Personal Injury cases occur when people are injured by the careless or intentional acts of others.  Personal Injury cases can vary greatly, and can include assault and battery cases, auto accidents, bike accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, and injuries from dangerous and defective products.

The term “personal injury” refers to a wide range of situations in which someone suffers physical or emotional harm due to the conduct of another person.  As Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, we represent people and families in tough circumstances where a careless or intentional act has caused significant harm.  We apply our legal expertise to determine the parties responsible for the injury and the applicable law.

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases:


How to Prove Fault in a Personal Injury Case

Regardless of the specific circumstances surrounding an injury, the injured person or persons must prove these three things before recovering damages

  1. Duty – In order to prove legal duty, you must prove that someone had a legal duty to act (or not act) in a specific way. An easy example of this is that all drivers have the legal duty to obey the posted speed limit.
  2. Breach of Duty – After proving that someone has a legal duty to behave in a specific way, you must prove that they did not behave in the way they were legally obligated to. For example, if you are hit by a car that could not slowdown in time because it was speeding, the driver of the car has breached his or her duty.
  3. Causation – Once you have proved duty and breach of duty, you must prove that your injuries were causally related to the defendant’s behavior.  For example, if you get hit by a car that was speeding and could not slowdown in time, you must prove that your injuries were attributable to the accident.  If you sustain a back injury that requires surgery, you must prove that the injury and medical procedures that followed were related to the accident.


How much can you receive from your personal injury case?

Personal injury cases vary greatly from case to case, and as such, so do their recovery amounts.  In order to maximize the money you can get from the person responsible for your injuries, it’s important to work with a reputable attorney who can get you the money you deserve.  Victims of personal injury cases commonly receive damages for:

  • Past and future Pain and Suffering
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Future Earning Capacity
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Embarrassment and Humiliation
  • Mental Anguish
  • Lost Enjoyment of the Pleasures of Life
  • Hospital bills
  • Costs of surgery
  • Costs of medication
  • Doctor’s expenses
  • Nursing Care Assistance
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Disability
  • Loss of Consortium (spousal services or relations)
  • Guidance, tutelage and moral upbringing (Wrongful Death cases)
  • Loss of society and comfort

And possibly other legal damages.

Time is of the Essence

If you are injured, time is of the essence.  Every injury and medical negligence case has legal time constraints for filing a lawsuit known as a statute of limitations.  If you do not file suit in time, you cannot collect a recovery or proceed with the case.  Insurance companies have no responsibility to notify you of the statute of limitations pertaining to your injury.  If you think you have a personal injury case, contact us today!

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