It happened in a split second. One minute everything was great, and the next minute you were injured in an accident.
Up until that very minute, you were in good health, you were not restricted in any way, you lived your life fully, and you worked your job pain-free. But, now all of that has changed.
Since your accident, you have experienced pain and discomfort. Your injuries prevent you from enjoying your life as you did before.
You haven’t been able to go to work because of the pain and restrictions your injury has caused. Now the bills are piling up, and you’re not sure what to do.
The first thing you should do is schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney. Call 833-323-4448
Victims of personal injuries have the right to claim compensation from the parties responsible for their injury. This process is made more accessible with the assistance of a skilled lawyer.
As an added bonus, injury victims that hire an attorney also see compensation packages that are MUCH higher than those seeking compensation on their own.
Another benefit of hiring a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to handle your claim is that you can seriously reduce your stress level as you try to recover from your injuries and losses.
Types of Accidents and Injuries Handled By Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers
Every accident is unique. Our law firm, however, has found that most personal injuries fall into specific types of events. By categorizing these accident types, we have been able to dedicate our Philadelphia injury attorneys to each specific accident and injury type.
They have experience with that type of accident, associated injuries, and laws that apply to these cases. Having this experience allows our lawyers to represent our clients more aggressively.
Most personal injuries will fall into one of the following categories:
Car accidents account for a majority of all personal injuries. Nearly 300 car accidents happen each day in Pennsylvania, and almost 80 percent of those accidents result in at least one person being injured.
Rosengard Law Group Philadelphia car accident lawyers represent all Philly car accident victims, including those involved in:
- Multiple Vehicle Accidents
- Hit and Run Events
- Defective Equipment Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle – Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Personal Watercraft Accidents – Boat Accidents
Philadelphia Work Related Injuries
Employees that are injured while at work are protected under their employer’s worker’s compensation policy. These policies were designed to cover the medical care associated with the injuries and a partial replacement of income if the employee cannot return to work during the recovery period.
Worker’s compensation policies were put into place to protect employees as well as the employer. Employers that carry worker’s compensation policies cannot be held liable for injuries that occur on the job.
Sadly, many employees that are injured at work do not receive the benefits that they deserve.
Employees that have been injured on the job are encouraged to schedule a FREE CASE EVALUATION with Rosengard Law Group as soon as possible.
Having a Philadelphia work injury attorney represent your case will help ensure you receive the medical care and benefits that you are entitled to under worker’s compensation and that you are not forced back to work before your injuries are healed.
Premises liability cases cover just about any accident that occurs on a property that is not owned by the injury victim. Most Philadelphia premises liability cases involve commercial properties, but private properties are not exempt from this area of law.
The most common forms of premises liability include:
- Slip and Fall
- Fall Objects
- Dangerous Stairways
- Elevator and Escalator Accidents
- Animal Attacks – Dog Bites
- Injuries Caused by Criminal Attacks**
** If a property is maintained in such a way that there are poorly lit or unlit areas, or there are hiding places such as overgrown shrubbery where criminals can hide, the property owner may be held liable for injuries that you receive if attacked on their property.
All medical care providers have an obligation or “duty of care” to their patients. This duty of care means that they must provide medical care that will not cause harm and is considered the standard of care for the illness or injury being treated.
When the standard of care is not met, and the patient is harmed, the medical care provider is considered to have committed medical malpractice.
Malpractice is not limited to just doctors. Any medical care professionals providing direct care to the patient can be held responsible for negligence if the patient is injured.
Malpractice is not limited to any specific injury or medical procedure, either. Any area of medicine is covered by malpractice liability, including pharmacies, chiropractic care, surgical centers, private clinics, and dentists. Click here for Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer.
Dangerous or Defective Products
Any business that produces a product to be used by a consumer has an obligation to make sure that the product is safe for use. When a product that is being used in its intended manner harms a person, the manufacturer can be held responsible for the injuries that their product has caused.
Since most products are released nationally, many product liability cases are placed into a Class Action lawsuit. The court system believes that by managing all of these cases as one large case, the individuals will receive better representation against the large manufacturing companies.
During your FREE CONSULTATION, your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer will discuss the options that you have if you’ve been injured by a defective product.
Burn injuries are catastrophic for the victim and require specialized medical care and extended recovery times. Burns can happen in just about any type of situation and are not limited to those caused by fire.
Burn injuries can be caused by:
- Hot Metal, Glass, or Water
- Electrical Events
It is essential to speak with a personal injury attorney in Philadelphia when you have suffered a severe burn.
Rosengard Law Group understands the severity of these types of injuries and will work aggressively on your behalf to make sure you receive the treatment you deserve.
