Media Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury occurs when you suffer harm to your mind or body as a result of someone else’s negligent acts or omissions. These types of accidents can happen everywhere — including Media, Pennsylvania.
If you are suffering after an accident, the personal injury attorneys in Media, PA at Rosenbaum & Associates can help. Our firm has over 25 years of experience in civil litigation, focusing on recovering maximum possible compensation to help our clients move forward. Contact our Media personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us
- Our attorneys have recovered over $100 million for our clients thanks to our years of experience, knowledge of Pennsylvania law, and tenacity throughout the claims process.
- Our firm’s sole legal focus is personal injury law, and we have handled a variety of claims ranging from car accidents to medical malpractice and serious workplace accidents.
- We always prepare each case as if it will go to trial, even if we settle out of court. Our Media personal injury attorneys are prepared to fight for your maximum possible compensation if necessary.
What Are Common Causes of Personal Injury in Pennsylvania?
Personal injury claims commonly arise after the following types of accidents that occur in Pennsylvania:
Car Accidents are a primary cause of injuries and fatalities in Media. Accident victims have the right to hold the at-fault party accountable if they are severely harmed.
Truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries and property damage. If you have been injured in a truck accident, the truck driver, along with their trucking company, may be liable.
Motorcycle riders are prone to suffer severe injuries in a crash, often caused by another driver’s negligence.
When a mistake made by a doctor, nurse, surgeon, hospital, or any other healthcare provider is the direct cause of a patient’s harm, it is grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
Injured construction workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but in some cases, there may also be a third party that is liable.
Premises Liability Cases
Property owners and managers are required to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for visitors. If they fail in their duty and as a result, you are injured, you have the right to pursue a premises liability claim.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
After a workplace accident, you can file a workers’ compensation claim. However, these claims are often wrongfully denied or undervalued. We can help you recover the benefits you deserve and appeal your employer’s insurance company’s decision if necessary.
Wrongful death can occur in a wide variety of accidents, including car accidents, medical malpractice incidents, construction accidents, slip and falls, etc. Losing a loved one in a preventable accident is devastating, and surviving family members have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and hold the at-fault party accountable.
This is not an exhaustive list of the types of personal injury claims we handle in Pennsylvania. If you believe you have been injured in any kind of accident caused by another party’s negligence, have your case immediately evaluated by an attorney.
What Damages Can Victims Recover After a Personal Injury?
Suffering a personal injury can have a devastating impact on your life. You may face expensive treatment costs that your health insurance cannot cover and need to pay for extensive property repairs or replacements. You might also sustain lifelong physical and emotional injuries that impact your quality of life.
You have the right to claim compensation for any physical, financial, or psychological loss you experience as a result of the at-fault party’s negligence. These may include, but are not limited to, any of the following damages.
Compensation meant to make a victim “whole” again or as close as possible to the state they were in before the accident. There are two subcategories of compensatory damages: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic Damages – reimbursement for actual financial losses, such as:
- Past and future medical expenses – Emergency transportation, hospitalizations, surgeries, doctor visits, physical therapy, prescription medications, in-home medical care, rehabilitation costs, etc.
- Transportation for medical treatment
- Property damage and repair expenses – for the replacement or repairs to any property damage caused by the accident, such as your vehicle or personal items, like a cell phone, laptop, clothing, etc.
- Lost wages during recovery time
- Loss of future earnings
- Diminished earning capacity – if you are no longer able to earn the same level of income as before the accident.
- Property damage and repair expenses
- Transportation for medical treatment
Compensation awarded for subjective losses rather than specific financial losses. These can include:
- Chronic pain
- Loss of quality of life
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Disability and disfigurement
- Loss of opportunity
- Loss of consortium
- Unjust hardship
The second type of damages is punitive damages. This type of compensation is only available in personal injury cases involving a defendant who acted with an extreme reckless disregard for the safety of others. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant, and deter others from committing similar harmful acts in the future.
A number of factors may influence the value of your claim, including the severity of your injuries, the at-fault party’s actions, the availability of insurance coverage, and whether or not your case goes to trial. Speak to a Media personal injury lawyer from Rosenbaum & Associates to estimate your case’s worth.
Liability and Comparative Negligence in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawsuits
All personal injury lawsuits rely on the concept of negligence. The person or entity responsible for your injuries must commit negligence through action or omission, directly causing your injuries, for you to secure a settlement.
To prove negligence, you will need to establish four elements.
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- The at-fault party breached the duty of care.
- The breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
- You sustained damages due to the at-fault party’s actions.
Proving your claim will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident and the available evidence, but your Media accident attorney can help you investigate and gather the resources necessary to establish your case.
You will also need to defend yourself against accusations of liability. Under Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence rule, the court will decrease your overall award amount by the percentage of liability you share. If you hold 51% or more of the liability, you will not be able to receive any compensation at all. Your attorney will defend you against these claims, working tirelessly to protect your full claim value.
Contact Rosenbaum & Associates Today
The aftermath of any personal injury can be overwhelming, but seeking legal representation is crucial to protecting your best interests. The Media personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania at the nationally-recognized Rosenbaum & Associates have recovered millions for our clients, utilizing the full extent of our resources to maximize each case’s value.