What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is a severe and harmful act to a person (or persons) due to someone else’s negligence. Personal injury law typically involves various accidents such as car/truck/motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, product/premises liability, workplace accidents and injuries, spinal cord and brain injuries, amputations, pharmaceutical negligence, failure to diagnose cancer, toxic torts, birth or neonatal injuries, child abuse, and wrongful death.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
If someone else’s negligence caused you to be injured or become injured at work, you should speak to a trusted and experienced attorney to look at your case. Working with an attorney will allow you to determine whether you have a personal injury case.
Who will pay my medical bills?
Most people worry about how they will pay the medical bills following an injury or accident. So, it’s important to note that the answer will vary depending on your case. While some auto and health insurance companies may cover medical costs, you might be left to rely on the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. Because of these complexities, it may be best to discuss this matter with an attorney so that you are aware of all your options.
When should I contact a personal injury lawyer?
If you have been injured at work or as a result of another person’s negligence, you should highly consider contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There is a statute of limitations that refers to the period of time you are allowed to take legal action, and you do not want to pass the deadline if you are unsure. In some cases, the statute of limitations begins at the time of injury in personal injury cases. Therefore, it is in your best interest to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you have been injured, so they can determine if you have a valid case.
How much is my case worth?
The most important thing to remember is that you should never trust a lawyer or law firm that gives your case a dollar value right off the bat. More often than not, they are doing one of two things. They are either making unrealistic promises or undervaluing your case so you can settle for less and quickly. The reality is that it is almost impossible knowing what kind of settlement to expect until there is a full investigation on the extent of your injuries, medical costs, future expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Therefore, you should be careful to hire an attorney that will take their time in understanding your case. This way, you can be confident you receive full and fair compensation rather than settling for less than you deserve.
What is a contingent fee?
A contingent fee means that the law firm will only charge you if they win your case. Typically, this fee is a percentage of the total settlement or verdict amount.
If I think I may have a personal injury case, will Leonard J. Berger, Jr. be able to help me?
We would be more than happy to discuss your personal injury case. Get in contact with our office today to schedule a consultation. We are confident we can help you achieve the fairest outcome possible.
If you would like to discuss your personal injury case with a qualified, experienced attorney, call Leonard J. Berger, Jr. today. With over 20 years of experience, Berger Legal can help you achieve the best possible outcome and fight to protect your rights. Serving the Pittsburgh, Washington, Greensburg, Butler, and surrounding Pennsylvania communities, call Attorney Berger at 412-498-1929 today.