Turtle Creek Personal Injury Lawyers
At Chaffin Luhana, our Turtle Creek personal injury lawyers have the resources, talent and skills to fight for the money damages that you and your family deserve. “Doing Good by Doing Right” is our central philosophy and a passion that drives every attorney and support staff at our firm.
We are proud to advocate for residents of Allegheny County and have helped countless clients move past a traumatic injury and secure a fair financial recovery.
Our expertise in complex personal injury matters is broad and has enabled our attorneys to procure more than $1 billion in recoveries. You can depend on our top-tier litigators, some of whom are former state and federal prosecutors and appointed leaders in national mass torts.
We are a highly respected plaintiffs-only law firm, calling upon a combined 85 years of legal experience. Severe injuries, whether sustained in an auto accident or because of a dangerous product, require focused, thoughtful representation.
Don’t let insurance companies take advantage of you. Call our law office to arrange a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney who will ensure your story is told, and your losses recognized.
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Deadlines for taking legal action in Pennsylvania
There are statutes that regulate civil actions regarding personal injury. According to Pennsylvania Cons. Statute § 5524(2), individuals who have been harmed or lost a loved one because of the wrongful act or negligence of another have two years from the date of injury to file a claim for damages.
This statute of limitations is designed to ensure that civil matters are resolved in a timely fashion when evidence is viable, witnesses available, and memories are still fresh.
If you fail to file a personal injury suit before the statute expires, you are effectively ending your rights to legal action. In this scenario, victims would be responsible for their own medical care costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, and rehabilitation bills.
Injury claims against a municipal or government entity require additional steps. Claimants must file a written notice of their intent to sue within 6 months of the date of injury.
If you are uncertain about deadlines for suing another party, or whether the statutes can be tolled, a personal injury lawyer at Chaffin Luhana can review your situation and clarify the deadlines for your case.
Monetary damages available to plaintiffs
If our Turtle Creek personal injury lawyers find that your case merits litigation, it’s important to understand the types of compensation available to cover your economic and non-economic losses.
A successful claim against a negligent party or insurance company can seek to recover damages for:
- Medical costs– You may be entitled to reparations for hospital expenses, surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications and physical therapy.
- Loss of wages– Your injuries can keep you out of work, and may impact your future earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering– Pain and suffering from a severe injury that impacts your relationships, lifestyle, and abilities.
- Emotional distress– Feelings of trepidation, depression, fear and anxiety are not uncommon after a traumatic accident.
- Loss of enjoyment of life– If the injury prevents you from enjoying favorite hobbies and activities.
- Loss of consortium– If the injury has negative impacts on your familial and spousal relationships, depriving you of support, love, intimate relations and guidance.
Here at Chaffin Luhana, we are available to our clients 24/7. When you need to speak with a caring Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer, we are here for you.
There are no upfront legal costs, as we operate on contingency, and are paid a percentage from your settlement or court verdict.