Personal Injury (Pennsylvania)
Things happen, it’s as simple as that. Sometimes, the accidents that transpire are things that no one could have foreseen. However, in certain instances people are negligent when it comes to the safety of others, like when a person behind the wheel is driving recklessly or when a business fails to keep its floors clear of safety hazards. When you suffer injury due to another party’s carelessness or negligence, then you have the right to hire a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania. By doing this, you can hold those responsible for your injuries accountable, and seek the compensation you need to get proper treatment for your injuries. Heavens Law employs the best Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys, and they are here to fight for your rights following an accident.
What Accidents Lead to Personal Injury?
Personal injury can be suffered due to a wide variety of accidents and through various negligent acts, however there are some that are more common than others, such as:
- Dog or other animal attacks
- Slip and fall accidents in businesses
- Car accidents caused by reckless or drunk drivers
- A business’s employees behaving in an unsafe manner
- And more
In any of these cases, when one party’s negligence has lead to you suffering injury, you have a right to pursue a personal injury case. In doing so, you can seek compensation for your medical bills and other related expenses, in addition to pain and suffering, lost wages, and other things.
Pennsylvania Is a Comparative Negligence State
Unlike in many other states, personal injury law in Pennsylvania is governed by something known as comparative negligence. Essentially what this means is that a jury hearing a personal injury case will judge the extent to which all involved parties were responsible for the event that took place. If the plaintiff in such a case is able to successfully argue that the defendant was more than half to blame for the accident, then the plaintiff can recover compensation that’s equivalent to the total amount awarded by the jury reduced by the percentage to which the plaintiff is held responsible. While this may seem like a bad thing, it’s actually not. Comparative negligence allows an injured person to bring suit even if he or she is partially responsible for the accident that lead to his or her injuries.
Chris Heavens Experience as a Personal Injury Lawyer
Before he represented injury victims like you, Chris Heavens worked as a litigator for major insurance companies that dealt with personal injury cases among other things. In this role, he came to understand the variety of tricks and tactics that insurance companies use in order to avoid having to pay the full amount of a personal injury claim. Now that he represents victims in these cases, Chris Heavens and the team of Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys that he leads have the experience to help you combat insurance companies while you are also pursuing a case against a liable party or parties.
Get in Touch With Heavens Law’s Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorneys
The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Heavens Law are here to serve you. They have a long track record of fighting for victim’s rights and for securing them the fullest compensation possible in their cases. If you’ve suffered personal injury, then get in touch with our team by calling 1-800-HEAV-LAW today. Our team of Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys will offer you a free consultation in which you can tell your story. After that, they will make recommendations as to how best pursue your claims with the insurance companies involved, as well as how you can pursue compensation through a personal injury case.