According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 43.2 million visits to U.S. emergency departments due to injuries in 2017 alone, as well as 243,039 deaths from injuries in the same year. While not all accidents are another party’s fault, suffering injuries due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence, and getting stuck with the medical expenses and other out-of-pocket costs, can feel upsetting and unfair.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries through the recklessness or negligence of another, you should not have to deal with the financial losses. A Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can help you with filing a lawsuit and negotiating a fair settlement. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today to find out about your legal options for recovering what may be due to you by calling (844) 638-1822.
Personal Injury Claims
We can help you recover compensation with all types of personal injury claims in Philadelphia. Some examples of personal injury lawsuits include:
Slip and Fall Injuries
If you fell on someone else’s property due to lack of maintenance or a dangerous condition, for example, a crack in the sidewalk or a missing handrail, we can help you.
If you suffered injuries from dog bites due to a careless owner not controlling their pet, we could help you receive compensation.
We can help you recover compensation if someone else is at fault for your accident or you are the victim of a careless or reckless driver. We can work on any type of motor vehicle accident, including those with large commercial trucks, motorcyclists, and bicyclists.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a defective product such as medication, consumer products, or defective car parts, to name just a few examples, we can help you take a manufacturer or other liable party to court for your damages.
If you were the victim of medical malpractice in a hospital or at a doctor’s office, you could receive compensation for any injury or aggravation of an existing condition due to negligence.
If your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can also assist you in filing a wrongful death case.
There can be many other instances where you or a loved one got hurt through the fault of another person or company, and you might now be wondering whether you can recover any damages through legal action.
Your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can help. Do not lose any time and contact our legal team today to determine whether you could receive compensation. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer, call (844) 638-1822
Proving a Personal Injury Case
Proving fault and negligence in your personal injury case is necessary so that you can receive compensation from the at-fault party. However, establishing fault and negligence can be challenging, and those responsible for your accident will most likely fight your claim with their lawyer. A legal professional can help you hold the negligent party to account. However, in order to have a case, you will need to prove that:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached the duty of care
- You suffered injuries as a result
- The defendant’s carelessness or negligence caused your injuries
- You have damages such as medical bills
It may be obvious to you that the other party is at fault for your accident and injuries, however, if the case goes to court you will need to present clear evidence and most likely also witness statements to prove your case.
Your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can help you with the legal process of filing a personal injury lawsuit, including gathering the evidence and witnesses needed to prove your case, as well as representing you in court.
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Compensation in Personal Injury Claims
Your accident will have unique circumstances that determine the compensation you could recover. Compensation can depend on the severity of your injuries and how much property damage resulted from the incident, for example. Your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can help calculate your damages. However, generally speaking, victims of an accident that was someone else’s fault may be able to recover the following damages, among others:
- Hospitalization and other medical expenses
- Medical devices such as wheelchairs or walkers
- Lost income and lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a limb
- Loss of a sense
- Loss of life-quality
The key to recovering compensation is timely action. Do not delay seeking legal advice and learning about your options after an accident. The Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Title 42, §5524 sets a general time limit for personal injury cases. If you do not file your claim within two years, starting with the day of the accident, you may not be able to recover any compensation.
It can be a good idea to contact your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer as soon as you can after an accident and make sure to preserve any evidence and witness statements immediately after the accident. Acting quickly can help you and your attorney with building a case.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC for Help with Your Case
If you suffered injuries recently and believe someone else is at fault for your accident, you should contact us for a free no-obligation review of your case. You do not have to struggle on your own. We can help you pursue compensation for your injuries, property damages, and all other financial losses related to the accident.
Some personal injury cases are more complicated than others and the help of a lawyer can make a difference. We work in your best interests even if in some instances this can mean securing an out-of-court settlement for you. Even if your case does not go to court, Ben Crump Law, PLLC can be by your side and protect you, so you can rest assured that the defendant or any insurances are not able to take advantage of you.
You do not have to pay any fees until and unless we have won your case and you receive a settlement. Contact our legal team today to discuss the details of your case during a free evaluation by calling (844) 638-1822.