Frequently Asked Legal Questions – FAQ

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Our accident attorneys handle all types of personal injury claims. What we have found is that many people have the same questions about their claim, regardless of the type of injury they have suffered. If you do not find the answer to your question below, please call or email our staff. We will always make time to answer your questions about your personal injury claim.

Some of the most common questions we get asked are listed below, however If you believe you may have a case and want to discuss specific details with one of our injury lawyers, we provide a risk-free consultation that costs you nothing. Please reach out to us, even if you are unsure that you have a case.

I was injured and it wasn’t my fault. What can you do for me?

Pennsylvania laws provide you with rights when you are injured by someone else. In many cases, the injuries you suffer are the legal fault of another person, and the law allows you to sue for your loss.

I don’t know if I have a claim, can you tell me?

It is common for people our accident attorneys speak with to be unsure whether they have a case at all. Sometimes, they don’t, and our lawyers are honest and upfront when that happens. Many times, people we help think they don’t have a claim, only to find that our injury lawyers are able to recover all of the damages.

Can you tell me what my claim is worth before I sue?

Every personal injury claim is different. Factors that impact the outcome include the nature of the injury, the extent of permanent damage the injury caused, who was liable for the injury, and what you can prove about the accident. Any attorney that promises you any amount of money upfront should not be trusted.

How much are your fees if I lose?

Our accident attorneys are winners. If we can’t win your case, you will not owe us anything. Before we take your case, we will discuss the terms of your agreement, including how attorney’s fees are factored. Our fee varies based on the nature of the case, so please reach out to us for a free consultation.

I can’t work because of my injury. Can I get money while I am injured?

In most cases, you will be able to get money to replace wages you are unable to earn. Every accidental injury is different, and there are a number of ways our injury lawyers will want to proceed to make sure you get the money you need.

I was in a car accident and I have limited-tort insurance. Can you win my case?

Limited-tort insurance complicates car accident claims. Our car accident attorneys excel at working with insurance companies to get fair and just settlements for people injured in car accidents that were not their fault, even when they have no-fault insurance.

My claim was rejected by the insurance company. Does that mean I don’t have a case?

Insurance companies frequently reject claims even when the person has a legitimate case. Rejection is a tactic that can prevent people who are not seriously injured from pursuing a claim, but it can also discourage people from getting the help they deserve. You should arrange a free consultation to discuss your claim with our injury lawyers. If your claim has been unfairly rejected, we will help you get the compensation you deserve.

I fell at a store and the manager refused to help me. Can I sue?

You can always sue anyone for any reason, but to win a personal injury claim for a slip and fall or trip and fall injury at a store, you will need to prove that your accident was caused by a preventable condition and that your injuries were caused by the accident. Our slip n fall lawyers will gather the evidence you need to win your case, even if the store refuses to cooperate.

I was hurt at work and I don’t want to get in trouble for filing a claim. Am I protected?

Numerous state and federal laws prevent employers from retaliating against employees that file worker’s compensation claims. In fact, worker’s compensation insurance is designed as a no-fault policy. The purpose of worker’s comp is to get you the medical care you need, not to punish your employer. Our lawyers will make sure that your employer does not retaliate against you.

I tripped and fell on my neighbors sidewalk. Can I sue without causing problems?

Lawsuits involving neighbors are always difficult. Our lawyers handle claims of tripping and falling at neighbors’ houses delicately. We will do our best to prevent any conflict, and we will make sure that you are protected in case of retaliation. Our goal is to settle your injury claim with civility and fairness so that you can continue being neighborly.

I was hurt a while back, but didn’t know I had rights? Is it too late?

Pennsylvania law allows a statute of limitations of two years for most personal injury filings. While that seems like a long time, the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to prove your case.