Personal injury laws in Pennsylvania offer a legal avenue for victims and help them collect compensation for economic and non-economic losses. When establishing a viable claim, the attorneys review the evidence and the circumstances of the event that produced the injuries. When fighting for a monetary award, the plaintiff must have adequate evidence to substantiate their claim. Clients can visit with lawyers during a consultation to find out where to get started.
Common personal injury cases involve motor vehicle accidents, premises liabilities, and wrongful death. The frequent factors in the cases are that another party caused the injuries or fatality. When filing a claim, the victim seeks compensation for the financial impact of their injuries.
In an auto accident, victims are likely to incur medical expenses, lost wages, and auto repair costs. The judge decides if the plaintiff played any role in causing the accident. If not, they receive all the monetary awards if they win the case. Victims of personal injuries due to no fault of their own can contact Jared Spingarn, P.A, and start a claim now.
In an auto accident, comparative fault rulings could lower or eliminate the victim’s compensation. If they were guilty of a moving violation, the judge decreases the amount according to an assigned percentage. If the injured party is more than 50% at fault, the judge dismisses the case, and the victim won’t receive compensation.
The statute of limitations defines how long the victim has to start a legal claim. With most personal injury cases, the plaintiff has a deadline of two years, and they cannot start a claim after the second anniversary of the event that produced their injuries.
The only exceptions to the rule are when minors are involved and sustain serious injuries. If the discovery of new injuries happens after the deadline, the person may have a chance to seek compensation, but they must meet specific criteria first.
To substantiate a personal injury claim, the client directs the attorney to the doctor who treated them. Medical records show that the victim sustained the injuries during the identified event. Eyewitness accounts explain what others saw during the accident, and the lawyer deposes them to gather all the details.
The attorney files motions to get video surveillance footage when available. The claimant needs all invoices from their doctors and medical centers that provided healthcare services for the wounds. If they were involved in a traffic accident, three estimates for repair costs are required.
Victims who win their cases could receive a monetary award based on accurate calculations of their economic losses. Some cases allow for non-economic damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and certain losses such as companionship or financial support if the family filed a claim. Claimants can receive monetary awards in one lump sum or in installments.
Personal injury claims give victims a chance to collect compensation. To get started, they must consult an attorney about the viability of their case. After the lawyer verifies that the claim is valid, they collect evidence eyewitness testimony, and complete calculations for all monetary losses. By hiring an attorney, victims can find out if they could collect compensation and get back to their normal lives.