Pike County Personal Injury Attorney
If someone else’s negligence causes your injuries then you may be entitled to recover damages. Farley & Bernathy LLC help injured parties recover compensation when they’re injured. To help explain this further, the following covers the different kinds of personal injury claims that we handle and what you can expect from the process of litigating such a case.
Pike County Traffic Accident Liability Lawyers
Pennsylvania is not considered a “no-fault” state but it does offer a no-fault option as well as a full-tort option. The no-fault option is called “limited tort”. If you’ve chosen the limited tort/no-fault option then you are limited in when you can sue. Those who have chosen the limited tort option can only sue when their injuries are considered “serious”. This can include permanent disability or disfigurement. Each policy will define what a “serious injury” is differently. So you will have to read through your policy to determine if you qualify.
If you have chosen the full-tort coverage then you may be paying more for your premiums but you have better coverage. You can sue the at-fault driver and their insurance company will be forced to pay for various damages. These include: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A limited-tort policy will cover medical expenses and lost wages but only up to a certain amount. You cannot sue for non-economic damages with a limited-tort policy.
If you are eligible to sue under your no-fault policy or you have a full-tort policy, a Pike County personal injury attorney can help you maximize your damages.
Premises Liability / Slip and Fall Accidents / Negligent Security
When a homeowner or a business invites you onto their property, they do so under an implied duty of care to ensure the premises are safe. If you slip and fall on icy steps or slip and fall in an icy parking lot, they are responsible for your injuries. In addition, if you are injured on their property due to a foreseeable criminal act, they are liable under the theory of negligent security.
However, in each case, a plaintiff must prove that the dangerous condition that caused the accident was either:
1. Caused by those in control of the property;
2. Known to those in control of the property;
3. Or obvious enough that the those in control of the property should have been aware of it.
In each of these cases, the question of foreseeability is key. Your attorney must prove that the proprietor or homeowner could have foreseen that an accident was likely or even merely possible given a dangerous condition.
Other Kinds of Personal Injury Lawsuits
Though the two mentioned above are, by and large, the most frequent personal injury lawsuits filed there are many more. Those include:
- Wrongful death;
- Product liability;
- Environmental liability;
- Assault and battery liability;
- Medical malpractice;
- Nursing home abuse;
- And more.
Whenever someone else is responsible for your injuries, you are allowed to sue them to recover damages.
Talk to a Pike County Personal Injury Attorney Today
The attorneys at Farley & Bernathy LLC have helped a number of our clients recover damages when another party caused their injuries. Give us a call or contact us online for a free case evaluation.