Benedum Law represents victims in personal injury actions, including auto accidents, premises liability cases, construction accidents and more. Find out more below on how Benedum Law can help, and call 215.LAWSUIT for a free consultation.
Pennsylvania personal injury law puts the burden on the injury victim
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your present and future medical expenses, lost income and diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other legally recognized personal injury damages. However, the law places the burden on you to recover that compensation from the negligent party. This means you must be able to prove that the other party was negligent (that they breached a duty of care they owed to you), and that their negligence caused your injuries. You must also be able to prove the nature and extent of your injuries, including how those injuries may impact your life in the future.
Simply proving a personal injury case is difficult enough, but this task is made even harder by the fact that the other party will be represented by insurance company lawyers who defend against personal injury claims every day and will challenge you at every step. They will claim that the accident did not happen the way you said it did and that your injuries are exaggerated, nonexistent, or existed before the accident. They may also try to prove that your own negligence caused the accident or contributed to it. Any percentage of fault they can lay on you reduces your recovery, and if they can convince a jury you are more than 50% to blame, then you can be shut out of any recovery whatsoever. This is why it is so important to have an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive.
Assistance with a wide range of Philadelphia personal injury matters
Benedum Law offers intelligent, sophisticated and effective representation based on years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks County personal injury cases. Call Benedum Law office for help with any of the following: