Orefield Personal Injury Lawyer
Handling Complex Personal Injury Cases Since 1982
Being involved in a serious accident is a frightening experience. How do you make sure you get the appropriate medical care? How do you keep up with day-to-day expenses while you are out of work? How are you going to pay for all of these new, unexpected financial challenges?
At Knafo Law Offices, we understand just how stressful it is to be injured in an unexpected accident. If someone else was at fault, you might also be feeling a great deal of frustration and anger. The good news is that Pennsylvania personal injury law is on your side. When another person, property owner, company, government entity, or any other party is negligent or acts wrongfully and you are injured as a result, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and seek financial compensation for your damages. And we can help.
With over 100 years of collective experience, our team of experienced Orefield personal injury lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and staff members are ready to guide you through the legal process. We are dedicated to maximizing our clients’ claims, allowing them the ability to heal and move forward with their lives. We handle all types of personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses, and we only collect attorneys’ fees if we win your case.
Continue reading to learn more, or contact us at (610) 756-1098 today to request a free consultation.
Types of Cases We Handle
As previously mentioned, we at Knafo Law Offices handle all types of personal injury cases, including those involving:
- Vehicle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Food poisoning
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Trucking accidents
- Work injuries
- Wrongful death
We assist victims who have suffered all types of severe, traumatic injuries and disabilities in taking on the at-fault parties and fighting to recover fair compensation for their losses.
We also assist clients with:
- Insurance claims and related issues
- Social Security disability claims
- Workers’ compensation claims
If you or someone you love was harmed as a result of another person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct, reach out to our Orefield personal injury lawyers right away to learn how we can help.
Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?
While some injuries and accidents are truly blameless, most occur as a result of someone else’s misconduct. Negligence is a key factor in personal injury claims; you only have grounds for a case if you can prove that another person was negligent or acted outside of the law.
In order to have grounds for a personal injury claim in Pennsylvania, you must be able to prove all of the following elements:
- Duty of Care: You must prove that the other involved party owed you a duty of reasonable care. This means that they had a legal responsibility to take reasonable actions to prevent you from coming to harm.
- Breach: You must also prove that the other involved party breached the duty of care. Typically, this involves showing that the other party was negligent, reckless, or otherwise acted wrongfully (e.g. broke the law).
- Causation: In order to bring a successful claim, you will also have to prove that the other involved party’s negligent or wrongful conduct was the cause of your injuries and, had they not breached the duty of care, you would not have been injured.
- Injuries and Damages: Lastly, you must prove that you were injured or otherwise harmed and that you suffered measurable damages. These damages can be either economic or non-economic in nature and may include medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Just as in other states, you only have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsylvania. The statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is generally two years from the date of injury. If you fail to bring your claim within this timeframe, you will almost certainly be barred from seeking compensation for your damages.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
While you may have the legal right to file a personal injury claim, you could have trouble actually recovering the rightful compensation you are owed after a serious accident or injury. This is because insurance companies are hesitant to pay out claims, as doing so costs them money. They may employ any number of tactics to dispute or devalue your claim, possibly by arguing that you were at fault for the accident, that your injuries were the result of a pre-existing condition, or that the insured is otherwise not liable for your damages.
It is critical that you put an experienced attorney on your side. The insurance company will have its own legal team whose sole purpose is to dispute personal injury claims; you should have an equally powerful team fighting for you.
At Knafo Law Offices, we provide dedicated, aggressive legal representation to victims of serious injuries, accidents, and other traumatic events. Our firm is available 24/7 to take your call and advise you of your legal rights and options. We have what it takes to represent your best interests against the insurance company, and we are always ready to take your case to trial if needed to recover the full, fair compensation you deserve.
Wrongful Death $15.2 Million
Wrongful death case ended in a verdict of over $15 million dollars.
Motorcycle Accident $7.25 Million
Using mediation after a motorcycle accident, $7,250,000 was awarded.
Medical Malpractice $4.1 Million
Secured a settlement of over $4 million dollars after medical malpractice occurred.
Negligent Trucker $3 Million
Secured a $3 million dollar settlement for client involving a negligent truck driver.
Workers' Compensation $2.9 Million
$2.9 million dollar settlement involving a workers' compensation case.