Montgomery County Personal Injury Attorneys
Experienced Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorneys in Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA
Suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence can be frustrating, debilitating, and stressful. To make matters worse, you often have to deal with an uncooperative perpetrator and a stingy insurance company. You might be considering taking matters into your own hands but want to avoid any additional hassle and anxiety. Plus, you worry that choosing to represent yourself may not result in the total and fair compensation you need to pay off your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and property damages.
Fortunately, if you’re a Pennsylvania resident who’s been injured in an accident, help is right around the corner. The lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. can provide you with highly personalized care and expert legal advice.
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s careless or negligent actions, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. Contact us today online or call 215-822-7575 to speak with an experienced Montgomery County personal injury lawyer about your situation.
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Personal Injury Representation for Accident Victims in Southeastern Pennsylvania
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we help personal injury accident victims pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other hardships they’re facing.
To successfully handle a personal injury lawsuit, an attorney must have in-depth knowledge of the law and acute attention to detail. Likewise, to show how someone else’s negligence caused your accident, we need to fully assess not only the present-day losses you’ve suffered but also any potential future losses.
We handle a wide range of personal injury lawsuits, including those involving:
In the aftermath of a car accident, drivers tend to feel flustered, anxious and overwhelmed. Not only are they potentially coping with minor to severe injuries, but they may also have to deal with difficult perpetrators and less-than-generous insurance companies. It is crucial in these situations to keep a cool head and proceed tactically. A strategic misstep could lead to an unfair car accident claim.
Despite crashes being so common in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, many drivers have no sense of what to do—and more significantly, what not to do—just after a car accident. Fortunately, our attorneys have extensive experience with car crashes and the legal issues surrounding them and can help you resolve any problems related to the crash.
We’ve all seen large trucks traversing Pennsylvania highways and interstates. The trucking industry is a necessary part of everyday life, from providing essential public services to delivering raw materials to manufacturers. Businesses of all sizes depend on trucks to maintain fast distribution times and deliver products safely.
However, vehicles of such weight, mass, and force threaten motorists in passenger vehicles. When an accident does occur, there’s a high risk of catastrophic injury. In fact, nearly 22 percent of all truck accidents result in catastrophic injury or death. If you’ve been in a trucking accident in Pennsylvania, consider getting in touch with our team for legal help as soon as possible.
Under Pennsylvania law, bars and other establishments that serve alcohol can be found liable for the reckless actions of their patrons. This type of negligence is known as dram shop liability. Additionally, a homeowner can be held liable for an accident after serving alcoholic beverages to a minor at a private gathering. That is known as social host liability. If you were a minor who was over-served and subsequently suffered an injury, or you were injured by a minor who was drinking at someone’s home, we can help you pursue compensation.
Property owners have a legal obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment for anyone who lawfully enters their property or premises. Legally, this obligation is referred to as their duty of care. Failure to keep the property reasonably safe is considered a breach of the owner’s duty of care, making them liable for any injuries resulting from the unsafe conditions on their property.
Often, the injured individual winds up paying the bill for the lapse in attention that caused the injuries. Where the accident occurred and whether someone’s negligence led to the unsafe conditions that caused the fall are the determining factors for slip-and-fall liability. If you were injured due to an owner’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation.
As a construction worker, you’re in one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Non-fatal construction site injuries are typically severe and may result from:
- Falling objects
- Defective equipment
- Vehicle accidents
- Exposure to chemical irritants
It’s not uncommon, as well, for accidents of this nature to result in death, perhaps because of electrocution, object strikes, falls from heights, and being caught between crushing objects. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to pursue compensation for injuries suffered on a construction site. Contact us today for help.
Dog owners bear a legal responsibility to keep their pets from harming other people. If a dog has bitten you or someone close to you, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your losses.
As consumers, we expect the products we purchase and use to be safe. We trust that they will meet or exceed government and industry standards. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Thousands of innocent people are hurt or killed by dangerous or defective products each year. If you or a loved one was hurt due to a defective product, we could help you hold the manufacturer responsible.
If an injured victim doesn’t survive an accident caused by the negligence of another, their loved ones have the legal right to seek compensation for their loss. These tragic circumstances usually require the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer. We work hard to help you obtain compensation to cover medical bills, funeral arrangements, lost income, and any other costs associated with the death of your loved one.
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Assisting Victims of Serious Injuries in Southeastern PA
Our attorneys have a deep understanding of a wide variety of serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, injuries leading to amputation, and the devastating physical effects caused by spinal cord injuries. Likewise, our experience with car accident cases has given us a particular understanding of the injuries common to motor vehicle collisions, including burns and whiplash.
Additionally, our law firm is also prepared to handle the numerous legal issues related to injuries to children. We take a compassionate approach to these cases and work hard to protect their rights and provide for their future.
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we understand the impact that an injury like this can have on an individual and their loved ones. That is why we strive to do everything in our power to help you put these hardships behind you, return to the life you once enjoyed, and be able to look forward to a stable and happy future.
