Montgomery County Personal Injury Attorneys
Put 40+ Years of Experience in Your Corner
At Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C., our Montgomery County personal injury lawyers prepare every case for trial. We're prepared from day one to get you the financial results you need. We have a network of experts ready to help us prove the liability of the responsible party and detail the damages you suffered.
We offer an initial consultation for all personal injury cases and bill on a contingent fee basis. This means you do not owe us an attorney fee unless we obtain results for you. No recovery, no fee.
Have You Suffered a Personal Injury?
If the negligence or carelessness of another caused an accident that injured you, or you were hurt because of medical malpractice, contact us today. We aggressively represent our injured clients in settlement negotiations and in courtroom litigation to obtain compensation for serious injuries, such as:
Obtaining full and fair compensation depends upon being able to prove the full extent of injuries and how those injuries have affected your life, both financially and on a day-to-day basis. Our attorneys work with doctors, therapists, and rehabilitation experts to get an accurate assessment of your abilities and the compensation you need after:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
What is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases in Pennsylvania?
A statute of limitations is law that states a time limit for how long you have to file you claim in court. In the state of Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years from the date of injury. If you do not file within this two year time limit than you lose your right to. That is why you need to contact the personal injury attorneys from Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C. right away to get started.
What Damages Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
In a personal injury case, individuals who have been harmed due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party may be eligible to recover various types of damages. The specific damages that can be recovered will depend on the nature and severity of the injuries, the circumstances of the case, and the laws in the relevant jurisdiction.
Here are some common types of damages that can be sought in a personal injury case:
- Medical Expenses: This includes all medical costs related to the injury, such as hospital bills, surgery costs, doctor's visits, prescription medications, rehabilitation, and future medical expenses if the injury requires ongoing treatment.
- Lost Wages: If the injury causes the victim to miss work, they can seek compensation for lost income. This includes both past and future lost earnings if the injury leads to long-term or permanent disability.
- Pain and Suffering: This category encompasses physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish resulting from the injury. The amount awarded is often subjective and may vary depending on the severity of the injuries and their impact on the victim's life.
- Property Damage: If the injury incident caused damage to personal property (e.g., a car in a car accident), the cost of repairs or replacement can be sought.
- Loss of Consortium: This refers to damages awarded to a spouse for the loss of companionship, intimacy, and support due to the injury.
- Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence or intentional harm, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Victims can seek compensation for the loss of the ability to enjoy life as they did before the injury.
- Scarring and Disfigurement: If the injury results in permanent scarring or disfigurement, the victim can seek damages for the physical and emotional impact.
- Diminished Earning Capacity: If the injury affects the victim's ability to earn income in the future, they may be awarded damages to compensate for this loss.
- Funeral and Burial Expenses: In wrongful death cases, the surviving family members may seek compensation for funeral and burial costs.
The specific types and amounts of damages that can be recovered in a personal injury case vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific details of the case. Additionally, the method of calculating damages may differ.
In many cases, negotiations and settlements are reached between the parties or their insurance companies before a case goes to trial. It's important to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney who can assess your case and help you understand what types of damages you may be eligible to recover based on your specific circumstances.
Types of Compensation
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in civil court in order to recover financial compensation for your losses.
However, it is not uncommon for the at-fault party to argue that the victim either partially or completely contributed to the underlying accident that resulted in their injuries. When it comes to shared fault, Pennsylvania adheres to a “modified comparative negligence” statute, which means your total compensation will be reduced by your percentage of liability.
For example, if the jury awards you with $50,000, but also determines you were 15 percent at fault, you will only get to receive $42,500 (or 85 percent of your total award). However, if you were more than 50 percent at fault for your injuries, then you cannot recover any compensation from other liable parties.
Common types of economic and noneconomic damages you can recover include:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
How Can a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Help You?
If you've been injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, it may be in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney. A Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer will help you navigate the complex legal system, as well as protect your rights and best interests from start to finish.
Your attorney will guide you through the process of filing a claim against the responsible party or his/her insurance company, as well as help to negotiate any settlements. If a settlement isn't successful, they can also help you proceed with a lawsuit, if necessary. They'll be able to assess the strength of your case and advise you on how to proceed.
In addition, having an experienced lawyer on your side can give you peace of mind that you have someone knowledgeable in your corner who will fight for fair compensation for your injuries and losses. They can also help you to understand the legal process and make sure that all documents are filed correctly.
Ultimately, hiring a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania gives you an advocate who will fight for justice on your behalf. With their knowledge and expertise, you can be confident that your rights will be protected throughout the entire process.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
No matter what type of accident you have been involved in or what type of injury you suffered, let our firm help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. We can fight for you from start to finish while you make the best possible recovery from injury.