No one in Pennsylvania ever thinks they will be the victim of an accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of another. You always think it will happen to anyone but you. The truth is anyone can be in an auto accident or workplace accident at any time. These accidents can be caused by traffic accidents, workers’ compensation accidents, slip and fall accidents, nursing home abuse and medical malpractice. Other cases leading to emotional, physical and psychological injuries are child abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual abuse by teachers, coaches, clergy members, doctors, healthcare providers, hospitals, Devereux Mental Health facilities and youth organization troop leaders. An injury resulting in life altering conditions such as paralysis, loss of use, permanent disability and long term medical conditions is termed a catastrophic injury. The result an injury of this type will have on your life will be severe and your life will never be what it was prior to the injury. If you, or a loved one, have been severely injured in an accident you may be entitled to medical benefits, damages and financial compensation according to Pennsylvania personal injury laws and statutes. Consulting with our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers is a wise move as you have rights and they need to be protected.
Please contact our Harrisburg Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers for a free consultation. In addition to free case reviews they charge no fees if they don’t recover on your behalf. They have many years experience handling accident, injury, workers’ compensation and wrongful death claims throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania including Allentown, Altoona, Plymouth Meeting, Doylestown, Erie, Lock Haven, Pittsburgh, New Castle, Easton, and Gettysburg. They charge no fee unless they recover for you.
Accidents Causing Catastrophic Injuries
Severe and life changing injuries can be induced by many types of accidents including:
Auto accidents including motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents and trucking accidents
Burn injuries suffered in the workplace, in auto accidents and due to dangerous products such as pressure cookers, crock pots and rice steamers.
Child injuries and accidents such as child abuse, Catholic priest child sexual abuse, child molestation by a coach, teacher or healthcare professional & drowning. Child injuries can also be the result of auto accidents, assault, animal attacks and playground accidents.
Drug treatment center abuse, assault, sexual assault and wrongful death. These cases can also result from drug and medication errors such wrong dose, wrong drug and wrong administration route.
Mass torts involving Roundup weedkiller and herbicide, hernia mesh and vaginal mesh claims, firefighting foam, talcum powder ovarian cancer claims, Accutane depression and suicide claims, vape pen explosions and testosterone therapy heart attack claims.
Medical malpractice including anesthesia malpractice, falls, neglect leading to bedsores, infections, surgical errors, diagnostic mistakes and medication errors
Nursing home abuse, assault, sexual assault and negligence. These can result from physical abuse, surgical errors, medication errors, improper patient monitoring and wandering off.
Premises liability accidents including slip and fall accidents and animal attacks. These can occur at WalMart’s, restaurants, gas stations, Wawa’s, malls and retail stores.
Sexual assault, sexual abuse and child molestation by clergy members, Catholic priests, doctors, nurses, teachers, scout leaders, instructors and coaches.
Workplace accidents and injuries including workplace slip and falls, auto accidents, machine accidents, burns, explosions, exposure to carcinogens, occupational disease, respiratory illness and fatal work accidents.
Wrongful death including fatal motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, fatal falls, fatal animal attacks, assaults, nursing home abuse, medication errors, surgical errors, medical misdiagnosis and drownings.
Do not wait to reach out to our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers for a free case review.
Types Of Catastrophic Injuries Common In PA
Amputation including fingers, arms, legs and toes
Back injuries such as herniated disc injuries and muscle strains
Birth injuries including Erb’s Palsy, Cerebral Palsy and Shoulder Dystocia
Bone injuries including broken bones, fractures, open fractures and closed fractures
Brain injuries such as Diffuse Axonal Injury, lobe injuries, comas and skull fractures
Burn injuries including arc burns, scalds, thermal burns and chemical burns
Head injuries including closed head wounds, open head wounds, concussions and scalping
Hearing injuries such as Conductive Hearing Loss, Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Mixed Hearing Loss
Joint and connective tissue injuries including fractures, ligament damage and tendon damage
Mental injuries including anxiety, suicidal ideation, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Neck injuries including whiplash, C-Spine injuries and muscle strains
Nerve injuries such as paralysis, neuropraxia, axonotmesis, and neurotmesis
Organ injuries including liver damage, lung injuries, spleen injuries, kidney damage and heart damage
Skin injuries including necrosis, avulsion injury, de-gloving injury, scarring and disfigurement
Spinal cord injuries including complete spinal cord injury, incomplete spinal cord injury and paralysis
Any of these injuries, as well as others, may entitle you to compensation according to Pennsylvania personal injury law. It makes sense for you to consult with our York, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers handling PA accident and personal injury claims regarding your rights and how to protect them.
