It costs absolutely nothing to see if you have a case
It costs absolutely nothing to see if you have a case
Springfield Township sits along the northwest border of Philadelphia and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania.
But even so, Springfield residents are not immune to accidents caused by the carelessness of others. Motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, and even dog bite injuries happen. These accidents can often cause serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident, you may receive compensation for your medical bills and other losses. The Springfield personal injury lawyers from TopDog Law can help you.
Insurance companies may offer you compensation but only accept it after talking with our lawyers. Insurance companies are notorious for undervaluing accident victims’ claims. A Springfield personal injury attorney from TopDog Law can discuss your accident in a free consultation and tell you what your claim is really worth.
Isurance companies focus on their profits, not paying accident victims what they deserve. TopDog Law is founded on the belief that everyone injured by the negligence of another person or party should receive fair compensation. We fight for maximum compensation for our clients in their greatest time of need.
When you hire a lawyer from TopDog Law, you get the peace of mind of knowing an experienced attorney will handle all the legal aspects of your injury claim so you can focus on your recovery. Call us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Tell us your story, and we’ll tell you what your case is really worth.
A personal injury lawyer is a legal professional representing individuals injured physically or psychologically by someone else’s negligence, intentional actions, or strict liability.
A personal injury lawyer advocates for their client and seeks compensation for their damages. They handle all aspects of the legal process, including investigating the incident, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, filing legal documents, and representing clients in court if the insurer refuses to settle fairly.
TopDog Law handles many personal injury cases in Springfield, including:
Accidents caused by the negligent actions of another person or party often result in serious injuries. Don’t fight the insurance company on your own. Contact TopDog Law today, and let’s discuss your personal injury case.
A personal injury lawyer determines the worth of a claim by evaluating several factors related to the case. While the exact methods and calculations can vary, here are some common considerations:
Your lawyer will assess your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages typically include medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and other tangible financial losses. Non-economic damages refer to intangible losses like pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. Your lawyer will gather evidence and documentation to quantify these damages.
The severity and long-term impact of your injuries help determine the value of your claim. Your lawyer will review your medical records, consult medical professionals, and may seek expert opinions to understand the extent of your injuries, necessary treatments, and long-term effects.
If you bear any percentage of fault for the accident or injury, the court may reduce your compensation. Your lawyer will evaluate your liability and consider the applicable laws of comparative negligence in your jurisdiction.
Our personal injury lawyers rely on our experience handling similar cases and knowledge of prior court verdicts and settlements. We consider how much compensation similar cases recovered to guide our assessment of your claim’s worth.
The insurance policies involved in your case, particularly the policy limits of the at-fault party or your own insurance coverage, can affect your compensation. Your lawyer will review the insurance policies to determine the available coverage.
Based on their assessment of your case, your lawyer will develop a negotiation or litigation strategy. They will consider the strength of the evidence, potential defenses from the opposing party, and the likelihood of success in court to determine the value they will seek during negotiations or trial.
Personal injury victims recover damages, including:
These tangible financial losses include medical expenses (past and future), property damage, lost income, loss of earning capacity, rehabilitation costs, and any other out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the injury.
These subjective damages compensate for intangible losses. They may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and disfigurement.
To recover compensation in a personal injury case, you must show that another person caused the accident that harmed you by establishing four elements of negligence:
You must show that the other person owed a duty of care to you. For example, drivers must drive safely to protect others from harm.
Breach of duty refers to the failure of a person to fulfill their legal or moral obligations not to harm another party. For example, if someone drives recklessly, they put others at risk.
Causation is when a person’s breach of duty injures you. If a speeding driver crashes into your vehicle and injures you, you establish the element of cause.
Damages are the personal or financial losses you incur due to your injuries. Damages may include medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Pennsylvania follows a modified comparative negligence rule. Comparative negligence allocates fault and determines the degree of liability in personal injury cases where both the plaintiff (injured party) and the defendant (wrongdoer) share some degree of responsibility for the accident or harm that occurred. It recognizes that multiple parties may contribute to an incident and holds them accountable accordingly.
Under comparative negligence, the court or jury assigns a percentage of responsibility to each party based on the specific circumstances of the case and the evidence presented.
The modified comparative negligence rule in Pennsylvania applies a threshold or bar of 51 percent, beyond which the plaintiff cannot recover damages. If the plaintiff’s degree of fault exceeds the threshold, they cannot recover any damages. If the plaintiff’s fault falls below the threshold, their compensation decreases by their percentage of fault.
Our lawyers can fight an insurance company that tries to blame you for an accident you did not cause. If you did contribute to an accident, we can ensure you don’t take any more liability than you deserve. Even small percentages of wrongful fault can cost you thousands of dollars.
A lawyer can play a crucial role in helping you with a personal injury claim in several ways. Here are some ways in which a TopDog Law lawyer can assist you.
A personal injury lawyer from TopDog Law can provide expert legal advice tailored to your specific situation. They can explain your rights, evaluate the strength of your case, and guide you through the legal process.
Our lawyers have the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate the incident that injured you. They can gather accident reports, medical records, witness statements, photographs, and other relevant evidence supporting your claim.
Our attorneys can establish liability for the accident or injury by analyzing the evidence, consulting experts if necessary, and applying legal principles to build a strong case against the responsible party.
Our personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to accurately assess your damages. They can evaluate medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and other factors to determine the appropriate compensation you should seek.
Your TopDog Law attorney can protect your rights by handling complex and challenging communications with insurance adjusters on your behalf. They can negotiate a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your injuries and losses.
If the insurance company refuses to accept a fair settlement through negotiations, our personal injury lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court. They can present your case, examine witnesses, cross-examine the opposing party’s witnesses, and obtain the best possible outcome.
Your TopDog Law lawyer will develop a legal strategy tailored to your case’s unique circumstances. They will use their knowledge of the law, experience, and advocacy skills to build a persuasive argument in your favor.
Hiring a lawyer from TopDog Law allows you to focus on your recovery while knowing that a legal professional is handling the complexities of your case. This can provide you with peace of mind during a challenging time.
Plaintiffs must file personal injury lawsuits within Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, which is three years from the injury. For wrongful death claims, the deadline is two years from the accident victim’s death. And, for medical malpractice claims, the statute of limitations is two years from the injury.
Time is precious when it comes to filing personal injury lawsuits. Contact TopDog Law today, and we’ll begin working on your case right away.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident, you don’t need the added stress of dealing with the insurance company. Let the Springfield personal injury lawyers at TopDog Law handle all the legal aspects of your case. We will fight for the full compensation you need and deserve.
Contact us today and share your story. Our consultation is entirely free. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation in your case. Visit us online or call (888) 778-1197 and let us tell you what your case is really worth.