The Importance of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit


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Suffering from a severe injury is a life-changing event. Getting into a motor vehicle accident, becoming extremely ill, or taking a significant fall can all lead to major injuries that significantly impact your quality of life. However, these circumstances are even more complex to handle when the injury is due to negligence on someone else's part.

Personal injury laws apply when an individual suffers from an injury that is someone else's fault. For you to have a personal injury case, you must prove that your severe injuries are a result of someone else's negligent behavior.

What Are The Different Types Of Personal Injury Lawsuits?

Before filing a lawsuit, it is essential to understand that several different situations could warrant a personal injury case.

When Are Accidents Considered Personal Injury Cases?

In the realm of personal injury law, accidents account for many of the lawsuits that are filed. These are the types of accidents that could have easily been prevented if negligence and/or carelessness had not been exhibited. Just a few instances that would be classified as personal injury accidents include:

How Do Defective Products Cause Personal Injuries?

Personal injury can also occur when individuals are injured by products that do not work correctly or are contaminated with dangerous materials. Additionally, companies and individuals can be held accountable if they know that a problem exists but fail to inform users about it. For example:

How Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

While we consult with medical professionals to keep us healthy, the unfortunate reality is that personal injury is extremely common in this industry. From careless doctors to unprepared medical facilities, medical malpractice occurs far too often. What does medical malpractice look like?

  • Losing a loved one during a surgery because his or her medical history was not thoroughly reviewed
  • Not receiving the proper medical diagnosis because essential tests were not performed
  • Having a child who suffers from cerebral palsy because of a doctor’s negligence during the delivery process

Why Should You File A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Whether it's from a car accident, medical negligence, or another type of injury, if you are injured or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you have every right to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your damages.

While this may seem rudimentary, many victims hesitate to pursue legal action. They may want to recover and get on with their life. If you lost a spouse or family member, you may not want to relive the pain all over again. However, there are several important reasons to move forward with filing a personal injury claim.

Hold People Accountable With A Personal Injury Claim

By consulting with a personal injury attorney and filing a lawsuit, you hold those negligent accountable for their behavior. Whether it's a drunk driver who put everyone else on the road in danger or a doctor who severely injured your baby by ignoring signs of complications, they should face consequences for their carelessness.

Help Prevent Others From Being Injured Similarly

Not only can you seek justice and compensation for your injuries by filing a lawsuit, but you can also help prevent others from becoming victims of the same types of negligence. For example, let's say that you suffered from a debilitating injury after being hurt by a faulty piece of equipment at work. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can help emphasize the importance of workplace safety and compel other companies to be more vigilant in maintaining their equipment and facilities.

Cover The Costs Of Your Injuries

Personal injury matters come with the cost of genuinely impacting your quality of life and often medical expenses that affect your wallet. While some personal injuries cannot be reversed or healed, you can seek compensation to cover the costs of these injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. After all that you have been through, you at least deserve this much.

Finding An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer In Pennsylvania

Having an experienced personal injury attorney representing you is essential. Most personal injury lawsuits are complex and require both legal and medical knowledge. At Ross Feller Casey, our attorneys are knowledgeable about all types of personal injury cases in Pennsylvania, and we have a team of leading doctors on staff to review medical records and offer medical expertise. You don't have to deal with the responsible party's insurance company on your own. We can take care of that for you.

For more information about filing a personal injury claim, contact the attorneys at Ross Feller Casey for a free case evaluation. The firm handles all of its cases on a contingency basis. That means there will be no cost to you until a financial recovery is made in your case.

About the Author

Christopher Maloney joined Ross Feller Casey after a distinguished 21-year-career as a top prosecutor in Montgomery County, where he represented victims of serious crimes.

Christopher Maloney

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