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    Often, people’s lives are impacted negatively by a serious injury. In addition to the medical expenses and doctor’s bills that arise from a significant injury, many people are unable to work and earn an income. If you do not have health insurance or sick time, your problems can quickly compound. If you were hurt through someone else’s negligence, they should be held accountable for your losses.

    Our Media, PA personal injury lawyer is dedicated to fighting for just compensation for those injured through another’s conduct. If you or a loved one was hurt through another’s behavior, call the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940 to schedule a free consultation.

    Common Types of Personal Injury Claims Filed in Media, PA

    Personal injury is a term that encompasses a wide variety of claims – ranging from slip and falls to catastrophic car crashes. The Reiff Law Firm has the attorneys, staff, and resources to handle any type of personal injury lawsuit. The following are the more common types of claims we have filed on behalf of our clients.

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Motorists are involved in several types of accidents throughout Media, Pennsylvania – including single and multi-vehicle crashes. Sometimes, a pedestrian is injured when a motorist operates their vehicle in an unsafe or negligent manner. Every accident claim is unique, requiring separate legal strategies. Often the type of vehicle involved, such as a car, truck, motorcycle, or ATV, will determine how our Media attorney will approach the case.

    Medical Malpractice

    Medical mistakes and errors can leave patients facing negative consequences that could last a lifetime. Our medical professionals and healthcare providers are entrusted with our wellbeing. Sometimes, that trust is misplaced. Our firm represents individuals injured through surgical mistakes, medication errors, misdiagnoses, and many other unjustifiable decisions on the part of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.

    Slip and Fall

    When people think of personal injury attorneys, they often think of “slip and fall” injuries. While these types of accidents have been portrayed for comedic effect in movies and television, the pain and suffering that a fall can cause is real. Property owners or managers have a duty to ensure that their property is free of any unreasonable hazards, including spills, ice, surface defects, or any other condition that makes their property unreasonably dangerous.

    Products Liability

    When you purchase a product, you expect it to perform correctly and for the purpose it was designed. When products are defective, they could be unsafe to use. If you suffered an injury because a product was poorly designed or manufactured, the company that made the product could be held accountable for any harm or damages you sustained.

    Premises Liability

    Similar to slip and fall lawsuits, premises liability claims are typically filed against the owner or manager of a property. The level of care or responsibility an owner or property manager has will depend on the purpose the property serves. At the very least, anyone entering a property has a reasonable expectation that the area is safe. If known hazards exist, through neglect or negligence, a property owner or manager could be held liable for any injuries. Some common issues we have litigated include defective staircases, unlit areas, and broken handrails.

    Fault and Negligence in Media, PA Personal Injury Claims

    Because every personal injury lawsuit will arise out of specific facts, determining liability in your case will depend on the exact circumstances surrounding your injury. Sometimes determining fault is easy, such as a drunk driver traveling in the wrong direction and colliding with your car. However, sometimes the chain of events and direct cause of an injury are more ambiguous. Our Media lawyers will thoroughly review all of the evidence in your case, including reviewing the scene of the injury, accident reports, police statements, testimony from witnesses, and expert opinion to determine what party, or parties, is liable for your damages.

    To be successful in any personal injury claim, a plaintiff must establish that the defendant acted in a negligent manner that caused the harm. Proving negligence requires showing four elements.

    Duty of Care

    First, the defendant must owe the injured party a legal duty. The scope of the duty owed will depend on the circumstances of your case. For instance, a driver of a car has a duty to operate their vehicle in a manner that does not unreasonably endanger others on the road or sidewalks. At the same time, a doctor will owe their patients a significantly different duty.

    Breach of Duty

    Negligent conduct requires a breach of the duty of care. Legally, this is when the behavior deviates from what a reasonable person, with similar training or experience, would do under the same circumstances. Again, this is a product of the facts of your case and the actual cause of your injury. If you were involved in a car accident and the other motorist was driving while drunk, their behavior breached their duty to operate their vehicle safely.

