5 Things You Need to Do Right After A Slip and Fall Injury

Highlights

  • Make sure to seek immediate medical attention to address any injuries sustained from the slip and fall incident.
  • Report the accident to the property owner, manager, or landlord, and ensure that an incident report is filed to document the details of the incident.
  • Document everything related to the accident, including taking photos of the scene, gathering witness information, and keeping track of medical records.
  • Consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer specialized in slip and fall cases to understand your legal options and navigate the claims process effectively.
  • Protect your legal rights by refraining from discussing the accident details without proper legal representation to ensure fair compensation for your losses.
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Staying Safe: Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bites in PA

Imagine you’re taking a peaceful stroll in a neighborhood park, soaking in the beauty of nature. Suddenly, a dog breaks free from its owner and comes charging at you out of the blue. You try to stay calm and not escalate things, but it ends up biting your leg, causing pain and a bit of panic. This unexpected situation leaves you with physical injuries and many questions on how to proceed.

How do you proceed? Are you or the owner liable for the attack? Who will pay for your medical costs? These are all reasonable questions to have after being bitten by a dog. However, to make sure you are physically and legally safe after a dog bite, it is important to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to understand what you should do after a severe injury from a dog bite.

In this blog post, we will discuss the most frequently asked questions about dog bites in PA, dog bite liability laws, and other questions you may have about being a dog bite victim. In addition to questions about Pennsylvania dog bite laws, we’ll also discuss liability, if you need to call your insurance company, and how to document medical treatment after being bitten by a dangerous dog.

Highlights:

  • In Pennsylvania, dog bite incidents are governed by a mix of state laws and local regulations
  • The Commonwealth’s law holds dog owners accountable for damages if their dog injures someone, regardless of the animal’s past behavior or the owner’s knowledge
  • The “one-bite” rule is not applicable in Pennsylvania
  • In cases where a dog has shown previous aggression or the dog’s dangerous propensities have been officially labeled dangerous, owners may face stricter penalties
  • If bitten, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention and report the incident to the appropriate authorities
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How Do I Know I Have a Case? And Other Frequently Asked Personal Injury Lawsuit Questions

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  • A personal injury case is a legal dispute arising from harm or injury caused by the negligence of another party.
  • Examples of personal injury cases include slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, product failures, workplace injuries, truck accidents, and car accidents.
  • To have a valid case, one must prove that the other party had a duty of care to protect them and neglected to exercise reasonable care, which then directly resulted in the injury.
  • In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years.
  • Three types of damages can be awarded in such cases: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
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Why Your Injury Attorney Wants You to Get Treatment After An Injury

Dealing with a personal injury can be a terrifying and unsettling experience. Every aspect of the journey can seem overwhelming, from the initial shock and physical discomfort to the complicated recovery process.

However, it’s not just the immediate challenges an injured person faces after the incident. The legal aspects of a personal injury case can add to their stress and anxiety.

One key piece of advice that your dedicated injury attorney will likely emphasize is the importance of seeking immediate medical care following an injury. While this advice may initially appear to be focused only on your well-being, there’s much more to it than meets the eye.

While it is true that your health and well-being should always be your top priority, understanding the importance of getting medical attention after an accident can help you and your personal injury lawyer out overall. This blog post will explain why personal injury lawyers insist on immediate medical attention post-injury, showing how this crucial step interacts with the personal injury claim or damages ahead.

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Our Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers Can Help You Get the Justice You Deserve

Nobody ever wants to hear that they have cancer. You wonder how this disease could happen to you, especially after you have dedicated so much of your life to service in the United States military and kept in reasonably decent shape. Then you remember that you served at Camp Lejeune many years ago and recall toxic chemicals had contaminated the water supply. Could that be the source of your cancer?

Unfortunately, up to one million military members, staff, family members, and other individuals are also asking themselves this question right now. While the attorneys at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers can’t make your cancer or other health conditions disappear, we can help you get the benefits and compensation you deserve if your disease is linked to exposure at Camp Lejeune.

President Joe Biden signed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 on August 10, 2022. This legislation allows military veterans and their families exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune to receive the long overdue compensation they ought to have. Get in touch with our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers today to receive a legal evaluation and see if you have an injury claim under this act.

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When Should I Start Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?

Do you find yourself wondering if you need to hire a lawyer for a work injury, car accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of personal injury?

Are you overwhelmed about filing an insurance claim or unsure if you even need to file one?

Or maybe you don’t think you can find a lawyer near you that you think can help?

If any of these situations sound familiar, Westmoreland Injury Lawyers is here to answer your questions.

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When to Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Case

When you’re looking for workers’ compensation lawyers near you, you’ve come to the right place for information. Here at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers, we talk about workers’ compensation (WC) a lot. From how it works to how to file, or even more info about the types of injuries that qualify and what to do if you’re denied workers comp.

In this post, we want to discuss the pros and cons and what can happen if you decide to settle your workers’ compensation case for a cash payout. Settling can be very tempting, but depending on your injuries, you should be aware of what could happen if you settle too early.

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How Do Personal Injury Settlements Work?

A little while ago, we published a post here on the Westmoreland Injury Lawyers blog that discussed what it takes to get the most possible compensation from your personal injury case. It is just as true now as it was then that maximizing your compensation comes down to one big factor—hiring an experienced and capable personal injury attorney who is driven to get the best results for their valued clients.

Beyond that, we understand that the average individual seeking help with their personal injury case will still have many questions about the personal injury settlement process. Today’s post seeks to provide a few insights into some of the biggest questions.

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What to Know About Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

A little while ago, we covered the basics of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in our Complete Guide to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer chapter about how these government-based benefits can help if you are disabled.

However, the fact remains that applying for Social Security Disability in the first place can be complicated and frustrating, especially if you receive a denial of benefits for yourself or a disabled loved one you’re assisting.

Today’s blog post takes a closer look at the SSD application process specifically, and shares some of the situations in which consulting an experienced personal injury lawyer for help is your best course of action.

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Why “Standard of Care” is Important to Your Medical Malpractice Case

As we have often discussed in our Westmoreland Injury Lawyers blog articles, there are many variables in medical treatment scenarios that can lead to patients experiencing severe bodily harm. Medical malpractice is the legal term used to describe these situations when a healthcare provider makes an avoidable mistake or acts negligently, resulting in injury or illness of their patient.

Proving medical malpractice, though, can be complicated. Among other factors, your attorney must show that your physician or other healthcare provider deviated from something called the “standard of care.” Today’s post explains a little bit more about what that means in medical malpractice cases.

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