From car accidents to accidents involving defective products, there are many ways you may be harmed unexpectedly in Berks County, Pennsylvania one day. While this will hopefully never happen, you should be aware that if it does, you may be able to recover financial compensation for various losses resulting from your accident.
Learn more by contacting a Berks County personal injury attorney at Solomon, Sherman and Gabay. If you’ve been injured, we will review the details of your accident and assist you in recovering any compensation for which you may be eligible.
Personal injury cases come in several forms. Specific examples of cases we handle at our Berks County personal injury law firm include the following:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you’re injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania, you can seek compensation for your medical bills and other such losses by filing a claim to collect from your own insurance company. This is your primary means of seeking compensation even if your accident occurred because another party was negligent.
Under Pennsylvania’s no-fault policies, although you can file a separate claim to collect from the negligent party’s insurance if your injuries are particularly severe, you would first seek compensation after a car accident through your own insurance. Depending on the nature of the accident, you can start seeking compensation by filing a claim or lawsuit to collect from the negligent party’s insurance if your accident involved another type of vehicle, such as a truck or motorcycle.
Regardless, seeking compensation after a motor vehicle or bicycle accident will involve negotiating with an insurance company for a fair settlement. This is much easier to do with the assistance of a Berks County personal injury attorney. Insurance is a business, and as such, insurance companies are focused on making money, not losing it. You will maximize your odds of recovering the full amount of compensation you are eligible for if you have representation from an attorney who understands how to properly demonstrate why an insurer’s first settlement offers are too low based on the extent of your injuries and losses.
It’s your responsibility to read and follow all safety instructions when using any product, particularly one that can cause harm when used incorrectly. However, even if you are responsible, it’s still possible you’ll be harmed in an accident when using a product if its designers or manufacturers overlooked defects. Should this occur, a Berks County personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation.
Owning or managing a property is an important responsibility. When someone is a legal guest on another’s property, ownership or management needs to make a reasonable attempt to prevent them from being harmed in an avoidable accident. This involves keeping a vigilant eye out for hazards and addressing any hazards that are discovered.
You might be injured on someone else’s property if they negligently overlook hazards, don’t warn you sufficiently about the existence of hazards, or don’t eliminate them despite being aware of their presence.
If you’ve been injured and believe you have grounds to seek compensation, our team of Berks County personal injury lawyers at Solomon, Sherman and Gabay is on hand to review your case and provide aggressive representation if we decide to work together. Learn more about how we can help you pursue any compensation you may deserve by contacting us online or calling us today at 215-665-1100 to schedule your free consultation.