Some of the most common personal injury causes of action include:
- Auto and truck accidents;
- Product liability (defective products, failure to warn);
- Premises liability (“slip and fall” cases, unsafe conditions, obligation of landlord to warn);
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Construction accidents;
- Dog bites;
- Nursing home accidents and elder abuse; and
- Wrongful death.
These are perhaps the most common, though many others exist. Essentially, if you have experienced an injury as a result of someone else’s reckless or negligent conduct, you have a personal injury case, though it may or may not be worth pursuing. The Abington, PA attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. have many years of experience in the field, and will be able to advise you as to how a case ought to proceed.
When you have been in an accident, or you have a loved one who has been injured or killed, the last thing you need is to spend money you may not have on medical care, and have to wade through legal hoops in order to get any of it back. You should be recuperating, and helping your family rebound from what can be a massively traumatic event.
Another factor that stops many from engaging legal counsel is the fear of high attorney’s fees. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. takes cases on a contingent basis, meaning that if you do not recover, you have no attorney’s fees to pay – if you obtain a favorable outcome at trial, or if you reach a settlement, your attorney’s fees will come from a small percentage of your recovery.
Personal injury lawsuits are designed to help the victim of an accident recoup what they have lost or had to spend from the person or people who were negligent. In many cases, this will not happen without a lawsuit. We will try and settle your case with the insurance company, and we may be able to avoid filing a lawsuit. However, many times, insurance companies either refuse to pay, or offer a settlement far lower than what you may be owed. Bringing suit can remind an insurance company of its fiduciary duty, and procure a fairer settlement for you.
Get An Experienced Professional On Your Side
If you or a loved one has been injured, you have a right to try and regain what you have lost. The experienced assistance of the Abington, PA personal injury lawyers at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. can make the difference between recovery and lack thereof. Contact our Philadelphia office today to discuss your options. We will do our best to help you.