Hanover Township Personal Injury Lawyer
The medical bills in a catastrophic injury case, such as a life-threatening and/or disabling injury, often exceed $100,000. Usually, health insurance companies refuse to pay injury-related healthcare costs. So, victims are often financially responsible for a very large bill they cannot possibly pay. Other economic losses, which could be even higher, include property damage and lost wages. The emotional toll of a serious injury is almost incalculable.
In the face of these damages, the tough-minded Hanover Township personal injury lawyers at The Needle Law Firm get to work quickly. We build a strong, evidence-based claim from the ground up. This diligent approach is more time-consuming on the front end. However, our clients reap the benefits on the back end, in the form of maximum compensation for their serious injuries. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Kinds of Personal Injuries
Few incidents turn life upside-down faster, or more completely, than a sudden and unexpected serious injury. That’s especially true in cases like:
- Birth Injuries: When something goes wrong during a delivery, doctors only have a few minutes to react. Like the rest of us, they often make bad decisions when the pressure is on. For example, if the baby is lodged in the mother’s birth canal, many doctors use risky mechanical interventions, like forceps. These extreme measures often cause permanent injuries.
- Dog Bites: Animals attack millions of people every year. A significant number of these incidents cause serious or fatal injuries. In most cases, Pennsylvania dog bite victims have a number of legal options. Each approach has some pros and cons which your attorney should break down for you in a language you understand, as opposed to Legalese.
- Nursing Home Injuries: Neglect and abuse, which is usually related to nursing home understaffing, is common in many Lucerne County long-term care facilities. Neglect injuries include falls and bedsores. These injuries are easily preventable. Abuse injuries include physical abuse as well as emotional and verbal abuse. Contrary to the old saying, words hurt every bit as much as sticks and stones.
Our Hanover Township personal injury attorneys handle many other matters as well, such as vehicle collisions, falls, and swimming pool drownings. Tortfeasors (negligent actors) are legally responsible for injuries in these cases if an attorney proves negligence, or a lack of care.
Frequently, a third party is financially responsible for damages. Vicarious liability is especially important in wrongful death and catastrophic injury matters. Often, individuals don’t have enough insurance coverage to pay fair compensation in these situations.
Respondeat superior employer liability is one of the most common vicarious liability theories in Pennsylvania. Usually, employers are financially responsible for injuries if their employees are negligent during the course and scope of their employment. Pennsylvania law defines all these key words and phrases in broad, victim-friendly terms. Other employer liability tenorties, which normally apply in assault and other intentional tort matters, include negligent hiring and negligent supervision.
Dram shop alcohol provider liability and negligent entrustment owner liability is also available in some cases.
Reach Out to a Compassionate Luzerne County Personal Injury Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Hanover Township, contact The Needle Law Firm. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.