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In the Know: Personal Injury Cases

February 11th, 2021
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While unfortunate, accidents that result in serious injuries happen. When you or a loved one are injured, the impacts can be devasting. From expensive medical bills, to lost wages, and even pain and suffering, often families have many questions and do not know where to turn for help.

The personal injury law attorneys at Dale E. Anstine are here to help by answering common questions about personal injury cases, including how to know if your personal injury claim is justifiable.

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury is any damage to an individual’s physical body or psychological state due to the negligence of another individual. Personal injury can apply to a wide range of incidents including, but not limited to, car and motorcycle accidents, dog bites, defective products, slip and fall injuries, nursing home abuse, and even wrongful death.

As one of the oldest personal injury law firms serving the York, Hanover and Gettysburg communities, the PA personal injury attorneys at Dale E. Anstine have a complete understanding of the complexities of personal injury claims and will fight for your rights to compensation.

Is My Personal Injury Claim Justifiable?

To have a justifiable personal injury claim, you must be able to prove two things – liability and damages. Is another individual liable for your injuries? For example, if involved in an auto accident that resulted in injuries, if the other driver caused the accident and was under the influence, you could prove liability.

Additionally, you will need to provide evidence that shows the nature and extent of your injuries. For example, photographs of the injuries, doctor’s reports, and medical bills.

Although each case will vary and it is recommended you consult with a personal injury claim lawyer who can review the specific details of your case, if you can prove both liability and damages, your case may be justifiable. It is important to connect with an attorney as soon as possible following an injury to protect your rights. And, be sure not to sign anything you do not understand, particularly from your insurance company to avoid unintentionally forgoing some rights to seek damages.

Top 3 Most Common Personal Injury Cases

While our lawyers for injury have seen many personal injury cases over the years, the top three most common personal injury cases we have seen include:

The largest number of personal injury claims are a result of car, motorcycle, truck and other road traffic accidents. Many of these cases are due to an individual’s negligence when operating their vehicle such as distracted driving, speeding, or driving under the influence.

Slip and fall injury claims are also common. From snow and ice-covered walkways, to wet floors in retail centers, there are many slip and fall hazards. When injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, individuals may be entitled to compensation.

Lastly, our personal injury attorneys have seen many dog bite injures over the years. Dog owners are responsible for ensuring their pets do not have access to act in a dangerous manner towards others. If they do and someone is injured, that individual may have justification for a personal injury claim to cover medical bills as well as pain and suffering.

Get a Fighter on Your Side

The personal injury law attorneys at Dale E. Anstine have experience working with a variety of personal injury cases. If you or a loved one have been injured due to another individual’s negligence, reach out to us today. We will review your case and help you navigate through the personal injury claims process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve to cover expensive medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. When you choose Dale E. Anstine, you get an attorney on your side who will be by your side every step of the way. We are available 24/7 and consultations are always FREE!