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How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me After an Accident?

April 26th, 2023
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Accidents happen every day. Whether it’s on the road, at the grocery store, on a neighbor’s property, or at work –the unexpected can happen anywhere, at any time.

Unfortunately, many people think they can handle everything that comes their way after an accident, on their own. What many don’t realize, is that by talking with a personal injury lawyer, they will have someone on their side who can handle the calls with the insurance companies, help prove negligence that led to their injury, and who will negotiate the best possible settlement for themselves and their families.

Let’s take a look at a few circumstances in which a personal injury attorney can help.

Should I Talk with a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident?

The answer here is, “yes.” In the United States, a car accident happens every 13 minutes, and the injuries that result from them can be catastrophic and life changing. Here are some examples of the injuries that can result from a car crash.

In each of these circumstances, a personal injury attorney will help prove who was at fault, discuss what medical bills and lost wages come into play, and get an understanding of the toll the accident will take on the accident victim and their family. These factors will allow a personal injury lawyer to determine the amount of compensation necessary to help the victim cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Should I Talk with a Personal Injury Attorney After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Again, the answer is “yes.”  Falls are serious and often lead to life-altering injuries. By discussing your situation with a personal injury attorney, you’ll have a better idea of the factors that come into play, including how many parties could be at fault. Did a grocery store know about a spill and not address it in a timely manner, did a defective product come into play on an escalator, did a municipality know a sidewalk was defective and not address the issue? There are so many things that can come into play, causing a slip and fall accident.

Proving fault is the first step in a slip and fall case. It is always best to have a personal injury attorney on your side to ensure no mistakes are made that may impact your settlement.

Should I Talk with a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident with a Truck?

Absolutely. Truck accidents are becoming far too common in our state, and injuries associated with these types of collisions are often very serious.

Whether the accident involved a tractor-trailer, a garbage truck, a construction truck, deliver van or another type of heavy vehicle- you better believe these companies have attorneys on their side that will quickly work to limit their damages (settlement offers).  Anyone involved in this type of accident should absolutely have a truck accident attorney on their side to ensure they are being fully compensated for their losses.

Besides the truck driver, other parties may be liable. The trucking company itself may have contributed to the wreck by setting delivery goals that can’t realistically be achieved without speeding. Perhaps they overloaded the truck or skipped scheduled maintenance. Or maybe they are hiring unqualified drivers.

A personal injury attorney will help you uncover every avenue of compensation to ensure you’re covered for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

Should I Talk with a Personal Injury Attorney After Being Bitten by a Dog?

Understanding Pennsylvania’s dog laws is critical when it comes to a personal injury claim after a dog bite.  Having an understanding of who is liable and the legal responsibilities of owners with dangerous dogs, can make a huge difference when it comes to the outcome of any dog bite injury case.

Due to the nature of the injuries associated with dog bites, the typical cost of a dog-bite related hospital stay is $18,200. Those costs are due to the serious injuries that result from dog bites and can include stitches, reconstructive surgery, counseling, and more. Talking with a personal injury attorney will ensure you are getting every penny you’re entitled to, to cover your losses and pain and suffering.

Should I Talk with a Personal Injury Attorney After Being Hurt on the Job?

This depends on the circumstance.  Workers’ compensation attorneys often work with employees who’ve been injured on the job to ensure their employer and their employer’s insurance company are properly compensating for the injury.

However, there are a few situations where you might be able to pursue both workers’ comp benefits as well as other compensation. This would come into play if there was a defective product involved, a third-party contractor, a property owner, or any other outside parties that may have contributed to the accident.

Worker’s compensation benefits cover lost income and medical bills related to the injury. Depending on the extent of injuries, those benefits may not be enough, and it may be wise to consider suing for pain and suffering or emotional damages. Seeking workers’ comp benefits does not preclude the injured worker from seeking compensation through a personal injury, defective product, or premise liability lawsuit.

So, Do I Need to Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney in York, PA?

At the Law Offices of Dale E. Anstine, talking with our attorneys is free. We never collect a fee until we win for you–so, there’s nothing to lose to reach out to our office to find out if you have a case.

Remember, even minor injuries can lead to big problems. You deserve every opportunity to recover, rehabilitate, and move on with your life as normally and fully as possible.

We know how difficult the days following an accident can be. Let us handle the calls with the insurance companies and other parties involved, so you can focus on recovery. Just dial 717-846-0606 for a free consultation. We’re available 24/7. You can also engage in a live chat on our website if that is more convenient for you.