Many rules and regulations in Pennsylvania work to keep people safe from serious injuries. Traffic laws, local ordinances for clearing sidewalks after snow, and building codes all work to keep people safe, but sometimes individuals put themselves above these rules, leading to serious injuries for others.
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident, our attorneys may be able to help. The Chester personal injury lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm represent the victims of a wide range of accidents, and our lawyers fight to get them financial compensation for those injured in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, dangerous product accidents, and other serious injuries. For help with your potential case, contact our law offices today to schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation. Our number is (215) 246-9000.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
As mentioned, there are laws in place that help protect people from injuries. These rules, plus years of case law, provide pathways to recovery for the victims of many types of accidents. The rules may be different from case to case depending on the circumstances, but the law generally allows victims of harm to seek financial compensation if there was “negligence.”
Negligence means that there was a breach of duty that led to injuries and other damages. In these cases, the defendant does something wrong or illegal that causes injuries for the victim (the plaintiff). In most cases, the harm is not intentional, but rather an accident that could have been avoided if the defendant used more care or skill.
The following are all common types of personal injury lawsuits that our attorneys handle. Each one has different rules and processes for what is considered a breach of duty, and different cases may result in different types of injuries and compensation.
Most people are involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. Many accidents are caused by drivers who violate the duties required of them under common traffic laws. Fortunately, many of these accidents are not severe, but even low-speed accidents can cause personal injury. Serious injuries like head and brain injuries, neck and spine injuries, and broken bones can occur in more serious accidents. While auto insurance may allow you to claim compensation, it usually provides reduced damages compared to what you can claim in court.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Icy sidewalks, slippery floors, spills and puddles, and uneven flooring can all lead someone to slip and fall or trip and fall. These are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents, leading to thousands of injuries each year. Many of these injuries can be especially severe if someone falls a great distance or hits their head or back on the way down. If the property owner left dangers on the premises without warning people about them or repairing them, they should be held liable for the injuries these dangers cause.
Defective and Dangerous Products
Products liability lawsuits arise when a victim is injured by a product that is dangerous by design or because of manufacturing errors and defects. These products often come with warnings of dangers involved with using them, such as the risk of injury if you put your hands near the blades of a lawnmower. However, other dangers come without warning, and defective products may injure or even kill unsuspecting users.
Courts hold doctors and other healthcare providers to high standards. Many complications and even surgical errors are expected in some procedures, and medical science has limitations on how quickly it can diagnose or cure an ailment. However, if your doctor makes a serious mistake or fails to diagnose something in time, you could face serious consequences, potentially requiring additional surgeries or procedures. In some cases, you may even undergo unnecessary, costly, dangerous procedures because of a misdiagnosis. In many cases, you can file a medical malpractice suit to recover compensation.
Some accidents are mild and barely cause enough injury to make an injury lawsuit worth it. Other cases can result in the death of loved ones, justifying aggressive legal battles to seek substantial compensation for the losses you suffered. If a loved one was killed in a car accident, truck accident, or medical malpractice case, or if a family member was killed by a defective product, defective medication, or auto defects, you may be entitled to high compensation for your loss.
Call Our Chester Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one faced injuries in an accident, or if a loved one was killed in an accident, contact our attorneys today. The Reiff Law Firm’s Chester personal injury attorneys offer compassionate legal services and work aggressively against negligent defendants and large companies to get you the compensation you need after a serious injury. To schedule a free legal consultation on your case, contact our law offices today at (215) 246-9000.