If you or your loved one has suffered an injury because of someone else’s actions, then you have the right to pursue compensation. Although the laws vary from state to state, compensation for your injuries usually follows the same lines. Damages cover:
- In-home care
- Limited earning capacity
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of promotion
- Loss of earnings
- And other financial losses
However, it is not just financial losses. Personal injuries also bring with them mental and emotional trauma, for which you may also seek compensation.
We understand the process can seem daunting, but if you or someone close to you has experienced any of these losses, a Warminster personal injury attorney can discuss your case and explain your available choices. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 and speak to a member of the team.
Different Types of Personal Injury
Personal injuries have multiple different causes. You or your loved one could suffer a personal injury because of an event such as:
- Car accidents
- Other vehicular accidents, such as motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Assault cases
- Medical malpractice, such as failure to diagnose, birthing injuries, or unnecessary surgery and treatments
- Nursing home abuse, either physical, emotional, sexual, or financial
- Defective products, like faulty brakes, tires, or other manufactured parts
- Slip and fall injuries
- And more
These events happen without any warning. Most families are not financially prepared to cope with the aftermath of a personal injury. We appreciate that the stress of the situation can seem overwhelming. However, you are not alone. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we do not underestimate the effects of such injuries and the impact they have on you and your family’s life. Therefore, when you come to us, we guarantee to listen as you tell your story, and we aim to treat you like family.
Receiving Compensation for the Impact of a Personal Injury
Although there are various forms of compensation, the most common types are economic and non-economic damages.
Any economic damages you or your loved one may receive would include your financial losses, such as:
- Loss of income
- Medical costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- And possibly other financial factors
Non-economic damages take into account your:
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological and emotional effects of the injury
- And other factors.
There are two main ways that you can approach getting compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries: your insurance company or a lawsuit.
A Warminster personal injury attorney can listen to your case, effectively communicate your potential ways of moving forward, and explain any parts of the legal process you may be unclear on. To find out more, call Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 and speak to a member of the team.
Seeking Compensation from an Insurance Company
The initial settlement offer that you receive from your insurance company may seem generous. However, if the injuries are long term, it may not be enough to cover care costs, ongoing rehabilitation, or financial losses. While you could accept the insurance company’s offer, you may wish to speak to an attorney instead.
An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to settle on a level of compensation that is enough for you and your family’s needs, and that also includes your pain and suffering. If a settlement with the insurance company is not possible, we can file a personal injury suit and work with you and your loved one as it goes to court.
Filing a Lawsuit
Although the complexities and circumstances of each case will vary, a personal injury lawsuit will typically follow the same process.
The case will begin when you or your lawyer files a lawsuit. The lawsuit will detail you or your loved one’s injuries, your recollection of the events leading to the injury, and detail your financial and non-financial losses. You will then need to wait for a response.
The next stage is the discovery process. This stage requires collecting depositions and statements from the various parties, and the exchange of supporting documents. This part of the legal process may also involve gathering statements from expert witnesses.
The final stage deals with negotiating the settlement. This stage is where parties will often disagree. If it is not possible to agree, then it will be for a judge to decide when the case goes to court.
You could file a lawsuit yourself. However, you may find it challenging to navigate the judicial system. It is also likely that you and your loved one will want to focus on your recovery rather than concern yourselves with legal issues.
Therefore, you may prefer to work with a Warminster personal injury attorney.
Communication is at the Heart of What We Do
It is normal for you and your loved ones to have concerns, fears, and questions following a personal injury. We also understand that pursuing compensation can be an anxious and frustrating time. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we aim to ease your anxiety and frustration by communicating with you and delivering a proactive, responsive service throughout the legal process.
When you proceed with a case, we know that there will be challenges along the way. However, that will not stop our team standing by you during a legal claim.
While we understand you may not want to think about a court case, we must stress the importance of coming to us as soon as you feel able. Under Pennsylvania §5524 statute of limitations, you have two years to file a personal injury claim. However, we advise you to approach a Warminster personal injury attorney sooner than that, so we can take our time to listen to your story, gather evidence, and build a robust case.
To find out more call Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 today.