Upper Darby Personal Injury Lawyer

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Upper Darby Personal Injury Lawyer

Upper Darby is a vibrant community in the Philadelphia metro area, home to 85,680 residents. Whether you are out driving in traffic or visiting a local health care professional, the last thing on your mind is that you will be injured.

Unfortunately, personal injury cases are a way of life. Many residents have experienced some type of harm as a result of the actions of another person or business. You have legal rights in these cases.

If you have been injured due to another party’s reckless or neglectful actions (or inaction), it may be time to think about legal action.

At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, we are here to assist. Our Upper Darby personal injury lawyer can help you determine your next options. Contact us for a free consultation.

The Basis of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Whether a person or entity caused harm through wrongful action or negligence, they should be held accountable for their actions. This is the basis of personal injury law in Pennsylvania. When someone is injured, they have the right to recover their losses through a personal injury lawsuit.

By doing that, victims can get the compensation they deserve and hold those negligent parties accountable for their actions.

However, before you can file a lawsuit, you and your legal team must provide several elements of a personal injury case.

First, the person or entity that injured you must have owed you a duty of care. For example, a driver has the duty to safely operate a vehicle on the road or a doctor has a duty to provide adequate care to a patient.

Whether through action or inaction, that party breached their duty by acting recklessly or negligently. In some personal injury cases, this can include providing substandard medical care or ignoring traffic signals.

That breach of duty must have directly caused your injuries. Also, you must have suffered some type of actual harm, whether physical, mental, or financial, because of the defendant’s actions.

Do you believe that your situation meets all those requirements? You may want to reach out to an Upper Darby personal injury lawyer to learn more about your potential for legal action.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

There are various types of personal injury cases. Whether you have been injured in a vehicle crash or were injured on the job, our legal team has the experience to handle your claim. We can assist with:

  • Car accidents: These accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases. Distracted driving, speeding, or reckless behavior can all lead to tragic consequences on the road.
  • Truck accidents: If you have a collision with a delivery truck, tractor-trailer, or another type of large commercial vehicle, you could have a legal claim. Often, these incidents can cause severe injuries due to the size and weight disparity between trucks and smaller vehicles.
  • Medical malpractice: When a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other healthcare professional provides substandard care, patients are harmed. Misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, or birth injuries are just a few examples of these cases.
  • Construction accidents: Unfortunately, work accidents are not uncommon. While some cases may be resolved with a workers’ compensation claim, third parties could be held accountable with a personal injury lawsuit. Many times, these accidents occur due to falls, equipment failures, or unsafe conditions.
  • Sexual assault: These cases involve the defendant causing intentional harm to the victim. Under the law, these survivors can pursue civil claims for damages related to the criminal act.

This is a partial list of personal injury cases we handle. If you would like to know if we can assist with your claim, make sure to schedule a free initial consultation.

What Type of Compensation Is Available?

When it comes to compensation for personal injury cases, you can recover compensation for a wide range of injuries, damages, and losses. These can include:

  • Medical expenses for the costs related to treatment, rehabilitation, and continued medical care.
  • Lost wages can be compensated for the time missed from work due to the injury, and you could recover the costs of lost future earnings.
  • Along with that, there are non-economic damages to consider, such as pain and suffering. These awards can address my emotional damage, physical pain, and other losses attributed to the accident.
  • If your case involves property damage, such as vehicle damage in a car accident, you may also be eligible for compensation to cover the costs of repairing or replacing that property.

All these factors play a role when it comes to the time to seek compensation in your personal injury case.

Can I File a Lawsuit If I Was Partly at Fault?

Pennsylvania uses a modified comparative negligence system under Pennsylvania General Assembly Statute §7102. In these situations, the injured party can still seek compensation even if they are partially at fault for the accident. However, they must be less than 51% at fault for the accident and resulting injuries.

For example, if you were involved in a car accident and determined to be 20% at fault, your award would be reduced by that amount. If you were found to be 51% or more at fault, you would be prevented from seeking recovery in Pennsylvania.

How Long Do I Have to File a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawsuit?

You don’t have unlimited time to file a personal injury claim. Under 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5524(2), the deadline is two years. That time starts to count down from the moment of the incident. While there are a few exceptions to these rules, they are rare.

If you believe you have a valid claim, always reach out to a qualified Upper Darby personal injury lawyer. With a free consultation, you can gauge the strength of your case and take the next steps towards justice and compensation.

Consult with the Legal Team at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan

If you have been injured due to the negligence or inactions of another person, business, or entity, it is time to take the next steps towards compensation.

At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, we have over 40 years of combined expenses helping injured victims and their families seek justice in their cases.

With a free consultation, we will assess the strength of the case and help you determine the next course of action. If you would like to speak to an Upper Darby personal injury lawyer at our firm, please contact us today.

  • $9 million

    A car crash resulting in a passenger suffering permanent quadriplegic injuries

  • $2.5 million

    An on the job injury where an union carpenter fell on a construction site and was injured because of defective fall protection equipment

  • $2.5 million

    A workplace accident on the job resulting in below-the-knee amputation of the plaintiff’s right leg

  • $1.1 million

    Against a fraternity for negligently serving alcohol which resulted in a stabbing assault of two frat party attendees

  • $101 million

    The collapse of a parking garage at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City that injured over 30 construction workers on the job and killed 4 men working on the project (largest construction accident settlement in U.S. history).

  • $15 million
  • Seven Figure Recovery

    Man who was killed when his car fell off of a 3 floor parking garage due to defective vehicle barrier protection system

  • Seven Figure Recovery

    Wrongful death by electrocution of a union electrician on the job, when electrical switchgear malfunctioned

  • Seven Figure Recovery
  • Seven Figure Recovery

    The on the job injury to a union carpenter who fell through an interior mobile scaffold while at work, suffering bilateral calcaneal fractures

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