The Gladwyne personal injury attorneys at The Reiff Law Firm represent injured victims of various accidents and disasters. In many injury cases, there is someone to hold responsible for avoidable mistakes and injuries. Our personal injury lawyers work to prove these parties caused your injuries and should be made to pay damages to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, talk to our personal injury lawyers today. Our attorneys have collective decades of experience handling personal injury cases and may be able to put that experience to work on your case. For a free consultation on your injury case, contact our law offices today at (215) 246-9000.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in PA
Many personal injury cases fit into different categories. Overall, the requirements of proving the case are similar: you must show that the at-fault party injured you by failing to use the proper care or skill and breaching a duty they owed you. The duty is different in each type of case and is often specific to the situations at hand. The following are all fields of personal injury law with unique legal histories that help categorize the case:
Car crashes are some of the most common ways that people are injured. In most accidents, one driver is more at-fault than the other, and any injuries sustained in the crash can be pinned on their driving. The duties in a car accident case are often defined by traffic laws: a duty not to speed, a duty to stop at red lights, a duty not to drive under the influence, etc. Violating traffic laws or failing to drive with the proper care and skill can place a driver at fault for any injuries their car accident causes.
Products sold on the open market are expected to be safe for consumers. If the product has a flaw in its design that affects the entire product line, or if a particular product (or batch of products) was improperly manufactured, these defects could cause serious injuries. Household appliances, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and auto parts could all be subject to these kinds of flaws. You can often sue the manufacturer for these kinds of errors. Alternatively, if a product is dangerous by nature, you may be able to sue if the manufacturer failed to include adequate warnings to reduce the risks.
A homeowner or the owner/operator of a commercial piece of property is required to maintain that property. This means correcting or warning about a danger to help ensure the safety of guests to their premises. When property owners fail to do so, their guests could face slip and fall accidents, electrocution from exposed wiring, trip and falls on uneven stairs, falls through wobbly handrails, deck collapse injuries, and other accidents. Homeowners insurance may be able to cover some of the damages, but suing in court may cover more of your needs.
Doctors and other healthcare professionals are held to a certain standard of care. This is not some industry standard that could be looked up in a medical textbook but is instead a case-by-case standard that can be established by having other doctors and medical professionals testify in your case. Our attorneys work to help victims of poor medical care get compensation for delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, surgical injuries, and other serious harms.
When a preventable accident claims the life of a loved one, your entire life may change. Especially if the deceased supported your family, you may be entitled to high compensation for your loss. These cases can typically be filed in PA for the death of a spouse, parent, or child. This can help with compensation for the deceased’s funeral and burial expenses, any lost wages your family will not receive going forward, any lost inheritances or investments, loss of companionship, grief counseling, and other financial losses your family faces.
Gladwyne Personal Injury Attorneys Offering Free Consultations
When you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Some cases may be covered by insurance, or the responsible party may offer to settle out of court. Talk to an attorney before accepting any money to ensure that the damages you receive are enough to fully compensate your needs.
In many cases, taking your case to court can yield higher damages than accepting an insurance settlement would. Talk to a Gladwyne personal injury attorney at The Reiff Law Firm today for help with your case. Our lawyers can represent you and your family and fight to get you the compensation you need. For a free consultation on your case, contact our law offices today at (215) 246-9000.