Being injured due to another person’s negligence can be a frustrating experience. A serious accident may cost you the ability to work for a long period of time and could affect the enjoyment of your favorite activities. You should not be solely responsible injuries that were caused by another person’s negligent actions. If you or a family member was injured in a serious accident, you should consult with an experienced Hershey personal injury lawyer today.
At The Reiff Law Firm, our injury lawyers possess over 40 years of combined experience litigating various types of personal injury lawsuits. Our legal team is prepared to offer you the aggressive and unique legal representation needed to pursue your claim. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your injury case, call The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000, or contact us online.
Common Personal Injury Claims Our Firm Handles
The Reiff Law Firm have litigated several types of personal injury claims for clients across the State of Pennsylvania. While some injury claims may be the result of an unexpected freak accident, the majority of personal injury lawsuits arise out of common occurrences. The following is a list of common personal injury claims that our firm handles.
Due to the number of motorists traveling on the roadways in Hershey and the surrounding Pennsylvania counties, it is inevitable that some people will be involved in a car accident. Vehicle collisions may occur in a variety of ways. For example, an accident could be caused by a motorist driving while intoxicated or because a driver was operating their vehicle well above the speed limit.
The severity of a person’s injuries typically depends on the circumstances of the accident. For example, if you are in a T-bone accident where another driver strikes your driver’s side door, you could suffer from broken ribs due to the force of the impact. Additionally, if you are struck by a commercial vehicle, like an 18-wheeler, the injuries you receive are more likely to be long-term or possibly fatal.
Our firm can help you through the various stages of a car accident lawsuit like gathering evidence to determine who is at fault.
Slip and Falls
A slip and fall is when a person trips and injures themselves due to a dangerous condition on another person’s property. For example, if you visit a restaurant and slip on a freshly mopped floor and injure your back when you fall, the restaurant could be liable to you for injuries. A property owner has a duty to correct hazardous conditions on their property or to at least warn visitors of the hazard. Failing to caution patrons of a wet floor in a restaurant can lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
Slip and falls are one of the most litigated types of personal injury claim. One reason for this is due to how easy it is for a slip and fall to happen. They can occur while traveling down a set of steps that appear safe or by simply walking down a poorly lit street.
Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft are widely popular. However, these companies do not always perform their due diligence when searching for qualified drivers. This can lead to a Uber or Lyft driver causing a serious accident before they can drop you at your destination. In other cases, some ridesharing drivers have even sexually assaulted or physically harmed their passengers.
This is not a complete list of personal injury claims that our firm litigates. If you were seriously injured in another type of accident that is not listed above, you should contact one of our personal injury attorneys.
When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
In Pennsylvania, there is a statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. The statute of limitations imposes a two-year deadline on the amount of time that you have to file an injury claim. If you delay and miss your filing deadline, the court may bar your claim entirely and leave you without options to receive compensation. However, depending on the circumstances of your case, you may have the option to delay your filing deadline.
Despite the possibility of pausing your filing deadline, it is wise to pursue an injury claim promptly to avoid unexpected issues with your case.
Our Hershey Personal Injury Attorneys are Ready to Represent You
If you or a family member was severely injured in an accident that could have been avoidable, you should contact an experienced Hershey personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Whether you were injured in a car accident or because of a property defect on another person’s premises, The Reiff Law Firm are prepared to fight for you. Our dedicated legal team will listen to the details of your case and help you develop a legal strategy to litigate your claim. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your potential case, call The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000, or contact us online.