Wilkes-Barre Personal Injury Lawyer
A serious personal injury begins a downward spiral that seems endless. Generally, the victim is either a child who needs constant parental attention or the family’s primary, or only, wage earner. In either case, unpaid bills often start piling up almost immediately. The financial strain makes it more difficult for victims to recover from their physical and emotional injuries. Making matters worse, an insurance adjuster often calls constantly with a settlement offer. This offer is always in the company’s best financial interests, and never in the victim’s best interests.
The Wilkes-Barre personal injury lawyers at The Needle Law Firm reverse this downward spiral. We immediately connect victims with doctors who, in most cases, charge nothing upfront. We do the same with auto mechanics and other accident-related providers. Furthermore, we run interference with the insurance company, so victims don’t have to deal with adjusters. Finally, we negotiate a settlement that upholds your legal and financial rights. Insurance companies only care about their profit margins. We only care about victims.
Kinds of Personal Injuries
The unintentional death rate has increased significantly since the 1990s. In Pennsylvania, most of these fatal incidents are:
- Vehicle Collisions: Today’s cars and trucks are so big and fast that no safety restraint system, no matter how advanced, can possibly absorb all the force in a high-speed collision. As a result, these victims often sustain head injuries, internal injuries, and other fatal wounds. Low-speed crashes often cause serious injuries as well, such as whiplash. The survivors of these wrecks often must deal with permanent physical and emotional injuries.
- Falls: Car crashes are the leading cause of fatal accidents, but falls prompt more emergency room visits. Fall injuries are a lot like car crash injuries. The motion of a fall, as opposed to the landing, often causes serious injuries. Frequently, these victims have pre-existing conditions that increase the risk or severity of injury. Our Wilkes-Barre personal injury attorneys can usually obtain full compensation in these cases.
- Poisoning: Since around 2010, unintentional overdoses, usually prescription painkillers or heroin, have skyrocketed from almost nothing to the leading cause of injury-related death in Pennsylvania. Legally, these cases are quite complex. Multiple parties could be responsible. Many doctors write prescriptions and don’t ask too many questions. Drug shipping companies often do the same thing when they transport dangerous drugs. Additionally, drug makers competed against each other to see who could make the most powerful pain pill, without regard to the effects these pills had on families.
Dog bites and swimming pool drownings are also very common in Luzerne County. Compensation is available in all these cases if an attorney proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
What to Expect in a Negligence Case
Most injury cases settle out of court. A few cases settle very early, even before an attorney files legal paperwork.
Usually, however, victim/plaintiffs are forced to file lawsuits and enter the court system. As most of us know, the legal system is intricate and time-consuming, to say the least.
After discovery, which is an information exchange process, most Luzerne County judges appoint mediators. The mediator oversees settlement negotiations and ensures that both sides negotiate in good faith. As a result, mediation is usually successful, even if the two sides seem far apart at the beginning.
Contact an Experienced Wilkes-Barre Injury Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Wilkes-Barre, contact The Needle Law Firm. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.