When you suffer an injury in an accident because of the negligence, recklessness, or error of another person, you may be facing significant medical bills and an inability to continue to work at the same job you did prior to the accident.
You should not have to face the financial hardships of this situation on your own. You should not have to pay your medical bills yourself, as the person who caused your injuries should be held liable for the costs you have incurred for your care.
Cordisco & Saile LLC can protect your right to seek damages for your pain, suffering, and medical costs. You may receive awards for your emotional trauma, too, including nightmares, insomnia, and fear about the accident. A personal injury attorney in Northeast Philadelphia is ready to work on pursuing compensation on your behalf. Call us today at (215) 642-2335 for a free case review.
Traffic Accidents Often Cause Personal Injuries for Victims
A common type of event that turns into a personal injury claim involves a car accident. Some of these types of accidents that may result in personal injuries involving motor vehicles include:
- Accident with multiple cars
- Truck striking a car
- Car striking a motorcycle
- Car striking a pedestrian
- Car striking a bicycle
Any of these types of traffic accidents could result in serious injuries for those involved. The force involved when a car is traveling at high speed and strikes another object has a significant impact on the bodies of passengers and drivers.
Car accidents are very common on the highways and roads in Pennsylvania, leading to thousands of injuries every year. Not every car accident results in a personal injury lawsuit, but when one driver commits an error behind the wheel or behaves in a reckless manner to cause the injury accident, the victim has the right to seek compensation.
Insurance Companies will Rush to Offer a Personal Injury Settlement
After a car accident that was not your fault, you may hear from the insurance company that represents the driver who hit you. The insurer may admit fault on the part of its client, which simplifies the opportunity for you to receive a settlement.
The insurer may even make a settlement offer to you, claiming that it is best to settle the case quickly. However, if you have personal injuries that will take a long time to heal, or if you are facing the possibility of missing work for a long time, it may be in your best interest to wait to settle until your health situation and future outlook are clearer.
A personal injury attorney in Northeast Philadelphia at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you make the best judgment about how you should proceed in your injury case. Once you retain us, we can start investigating the facts in your personal injury case, determining the best way forward. For a free review of your case, contact us at (215) 642-2335 today.
Types of Accidents that Result in Personal Injury Claims
Although auto accidents are common reasons to file a personal injury claim, there are other occurrences that can lead to a claim being filed. These may include:
- Nursing home accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective product accidents
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Workplace accidents
When you attempt to file a personal injury case against another party, you have to prove that the other party had a duty to provide a safe product or a safe location for you and other visitors. You then have to show that the other party’s mistake led to the accident and your injuries.
Showing that the other party committed an act of negligence that led to your injuries simply requires you to show that the other party could have done something differently just before the accident to eliminate the action that led to the accident. Negligence does not have to involve a purposeful act on the part of the other party, but it can.
Valuing Your Personal Injury Case
If you are wondering what kind of settlement amount you could expect from your personal injury case, it is difficult to determine an exact amount. The final judgment amount in any personal injury case depends on the types of injuries that you have received, the long term health and employment outlook that you have, and your emotional trauma.
As a general rule, if you have suffered a significant injury that potentially could change your life in a negative manner going forward, you will be eligible to receive a much larger settlement than someone who is able to fully recover and return to work within a couple of weeks after an accident.
Proving Liability in Your Accident
The other item that greatly affects the ability to receive compensation is showing that you, as the victim in the case, did not do anything wrong to cause the accident.
The insurance company for the negligent party may argue that you did something just before the accident that contributed to the severity of the accident and to your own injuries. You and your personal injury lawyer will need to show that the facts do not support this argument.
Learn More About Your Right to Recovery by Contacting a Northeast Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer
One concern we hear quite frequently as a personal injury attorney in Northeast Philadelphia is about the cost of hiring a lawyer for a personal injury claim. When you retain Cordisco & Saile LLC, understand that we work on a contingency fee basis.
This means that you do not need to make any payments ahead of time to secure our services. Our payment comes from the final award in the case, once we have achieved a satisfactory settlement with the insurer for the party that caused your injury. This is a helpful fee structure when you cannot work because of your injuries and when finances are a concern.
We appreciate the opportunity to represent the interests of victims in personal injury cases. For a free case review, contact us today at (215) 642-2335.