your lawyer will first work to settle your case through the insurance claims process. Some cases will settle through this route. During the process, your lawyer can handle all aspects of the communications and negotiation with the insurance company. You will not have to pick up phone calls, respond to mail, or worry about saying the wrong thing to an insurance adjuster.
In the event that the insurance company denies your claim, alleges that you were more responsible for the accident than their client, or wants to offer you a settlement that does not reflect your true losses, your lawyer could advise a court trial. They will be sure that you’re ready for this final step in the process, if necessary, and they will prepare your case for trial.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Will Fight for You
We believe that victims do not have to accept the costs of an injury they did not cause on their own. If someone else was responsible for your harm, an injury lawyer in Pennsylvania might be able to help.
Call a team member at Cordisco & Saile LLC today for your free consultation. Dial (215) 642-2335 to get started.