Overview of Personal Injury Claims
Understanding Your Case
Personal injury laws extend rights and protections to those who have suffered
an injury due to the
negligence of another
. Personal injury is a legal term that refers to an
injury to the victim's body, mind, or emotions, as opposed to injury or damage that was inflicted upon someone's property.
Why You Need A Personal Injury On Your Side
If you have suffered an injury you believe was caused by another person's
negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions, and you are interested in learning
whether or not you are eligible to recover compensation under Pennsylvania
personal injury law, it's important to consult an attorney.
An attorney can easily assess the circumstances leading up to your accident
or injury, determine who is at fault, and help you pursue a claim against
the appropriate parties for maximum compensation.
Learn if you have
grounds for a personal injury claim.
How To Recover Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
In the majority of personal injury cases, the victim has the burden of
proving the defendant somehow caused the accident or contributed to the
circumstances that led to their injury.
If the victim can successfully prove that another person, group of people,
company, or municipality is somehow responsible for their injury and thus
legally liable, they may be entitled to
- pain and suffering
- psychological trauma
- decreased quality of life
- lost earnings
- medical bills
- property damage
However, in order to prove liability for an injury, it is often necessary
to establish that the defendant had a specific duty or responsibility,
and that he or she failed to uphold that duty or responsibility, thus
causing an injury or accident. For example, truck drivers are expected
not to drive too many hours, drink on the job, or send or receive text
messages while driving. When a truck driver fails to take the appropriate
amount of rest breaks, sends or receives text messages while driving,
or drinks on the job, he or she will likely be held accountable for paying
damages to the victims of the
Discuss Your Accident with a Philadelphia Injury Attorney
It's hard to summarize all that Pennsylvania personal injury law entails
in one page. If you are interested in learning more about your legal rights
and options following some type of accident or injury, a
Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. would be happy to sit down
with you during a free consultation and address all of your questions.