When we are injured because of our own careless actions, we may be unhappy, but we grudgingly accept responsibility for our mistakes and move on with our lives. However, when we are injured because of somebody else’s actions, moving forward can seem all but impossible. When we are forced to suffer physical and emotional pain – along with extremely expensive medical costs – it can be extremely difficult to cope. Fortunately for injury victims, it may be unnecessary to shoulder these burdens alone. If you were hurt by someone else, you should consult with an experienced Bucks County personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
At the Reiff Law Firm, we are dedicated to fighting for victims of serious accidents that are suffering due to the negligent mistakes of another. A serious accident can substantially impact a victim’s life, and we hope to help you get your life back on track. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your potential lawsuit with a Bucks County, PA personal injury attorney, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000. You may also contact us online.
Common Personal Injury Claims in Bucks County
If you were injured in an accident in Bucks County, there are a few options you can take to receive compensation for your injuries. Some victims may try to recover compensation by filing an insurance claim. However, the policy limits of the negligent individual may not be enough to cover their injuries and other losses. Fortunately, a victim can also pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.
If you need to file a lawsuit to recover damages, the Reiff Law Firm offers the legal representation for the following types of personal injury claims.
Uber and Lyft Accidents
Uber and Lyft are large ridesharing companies that operate throughout the United States and many other countries. When an Uber or Lyft accident occurs, there are a number of factors that can help determine the amount of compensation a victim could receive. For example, if an Uber driver causes an accident while transporting a passenger, the passenger could be eligible to recover from the driver and Uber.
Note, however, that the circumstances of the Uber or Lyft accident can also decide the liability of the ridesharing company. It would be wise to contact an attorney concerning your Uber or Lyft accident to help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Amusement Park Accidents
Amusement parks are places where family and friends can have fun on a number of attractions like roller coasters and wave pools. However, if the owners of an amusement park do not perform frequent maintenance on park attractions, there is an increased risk that a visitor could be injured. For example, if a passenger’s rollercoaster seatbelt malfunctions, this is a grave error that could severely injure or kill the passenger. While amusement parks are often a source of family fun, it is important to remember that they could be extremely dangerous.
Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability deals with the duty of property owners to maintain their land. When a Bucks County property owner fails to keep their property free of hazards, there is a possibility that a visitor could be injured on the premises. For example, if a grocery store fails to mop up a spill, they could be liable if a customer slips on the puddle and is injured. Other circumstances that could lead to a premises liability claim include:
- Poor lighting
- Unmarked construction areas
- Pool accidents, especially pool injuries that involve children
- Unsafe staircases and hand railings
- Elevator and escalator accidents
This is not an exhaustive list.
There are many other types of personal injury claims that our firm can litigate on your behalf, from commercial vehicle accidents to workplace accidents. To learn more about when you can file a personal injury lawsuit for your case, continue reading and speak with an experienced Bucks County personal injury attorney.
Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Bucks County, PA
When pursuing a Bucks County personal injury claim, you should be aware that your claim is subject to the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations determines the amount of time that a person has to file a particular type of lawsuit with a court of law. Note, however, that every case does not share the same filing deadline. The statute of limitations for your claim can vary depending on the circumstances of your case.
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the injury. If the plaintiff fails to file their lawsuit within two years, they could lose the opportunity to pursue their claim. Specifically, the court can bar the claim for violating the statute of limitations upon a motion to dismiss from the defendant.
If you are unsure about the statute of limitations for your case, you should not assume how much time you possess. If you are wrong about the filing deadline for your case, this will affect whether you can receive compensation for your injuries. Additionally, a personal injury lawyer may hesitate to accept your claim if the statute of limitations deadline is quickly approaching.
Contact an Experienced Bucks County Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a family member was a victim of an accident, contact an experienced Bucks County personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Reiff Law Firm is committed to using our legal experience to help victims pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000. You may also contact the firm online.