Mesothelioma is a very aggressive lung disorder that is caused by exposure to asbestos. In its early stages, Mesothelioma is a very slow progressing disorder and can take decades to reach the point where symptoms are experienced. Because of this, it can be difficult to pinpoint when exposure occurred.
Our skilled injury attorneys understand the difficulties of these cases but are here to help. We will FIGHT for those who are suffering from Mesothelioma to get the compensation that they are entitled to for their injury and their losses.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, it is important to contact a Philadelphia injury attorney as soon as possible, and start the injury compensation process.
Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse
It is hard to believe that a nursing home could be a location for abuse and neglect. These institutions were designed to care for those who are in their frailest health and require constant care.
Sadly, many of these centers have become profit-focused instead of patient-focused.
The doctor to patient ratios and the nurse to patient ratios are decreased to save money. Many nursing homes hire unqualified assistants to provide medical care.
Some of these institutions are just understaffed in an effort to save money, and the patients suffer.
Nursing home abuse can occur in many different ways.
Patients may suffer from:
- Physical, Verbal, or Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
- Starvation, Malnutrition, or Dehydration
- Injuries From Poor Care
- Infections and Communicable Diseases
- Bed Sores
It is crucial for family members to monitor the health and living conditions of any loved one in a nursing home setting, and report their findings to a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer, because:
- Many patients are unable to communicate the abuse they are receiving
- Some patients will not communicate that they are being harmed because they fear repercussions for their complaints
- Others will not say anything because they are embarrassed that they have become a victim of abuse at their age
If you suspect that your loved one has been harmed in a nursing home, it is vital that you contact an attorney immediately. Rosengard Law Group will notify the right authorities to start an investigation into the suspected abuse, and begin the process of seeking compensation for the injuries and losses of your loved one.
When a personal injury causes the death of the victim, it is classified as wrongful death. The accident does not have to cause instant death for wrongful death to apply. The only qualifications are that the death must be a direct result of the injuries received in the accident.
When a wrongful death occurs, certain dependent family members have the right to seek compensation for their losses. While this does not give the family members what they really want – to have their loved one back – it does provide the family with the financial support they need as they put their lives back together after this serious loss.
What Services Does A Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Provide?
When you have been injured in any type of accident, you will be required to interact with the insurance company. The first thing the insurance company will say is, “you don’t need an attorney to handle this case.”
They’ll say your injury case is “straight forward and should be easy to process.”
Insurance companies will try to take advantage of you if you face them on your own. T
hey rely on your willingness to believe they’re fair and honest and try to get away with the lowest payout possible by denying or delaying benefits or “forgetting” some of these benefits altogether.
The unrepresented injury victim is then left with nothing but problems.
Rosengard Law Group will always work in your best interest – NOT in the interest of the insurance company and their profit margins.
Hiring a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to represent your claim gives you many advantages, including:
Your attorney will completely investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident.
This investigation will help show how the accident happened and who is responsible for the event. In some cases, these investigations even show that there are additional responsible parties that caused the accident to happen. We will fight to hold all negligent parties responsible.
Interview Witnesses and Health Care Providers About Accident and Injuries
Your attorney will speak with witnesses to the accident to gain a better knowledge of the event. They will also subpoena witnesses if necessary to build your case.
In addition to speaking with witnesses, your attorney will talk with your medical care providers about your injuries.
Every injury is as unique as the victim and everyone experiences the injury differently, so working closely with your care provider will help your attorney build a solid case for compensation.
Consult Experts in the Industry About Your Case
It may be necessary to consult with experts in the industry about your case. Rosengard Law Group has access to these experts that can help establish the facts of your case.
Request and Review Important Documents, Pictures, and Videos
Your attorney will have the authority to access important documents, photos, and videos concerning your accident. These important pieces of evidence can have a significant impact on the outcome and settlement of your case.
Work as Your Representative to the Insurance Company
All interactions with the insurance company will be managed by your lawyer – eliminating a lot of stress for you. Your injury and recovery is enough to worry about at this time; you don’t need the added pressures of having to deal with the insurance company,
As mentioned above, it’s not uncommon for insurance companies to delay or deny benefits, exclude certain benefits that are due to the victim, or make low-ball settlement offers in an effort to close the case quickly. Attorneys force the the insurance companies to “play fair.”
Your attorney will make sure that you get all of the benefits that you are entitled to under the law and the terms of the insurance policy. Rosengard Law Group will always FIGHT for MAXIMUM Compensation.
Take Case to Trial if Necessary
Most cases never make it to trial, but when it does happen, like when the insurance company if being completely unreasonable and denying a fair settlement, you’ll need an aggressive Philadelphia personal injury attorney to fight for you in court.
