How Will a Lawyer Help You Get Pain and Suffering in Pennsylvania?

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    Pain and suffering damages can be crucial to your personal injury claim. These damages recognize the devastating, non-economic damages you are suffering. For instance, they may compensate you for the inability to enjoy your favorite activities after an injury. Alternatively, they may reimburse you for mental anguish caused by the inability to engage in familial relations.

    Legal representation can be invaluable when pursuing these damages in your case. Our team is prepared to help gather and present the complex evidence that may be necessary to obtain payment for pain and suffering. Further, we can help file your claim on time and negotiate for the full extent of compensation you are owed.

    Seek assistance from our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at The Reiff Law Firm today by calling (215) 709-6940.

    Importance of Legal Support When Pursuing Pain and Suffering Damages in Pennsylvania

    Assistance from our legal professionals can be crucial when pursuing pain and suffering damages. The following is an overview of how our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers can help with your case:

    Gathering Evidence

    Our attorneys will work diligently to collect any evidence needed to support your claim for pain and suffering damages. There is a wide array of evidence that may be utilized.

    For instance, your personal journals and testimony pertaining to the effects of your injuries can be very valuable. It may benefit you to maintain a journal documenting day-to-day accounts of your pain levels and emotional state. The descriptions of the pain you experienced, the side effects of your medications, and limitations on your physical activities can all be very helpful when claiming payment for pain and suffering.

    Furthermore, medical records and expert testimony will likely be necessary. The official documentation of your injuries, treatments, and prognosis can help demonstrate the severity of your injury and your ongoing medical needs. Moreover, testimony from professionals like psychologists and vocational experts can be invaluable when pursuing compensation for pain and suffering. These expert witnesses can offer insight into your expected recovery time and your injury’s long-term impacts on daily life.

    Finally, photographs and videos documenting your injury, the treatment process, and the recovery period may be valuable. These visual aids can be highly persuasive in demonstrating the severity of your injuries and the extent of your suffering.

    Filing Your Case

    Our experienced legal team will also help prepare your claim and bring it to court on time. Under 42 Pa.C.S. § 5524, you will generally have two years from the date of an accident to sue for personal injuries you incurred. If you do not act in accordance with this deadline, then your case may be dismissed without awarding any compensation for pain and suffering.

    Also, despite possibly having up to two years to bring your claim to court, you should not hesitate to seek legal representation in the aftermath of your accident. There is an array of complicated evidence that might be needed to recover pain and suffering damages in your case. For instance, you may need to undergo multiple medical assessments and seek help from various expert witnesses. The more quickly our team can get to work on your case, the more efficiently we can collect the information we need to recover monetary damages.

    Negotiating for an Acceptable Settlement

    If you file a personal injury claim for pain and suffering damages in Pennsylvania, then the defendant will likely attempt to settle your case before going to trial. If you accept their settlement offer and enter into an agreement, then you will obtain a specific sum of monetary damages in exchange for the dismissal of your case. There are multiple reasons why you may want to settle early. For instance, by reaching a settlement agreement, you may acquire compensation sooner. Moreover, you may save on expenses like witness fees and filing costs that would be incurred at trial.

    Still, it is probable that the defendant in your case will try to settle cheaply and quickly. Legal representation can be crucial when negotiating for a fair settlement. Our team will help you understand the true value of your claim. Further, we will help build a strong legal case and negotiate for a more substantial settlement offer.

    However, even with our support, the defendant may still be unwilling to offer what your case is truly worth. In this scenario, you may have to go to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.

    Presenting Your Case at Trial

    Our lawyers will also help present a compelling and effective case at trial. We will analyze all of the evidence that may be used to support your claim, as well as all of the evidence that may be used against it. Our team has years of experience handling personal injury cases, and we will utilize that experience to recover the full range of monetary damages that you deserve.

    Emotional Support

    Lastly, our attorneys can provide essential emotional support. We will do so by offering compassionate listening, clear communication, and personalized attention for the duration of your case and beyond.

    We will take the time to understand your unique struggles and will ensure that you feel heard and validated during any communications with our legal team. Also, by keeping you informed and explaining legal procedures in simply terms, we may reduce some of the anxiety and stress caused by the legal process.

    This comprehensive support can allow you to focus on your recovery, knowing that your case is in capable and caring hands.

    Will a Lawyer Help Recover Pain and Suffering Damages if You Are Partially to Blame for Your Injury in Pennsylvania?

    Fortunately, even if you are partially at fault for your injuries, you may still obtain payment for pain and suffering in a Pennsylvania personal injury lawsuit. Under the doctrine of “modified comparative negligence,” damages will be apportioned based on parties’ percentages of blame. You may seek damages from another, at-fault party so long as your percentage of responsibility for your accident does not exceed 50%.

    It is likely that the defendant in your case will attempt to shift blame for your accident. That way, they may avoid paying for the full extent of your pain and suffering. Support from our lawyers can be highly valuable when proving your case and discrediting the defendant’s alternative theory of fault.

    Call Our Attorneys for Assistance with Your Pain and Suffering Claim in Pennsylvania

    Seek guidance from our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers by calling The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940.

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