Delaware County Personal Injury Attorney
Whether you suffer a fall on a slippery floor or are involved in a motor vehicle crash, a personal injury can seriously impact your physical, emotional, and financial health. These accidents can happen at any time, to anyone — and if someone else’s negligence is to blame, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Delaware County residents can collect monetary damages after a personal injury by filing a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim against the at-fault party. Rosenbaum & Associates can represent your best interests throughout both of these processes. Contact our Delaware County personal injury attorneys to discuss your case during a free consultation.
Why Choose Us
- Rosenbaum & Associates exclusively handles personal injury cases, ensuring we have the skills and knowledge necessary to represent your lawsuit or insurance claim.
- We have over 25 years of experience representing Pennsylvania residents in their civil lawsuits, recovering millions of dollars to help our clients recover from their injuries.
- Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. We will not collect legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf
Common Types of Personal Injuries
A personal injury occurs when you suffer an injury to your body or mind as a result of someone else’s negligence or omission. Many types of accidents fall under the personal injury category, including the following.
- Car accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dangerous and defective products
- Dog bites
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Public transportation collision
How to Prove Negligence in Personal Injury Claims
Delaware County residents who suffer personal injuries may be eligible for financial compensation — but not all accidents qualify for this litigation. You will have to establish that the at-fault party in your case committed an act of negligence. To prove negligence, you will need to establish the following facts.
- The defendant in your claim owed you a duty of care at the time of the accident.
- The defendant breached this duty of care through a negligent act or omission.
- The breach of duty directly caused the injuries you suffered.
- You can collect monetary damages for your injuries through your lawsuit
For example, if you suffer injuries in a collision with a speeding driver, you can establish duty of care since all drivers have the responsibility to follow the speed limit. You can use surveillance footage and police reports to prove your claims, and medical records, invoices, and witness testimony to prove the cause of your injuries and need for damages. Your attorney can help you collect all available evidence, as well as calculate the value of your claim.
How Long Do You Have to File a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawsuit?
All states impose deadlines on civil lawsuits, and Pennsylvania personal injury claims are no different. In most cases, you have two years from the date of your injury to file your lawsuit in civil court. If you fail to meet this deadline, the court will likely refuse to hear your case and you will lose your chance at collecting compensation.
There are some exceptions to this rule. If you were under the age of 18 at the time of the accident, the clock starts running once you turn 18 and you will need to file by your 20th birthday. If the at-fault party leaves Pennsylvania for more than four months or conceals himself or herself under a false name within the state, the absence will not count toward the two-year period.
To ensure you meet the correct filing deadline, speak to an attorney at Rosenbaum & Associates as soon as possible.
Contact a Delaware County Personal Injury Lawyer
Victims of personal injuries deserve justice for their damages. The attorneys at Rosenbaum & Associates have over 25 years of experience advocating for the rights of injured Delaware County residents, and our firm has the skills and resources necessary to represent your claim.
Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Delaware County personal injury attorneys.