Suffering a serious injury can be a difficult experience. When your injuries are the result of another person’s actions, the physical, emotional, and financial devastation becomes much harder to face. A personal injury lawsuit can help cover your medical expenses, ensure that the at-fault party is held accountable, and fix the problems that caused your injuries. If you or a family member was injured in an accident, contact an experienced Delaware County personal injury lawyer.
At the Reiff Law Firm, we understand the physical and psychological pain our personal injury clients are coping with. Our legal team’s mission is to help you obtain the justice and financial compensation you deserve. Our seasoned Delaware County personal injury attorneys have over 30 years of experience providing aggressive legal representation for those who have endured wrongful injuries in communities throughout Delaware County. Call the Reiff Law Firm today at (215) 246-9000 to schedule a free case consultation.
Common Personal Injury Lawsuits in Delaware County
Personal injury is a broad area of law that deals with various types of claims. The Reiff Law Firm has extensive experience dealing with various complex personal injury claims. Our Delaware County personal injury law firm is ready to listen to the details of your case and determine your legal options. The following is a list of common personal injury lawsuits our firm can handle for you.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
A commercial vehicle accident can be defined in a number of ways. For example, if a truck driver operates their vehicle while exhausted and causes a serious crash, this would result in a commercial vehicle accident. Commercial vehicle accidents can also involve the following types of vehicles:
- Delivery trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Delivery trucks like Amazon or UPS
Commercial vehicle accidents are especially dangerous because these vehicles can cause catastrophic damage to a passenger vehicle. As a result, the occupant of a passenger vehicle could sustain severe injuries like broken bones, spinal injuries, and head injuries.
Construction accidents often leave victims with serious or life-threatening injuries. This is because construction sites contain various types of machinery and equipment that drastically increase the risk of being injured if they are mishandled. For example, a negligently operated forklift is extremely dangerous to others.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Doctors are required to provide patients with adequate medical care. However, it is important to note that a simple injury may not be enough to pursue a medical malpractice claim. A plaintiff will have to show how the doctor’s actions violated the standard of medical care. For example, if a victim was injured because they were provided with the incorrect medication, this could be valid grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability lawsuits occur when a victim suffers an injury due to the negligence of a landowner. For example, if a grocery store fails to plow snow and ice from their parking lot, it could be held liable when a shopper suffers an injury after slipping on the ice. Other examples of premises liability claims consist of:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Stairwell trip and falls
E-cigarettes are often marketed as devices that can help consumers who wish to quit smoking. However, e-cigarettes can cause a consumer to sustain permanent or even life-threatening injuries. For example, many users of JUUL flavored e-cigarettes are developing crippling diseases like popcorn lung and many other health complications. Our firm can help you begin a personal injury claim against manufacturers of JUUL and other e-cigs that caused you to develop a serious illness.
There are other types of personal injury claims that our firm is prepared to manage for you. To learn more about pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, continue reading and speak with an experienced Delaware County (Delco) personal injury attorney.
How to Prove a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Delaware County, PA
To prevail in a Delaware County personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff typically needs to show how the defendant’s negligent behavior led to their injuries. This will require the plaintiff to have a fair deal of evidence to support their claim. For example, a plaintiff should have documentation of their injuries and the damage to their vehicle if they filed a car accident lawsuit.
A plaintiff must also prove the following elements in order to win their personal injury case:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- The defendant breached the duty of care (e.g., sold defective e-cig)
- The plaintiff suffered an injury or other losses due to the defendant’s breach (e.g., bone fractures, vehicle damage)
- The plaintiff sustained injuries and losses that are compensable by a court of law
Once these elements are proven, a plaintiff can be awarded damages for their injuries and losses. Compensatory damages can be awarded for the following:
- Loss of wages/future loss of wages
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
Our firm is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve due to the acts of a negligent individual.
Let Our Trusted Delaware County Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for You
If you or someone you love has been injured because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation. The dedicated personal injury attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm have more than three decades of experience fighting for injured victims. For a free, confidential case evaluation with an experienced Delaware County personal injury lawyer, call the Reiff Law Firm today at (215) 246-9000.