Pittston Personal Injury Lawyer
This historic borough is nestled between the Susquehanna River and the Lackawanna River. Early in the Revolutionary War, the British and their Indian allies fought a series of battles against Connecticut Patriots in the Wyoming Valley. In 1778, a joint British/Indian force overwhelmed the Patriots and captured the strategically-important Fort Pitt. Undaunted, a new contingent of Patriots recaptured the fort two years later, and held it until the end of the war.
Much like those wartime Patriots of more than 200 years ago, the tough Pittston personal injury lawyers at The Needle Law Firm never back down from a fight. Instead, we go toe-to-toe with insurance company lawyers and fight for the compensation injury victims need and deserve. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Kinds of Personal Injuries
Frequently during wartime, non-combat injuries kill or injure more soldiers than enemy action. Many personal injury cases are much different today than they were in 1778. Others have not changed much. They include:
- Falls: In modern Pennsylvania, falls send more victims to hospital emergency rooms than any other kind of injury. Typically, property owners have a duty of care to make their improved or unimproved property reasonably safe. This responsibility is ongoing. Owners must conduct frequent safety inspections and immediately remove injury hazards.
- Animal Attacks: Now as then, dog bites often cause serious physical and emotional injuries. The physical wounds include head injuries and serious internal injuries. Emotionally, many victims, especially child victims, struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other maladies. Mostly because of better understanding of these injuries and better treatment of them, the average dog bite settlement has increased significantly since the early 2000s.
- Medical Malpractice: Property and animal owners usually have a duty of reasonable care to protect people. Doctors usually have a fiduciary duty. They have so much education, experience, and training that they must go above and beyond to protect patient health and safety. Misdiagnosis is a good example. The misdiagnosis rate, which is about 20 percent, is acceptable in high school. But doctors are held to a higher standard.
Updated injury risks include various kinds of vehicle collisions, such as rear-end wrecks, head-on wrecks, and failure-to-yield wrecks.
Military battles aren’t won overnight or in one fell swoop. Likewise, obtaining maximum compensation in a personal injury case is a process as well.
Our Pittston personal injury lawyers begin every case with a conversation. The better we understand your needs and goals, the better our plan of action is. This plan is based on all the facts as well as all the applicable rules and laws.
We not only plan our work. We also work our plan. We diligently collect evidence that supports your legal positions and refutes possible insurance company defenses. Furthermore, we research the ever-changing law, so your claim is on the cutting edge.
Because of all this preparation, we’re usually able to settle injury claims out of court, and on victim-friendly terms. In most cases, these resolutions are much better than trials. Since settlements end cases sooner, victims receive their compensation sooner. Furthermore, in a trial a judge or a jury basically dictate the outcome. Out-of-court settlements give victims more control over the outcomes of their cases. However, as mentioned, if a trial is necessary, we don’t back down.
Work with 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 Pittston, contact The Needle Law Firm. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.