Without legal representation, injury victims would have to settle for a small settlement or possibly none at all.
Compensation Explained by a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney
When you’ve been injured by the negligence of another person or business, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses.
Compensation is available in many different forms and vary in amounts. Not all types of compensation apply to every case.
The amount of compensation you receive from any of the types that you qualify for will be based on the facts of your case.
Rosengard Law group will speak with you about the forms of compensation available to you during your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. You might also get an estimated value of your case, but compensation amounts can never be guaranteed.
You may be entitled to one or more of the following types of compensation for your injuries:
All personal injury victims are entitled to have their medical expenses paid for by the responsible party. This includes all of the current and future medical care expenses necessary for the injury victim to recover. All medical care applies strictly to the injuries received in the accident.
If you’ve had to miss work because of your injuries, you will be able to claim this lost income as part of your settlement. If you receive additional paid benefits from your employer, such as employer-paid health coverage or contributions to your retirement plan, you may be entitled to claim these losses as part of your lost income.
Future Earnings Capacity
When an injury changes your ability to earn a living, you may be entitled to claim loss of future earnings.
If you cannot return to the same position you had before the accident because of new limitations, or if you can only return at a part-time position, your attorney will seek lost earning capacity.
If you cannot return to work at all, your attorney will seek lost earning capacity and lost benefits as part of your compensation package.
Cost of Services
Some injuries prevent you from doing the things that you normally do around your home. Since thee chores cannot be avoided, the injury victim often has to pay to have these services completed.
If your injury has caused you to hire someone to complete certain activities around your home during your recovery, you may be entitled to compensation.
Some of these services would include lawn care, house cleaning, and laundry, automotive repair, home repairs, childcare, elderly care, and grocery shopping.
There may be additional expenses related to your injury, like having to customize your home or vehicle to accommodate your injury. Your injury attorney may claim this expense.
Other expenses may include the mileage to and from your care providers, associated tolls for these office visits, and any over the counter supplies needed for your treatment recommended by your care providers.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering are unique types of compensation since they are not based on actual financial losses. This type of compensation does not apply to all types of personal injury cases.
Pain and suffering are also very unique to each claim. Every person experiences an injury in a different way, and the results of those injuries impact their lives differently. Because of this, there is no real set amount for this type of compensation; it is all based on the individual case.
If this type of compensation applies to your case, your lawyer will work closely with you and your medical care providers to determine the right amount to seek for compensation. We’ll discuss this with you during one of our meetings.
Loss of Consortium
Some injuries may prevent how a person can interact with their spouse. If your injury has changed the way that you can physically interact with your spouse now and in the future, we may seek damages for loss of consortium. In some cases, we may also take out a separate lawsuit on behalf of your spouse for the same losses. It’s wise to bring your spouse to the meetings with your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer.
Punitive damages are very rare to be awarded in a personal injury case. The court system uses these types of damages as a form of punishment on the responsible party in an effort to deter the accident or incident from happening again. If the court finds the act that caused your injury to be of malicious intent, you may be awarded punitive damages.
How Do Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Get Paid?
Rosengard Law Group operates as a contingency basis. This means that there are NO FEES UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE.
We get paid a percentage of your settlement only if you win. We believe that this is the only way that everyone has a chance to have quality legal representation.
We’ve seen many people try to manage their Philadelphia injury claims on their own, and we’ve also seen how poorly this turns out for these victims.
Take advantage of our FREE CONSULTATION and CASE EVALUATION to learn what direction you should take asap. We will gladly answer all of your questions and provide you with the guidance you need to seek compensation.
Speak With A Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Case
Don’t wait. Personal injury claims are subject to the Statute of Limitations. If you wait too long to seek compensation, you could lose your right to make a claim. Avoid the burden of the Statute of Limitations by speaking with a Philadelphia injury attorney today.
The insurance company will be very aggressive about trying to settle your case or finding a reason to deny coverage. They will push for official statements from you, sometimes on the same day that you are injured, and then use the information they receive against you.
When you have Rosengard Law Group representing you, we will manage all interactions and statements issued to the insurance company, and we’ll make sure you are treated fairly, and we’ll fight for all of the benefits that you are entitled to under Pennsylvania state law.
There are NO FEES UNLESS WE WIN, so you do not have a reason to hesitate. Your initial consultation will cost you nothing. We understand that everything is difficult right now because of your injury, so we can even come to you if it is necessary. We are here to help our clients.
When you woke up the morning of the accident, you did not know that your life was going to change. You had plans for your day and plans for your future, and being injured was not in any of those plans.
It is not right that everything should have to change because of the negligence of another person or business. Protect your rights and seek the compensation you are entitled to. Speak with a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer today.