Generally, personal injury law covers injuries that are caused by a person’s negligent actions. “Negligence” is at the heart of most personal injury cases. Proving a personal injury claim requires an injured party to show that the person that injured them owed them a duty of care, and breached that duty. You should not be burdened with substantial medical bills and miss time at work because of another person’s negligence. If you or a family member has suffered an injury and wish to file a personal injury lawsuit, you should contact an Upper Darby personal injury lawyer.
The skilled lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm understand how a serious injury can negatively affect various aspects of your life, and we will work tirelessly to help you litigate your personal injury case. Our lawyers represent clients from Upper Darby and across Pennsylvania in various types of complex injury cases. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us at (215) 246-9000, or contact us online.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
Personal injury law covers a broad category of injuries. Our firm has decades of experience in handling an array of injury cases. Some of the injury cases we have worked on in the past include:
Amusement park accidents – For residents of Pennsylvania, amusement parks offer entertainment for the entire family. When an attraction at an amusement park malfunctions, riders can suffer devastating injuries. However, malfunctioning rides are not the only way visitors can be hurt at a theme park. Visitors are often injured by entering dangerous areas to retrieve property that was lost while they were enjoying an attraction.
Medical malpractice – Medical malpractice occurs when a physician or a team of medical professionals cause a patient to suffer harm. Medical malpractice can result from several different issues, like medication errors, surgical errors, or a failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition in time to effectively treat a patient.
Slip and falls – Slip and falls are one of the most common claims for personal injury. Slip and falls usually occur because of dangerous conditions on a person’s or business’ property. Tripping hazards are often the result of issues like cracked pavement, unsafe or broken stairwells, unplowed snow or ice, and spilled liquids in a retail store. Property owners who fail to warn visitors of defects on their property can likely be held liable for injuries to visitors.
Construction accidents – Construction workers frequently face hazardous conditions while working. Construction sites are sometimes located in places where it is easy to suffer an injury, like busy roadsides or high-altitude areas. Construction injuries may occur due to electrocution from faulty equipment or exposed wires or falls from unstable scaffolding.
Car and motorcycle accidents – Due to the sheer number of vehicles on the road, car accidents are practically an everyday event. Car accident injuries can happen for a variety of reasons, such as a distracted driver, an inexperienced driver, poor weather, or a defective car part. Car accidents are responsible for a range of injuries from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries.
Commercial vehicle accidents – A collision with a commercial vehicle can cause severe injuries. When a person is injured because of a commercial vehicle driver’s negligence, there may be several parties that may become involved in a personal injury suit besides the driver. These parties can include the owner of the commercial vehicle, the person or company who hired the commercial vehicle to deliver cargo, or a manufacturer of defective truck equipment which caused the accident.
If you have suffered one of the injuries mentioned above or another type of injury, contact one of our attorneys to discuss your case.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case in PA?
You should file your personal injury case as soon as possible to receive money for medical treatment and any time missed at work. The statute of limitations is a law which dictates the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. Under Pennsylvania law, there is a 2-year time limit to file any personal injury case. The 2-year timeframe applies not only to cases involving accidental injuries due to negligence, but also injuries due to crime or intentional actions.
The time you are allotted to file your case begins to run from the date of the accident. The statute of limitations only applies to the time you have to file your case; it does not apply to the time needed to resolve your case. If you fail to file your case before the 2-year deadline, you may be barred from filing the case and may lose your opportunity to receive compensation for your injuries.
Upper Darby Personal Injury Attorneys Offering Free Consultations
If you or a family member was injured because of another person’s negligent acts, contact our Upper Darby personal injury attorneys. The legal team at The Reiff Law Firm has represented hundreds of clients in personal injury cases and understands what is necessary to handle an injury case. Schedule a free consultation with one of our diligent attorneys today, call (215) 246-9000.