    Causation

    The conduct of the defendant must have caused your injury. Often, this is not difficult to prove. If you were in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, then establishing the trauma of the collision caused by your accident might be easy. However, in some cases, if there were pre-existing conditions, a defense attorney could argue that your injuries did not stem from the crash. In determining causation, the court will consider reasonableness and foreseeability.

    Damages

    Finally, your injuries must have resulted in actual and quantifiable damages. These include both economic damages, such as medical expenses and loss of income, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Our Media attorneys will carefully evaluate your case to determine a just compensation amount.

    Call Our Media, PA Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation

    Severe injuries could have a lasting impact on you, your family, and your ability to provide for both. Our experienced Media, PA personal injury attorney has been vigorously representing hurt individuals for years. If you suffered an injury due to another’s negligence, call the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940 to schedule a free consultation.

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    ...I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case.

    As a former client, I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case. I was in a very serious automobile accident with severe injuries to neck and back areas. I contacted the law firm and asked what to do with the medical bills and how do I get the correct representation against the individual who rear-ended my car. In short, the firm took complete control of the case contacting my insurance company and asking for all the medical bills and legal matters be sent directly to them. I was able to get treatment from my doctor without worrying about the legal stuff. Furthermore, two years later the case was settled for a substantial amount of money. My life was much better due to the firm handling of my case. My attorneys at Reiff Law Firm are absolutely the best and I have recommended to my family friends. Thanks Reiff Law Firm.

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    I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city.

    Before meeting with Jeffrey Reiff and Bob Szostak from the Reiff law firm I’ve consulted with a few other injury attorneys in the Philadelphia region. Difference was, these guys know their stuff! I was absolutely blown away by how compassionate and welcome this law firm makes you feel. Once signed with them I never went a single week without staying in the loop with the progress and updates these guys have on your case. Working with them for some time turned what was an injury case, into a family! From calls and meetings, to just calling in to say “hi how’s everything going” I’ve never felt like a beat was skipped. I’d recommended the Reiff law firm 100%! I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city. The awards they’ve earned over the years speaks for itself! I can never thank the Reiff law firm and Bob Szostak enough for everything they’ve done, their professionalism, compassion and all of their knowledge and experience! Highly rated! Best in the city! I look forward continuing our relationship in the future. Thanks again My Reiff family!

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    What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future.

    I highly recommend the team at the Reiff Law Firm. Both Jeff and Robert were there to guide me through a very difficult time. What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future. The team at the Reiff Law Firm made me feel at ease and I had no doubts trusting them with various concerns. They kept me informed every step of the way without making me feel overwhelmed or anxious. Don't hesitate to contact them for your legal needs - especially if you want a team that has the utmost concern and compassion for their clients.

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    ...without them I would have been lost.

    I can’t say enough great things about the Attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm. They made me feel at ease when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. Never being in a situation like this I was so unsure of where to start and how to go about the process. Justin gave me options where I thought I had none and explained everything in a way that I could understand. Justin and the team helped me arrange all of the treatment and therapy that I needed, without them I would have been lost. My attorney John went to bat for me like no one else could have, his knowledge and professionalism is unmatched. If anyone is ever in need of a team of attorneys the Reiff Law Firm is my ONLY recommendation.

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    THE REIFF FIRM IS AN OUTSTANDING LAW FIRM!

    I was referred to the Reiff Law Firm by a friend who had previously been a client of the firm. My friend told me that the Reiff Firm had done an incredible job handling his case and treated him like family. My friend's recommendation was spot on. I am going to miss them now that my case is over. Attorney Reiff and Attorney Toczydlowski are excellent attorneys. They really care. They got me an INCREDIBLE RESULT. Most importantly they were there for me during some extremely dark and difficult times in my life. I highly recommend the Reiff Law Firm to anyone seeking the very best legal representation for injuries they suffered in an accident.

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    ...what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected.

    I greatly appreciate the care and compassion the Reiff Law Firm has given to my family at a very difficult time. They left no stone unturned in their investigation and what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected. They did not give up and treated us like family.

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