Dunmore Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving Lackawanna County
Personal injuries can occur almost anywhere in Dunmore and throughout Lackawanna County. Many personal injuries result from another party’s negligence, or because of their reckless or careless behavior. If another party is liable for your injuries, it is important to get in touch with an attorney to find out more about your options for seeking compensation. The options available to you for filing a claim will depend upon how and where the injury occurred, and how long ago the injury happened. Contact our experienced Dunmore personal injury lawyer today for more information about seeking compensation after a personal injury in Lackawanna County.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Dunmore
Personal injuries can take many different forms, and different types of personal injury cases can be quite distinct from one another. At the Needle Law Firm, we represent clients in many different kinds of personal injury cases. The following are some examples of the kinds of cases we routinely handle in Lackawanna County:
- Bicycle accidents;
- Birth injuries;
- Bus accidents;
- Car accidents;
- Child injuries;
- Construction accidents;
- Dog bite claims;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Nursing home negligence;
- Slip and fall cases, and other premises liability lawsuits;
- Train accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Workers’ compensation and workplace accidents; and
- Wrongful death.
Methods for seeking compensation in these types of personal injury cases can vary. In traffic collision cases, for example, most Pennsylvania motorists will seek compensation initially by filing a claim through their own first-party benefits or personal injury protection (PIP) coverage since Pennsylvania is a no-fault state for auto insurance purposes. Then, a lawsuit may be possible if the injured person can prove that they meet a limited tort threshold due to a serious injury. For workplace injuries, workers’ compensation is usually an exclusive remedy. For other types of injury cases, it may be possible to move forward immediately with a lawsuit against the negligent or otherwise at-fault party.
Timeline for Your Dunmore Personal Injury Lawsuit
In order to be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit in Dunmore or elsewhere in Lackawanna County, you will need to ensure that you file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out. Under Pennsylvania law, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the injury. For a wrongful death claim, the statute of limitations is also two years, but the clock will start to tick on the date of the injured person’s death rather than the date of the injury.
Once the clock on the statute of limitations runs out, the personal injury claim becomes time-barred under Pennsylvania law. As such, it is necessary to be certain that your lawsuit is filed before the statute of limitations runs out.
Contact the Needle Law Firm Today
After a personal injury in Dunmore, the Needle Law Firm can help you. We represent clients in many different types of personal injury cases throughout Lackawanna County, and we are committed to providing clients with compassionate and aggressive representation. Contact our experienced Dunmore personal injury lawyer to learn more about how we can assist you.