Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorneys
When You’ve Been Injured Through No Fault Of Your Own
Personal injury attorneys help people that have been seriously injured due to the wrongful or negligent acts of another person or entity. Our job is to help people who have been injured to recover compensation and ease the financial, physical, or emotional burden resulting from their injury.
An important distinction between personal injury and medical malpractice claims is that the victim of medical malpractice or their family are often in the dark and do not know what happened to cause the injury. In personal injury cases, the injury is usually sudden and the cause of injury quite obvious. Not unlike claims involving medical malpractice, an individual who sustains personal injury is entitled to compensation for financial loss related to medical bills, lost wages, or the inability to work, as well as recovery for pain and suffering.
What Constitutes Personal Injury?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the wrongful action or negligent inaction of another person or entity, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Personal Injury We Handle Include:
Cost of Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Our personal injury consultations are always free unless we recover money for you. During the course of pursuing your personal injury claim, we advance any costs that we deem necessary in the proper handling of your case. If we do not recover money for you, you do not have to return any of the costs associated with your case. If we do obtain a recovery on your behalf, the costs associated with your case and a certain percentage representing attorneys’ fees is deducted from the total recovery. This is called the Contingent Fee.
Settlements & Awards
The following factors are considered when determining and agreeing upon a settlement amount:
Time Limits on Filing
In the state of Pennsylvania, The statute of limitations on personal injury claims is typically 2 years. There are some circumstance in which that time frame may be extended. Click here to read more about Pennsylvania statutes of limitations.