Personal injury lawsuits in Pennsylvania can involve a wide range of accidents. For example, you can file a personal injury lawsuit after being injured in a car accident, on an amusement park ride, or simply while walking down the street. Personal injury claims rely on the idea that another person or entity is responsible for your injuries due to negligence, recklessness, or possibly even intentional actions. If you or a family member was injured due to another person’s actions, you should speak with an experienced Easton personal injury lawyer for legal guidance.
The dedicated Easton accident lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm have over 40 years of experience litigating complex personal injury cases. Our attorneys understand how a severe injury could affect your personal and professional life, and we are here for you. To schedule a free consultation to explore your legal options, call us at (215) 246-9000, or contact us online.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
The term “personal injury” can apply to several different types of cases. One of the most common types of personal injury cases is a slip and fall accident. Slip and falls usually occur when a person unforeseeably slips and falls due to some hazardous condition on another person’s property. Examples of a hazardous condition include:
- Cracked or icy pavement
- Slippery or wet floors
- Unstable stairwells or handrails
- Poorly lit sidewalks or parking garages
- Construction areas that are not set up or lit properly
Slip and fall lawsuits usually arise because a property owner did not adequately maintain their property, leading to a preventable injury. Property owners have a duty to correct defective conditions on their property, or to at least warn unsuspecting people of a known danger on their property, within a reasonable timeframe.
Another type of personal injury claim that our firm handles is amusement park accidents. While amusement parks can be great locations for family fun, they can also be very dangerous. For example, patrons can be injured if the operator of a ride is inexperienced, or if the ride was not properly tested for safety. Park visitors can also be injured if they enter restricted areas of the park to search for items they may have dropped while enjoying an attraction.
Car accidents and other vehicle accidents are another common source of personal injury claims, as millions of people are annually involved in car accidents across the United States. The severity and type of accident that you are involved in will typically determine the severity of your injuries. Accidents that occur at a high rate of speed or with commercial vehicles are particularly dangerous.
Various other circumstances can trigger a personal injury lawsuit in Philadelphia. Other types of cases we handle include medical malpractice, construction accidents, product liability (defective products), swimming pool accidents, dog attacks, wrongful death, and many additional cases. To learn more about the types of personal injury claims that we can help you pursue, you should contact The Reiff Law Firm today for your free initial consultation.
Reasons to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Quickly
The main reason to file your personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible is that you will receive your legal compensation quicker if you prevail in your lawsuit. You may need the funds from an accident lawsuit to help you deal with medical bills or other financial issues related to your injury. However, besides receiving compensation for your injuries, there are many other reasons to file your claim as early as you can.
One reason to promptly file your claim is the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations sets a filing deadline for the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit and other types of lawsuits. In Pennsylvania, the filing deadline for personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of the accident. If you do not file your claim before the deadline passes, you risk the court barring your claim, leaving you with no avenue to seek compensation. However, depending on the circumstances of your case, there is a possibility that your filing deadline can be delayed.
Additionally, filing your case early will make it easier to build your injury claim. For example, the physical evidence you may need to prove your case will be readily available. If you wait too long to file, some evidence could go missing or be destroyed. Also, filing early will make it easier for witnesses to recount the accident that caused your injury. A witness with a foggy memory will not help your claim.
Easton Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Pennsylvania
If you or a family member was seriously injured in an accident in Easton or the surrounding areas, you should consult with an experienced Easton injury lawyer. At The Reiff Law Firm, our diligent attorneys are prepared to help you with all your legal questions and needs. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact us online, or call The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000 today.