Plymouth Personal Injury Lawyer
Old New England architecture is evident throughout Plymouth. Many of the town founders were Connecticut Yankees. Likewise, old New England values, such as hard work and commitment to family, are evidence in many modern Plymouth residents. A sudden and unexpected personal injury makes it impossible for victims to work and support their families, both financially and emotionally. So, a serious injury often shakes these Luzerne County residents to the core.
At The Needle Needle Law Firm, our Plymouth personal injury lawyers share these values. We live, work, and play here as well. This understanding motivates us to work extra hard as we build evidence-based claims that jive with the ever-changing law, and as we fight for personal injury victims in court. We don’t relent until we obtain the best possible result under the circumstances. Our clients deserve nothing less than our best, from start to finish.
Types of Personal Injuries
Even in small communities like Plymouth, personal injuries are an everyday occurrence. Some of the matters we commonly handle include:
- Medical Negligence: Many Luzerne County doctors don’t have access to the same kinds of tools that are available in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. However, local doctors have the same level of education, training, and experience as big-city doctors. Therefore, local physicians have a high duty of care. They must cast aside making money, work-life-balance, and everything else and focus only on patient health and safety.
- Work Injuries: Many doctors care more about making money than caring for their patients, and many employers care more about making money than they care about the health and safety of their workers. In fact, this mis-prioritization is so common that job injury victims are usually entitled to no-fault benefits, such as lost wage replacement and medical bill payment.
- Bicycle Injuries: Statistically, bicycles make up about 1 percent of vehicle traffic. The proportion of fatal accident victims on bicycles is twice as high. Most riders only have thin bicycle helmets, at most, to protect them. Therefore, even a brush with a large, fast-moving car or truck could cause a serious or fatal injury.
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. A Plymouth personal injury lawyer can obtain additional punitive damages as well, in some extreme cases.
What to Expect in a Civil Claim
Maximum compensation is a process that begins with a thorough client consultation and case evaluation. A better understanding of your needs and goals helps us prepare. The case evaluation is equally critical. Injury victims have a limited amount of time to act, so our team must get to work quickly.
If everything about the claim is clear, from top to bottom, insurance companies must reach settlement within a few weeks. However, very few things in life are crystal-clear from top to bottom. Insurance company lawyers use any uncertainty as an excuse to drag their feet.
Therefore, most attorneys file legal paperwork, to jumpstart the settlement negotiation process. Insurance company lawyers continue their delay tactics. They file pointless procedural motions and argue over minutiae during discovery.
Because of all these insurance company delays, most injury claims don’t settle until mediation, which is at the tail end of the process. A third-party mediator ensures that both parties negotiate in good faith. Since the mediator gently forces each side to make necessary compromises, mediation is about 90 percent successful.
Contact an Experienced Luzerne County Personal Injury Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Plymouth, contact The Needle Law Firm. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.