In some cases, accidents that result in injury or death are unavoidable and no one’s fault. However, in many instances, an accident that leads to injuries or death occurs because of the negligence of an individual or organization. If this happens, the person or entity responsible for the accident is liable for all of the expenses and pain that follow.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died because of another party’s negligence, you need an experienced attorney you can trust.
About Personal Injury Cases in Pennsylvania
In the state of Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury claim. If you don’t file a claim before this deadline expires, you won’t be able to recover compensation.
If you file a successful personal injury claim, the court may award you damages to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with the injury. In some cases, you may also be awarded punitive damages for pain and suffering.
About Wrongful Death Cases in Pennsylvania
As with personal injury claims, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the individual’s death. If you don’t file a claim within this time, the court is unlikely to hear your case.
If you win your wrongful death case, you may receive compensation to cover your loved one’s medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, estate administration expenses and estimated future earnings. If your deceased loved one provided certain services to you or to other family members, such as caring for the home or providing moral support, you may receive additional compensation for these lost services. Punitive damages may also be awarded in some wrongful death cases.
Contact Toczydlowski Law
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in the state of Pennsylvania and you think that another party is responsible, you need to act quickly. The sooner you begin your lawsuit, the sooner you can recover the compensation you deserve. Please contact Toczydlowski Law today to learn more about your options or to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to review the facts associated with your case and help you make the right decisions moving forward.