Wilkes Barre Personal Injury Lawyer
Full-Service Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Firm
When you’ve been injured because of the negligence of another, Pennsylvania law allows you to recover compensation from the at-fault party for the full amount of harm they have done to you, including compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more. The burden is on you to prove your case, though, and the other party’s insurance company will fight you every step of the way, whether by offering an unreasonably low settlement amount, disputing your injuries, or saying you were to blame in causing the accident.
If you’ve been hurt in a car or truck accident in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre or surrounding areas, let the Figured Law Firm represent you and deal with the insurance company on your behalf. We’ll negotiate a top-dollar settlement with the other party or take them to court if they’re not being fair. Certain workplace or construction accident injuries may qualify for workers’ compensation as well as a third-party personal injury claim. Our experienced personal injury attorney explores all avenues to help you obtain the maximum compensation available. Our Wilkes Barre personal injury lawyer also helps families recover compensation to help them deal with the loss of a loved one after the wrongful death of a family member due to another’s negligence or misconduct.
Figured Law Firm will fight on your behalf to get the justice you deserve for your personal injuries. We will help you through these difficult times that include the following accidents:
- Automobile accident injuries
- Semi-truck / big rig accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall
- Construction accidents
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back and spinal cord injury
- Catastrophic injuries
- Negligence cases
- Wrongful death
Proving Negligence in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case
Before you can expect to recover full compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party, you have to be ready to prove every element of a negligence case. This means that you’ll need the evidence in your favor to prove:
- The other party owed a duty to you to exercise due care
- The other party breached that duty by some action or failure to act
- The breach of duty caused your injuries
- You were injured physically as well as emotionally or psychologically (if seeking compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress or other “noneconomic” damages)
The insurance company on the other side, meanwhile, will do what they can to downplay the serious nature of your injuries or claim that your injuries came from some other accident that was not their insured’s fault. They are also likely to try and shift the blame on to you for causing the accident. Every percentage of fault they can allocate to you reduces the amount of compensation they’ll have to pay, and if they can establish that your fault was greater than their insured’s, i.e. you were more than 50% at fault, then under Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence law, you won’t be able to recover any compensation at all. A large part of your attorney’s job will be to challenge these unfounded claims by the insurance company while at the same time preparing and presenting a strong case proving the other party’s fault and liability to you.
After an injury, it is important to contact a Wilkes Barre personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to make sure evidence is preserved and otherwise not discarded or destroyed. Having an attorney preserves crucial evidence in the initial days following your accident and could mean the difference as to whether or not you are able to establish a claim for your injuries.
Attorney Keith Figured and the Figured Law firm are Here for You after a Pennsylvania Personal Injury
For help with a personal injury claim in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and throughout Pennsylvania, call the Figured Law Firm at 570-954-9299. Your call is free, and there’s no fee unless and until we recover for you.