Pleasant Hills, PA
A serious personal injury changes your life, and that of your family, in an instant. Personal injury victims may change from healthy, contributing members of society to those no longer able to work and potentially requiring long-term care. You need a personal injury lawyer.
Our experienced Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania attorneys at Chaffin Luhana fight hard so you might receive the maximum compensation. We take great pride in only representing plaintiffs, and with 85 years of combined experience, we have a proven track record of winning even the most challenging cases.
Personal injuries refer to injuries suffered due to another party’s negligence or recklessness.
Motor vehicle accidents make up most of these cases, but they are just one aspect of personal injury claims. Other common causes of personal injury include:
- Dangerous drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Product liability
- Slip and fall
For many victims, these injuries are devastating, and can result in long term disability:
- Cognitive function loss
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Mental disability
- Multiple fractures
- Neurological issues
How Much Does a Case Cost?
Personal Injury and Liability
Pennsylvania is a modified comparative negligence state, which means if the victim is partially to blame for the incident resulting in the injury, any compensation received is reduced by the percentage of fault.
If a jury finds the plaintiff more than 50 percent responsible, they are unable to collect compensation. Our Pleasant Hills Personal Injury Lawyers will advocate for you, make sure your story is told, and your injuries are not minimized.
Personal Injury Damages
Medical costs add up rapidly. While no one can bring a person back to their state before the accident, compensation for injuries, known as damages, allows them to live with dignity.
Damages for injuries may include:
- Medical expenses – current and future
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering.
In cases where the entity responsible for the accident behaved in a particularly egregious manner, punitive damages may come into play. These damages are designed to punish the party responsible and send a message that such behavior is not tolerated. Our Pleasant Hills Personal Injury Lawyers are compassionate, skilled, and will ensure that you will be heard, and that you are not just a number.
Unlike many states, there is no cap on injury damages. However, there is a cap on punitive damages, which is set at twice the amount of actual damages.
Statute of Limitations
Under Pennsylvania statutes 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure § 5524, personal injury lawsuits require filing within two years of the date of the injury. However, when a personal injury results from a defective medical product implanted in the body, the two-year window starts when the injury cause is discovered.
If the victim dies from their injuries, a personal injury attorney may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death date.
Contact Us for a Free Legal Consultation
When you or a loved one are injured because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, you need the services of our experienced personal injury attorneys at Chaffin Luhana,
We’re available 24/7. Contact us by text, e-mail Skype or phone at any time to arrange a free consultation.
There is never a fee unless we are successful. Our track record speaks for itself, as our attorneys have recovered $1 billion for clients.