In almost every scenario, personal injury accidents happen unexpectedly. No one starts their day expecting to suffer a serious injury. Nevertheless, personal injury accidents arise daily across Philadelphia when one person’s negligence or wrongful conduct results in another person’s injury.
The negligent party might be responsible for your financial losses if you suffered injuries in a personal injury accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you file your lawsuit and prepare your case for trial.
Additionally, we can negotiate with the opposing party’s insurance company on your behalf to secure a fair settlement offer. Contact Rosen Justice Injury Lawyers today if you or a loved one suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
What is a personal injury lawyer? A personal injury attorney can structure the facts of your case to prove the opposing party’s negligence in an accident. Negligence requires four elements: (1) duty, (2) breach, (3) causation, and (4) damages. While this may seem straightforward, even seasoned attorneys struggle to prove negligence.
First, you must show that the at-fault party owed you a legal duty. In most cases, a person owes those around them a duty to act as a reasonable person would in the same or similar circumstances. Property owners and occupiers owe a duty of care to individuals who visit their property to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition and provide warnings about dangers.
After determining the at-fault party owed a legal duty, you must prove they breached it. An individual breaches their duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable person would have acted in the same or similar circumstances (for example, a reasonable property owner would put up warning signs about dangers on the property or otherwise fix the danger).
To prove causation, you need to show that the at-fault party’s negligence caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. In other words, you must demonstrate a link between the at-fault party’s breach and your injuries.
Finally, you cannot recover in a personal injury claim if you do not suffer any damages in the accident. If an accident happens, but you are not harmed in any way, you won’t be able to recover any compensation.
A personal injury attorney can gather evidence that demonstrates each element of the negligence claim. If you suffered injuries in a personal injury accident, contact Rosen Justice Injury Lawyers today to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.
How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
Your personal injury lawyer will stand by your side during some especially difficult moments in your life. Your lawyer is someone you should trust to know the intimate details of your case and advise you of your best options. Many personal injury attorneys offer free consultations where you can talk about your case and expectations for recovery.
You can use this meeting to get a feel for the personal injury attorney and determine whether you want them to handle your case. At the conclusion of your consultation, you can decide how to hire a personal injury lawyer. Typically, a lawyer will give you an engagement letter to sign and confirm you want to hire them as your representative.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, contact Rosen Justice Injury Lawyers right away. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys is looking forward to hearing from you.
When to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
When to call a personal injury lawyer. You should contact a personal injury attorney anytime you suffer financial losses due to someone else’s negligence. Many people automatically assume that personal injury attorneys specialize in car accident cases. While we do handle car accident claims, we also help clients with other personal injury accidents, such as:
- Dog bite cases,
- Medical malpractice claims,
- Products liability cases,
- Slip and fall claims,
- Wrongful death claims,
- Truck accident cases, and
- Motorcycle accident cases.
In most cases, Pennsylvania imposes a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. If you do not file your lawsuit within the two years, the court will likely decline to hear your case. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a personal injury accident, contact Rosen Justice Injury Lawyers today.
How Much Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
How much is a personal injury lawyer? We handle most of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not recover our legal fees unless you prevail through a judgment or settlement in your case.
This is a valuable benefit to you because you pay nothing upfront while receiving excellent legal representation for your case. Once your case concludes in your favor, our legal fee is deducted from your total award.
Is It Worth Getting a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury accident can lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, along with the loss of a regular paycheck while you recover from your injury. A personal injury settlement can help you to cover these expenses and ensure the at-fault party is held accountable for their negligent behavior.
The opposing party’s insurance company may contact you immediately after the accident and offer you a settlement far below what you deserve. Our team at Rosen Justice Injury Lawyers knows the tactics insurance companies use to minimize settlement offers, and we know how to counter them.
A qualified lawyer can help you by:
- Compiling receipts and invoices to calculate a fair settlement value,
- Locating witnesses to testify on your behalf,
- Negotiating with opposing parties and their insurance representation on your behalf,
- Creating a strategy to demonstrate the opposing party’s negligence in the accident, and
- Preparing your case to go to trial, if necessary.
Is it worth getting a personal injury lawyer? A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you secure a settlement that fairly compensates you for your losses.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today at Rosen Justice Injury Lawyers
At Rosen Justice Injury Lawyers, our team has over 75 years of experience in all aspects of personal injury law, including slip and falls, trip and falls, auto accidents, SEPTA accidents on buses and trains, medical malpractice, assault and battery claims, dog bites and even wrongful death. Our team of nationally recognized attorneys has helped people with personal injury claims, just like you, obtain millions of dollars in settlement cases for their injuries.
Contact Rosen Justice Injury Lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation.