Personal Injury Lawyer in Newtown
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, at work, or during medical care in the Norristown, Pennsylvania, area, Cordisco and Saile can help you determine whether you can file a lawsuit. Our attorneys will fight to get you the just compensation you deserve.
In Norristown, residents and visitors alike enjoy Schuylkill River riverfront vistas and biking and hiking trails, a contemporary art scene, and rich historic sites. Established in 1812, our unique urban community is home to more than 34,000 people and lies just 15 miles outside of bustling Philadelphia.
Just like in any other Pennsylvania city, accidents and carelessness in Norristown can result in people getting hurt or seriously injured. Major trauma and severe Injuries can happen in vehicle accidents, in the workplace, during medical procedures, or while being cared for at a nursing home.
If you have suffered a personal injury in the Norristown area, you’ll want to contact our experienced Norristown personal injury lawyers to discuss the potential for a lawsuit to seek compensation.
- Types of Personal Injury Cases in Norristown
- How Can a Norristown Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
- Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations
- Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
- Who May Be Liable?
- When Should I Contact a Lawyer?
- What Is the Cost to Hire a Lawyer?
- What Makes Cordisco and Saile the Best Choice?
Types of Personal Injury Cases in Norristown
From car accidents to slip-and-fall injuries, our Norristown personal injury lawyers are here to help you recover physically and financially after any harm resulting from someone else’s negligence.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
With more than 120,000 miles of roads and highways in Pennsylvania accidents are bound to happen.
In 2019, of the 67 Pennsylvania counties, Montgomery County had the third-highest reported traffic crashes.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth saw 104,475 reportable traffic crashes in 2020, and Montgomery County saw 35 fatal vehicle crashes and more than 3,000 crashes that resulted in injuries that year.
Out of the 67 Pennsylvania counties, Montgomery County had the third-highest reported traffic crashes in 2019. The Pennsylvania DOT also noted, “Occupant fatalities of motorcycles increased from 174 in 2019 to 217 in 2020.”
Call us if you’ve been injured any of the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Have you suffered an injury?
We also have personal injury lawyers with experience in slip-and-fall claims against local establishments.
Slip-and-fall injuries can happen anywhere, including private homes and commercial locations like grocery stores and restaurants. In Pennsylvania, business owners and private property owners alike must keep their premises safe and free of hazards.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Norristown has five nursing homes, and there are many others nearby. Sadly, our elders in nursing homes can be injured due to caregiver abuse or neglect. In a recent case of abuse in Norristown, according to The Times Herald, a nursing aid at Regina Nursing Center injured an 81-year-old resident.
Pennsylvania law provides for civil compensation for this type of neglect and any resulting injury or death.
We have experience representing families who have suffered the death of a loved one at the hands of a wrongdoer. Wrongful death lawsuits seek to compensate surviving family members for medical and nursing costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses. The law seeks to hold the responsible party accountable for the impact of the death.
Our Norristown personal injury lawyers help clients secure compensation for injuries suffered during a medical procedure or from poor medical care. Medical malpractice lawsuits involve proving that a doctor failed to provide a reasonable standard of care and was negligent in caring for a patient.
If you’ve suffered injuries or worsened conditions after receiving medical care from a Norristown physician or any of our approximately 6 local hospitals, please contact us to discuss legal representation.
Wherever you work in the Norristown area, if you are injured on the job you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The Pennsylvania law requiring employers to have workers’ compensation insurance covers almost all employees of private businesses, including part-time and seasonal workers.
How Can a Norristown Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
People who hire a personal injury attorney to represent them stand a much higher chance of receiving compensation for their injuries. Here are some of things that your personal injury lawyer will do to ensure you are successful in your lawsuit.
Evaluate Your Case
They will use their knowledge of Pennsylvania law and familiarity with court systems and procedures to determine whether you have a viable personal injury claim. They will then assess which court — federal, state, or local — you should file your lawsuit with.
Obtain 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.
