When you have experienced an accident, determining what your total damages are within the time allowed to file can be difficult, and an attorney like Luschas, Naparsteck, and Crane, LLP, can help. Read on to learn how to approach your damages in a personal injury case and how an attorney can improve your chances of fully recovering upon them.
To Collect for a Personal Injury, You Must Establish Liability Within the Time Limit
A personal injury is not an experience that anyone is happy to encounter, and determining who is to blame can sometimes be difficult. To collect on damages for a personal injury, the defending party must be shown to be liable for the damage caused, and according to Sec. 5542 of Title 42 of Pennsylvania Statue, requires at minimum negligence and may encompass unlawful violence.
Understanding what negligence is, who is at fault, and to what you might be entitled (given the other party’s behavior) can be complex. Furthermore, you only have a set amount of time during which to file and collect evidence. While representing yourself may seem like a great path to a settlement without attorney’s fees, the settlement is better supported, and your damages are accurately represented through the assistance of an attorney.
Knowing Who the Defendants Are Is Essential to Your Claim
If you’ve experienced a personal injury, it is important to recognize that the party that may have directly caused the injury might not be the one legally liable for your damages. Under the Pennsylvania Law as published by the PA Legislature, your recovery against joint defendants depends upon the liability that is attributed to each defendant. Having an attorney to consult with to determine which defendant or defendants were at fault and which to target with your lawsuit can add significant value to the outcome of your case.
Find Out Your Best Settlement for Your Personal Injury Case Today!
Knowing how much to ask for in a personal injury case can feel like a mystery. Without experience with similar cases, it can be almost impossible to understand what is normal, what the average might be, and to what you are entitled. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how much you should ask for in damages for your accident.
Who is responsible for paying for my injuries?
If you have been in an accident in Pennsylvania, generally, it is your insurer’s responsibility to pay your medical bills.
What if my insurance company is refusing to cover my bills?
If your insurance company does not cover your bills from the accident, a personal injury attorney can help you recover what is rightfully yours.