SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
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THE LAW OFFICES OF JOEL J. KOFSKY PHILADELPHIA ACCIDENT LAWYERS
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky have over 60 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania.
At the Law Offices of Joel Kofsky, we represent victims of any type of accident. Be it slip and fall, burn accidents, car accidents, workplace accidents, or medical malpractice, our law offices can help you begin your journey to physical, emotional, and financially recovery.
Studies report that there are around 129 million visits to emergency rooms each year. Of that 129 million, 17% are related to injuries sustained from an accident. And, approximately 50% of those injuries happen to victims under that age of 30.
So if you are a victim of an accident in your prime, you need help to ensure that you are compensated for the rest of your life. If you are over 30 and youve been injured in an accident, you need help to make sure that the work youve done to begin and sustain your life is not all thrown at medical bills.
Regardless of how old you are and what type of accident youve suffered, you need the right attorney on your side to see you through your recovery journey.
We have helped thousands of clients receive the financial compensation they deserve after their accidents, and we are ready to assist you if you have been injured in an accident. Do not hesitate to contact our offices at (215) 735-4800 to schedule your free initial consultation at our offices or at your home or hospital
ZERO RISK TO YOU
“We Win or It’s Free”® is our motto.
Our attorneys have years of experience working with insurance companies to settle personal injury claims. It is important for accident victims to contact an attorney before speaking with any insurance company, because most insurance companies are only out to make a profit and may try to deny you the full amount of compensation that you deserve. We only represent individuals and never insurance companies, we will work on your behalf to make sure your rights are protected when dealing with insurance companies.
Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky, will work zealously to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania, contact our offices right away for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our personal injury lawyers and car accident lawyers have the experience needed to win your case. You will only pay our attorneys if we win your case, so do not hesitate to call us.
OUR EXPERIENCE IS YOUR ADVANTAGE
It can often be difficult to know after an accident if you have a claim against the person who caused the accident. Our attorneys provide free initial consultations so that we can go over the details of your case and discuss the possibility of getting compensation from the responsible party to cover your medical bills, any property damage, lost wages, and other expenses or damages related to your accident. Because our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases, you will be able to find an injury lawyer or one of our car accident lawyers who has expertise in your particular type of claim and can help you determine how much your case is worth.
COMMON PERSONAL INJURIES SUFFERED IN ACCDIENTS
Some of the most obvious losses resulting from an accident are medical bills piling up while treating personal injuries. The types of injuries received from a car accident vary, but some are often associated with car accidents, like whiplash. However, there many injuries that can result from a wreck, including but not limited to:
- Broken Bones
- Brain contusions and hemorrhaging
- Spinal damage.
- Neck injuries (e.g. whiplash)
- Nerve damage
- Sprains, strains or muscles tears.
- Loss of limbs
It is hard to include all the personal trauma that may occur on one list, because the potential wounds and injuries are almost countless and they are certainly unique to each case. Yours may be a serious eye wound, or a passenger may have suffered a heart attack as result of the crash. So, just because an injury does not appear on our list does mean your injury is not a valid one. If it happened because of the car crash, it is part of your claim and our car accident lawyers can help.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We assist with all types of accident and personal injury claims, including: vehicle accidents, dog bite injuries, slip and fall accidents, and workers compensation. If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured, reach out to one of our experienced attorneys to receive a free consultation with an attorney who has experience handling your particular type of claim.We assist with all types of accident and personal injury claims, including vehicle accidents, dog bite injuries, slip and fall accidents, and workers compensation. If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured, reach out to one of our experienced attorneys to receive a free consultation with our car accident attorneys who have experience handling these particular types of claims.
WHAT COMPENSATION WILL I RECIEVE?
It is normal to ask, “Just how much can I get?” However this question is difficult to answer without a consultation with an accident attorney. Call, text or email us to set up an appointment with one of our lawyers completely free of charge.
THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE MANY INJURY TYPES WE HANDLE
Burns themselves can be extraordinarily painful and can lead to infection, other complications, disability and in some cases, death. When these injuries are the result of negligence, our experienced team of professionals will will be there for you.
Burns can be caused by a defective product, electricity, heat or a chemical reaction. Simply put, there are many causes and if you have been burned due to someone else’s negligence please contact us.
Neck and Back Injuries
Of the injuries which somebody can sustain in an accident, probably the worst are head injuries and those involving the neck and back. Neck and back injuries almost always involve damage to the muscles, the vertebrae in the spinal column or the spinal cord itself. While muscle pain and dislocation to the bones in the backbone can be extremely painful, any damage to the spinal cord can be devastating.
When injuries to the neck and back have been caused by somebody else’s negligence or carelessness, then you have the legal right to claim for compensation for the injuries you have received.
Contacting our personal injury lawyers or one of our car accident lawyers is the best way to go about claiming some recompense for any injuries you have received.
If you have had a serious injury to some part of your body, like your back, in a truck accident you should seriously consider filing for damages if you think that the accident was clearly the result of somebody else’s negligence.
Don’t leave it too late, as a successful claim depends very much on evidence and the fresher the evidence, the more useful it will be.
Back injuries, especially if your spine or your spinal cord is damaged, will inevitably mean a huge personal expense and there should be no reason why you should have to pay for somebody else’s carelessness.
Dog Bites and Attacks
Far from a playful nip, a dog bite is a very serious matter that can have lifelong consequences. Nearly 800,000 dog bites are treated each year in hospital emergency rooms across the United States.
Some of these dog bite injuries will require long hospital stays, rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery and emergency life-saving procedures. Tragically, some dog bites will even result in death, especially for young children and older adults.
Fractures and Broken Bone
Broken and fractured bones occur frequently to victims of injuries in automobile accidents. A fracture takes place when the force in a crash is greater than our bones’ strength. There are many auto accident victims who often suffer a broken arm, wrist, hands and fingers due to bracing in a side impact or head-on crash.
When the body comes into contact with a dashboard, windshield or one of the sides of the vehicle the impact is so powerful that it can cause a skull fracture, fractures to the chin and cheek bones, broken nose and the jaw.
Collisions which involve a great force can lead to a broken leg, a broken ankle and a broken or crushed pelvis. Pedestrians who are hit while in a cross walk by a vehicle sometimes break their knee bones, as well as breaking some of the bones in their necks and backs. Call our Car Accident Attorneys to schedule a free consultation.
THINGS TO CONSIDER IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENTIf youve been injured, you have a lot to think about. First of all, you have to consider your recovery. But also consider the following.
- How long will you be off work?
- How will you pay your bills while you are recovering?
- How will you get to your doctors appointments?
- Will they hold your job for you?
- How much does it cost to hire an accident lawyer ?
Then of course, you have to consider the long term.
- What if I cant go back to work?
- Will I be able to perform my job again.
- Will I need assistance to live a normal life?
- Will there be any long-term damage?
- Will my quality of life change?
But the biggest question you should be asking yourself following any type of accident is:
“Can I trust the insurance companies?”
The answer to that question is very simple NO!
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