Dickson City Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving Lackawanna County
Did you recently suffer a personal injury in Dickson City? Or did you lose a loved one in a deadly accident in Lackawanna County? According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the majority of accidental injuries that were serious enough to require hospitalization in Lackawanna County were caused by falls. Indeed, a total of 1,475 hospitalizations in Lackawanna County resulted from fall-related injuries, or nearly 62 percent of all the injuries cited above. Other common sources of injury in Lackawanna County and elsewhere in Pennsylvania include motor vehicle collisions, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and accidental drownings. Contact our experienced Dickson City personal injury lawyer today.
Traffic Accident Cases in Dickson City
The personal injury lawyers at the Needle Law Firm handle many kinds of traffic accident cases, such as:
- Car accidents;
- Trucking accidents;
- Bus accidents;
- Motorcycle crashes;
- Bicycle collisions; and
- Pedestrian accidents.
More Personal Injury Cases in Dickson City
In addition to traffic accident cases, our firm also handles many other types of injury claims in Dickson City, including but not limited to:
- Nursing home abuse and neglect cases;
- Birth injury claims;
- Dog bite injury cases;
- Construction accident claims;
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents; and
- Wrongful death lawsuits.
Dickson City Timeline for a Personal Injury Claim
The amount of time you have to file a claim will depend upon whether you are filing an auto insurance claim, a workers’ compensation claim, or a personal injury lawsuit. Pennsylvania law does not put a specific time limit on reporting a traffic collision and filing a no-fault claim through your own auto insurance policy. However, the sooner you start the process of seeking compensation, the quicker you can be eligible to receive a payout from your auto insurer.
Workers’ compensation is also a type of insurance, but it is designed for workers who sustain injuries in the course of employment. This is a kind of no-fault insurance, as well, in which an injured worker does not need to prove negligence in order to be eligible for financial compensation and will not have their compensation reduced as a result of their own negligence. To be eligible for retroactive workers’ compensation benefits from the date of the injury, the injured worker must report the injury to their employer within 21 days. To be eligible for benefits at all, a worker must be sure to report the injury no later than 120 days from the date of the accident.
Finally, if you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit, which includes most other types of cases, you will likely need to file your lawsuit within two years from the date of your injury. This is the personal injury statute of limitations set by Pennsylvania law.
Contact the Needle Law Firm Today
Do you need help with a personal injury case in Dickson City? An attorney at the Needle Law Firm can speak with you today. Contact our experienced Dickson City personal injury lawyer to learn more about the services we provide to injury victims and their families in Lackawanna County.