How Do I Know I Have a Case? And Other Frequently Asked Personal Injury Lawsuit Questions

Highlights:

  • 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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5 Big Tips for Filing a Car Accident Insurance Claim the Right Way

As we shared in the Your Complete Guide to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer chapter on auto injury settlements, the settlement and claims process begins at the accident scene, even before you file your car accident insurance claim.

There are many actions you need to make sure you take following an auto accident—and one big thing you need to make sure you don’t do—to set the stage for a better claims experience, whether you’ve been seriously injured or not. Today’s post offers a few tips on those actions.

Of course, sometimes, insurance companies aren’t cooperative, especially in cases where injuries are involved. They often try to close claims much too quickly, and accident victims are left with insufficient compensation for their injuries. This is why it is imperative to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer when you’re hurt in a vehicle accident.

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Do You Have a Zantac Cancer Case? Call Our Law Firm in Greensburg, PA Right Now.

If you or a loved one have been taking Zantac or generic/store brand versions of the popular over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn remedy ranitidine, and you have been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder, uterus, stomach, kidneys, or liver, you need to call a personal injury attorney right away.

The lawyers in our Greensburg law office are  your best resource for determining whether you should file a Zantac cancer lawsuit in light of the current Zantac and ranitidine drug recall by the FDA.

Call us now, or continue reading for more information about this recalled drug and your rights as someone who has experienced an injury from it.

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