What Is Your Pennsylvania Injury Claim Worth?
The dollar value of any 2 personal injury claims is the same, even if the type of accident and damages are similar. One of the most important aspects of a personal injury claim is accurately and effectively determining the fair and full dollar amount of your claim. This should only be done by our experienced Lancaster Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers. It will not be done by the liable parties insurance carrier. They may approach you after the accident and offer you a quick and easy lump sum settlement which only benefits them and not you.
Several factors need to be thoroughly analyzed in order to properly establish what your claim is worth. These factors are: current lost wages, future lost wages, vehicle repair costs, current and future medical, therapy and rehabilitation costs as well as pain and suffering. Also, the full extent of your injuries may not present themselves until after many weeks, and in some cases months, following the accident. One of the most important things you should do after the accident is get appropriate medical care. Failure to do so, even if you feel ok, can impact your ability to receive benefits later on as your case progresses. Our Allentown Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers will do everything necessary to establish the full dollar value of your claim and do everything necessary to get those benefits for you and your family.
Benefits In Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases
Financial compensation for economic losses, pain and suffering.
Lost wages compensation including current and future lost wage compensation.
Pain and suffering compensation (not applicable in PA workers compensation cases)
Medical bill reimbursement compensation for prescriptions, surgery, physical therapy, chiropractic care and psychotherapy.
Medication costs coverage for medications prescribed as a result of the injury.
Loss of companionship
Loss of parental guidance
By all means we invite you to contact our team of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers today to discuss how they can help your case and get you the benefits you deserve.
Determining Fault In Pennsylvania Injury Claims
The type of accident you were injured in has a lot to do with who is at fault. Fault ultimately determines who is responsible for your injuries. If you were injured at work your employer is automatically responsible for your injuries, benefits, lost wages and medical expenses.
Fault, also called liability, is not as easy to pinpoint in Pennsylvania auto accidents. This is especially if multiple cars were involved and you were partially at fault.
In premises liability claims, which include slip and fall accidents, assaults, animal attacks and dog bites establishing fault can be a very complex task. This is also the case in nursing home injury claims.
Medical malpractice cases are relatively easy to determine fault. In these cases there can be multiple parties at fault depending on what injury suffered, where it happened and who or what caused it.
Do not leave anything to chance. If you have been injured in any of these types of cases please contact the Allentown Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at our firm for a free consultation.
How Our Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
By retaining our Philadelphia Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers your rights will be protected and any compensation you are eligible for will be fought for. Following the accident your efforts need to revolve around recovering, regaining your health and getting back to work. Your PA injury attorneys efforts will focus on dealing with your medical expenses, filing your lawsuit in a timely manner, dealing with insurance companies, gathering evidence and investigating the circumstances surrounding your case. This takes most of the worry off your hands and allows you to concentrate or recovering.
Child Accident, Injury & Sexual Abuse Lawyers In PA
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania there is a lot of media attention regarding child sexual abuse cases with the assailant being Catholic priests at dioceses in Allentown and Harrisburg. These cases have called attention to child sex abuse injury cases and child molestation claims in other parts of PA as well as abuse committed by teachers, coaches, healthcare providers, youth group leaders and instructors. If you, or your child, have been the victim of child sexual abuse please contact our Pennsylvania child sexual abuse injury lawyers for a free case review.
They handle child accident, child auto accident, child injury, child medical malpractice, child sexual abuse injury & child wrongful death cases through out all of Pennsylvania.
Contact Our Erie Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers
Following a severe and debilitating injury you may face seemingly insurmountable medical bills, therapy costs, surgery expenses and medication costs. In addition, you may suffer financial instability due to being unable to work and you may require long term medical care. Do not face this tragic situation alone. Reach out to our Allentown Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers for a free case review.
Our Pittsburg Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers handle all auto accident, injury and workers’ compensation claims on a contingency fee basis meaning they charge no fee unless they recover on your behalf.
The Philadelphia Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers on our team are skilled Pennsylvania Trial Attorneys and they serve those injured throughout all of Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Upper Darby, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lower Merion Township, Lancaster, Bensalem Township, Abington Township, Harrisburg, Altoona, York, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Norristown, Chester, Warminster and Williamsport.
In addition to helping injury victims and their families find talented Pennsylvania injury lawyers we also have an extensive network of attorneys that certain races, ethnicities and population are more comfortable with. Examples are African American lawyers, Persian attorneys, attorneys who are in recovery, female injury lawyers, LGBTQ attorneys and gay-friendly law firms.