Philadelphia Personal Injury FAQs
Which rules might affect your settlement total?
Injured in Philadelphia and wondering how much your case is worth? Here we cover three essential laws that could affect how much money you receive in a settlement.
If you were injured due to the negligent behavior of someone else, be it in a private, public, or work-related setting, you’re going to be dealing with some difficult circumstances. How will you get back to work? Who will help take care of your family? Moreover, as is the case with serious injuries, how will you come to feel complete again? It is important that you seek legal counsel as quickly as possible after an injury because you may have the right to a settlement for your case. In this set of frequently asked Philadelphia personal injury questions, we cover some of the most frequently asked questions our clients pose to us. These laws may affect the outcome of your settlement in Pennsylvania.
Q: I lost a lot of time from work after my accident and my medical expenses are high. Is there a cap on my settlement?
A: The constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania guarantees each citizen the right to have no limitations placed on their (or their family’s) potential settlements as it pertains to injury or, in severe cases, death. There is, however, a limit on punitive damages (damages awarded to punish the defendant) of twice the amount of the total of the actual damages awarded. The lack of limitations favors your side of the case, so it is important to get the maximum amount owed to you.
How much compensation should I expect from a car accident?
If you suffered a car accident in the Greater Philadelphia Area, you must act swiftly and decisively. Read the answers to some of the most important questions regarding your settlement.
A car accident can change your life in an instant. The last thing you should be worrying about is how you will manage to survive financially in the aftermath of a severe auto collision. We understand that the laws governing your compensation can be confusing and information is often vague, so we wanted to clear up some of the most important questions as to how your settlement is determined. These Philadelphia personal injury questions and answers will let you know exactly how much you can expect from a car accident.
Q: What should I know about filing a personal injury claim?
A: If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Philadelphia, you are most likely in need of advice regarding your claim. The legal system in Pennsylvania is complex, difficult to navigate, and confusing for even the most experienced individuals, so we understand you have questions that need clear answering. Here are some common Philadelphia personal injury questions, answered.
Q: How can I know if I have a strong case?
A: This question is one of the hardest to answer because it depends on a multitude of factors, including the third party’s behavior, the circumstances you were under, any liabilities on your part, and complex factors regarding each of your current financial situations. The only way a personal injury attorney can answer this question is via a free consultation.
Q: How can I determine what my case is worth?
A: The most common question we get is from clients asking how much they can expect to receive in a settlement. Sadly, it is not possible to estimate the value of your case with any degree of accuracy until we get to know more about the situation through your consultation with us. However, a good way to estimate the approximate total is to determine your medical bills, count how much time you missed from work, and factor in how much work you will miss in the future. This approach will not take into account the extra damages a skilled legal team could earn you, such as emotional damage, pain and suffering, loss of earning potential, and more.
Q: How long will it take to obtain my settlement?
A: One common fear for clients is that it will take too long to receive money. It is true that the legal system can take time to fulfill its obligations; thankfully, there are other options. With a powerful legal team at your side, insurance companies will often want to settle immediately out of court. In essence, you exchange a small percentage of your settlement for a faster end to proceedings. Oftentimes, these settlements are a win-win situation.
These Philadelphia personal injury questions cover three of the most important laws you must know before filing a lawsuit relating to your injuries in Pennsylvania. However, the most important thing to understand is that whether your injury happened at work, home, or in a public area, if it happened due to negligence, you are entitled to maximum compensation. Contact the attorneys at Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC at (215) 875-7030 with any further questions you have. Let us get started on your case as soon as possible.