Accidents are a threat to individuals of all ages and backgrounds, and statistics are proof of the risks. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), personal injury accidents are the Number 4 cause of death, leading to almost 201,000 fatalities every year. Another 24.8 million people visit physicians’ offices for treatment of unintentional injuries, while around 98 million victims head to hospital emergency rooms for care. If you were hurt or lost a loved one in an accident, you may be aware that Pennsylvania law provides you with legal rights. However, it can be tough to know where to begin with enforcing them.
Fortunately, you can rely on Quinn Law Group to handle the process and tackle legal requirements to get the compensation you deserve after an accident. We have extensive experience advocating on behalf of victims, backed by in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws. Please contact our firm today to set up a free consultation with a Cherry Hill personal injury attorney who can provide personalized advice. You might also benefit from reviewing our legal services and how we can assist with important tasks.
Skilled Representation in a Wide Array of Accident Cases
We are dedicated to supporting victims who suffer injuries because of carelessness or misconduct. You can count on us to fight for your rights in connection with:
Car accidents caused by speeding, drunk and drugged driving, and other violations of traffic laws;
Truck crashes, which can cause devastating harm to the occupants of the passenger vehicle due to the difference in size;
Motorcycle collisions that often lead to serious injuries when the rider suffers a secondary impact upon hitting the ground;
Pedestrian and bicycle accidents;
Slip and falls and other injury-causing accidents that happen because of dangerous conditions on property;
Medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and other deviations from the medical standard of care;
Workplace accidents, especially those that affect employees in construction and industrial work; and,
Products liability for goods that are dangerous because of defects in design, manufacturing, or labeling.
In addition, we are prepared to assist if any of these types of accidents claimed the life of a loved one. Our team handles wrongful death cases, which allow surviving family members to recover compensation.
How Liability Works Under Pennsylvania Law
Accidents happen because of carelessness or misconduct, so the legal theory of negligence applies to these cases. To recover monetary damages, you must have evidence showing that the at-fault party breached the duty to exercise reasonable care, and this breach was the direct cause of the accident. Though not an element of proof, you must also comply with Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations. You have 2 years to sue in court, and the clock starts to run the date of the accident.
The concept of negligence will be a key factor at all stages of the legal process, including:
Filing an Insurance Claim: Because motorists, property owners, and businesses carry liability insurance, you will typically file a claim under the at-fault party’s policy. It is possible to settle, but insurers often deny claims to protect their own financial interests.
Litigation: If the insurance company refuses to pay a fair amount, the next step is suing in court to recover damages. The case starts by filing a complaint, but the proceedings will also include court appearances, motion hearings, discovery, and depositions before getting to trial.
Help with the Legal Process
You may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and many other losses in a successful personal injury claim. Our Cherry Hill personal injury lawyers will take care of all tasks necessary to ensure you receive the full amount allowed by law. Quinn Law Group is ready to:
Conduct an investigation to gather evidence of negligence;
Review your medical records;
Complete all insurance claims forms and submit them with supporting documents;
Attempt to negotiate settlement with the insurance company; and,
Manage all litigation tasks, including drafting the complaint, appearing in court, and presenting evidence and witnesses at trial.
Discuss Legal Remedies with a Cherry Hill Personal Injury Attorney
It is useful to know the basics about the legal process, but you can see that retaining legal representation is critical for an accident claim. For more information on how we support your needs, please contact Quinn Law Group at (215) 360-3666 or via our website. We can set up a no-cost case assessment with a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer who will explain details and next steps.