Hurt in a truck accident? Bitten by a dog let off a leash by a negligent owner? We handle any case in which someone’s careless behavior caused harm.
If you were injured in Montgomery County and your case fits that description, injury attorneys with Cordisco & Saile LLC can pursue compensation for you.
What can you receive for your injury case?
Your primary concern is undoubtedly how to pay for your injuries. The law helps right a wrong through monetary compensation. For injury cases like yours, that compensation can reimburse you for expenses you already paid yourself, such as:
- Emergency visits
- Diagnostic tests
- Medical equipment
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Property damage
Not only do medical and work-related damages defray costs you already paid, but they also provide additional help for future expenses. The amount you may receive depends on factors such as the severity of your injury, your long-term prognosis, and whether you’re the primary financial provider for your family.
You can also recover damages that affected you physically and psychologically
In some cases, compensation may cover more than just practical concerns. You could be eligible for non-economic damages—funds compensating you for the intangible losses you experienced as well as the accident’s lasting impact. Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost quality of life
- Loss of independence
- Loss of consortium (companionship)
However, your eligibility for these damages can vary depending on the type of injury you suffered, in addition to other factors. The personal injury lawyers from our Montgomery County team can explain more.
Factors that can affect compensation
In Pennsylvania, if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you can receive help with bills and lost wages through your own insurance. However, to receive non-economic damages like pain and suffering, you must file a personal injury lawsuit. To do that, you must have either opted for full tort insurance coverage or meet the serious injury threshold (75 Pa. C.S.A. § 1705).
Serious injuries are defined by law (18 Pa. C.S.A. § 2602). They consist of bodily injuries that cause:
- Substantial risk of death
- Serious, permanent disfigurement
- Protracted loss of function of bodily member
- Protracted loss of function of organ
- Impairment of function of bodily member
- Impairment of function of organ
For example, if you have limited tort coverage, you may still be able to sue after a car accident if you were significantly scarred from cuts or burns. If you already have full tort coverage, you can sue regardless of your injuries’ severity, as long as someone else was negligent. If you have questions about your right to sue, we can evaluate your case for you.
In other accident scenarios, such as premises liability, you may face opposition from the other party because they believe you share part of the blame for your injuries. For example, they could claim that you were wearing the wrong shoes or were distracted when you slipped and fell, making you partly at fault.
What can our injury attorneys do for your injury case?
Injury cases rely on demonstrating that you would not have suffered harm if the other party had behaved reasonably. We can help you prove negligence in your case by:
- Investigating the history and track record of parties involved
- Determining the negligent act that caused your accident
- Connecting that act to your injuries to prove your right to damages
- Compiling evidence of negligence such as photos or witness statements
- Assessing the cost of your injuries to assign a value to your case
Yet our injury lawyers can do even more for you. Instead of thinking of our team only as the people who handle the paperwork and case strategy, utilize us for any accident-related concerns in which you feel you need backup, such as:
- Talking to an insurance adjuster
- Setting up appointments or getting repairs
- Accepting or negotiating a settlement offer
- Dealing with insurance claim denials or underestimates
- Understanding the steps to take in your case
- Finding experts to consult about your injuries or accident
Remember: we work for you, so let us know what you need. There are no silly questions when your health, finances, and personal life are at stake.
Don’t let concerns about cost deter you
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we understand that money is uppermost in your mind, and we don’t want the cost to prevent you from seeking help. We work on contingency, so we are paid out of a portion of your compensation. In other words, we don’t get paid unless we get you that compensation.
If you’re still gathering information, we also offer free consultations. You can come to us with your questions and concerns without any obligation. We believe communication is key to a successful case, starting with the moment you set foot in our office.
What are the grounds for an injury case?
One of the most common categories of personal injury is accidents on the road. You may be eligible for compensation if you were injured in a crash involving:
However, our injury lawyers cover other accidents as well. Negligence could have played a role in cases like:
- Workplace injuries
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability
- Dog bites
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
The statute of limitations for most of these cases is generally two years from either the accident or the day you discovered your injury. However, some factors can change your window to file, so don’t delay in getting help.
Call our office today to get started
Whether you were hurt on a Montgomery County road or property, our personal injury lawyers want to hear your story if someone’s actions contributed to your accident.
Contact Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 now!