Exeter Personal Injury Lawyer
A sudden trauma injury, like a car crash, or an unexpected long-term condition, like job-related repetitive stress disorder, begins a downward spiral that seems endless. As victims try to recover physically and emotionally, unpaid bills pile up. The financial stress makes the physical and emotional stress worse. This combination makes recovery harder and longer, and the downward spiral continues. At the same time, insurance company lawyers demand settlement on terms that favor the companies they work for.
The diligent Exeter personal injury lawyers at The Needle Law Firm reverse this downward spiral. To speed physical and emotional recovery, we connect all kinds of injury victims with the medical help they need. At the same time, we build a negligence claim from the ground up. So, when your case goes to court, our team is well-positioned to obtain maximum compensation for your serious injuries. That’s a much better end than a quick insurance settlement from a lawyer who cares nothing about you or your family.
Kinds of Personal Injuries
Some attorneys handle a few injury cases on the side, mostly for family and friends. But our team is dedicated to personal injury law. Some of the matters we handle include:
- Car Crashes: Today’s motor vehicles are faster and bigger than previous generations dreamed could be possible. No safety and engineering improvements, no matter how advanced, can possibly contain all the force in such wrecks. As a result, these victims often suffer serious injuries that are often fatal, such as spine injuries, internal bleeding, and head injuries.
- Truck Wrecks: The large trucks that rumble through Exeter usually weigh at least 80,000 pounds. Additionally, these vehicles often carry hundreds of gallons of dangerous, and toxic, diesel fuel. The force in these wrecks is therefore much more extreme. Additionally, because of all the diesel fuel, fireball truck crashes are commonplace.
- Bus Wrecks: The historic Wyoming Valley in east-central Pennsylvania is a popular tourist destination. Many tour bus drivers are behind the wheel late at night or early in the morning. Most people are dangerously fatigued at these hours, no matter how much sleep they had the night before. When fatigued bus drivers cause massive wrecks, passengers suffer.
Compensation in these and other injury cases usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. An Exeter personal injury lawyer can obtain additional punitive damages as well, in some extreme cases.
This compensation is available if a victim proves negligence by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
Essentially, negligence is a lack of care. Most noncommercial drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must follow the rules of the road and avoid accidents if they can. Commercial drivers and other individuals, such as doctors, often have a higher duty of care.
Furthermore, a breach of duty must cause damages. Common breaches of duty include aggressive driving, like speeding or tailgating, and impaired driving, like the aforementioned fatigue or substance abuse. The breach need not be the only cause, but it must be the substantial cause.
As for damages, no one can turn back the clock and stop a personal injury before it happens. Money damages are the next best thing.
Reach Out to a Diligent Luzerne County Personal Injury Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Exeter, contact The Needle Law Firm. You have a limited amount of time to act.