If you are from the Bala Cynwyd area or you were injured here, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. During your consultation, we will evaluate your case and go over all of your options with you. If retained, we will hold each and every party accountable for their negligent actions which led to your injuries so you and your family can focus on getting better.
Bala Cynwyd Car Accident Lawyers & Personal Injury Cases
With a wide variety of property types, activities, and tourism around Bala Cynwyd, an accident is not uncommon. From slip or trip and fall accidents at historic museums, car or bicycle accidents while commuting or seeing the sites, or accidents involving commercial vehicles – there are hazards in the area that could cause a variety of injuries. If you’ve been injured, you’re entitled to compensation to help you heal and to replace or repair any damaged property such as a car or motorcycle. Our team of experts is here to help!
Types of Accidents in Bala Cynwyd
- Car Accidents: With a thriving and well-established commercial district like the Main Line that runs through the heart of the community, comes a fair amount of traffic both from locals and people coming from surrounding communities. This increases the risk of auto accidents.
- Bicycling: Bala Cynwyd is home to over a dozen bike courses such as Ridley Creek or the Gladwyne Hill Loop, and with all this riding comes accidents.
- Commercial Accidents: With commercial activity comes the risk of accidents. Deliveries, construction, and utility repairs are all areas of injury risk.
- Products Liability: All consumers are at risk for product injuries that come from design and manufacturing defects and failure to warn claims.
- Medical Malpractice: There are several hospitals nearby, and with medical care comes mistakes and injuries.
- Wrongful Death: Any personal injury can become deadly, and when that happens through the negligence of someone else, a wrongful death claim can be made.
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About Bala Cynwyd
Baya Cynwyd is a community of around 10,000 people located in Lower Merion Township just outside of West Philadelphia. It’s part of the historic Philadelphia Main Line which is an informal and historic region lying along the former Pennsylvania Railroad‘s once prestigious Main Line. It runs northwest from the Center City Philadelphia parallel to Lancaster Avenue.
This region was once a string of prestigious upper-class neighborhoods that were chosen to be connected to the railroad’s mainline. Today the Main Line still holds some of the wealthiest communities in the country, including Bala Cynwyd whose median income is over double the median U.S. income.
Locals and outsiders alike are drawn to the area’s fine dining and popular delicatessens. The shopping district houses stores some going back over a century, and is known for its children’s clothing stores, women’s dress, and consignment shops The people of Bala Cynwyd shop work and play in the community and in doing so, are at risk for being involved in an accident. When this happens, they often look to Pearce Law Firm, P.C. to represent them in getting the compensation they deserve under the law.
Contact a Bala Cynwyd PA Personal Injury Lawyer
If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being injured through the carelessness of another person, don’t try to go it alone without speaking to an attorney first. You need to have a professional on your side who knows the law, is experienced in working with insurance companies and cares about the injured. Edith Pearce and the attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. are the professionals that you need in your corner.
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I had a complicated bike accident that involved more than one party. Nicole Vitale of Pearce Law took my case and did quite amazing work — throughout the whole process. She was caring, upbeat, supportive — like what you’d expect from medical staff! But she was also very savvy on how to deal with the case. All her years of experience, work, and acumen led to a great settlement. If you are injured you want Nicole Vitale & Pearce Law on your side.
As life goes on, the family attorney has become one of those contacts that one always tries to keep in the address book. Lives change, people move on, and accidents happen – but at least, if accidents happen, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and expenses. Whether you need a dog bite lawyer in Bala Cynwyd, or a car accident lawyer in Philadelphia, The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. can assist you in trying to be compensated for what you have gone through.
Types of Personal Injury
Personal injury is a fairly monolithic term encompassing many areas of law. Essentially, any accident caused by the reckless or negligent conduct of another person may be actionable under personal injury law in Pennsylvania.
As such, our practice is varied, with experience in several areas. A few of the most common include:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Premises liability (unsafe property conditions, negligent security, slip and fall);
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents;
- Construction accidents;
- Severe injury (brain, spine);
- Dog bites; and
- Wrongful death.
Personal injury lawsuits will almost always be based on some form of negligence law, which seeks to compel recovery against the person deemed most at fault for an accident. In Pennsylvania, it is also a good idea to be aware of the state’s comparative negligence doctrine. The theory of comparative negligence states that a plaintiff may still recover for an accident even if they are liable to some degree, if their liability does not exceed the defendant’s.
For example, if the defendant driver is held 75% liable for a car accident that cost $100,000, and the plaintiff driver was found 25% liable, the plaintiff may still recover, but her damages will be reduced by 25%, because that is how much she was at fault. The concept of comparative negligence is that the plaintiff should not receive compensation for the percentage he or she was at fault or that the defendant should not have to pay 100% of the damages, if the plaintiff was also at fault for some percentage.
To succeed in bringing a negligence claim, four points must be established in law. First, the defendant must have owed a legal duty of care toward the plaintiff. If this can be established, it must then be established that the duty was breached. It must be shown that the breach had direct causation in the defendant’s actions, and that the plaintiff suffered actual harm or damage. If even one of these points collapses, a case will usually do the same. For example, if you are in a car accident, the other driver has a duty to drive safely in a reasonable manner. If the defendant driver causes the accident by not driving safely, they have breached that duty. If the unsafe driving by the defendant caused the accident and you suffered injuries or damages, you have met all the elements of a negligence or tort lawsuit.
In some cases, negligence may be imputed as a matter of law. For example, in many states, including Pennsylvania, if you are convicted of a DUI/DWI, you may automatically have been held to be negligent per se – that is, by virtue of committing a DUI, your conduct will be held to have been negligent as a matter of law. This is because the law against DUI is designed to prevent auto accidents and impaired driving. Thus, breaking the law by driving under the influence and causing an automobile accident is negligence in and of itself.
Contact A Bala Cynwyd Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured, we can help. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. serves many cities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and we will do our very best to help you get back on your feet. Contact our Philadelphia office today for a free initial consultation; we will be happy to discuss your options with you.