Philadelphia PA, Personal Injury Attorney
INFORMATION ABOUT PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
Q: What is a personal injury (PI) claim?
A: Any legal claim against someone for causing physical or mental harm to someone else is a PI claim. PI claims are commonly the results of injury due to automobile collisions, slips and falls, defective products, or medical malpractice.
Q: What compensation can I receive if I have a PI claim?
A: Although it depends on the facts, if you are injured, you can usually receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, property damage, and any permanent injury you have suffered. In some cases, other people (such as your spouse or family) may also be entitled to compensation.
Q: When is another person liable for my injuries?
A: This is also dependent on the facts of the situation. Most commonly, another person is liable if your injuries are the foreseeable result of that person’s negligence, which typically indicates carelessness towards you.
Q: How long does it take to make a PI claim?
A: This is dependent on the complexity of the case, the reasonableness of everyone involved, as well as other smaller factors. Some PI claims settle very quickly, while others have to go to trial or even to appeal. The latter is relatively rare, however.
Q: Is my PI case a good one?
A: Only a PI lawyer can answer that question. If you believe that you have a personal injury claim, you should contact our office as soon as possible. If you delay, the law may prevent you from filing your claim and receiving the compensation that you deserve.