Pennsylvania law requires the driver of a car involved in an accident to file a report with the police department within 5 days if a police officer did not investigate the accident. If an officer was called to the scene they file the accident report.
These public documents contain key facts for your personal injury claim. A personal injury lawyer will gather the accident report as well as any investigative information available from the police.
Your lawyer will 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.
Your Norristown 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.
Personal injury lawyers calculate your medical costs and estimate current and future wages to seek compensation for these economic losses due to your injury.
Hire Experts to Testify on Medical Standards of Care and Injuries
Expert witnesses can make or break medical malpractice claims. Cordisco and Saile Norristown personal injury lawyers have access to the best local, state, and national experts for your case.
Sometimes, an expert’s testimony leads the defendant to settle a case with a favorable financial award for yo
Negotiate on Your Behalf
Norristown 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 that an experienced lawyer would easily overcome.
File Court Documents and Manage the Legal Process
Courts enforce their own statutes of limitations and requirements for filing documents. A skilled personal injury lawyer has knowledge of local and state court protocols, which will prevent you from missing an important deadline.
The personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile also schedule court-required meetings and depositions and handle all communications during discovery.
Take Care of You
Supporting their client through a chaotic and unsettling journey is one of the most important things a personal injury lawyer does. Reliving the details of an injury during a case can be traumatic. Giving testimony or a deposition for the first time is sometimes nerve-wracking.
Our lawyers take the time to talk with clients during each phase of their lawsuit, answering questions and preparing them to handle questions during a deposition or on the stand.
We are here to support you with compassion during a difficult time that includes healing from your injuries. We don’t stop at legal analysis.
Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations
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
Generally, the date that an injury was known or should have been known starts the running of the two year statute of limitation in Pennsylvania.
Medical malpractice lawsuits fall under this two year rule. However, there are some nuances in establishing the trigger for when the two-year period starts running. An experienced Norristown personal injury lawyer can clarify this for you.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
When you file a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsylvania, you can seek compensation for the injuries and losses you suffered. The damages the court awards you may be compensatory or punitive.
Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Missed work and lost wages
- Short-term or long-term disability
- Wrongful death
Punitive damages, which exist to punish the defendant and discourage abuse and negligence, are sometimes awarded in personal injury cases, but they are reserved for cases in which the defendant’s actions were intentional or especially harmful.
Clients often ask how much their personal injury case is worth. There is no definitive answer to this question. Compensation is determined by the specifics of your case. Insurance coverage caps can also play a role in your compensation.
As your case develops, your lawyer will get a more accurate estimate of your award or settlement amount.
Who May Be Liable?
Liability depends on the type of injury you sustained.
Responsible parties may include:
- Negligent individuals
- Health care providers
- Property owners
- Nursing home facilities or staff
- Any third parties who may bear responsibility for you injury
Your lawyer will investigate your case and identify the liable parties.
When Should I Contact a Lawyer?
It is a good idea to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve suffered an injury. Evidence can become stale or disappear. Witnesses’ memories may fail after some time. And the state of your medical condition may change or be insufficiently documented to support an eventual case.
Remember, too: the statute of limitations is only two years from the date of the incident that caused your injury, so every minute counts.
What Is the Cost to Hire a Lawyer?
Our Norristown personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means the lawyer does not bill you by the hour. Instead, they get paid a percent of what a defendant or insurance company ultimately pays you in the lawsuit.
Pennsylvania doesn’t limit the percentage of lawyers’ contingency fees. This means that a client could owe exorbitant attorney fees. At Cordisco and Saile, we offer a “Client First Fee Agreement,” which guarantees a fair fee for our clients based on the amount of work our legal team does to win your case.
What Makes Cordisco and Saile the Best Choice?
Our firm has secured significant financial awards for personal injury clients. We fight against large and small corporations to ensure that our clients get the compensation they deserve for injuries suffered at the hand of another.
Our results speak for themselves.
- $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 in 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.
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We offer a free consultation regarding the viability of your case. If you’ve been injured contact our Norristown office immediately. We’ll review the details of your claim and advise you on your legal options.
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