Clairton Personal Injury Lawyers
Clairton Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal injuries run the gamut from slip and fall to car accidents, but they all have one thing in common: Someone else’s actions are the primary cause of the injuries suffered by the victim.
Although the accident was someone else’s fault, you are the one dealing with the hospital stays and doctor’s visits, the loss of work and the bills you cannot pay. Never make a settlement agreement with the other party’s insurance company without contacting a personal injury attorney because insurance companies want to settle for as little as possible, and do not have your best interests in mind.
The Clairton personal injury attorneys at Chaffin Luhana work hard so you might receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. We conduct a thorough investigation of the case to make sure that whoever is liable pays for your pain and suffering.
Types of Personal Injuries
While many people eventually recover from their injuries, that is not the case with many plaintiffs. The nature of their injuries may prove catastrophic, meaning their bodies or minds will never return to the state they were in prior to the accident, and they cannot hold the same type of job they did before the injury occurred.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Loss of vision
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injury
What to Do After a Personal Injury
After suffering an injury, seeking immediate medical attention is imperative, as is following the doctor’s orders and continuing any follow-up visits. If the injured person fails to get medical help right away or does not attend subsequent appointments with healthcare providers, the at-fault party’s insurance company will try to claim the injury was not that serious.
Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations
Under Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations law, personal injury lawsuits require filing within two years of the date of the injury. If the injury involves medical malpractice, the plaintiff has two years from the date that the source of the medical malpractice injury is determined.
If a person dies from their injuries, the executor of their estate may file a wrongful death suit within two years of the death date, not the date of the accident.
Because it is critical that investigators start working on a case when evidence is as fresh as possible, contact a Clairton personal injury attorney long before the two-year statute of limitations period draws near. Failure to file within the legal timeframe means the case cannot go forward.
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Pennsylvania Personal Injury Damages
Damages, or compensation, for a personal injury case in Pennsylvania, may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Property repair or replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Call Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one were seriously injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, you need the services of the experienced Clairton personal injury lawyers at Chaffin Luhana. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Our firm has the experience to get you the results you deserve. Our attorneys have recovered over $1 billion for clients. We make sure your story is told, and your injuries are not minimized. Available by text, e-mail, or phone.