Reading, PA Personal Injury Lawyer

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    The City of Reading is nestled halfway between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The city was placed at a strategic point along the now extinct Reading Railroad. In fact, that is where the city got its name, however, you are not from Reading you may be more familiar with the monopoly square that has made this town famous.  Unfortunately, Reading has faced tough economic times in 2012, the New York Times called Reading Pennsylvania “the nation’s poorest city.” However, Reading is redefining itself and plans to revitalize its downtown area.

    Progress is always a good thing, but construction in a busy area can generate confusion and cause danger for drivers, workers, and passersby.  Serious mishaps can occur motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Things can fall and hit you on the head, hazardous substances can leak, and obstructions can cause you to trip and fall.

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    When Accidents Happen

    When you have an accident—be it in Reading or somewhere else—you need the support of a qualified attorney.  With over thirty years of experience, the Reading Personal Injury team at The Reiff Law Firm has the expertise and experience to help you recover from your misfortune and get properly compensated.

    Information About Personal Injury Claims

    Personal injury claims fall under the umbrella topic of tort claims. All tort claims share some commonalities, the two basic issues that all tort claims share are liability and damages. Regardless of whether the claim is from someone’s intentional act, their negligence, or personal injury, a person who wants to recover for injuries and damages they have sustained will have to prove that the defendant is liable for your injuries.  If you can prove that another person is responsible for your injuries then you will also have to prove the nature and extent of your injuries. If you can prove all these elements then the law will generally provide you with compensation. However, tort claims and any personal injury claim can be very difficult and factually complex.  Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice will award you compensation for your loss.

    Type of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

    As of the 2010 census, Reading was the fifth most populated city in Pennsylvania and had a growing population of over 88,000.  Anytime you find yourself in a city that is experiencing growth and revitalization you face the risk of injury. Some of the most common injuries in Reading include:

    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Pedestrian accidents
    • Slip and falls
    • Workplace accidents
    • Medical malpractice
    • Hazardous substances
    • Defective products
    • Train accidents

    Whether you had a car accident while driving along Penn Street, fell walking up the stands at the Phillies First Energy Field, or injured yourself on the job at Wal-Mart, you need a competent personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and make sure that the negligent party is held accountable. You need the peace of mind that comes from having your medical and property damage expenses covered, and all of your insurance matters handled correctly. Indeed, if you hire a lawyer, you will—according to studies—receive 3.5 times more compensation than if you do not.

    Some personal injury accidents occur simply because the victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time, while others can result from a defective air bag, a minor medical procedure, a falling object, or a chemical leak. No matter how safe you feel, accidents can happen—and when they do, you have to make sure your legal rights are being served.

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    What Does it Mean to Settle a Case?

    If you have been injured in any sort of accident or have watched any television series you may have heard of settling a case, however, you may not be sure what that means and if you should consider settling your case. Basically, settling a case means that you agree to accept money in return for withdrawing your case against the other person who caused your injury. If you decide to settle your case you will be required to sign a release document, which operates to absolve the defendant of any future liability from your accident. While there may be some benefits to accepting a settlement, you should be aware that not every property owner or attorney is going to present you with a fair offer and you may be signing away more rights than you realize.  You should also be aware that it is always your choice whether or not to accept or reject a settlement offer and not your or the defendant’s attorney.

    Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys with Experience in Reading

    If you or someone you love has been injured, contact one of our attorneys at (215) 709-6940 for a free, confidential consultation. We want you to get past the trauma and get your life back in order, knowing that the responsible party is held accountable and you are properly compensated.  We will not charge you a penny unless we win your case. Let us handle the legal worries so you can concentrate on recovering.

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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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    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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