Montgomery County Personal Injury Attorney

Norristown-PA-Personal-Injury-AttorneyIt can be nearly impossible to predict if and when a person will be involved in a life changing accident. This is in large part due to the fact that while we can control our own behavior and actions, we cannot control the actions of those around us. Unfortunately, the negligent or reckless decisions of a few can have devastating consequences for others. For instance, one driver’s decision to speed or otherwise drive recklessly can endanger the safety of anyone else on the road. While negligent parties can cause innocent individuals to suffer serious and painful injuries, victims are not without recourse and may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses, which will allow them to begin the long road to recovery. At The Levin Firm, we are dedicated to representing the interests of those who have been injured as a result of the negligent or reckless decisions of others, so if you were recently involved in an accident, please contact our legal team today to schedule an initial consultation.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

At The Levin Firm, we have represented clients who were injured as a result of all of the following types of accidents:

  • Automobile accidents;
  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Animal attacks;
  • Workplace accidents;
  • Accidents involving medical negligence;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Train accidents;
  • Accidents involving defective products.
  • Brain Injury;
  • Workplace Injury;

If you were recently involved in one of these types of accidents, please contact our legal team today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced personal injury attorney who can explain your options.

Establishing Negligence

In order to collect damages for another person’s negligence, the plaintiff must demonstrate that:

  • The defendant owed a legal duty to exercise reasonable care;
  • The defendant breached that duty; and
  • The defendant’s breach caused the plaintiff to suffer an injury.

In Pennsylvania, even when an injured party contributed to an accident, he or she can still recover compensation from the other party. This is because the state adheres to the legal theory of modified comparative negligence, which means that as long as a plaintiff was less than 51 percent at fault in causing an accident, he or she can still recover from the other party. However, the amount that he or she can recover will be reduced by his or her percentage of fault in contributing to the accident. For instance, if a jury determines that an injured party suffered $10,000 in damages, but was also ten percent at fault in causing the accident, the plaintiff will still be able to recover $9,000 for his or her losses.

To demonstrate a party’s negligence, our attorneys carefully investigate the cause of the accident. For example, if someone was injured in a car accident when another party violated a traffic law, an investigative team would take the following steps:

  • Visit and photograph the scene of the accident;
  • Request copies of any police reports;
  • Interview witnesses who saw the accident;
  • Measure skid marks and other evidence at the scene of the crash;
  • Take photographs of the damage sustained by the car;
  • Collect all medical records of the plaintiff’s injuries;
  • Consult with an accident reconstruction specialist; and
  • Speak with a medical expert who can testify as to the source of a plaintiff’s injuries.

Completing these tasks quickly and efficiently is important, as all personal injury cases must be filed in court within two years of the date of the accident. Failing to file before this deadline will lead to the case being barred in court.

Common Injuries

The severity of injuries sustained by an accident victim depend on a series of factors, including the type of accident, as well as the age, sex, and general health of the victim. For this reason, injuries can range in severity from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones and head trauma. Some of the most common injuries suffered by our clients include:

  • Burns;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Crushed or broken bones;
  • Lacerations;
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
  • Whiplash;
  • Concussions;
  • Damaged tendons, ligaments, and muscles;
  • Hearing or vision loss; and
  • Emotional distress.

Treating even minor injuries can be prohibitively expensive. For instance, a fractured bone still requires multiple doctor’s appointments, the use of crutches, and physical therapy. Even a small laceration can become infected, requiring surgery and prescription medications. Treating more serious injuries, such as spinal cord damage, can quickly overwhelm a victim’s finances, especially because the injured parties are often required to take months or even years off of work in order to fully heal. For this reason, it is critical that injured parties seek compensation from those responsible for their injuries.

Collecting Compensation

Those who are injured in accidents caused by the reckless or negligent actions of others are eligible to receive compensation for their losses. For instance, a successful plaintiff could receive compensation for the following costs:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of future income;
  • Property damage or replacement; and
  • The pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident.

How much an injured party is able to receive depends on a series of factors, including:

  • The severity of the plaintiff’s injuries;
  • The amount of evidence available to demonstrate the defendant’s negligence;
  • The defendant’s insurance coverage; and
  • The degree of recklessness or negligence exhibited by the at-fault party.

Although collecting compensation may not be able to return an injured party to his or her pre-accident state of health, it can go a long way towards helping victims and their families get back on their feet.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today

At The Levin Firm, we understand that being involved in a serious accident can leave victims feeling powerless and stressed and so dedicate ourselves to helping relieve some of our clients’ burdens by aggressively representing their interests, whether in settlement negotiations or in the courtroom. If you live in Norristown and were recently involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact us today at (215) 825-5183 to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and explain your legal options.

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