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FIGHTING FOR PA PERSONAL INJURY VICTIMS
If you’ve suffered an injury because of the carelessness of another person or institution you can hold them responsible with a personal injury case. These injuries can impact every aspect of your life, putting stress on your finances with medical bills and inability to work and putting a strain on your family and relationships. If you have a personal injury case, you can get monetary compensation for your expenses and suffering if you can prove that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.
For a free consultation of your case contact us at 1-800-681-3550 or with the contact form.
WHAT KIND OF INJURIES WOULD YOU NEED A PERSONAL INJURY FOR?
You have grounds to bring a personal injury case when you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence. This person could be a private resident, an employee of an institution, or the institution itself. They’re negligent if they acted recklessly or didn’t take the proper precautions to prevent your injury from happening. Personal injury laws exist to hold these parties responsible for the injury they cause.
Personal injury is a large umbrella term that applies to a range of different types of situations and cases. Each type of case comes with its own slightly different legal process and requirements, but some common types of cases are:
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace injury
- Car accidents
- Slip and falls
- Product liability
An experienced legal team will help you navigate exactly how to proceed with your PA personal injury case to make sure your interests are being defended.
HOW DO YOU PROVE A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?
To prove a personal injury case, you must bring forward evidence that the person responsible for your injury acted negligently and that the injury caused you damages. That means you must prove that the person carelessness directly caused your injury and that the injury impacted your finances and quality of life.
If you suspect you need to bring a personal injury claim forward it’s important to act fast. The negligent party might try to cover up their negligence before evidence can be collected. Examples of evidence that can prove your case are photographs of the scene and injuries, health records, and documentation like police reports.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DAMAGES IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?
The damages you’re entitled to can differ depending on the kind of case you have, with the type of claim you’re making affecting thing like the types of compensation you can get and in what amounts. Some common types of damages you could receive include:
- Lost Wages: you can be compensated for the wages you were not able to earn because the injury you suffered kept you from performing your work duties, it can also cover lost wages as a result of taking time to undergo needed treatments or make visits to a medical center
- Pain and Suffering: even though it’s difficult to apply an exact monetary value to the pain you suffered, you could be awarded compensation for things like lasting aches and pains, general discomfort, limited mobility, and the inability to perform favorite activities, you could also be compensated for the emotional pain caused by issues like disfigurement or scarring
- Medical Costs: if you got any kind of medical care for your injury you’re likely eligible to receive awards for your medical expenses, medical costs are one of the most commonly awarded damages because they’re easy to prove
- Wrongful Death: eligible members of the victim’s family or their beneficiaries can receive damages to make up for the compensation missing because of the loss of their loved one
To understand the specifics of your case and what damages you could be entitled to, contact the team at Richard J. Hollawell and Associates. We’ve handled thousands of personal injury cases and treat each of our clients with compassion and care. We fight for our clients with the tenacity and have won over $50M in settlements. Call us at 1-800-681-3550 or use the contact form to get your free consultation today!