Accidents happen all the time and can have devastating results. When an accident happens because of simple bad luck, that’s one thing, but if an outside party causes an accident through careless or reckless behavior, that’s something else. In fact, that may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
If you or your relative were hurt because of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation known as damages. These damages may cover your medical bills, reimburse you for lost wages, and compensate you for your physical pain and emotional trauma. While you can seek damages on your own, you may prefer working with a personal injury lawyer in our Montgomery County-Norristown Office. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we’re ready to get to work for you today.
Damages Available in a Personal Injury Case
Our team will evaluate your case and estimate how much it is worth. You may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Physical pain
- Emotional trauma
- Reduced quality of life
Do I Have a Case for Personal Injury?
Not all accidents qualify as personal injury cases. We will listen to your story, evaluate the details, and let you know if it is worth pursuing damages from the party that caused your injuries.
To move forward with legal action, your case must contain these elements:
- Duty of care: The party that injured you owed you a duty of care, which is an obligation to keep you from the risk of harm. Who owes you a duty of care depends on the situation; for example, other drivers owe you a duty of care on the road, and property owners owe you a duty of care when you are visiting their property.
- Breach of duty: The party violated the duty of care. Again, what constitutes a violation depends on the situation. Drivers who speed and property owners who ignore slip-and-fall hazards violate this duty.
- Causation: People can commit a breach of duty without causing harm. People speed all the time without causing an accident! For your case, you must show that the other party’s breach of duty caused the incident that left you injured.
- Damages: Your injuries must be able to be compensated financially. For example, your injuries left you with medical bills that the responsible party could pay.
We Handle Many Types of Personal Injury Cases
Our team at Cordisco & Saile LLC handles many types of personal injury cases. Some of the most common cases that we handle include:
Negligent drivers cause car accidents every day. Negligent behaviors such as speeding, running red lights, tailgating, and more lead to accidents. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and texting while driving are more glaring examples of negligence that cause countless tragedies. Our lawyer will investigate your car accident to look for evidence of negligence by another driver.
When a truck—especially a big rig or other commercial truck—collides with a passenger car, the results can be disastrous. You may assume that the truck driver caused the accident, and you may be right. The truck driver may have been speeding, fell asleep at the wheel, or used a cell phone while driving.
However, the accident may have occurred because the owner failed to properly maintain the truck, the loading company improperly loaded the truck or secured the load, or the manufacturer provided faulty parts. We will explore all possibilities and identify one or more responsible parties.
Motorcycles offer little protection, so motorcycle drivers and passengers often suffer severe injuries in an accident. Other drivers often fail to look out for or yield to motorcycles, leading to accidents. In other cases, motorcycle accidents occur when municipalities fail to properly maintain roads and intersections. Our team will identify the responsible party and help you seek damages from them.
Pennsylvania law requires dog owners to maintain control of their dogs and not let them run at large. Dog owners are responsible for any damages caused by their dogs. If a dog bit you or your family member, then the owner could be responsible for your medical bills and other expenses related to your dog bite injury.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Property owners—which includes homeowners and business owners—have an obligation to maintain a safe property that is hazard-free. They must routinely inspect their buildings and surrounding property, identify falling hazards, then repair or remove the hazard or warn people about it. Examples of common falling hazards include spills, loose carpeting, potholes, and icy pavement. If you sustain a slip-and-fall injury on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover damages from the owner.
If you were injured at work, your expenses will probably be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may be able to recover lost wages, medical bills, and specific loss benefits such as the loss of a limb or hearing loss. Our team can guide you through the process to obtain the maximum possible workers’ compensation benefits.
In some cases, an outside party (and not your employer) is responsible for your work injuries. We can identify these responsible parties and help you seek damages directly from them.
Can I Afford an Injury Lawyer?
Many people hesitate to reach out to a lawyer because they think it will cost too much money. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our lawyers work on contingency, which means we take our fees directly from your settlement or jury award. You pay nothing upfront or out of pocket. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid.
We offer free case evaluations and carefully select only those cases that have a strong chance of success.
Time Limits in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case
You must file your personal injury lawsuit before the Pennsylvania deadline, or you forfeit your right to sue. The statute of limitations for personal injury in Pennsylvania is two years, which means you have two years from the date of the incident to file your lawsuit.
Our personal injury lawyers in Montgomery County will make sure that you meet this and any other legal deadlines that affect your case.
Contact Cordisco & Saile LLC at our Norristown Office in Montgomery County
If you suffered a personal injury because of another person’s careless behavior, reach out to Cordisco & Saile LLC. Our personal injury lawyer in Norristown may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. Call our office today at (215) 642-2335 for a free case consultation. Our consultations are always free. Call now so we can get started working on your case.