You might not realize that the risk of accidents is all around you when going about your daily routine, but statistics show that there is cause for concern. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost 214,00 people are killed because of unintentional fatal injuries every year. Another 23.9 million victims are treated in hospital emergency rooms for personal injuries, and many more visit their primary care physician for treatment after an accident. The losses can be devastating, so it is reassuring to know that Pennsylvania laws protect victims and their families.
Pursuing a personal injury claim can be overwhelming when you are trying to recover from your injuries, so trust our team at Quinn Law Group to handle the process. We will fight to get compensation for your losses, allowing you to get your life back after an accident. Please contact our firm today to schedule a free case assessment with a Scranton personal injury attorney who can provide personalized advice. An overview of the important legal concepts is also helpful.
Our Legal Services for Accident Victims
We are knowledgeable about Pennsylvania personal injury concepts, backed by extensive experience fighting on behalf of injured victims. You can rely on our team to assist with:
Motor Vehicle Collisions: Motorists have a duty to drive carefully, to not cause a risk of harm to others. Car, truck, and motorcycle crashes are a top cause of death and disability, but keep in mind that pedestrian and bicycle accidents also fall in this category.
Premises Liability Claims: Business and property owners are obligated to keep their spaces in reasonably safe condition, so accidents are more likely when they fail to do so. Examples of premises liability claims include slip and falls, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, deck collapses, and negligent security.
Medical Malpractice: Health care providers also have a duty of care to patients, and they can be held liable for deviating from this standard. You could have a claim for misdiagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and many other medical errors.
Defective Products: Manufacturers and other companies that play a role in putting a defective, dangerous product on store shelves can be accountable under product liability concepts.
Construction and Workplace Accidents: Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws cover most on-the-job injuries and occupational diseases, so you could be entitled to benefits if you qualify. With some accidents, you may be able to seek monetary damages through a civil lawsuit.
Legal Remedies in Personal Injury Cases
Though there are many distinct types of accidents, the at-fault party in most claims has insurance. Motorists, businesses, and property owners carry liability policies, and health care providers have medical malpractice insurance. Plus, employers are required to secure a workers’ comp policy for employees.
As such, your initial remedy is filing an insurance claim. However, even if you think you completed all requirements, insurers often deny claims or make lowball counteroffers to settle. Your claim represents a loss to the company, so they train their employees to find ways to pay out as little as possible. If the insurer refuses to pay fair compensation, the next step in the legal process is filing a lawsuit in court.
Compensation in Accident Claims
Damages in personal injury cases aim to put victims in the same position they would be if the accident never occurred, at least to the greatest extent possible. Our Scranton personal injury lawyers at Quinn Law Group will support you throughout the insurance claims process and attempt to reach a fair settlement. We are ready to take your case to court to ensure you receive amounts for two types of compensation:
Economic Damages: This category includes definite, tangible losses that can be expressed in terms of dollar value. Examples include costs for medical treatment, lost income from missing work, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Noneconomic Damages: Some losses are subjective and personal in nature because of how your injuries impact your quality of life. Pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and emotional distress are included in this category.
Speak to a Scranton Personal Injury Attorney About Your Options
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in an accident, retaining legal help is critical. You can count on Quinn Law Group to guide you through the process, including settlement discussions and litigation. Please call (215) 360-3666 or go online to set up a no-cost consultation with a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer. After learning more about your circumstances, we can discuss strategy and next steps.