Establishing Negligence in Personal Injury Cases in Montgomery County, PA
An individual, business, or entity is considered negligent when they fail to act or conduct themselves with reasonably safe behavior. As a result, someone else becomes injured. Pennsylvania courts have adopted a “shared fault” position in personal injury cases known as comparative negligence.
Under the comparative negligence statute, Title 42 § 7102, an individual filing a personal injury claim (the plaintiff) may only recover compensation caused by another party’s negligence if the plaintiff was less than fifty percent at fault. Also, any damages that the plaintiff receives from a personal injury case will be reduced by the percentage of the plaintiff’s fault for causing the accident or event that caused injuries.
For example: Suppose Driver A is texting behind the wheel and neglects to look in their blind spot to see Driver B in the next lane. Driver A changes lanes and collides with Driver B, then Driver A, who was driving distracted, may be held responsible for the injuries and property damage caused by the collision. However, if a judge found driver B to be ten percent responsible for that crash because they acted negligently, that shared fault would reduce driver B’s damage in a personal injury lawsuit against Driver A by ten percent.
Medical Standard of Care
Like physicians and paramedics, medical personnel are required to possess a higher standard of care than the everyday person as they are trusted to care for patients’ physical requirements. If a health professional fails to meet this duty of care according to the medical standard and results in injuries to the patient, that health professional may be liable for medical negligence or medical malpractice.
Montgomery County Personal Injury Lawyers Pursuing Maximum Damages
If you’ve been injured because of another person’s careless acts, you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue just compensation for the suffering and damage caused. The compensation that Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C.’s personal injury attorneys fight for victims in Montgomery County to receive includes both compensatory and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages are intended to reimburse the injured victim for the losses sustained due to the defendant’s careless acts. Our personal injury attorneys fight to recover compensatory damages to repay losses that include:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Future lost income
- Inability to self-care
- Long term care
- Inability to perform household tasks
- Loss of companionship
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
While compensatory damages are designed to repay the victim, punitive damages are used to penalize the negligent defendant. While there are no guidelines for which types of cases may be awarded punitive damages, they are commonly awarded in cases where the defendant willfully and knowingly acted without due care for the safety of others. Punitive damages may be available when the defendant injured several people with malicious intent or when the plaintiff was critically injured while the defendant exhibited reckless disregard for the rights of others.
Punitive damages may be awarded in personal injury cases involving:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Product cases
If your injuries result from another party’s reckless actions, that party must be held responsible for their misconduct. Personal injury cases are often more complicated than many assume and are contingent on rigorous time constraints. Turn to a skilled Montgomery County personal injury attorney to swiftly build your case, collect evidence, determine the full scope of damages, and hold negligent parties responsible.
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
In Pennsylvania, you have two years to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party after being hurt in an accident. That is what is referred to as the statute of limitations. While this does not require that you complete your injury case within the two-year window, it does require you to file the suit within two years from the date your injury occurred.
If you’re filing a personal injury claim against a government entity, the legal process is slightly different. Most importantly, you must file a formal claim with the appropriate agency within 6 months. Then you need to allow time for that agency to respond. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are adept in handling a wide range of personal injury cases and can help you navigate this convoluted process.
Why Partner with Our Montgomery County Personal Injury Lawyers
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., our attorneys have successfully handled numerous personal injury lawsuits and know all of the avenues to success when handling these cases. We offer every client exceptional legal representation as well as personal and attentive service.
While most personal injury cases settle out of court, our team of seasoned personal injury lawyers is prepared to advocate for our clients at a trial in court if we are unable to reach a settlement agreement. If the negligence of another has caused you to suffer painful injuries, turn to Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. to get the financial support that you justly deserve so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Some of the benefits our clients enjoy when they retain one of our Montgomery County personal injury attorneys include:
- A detailed investigation of your case with evidence and documents
- Access to expert witnesses to bolster your argument
- A careful determination of which parties are at fault
- A reliable assessment of what your case is worth
- Assurance of timely claims filed for your case
- No hassle with confusing legal paperwork
- Resolute negotiations with the insurance companies done for you
- A robust trial strategy designed to withstand scare tactics used by insurance companies
- Maximum compensation for damages allowed by law
- No upfront costs connected to your case
- Legal support and guidance at no charge to you until an agreement is reached
We know that you have enough on your mind after suffering an injury. Let our skilled Montgomery County personal injury attorneys alleviate the stress and handle the complex legal issues. To ease your burden, we will never charge you a cent until we win your case.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today with an Experienced Montgomery County Injury Attorney
Have you been injured in a car, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, taxi, Uber, construction, slip-and-fall, medical malpractice, or product liability accident? If so, consider contacting the lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. today to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Montgomery County and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Our team understands how frustrating and discomforting a personal injury can be, which is why we’re dedicated to making this process as easy as possible for you.
After meeting with you one-on-one to discuss your case and any potential obstacles during a free consultation, we’ll outline the facts and circumstances surrounding any impending legal action. We will help you determine the most strategic method to compensate you for any lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and psychological trauma associated with the injury.
For over 65 years, our attorneys have been serving clients’ legal needs in Montgomery County, Bucks County, Lehigh County, Chester County, Delaware County, and throughout the surrounding areas. We are located right off Route 309, in Colmar, Hatfield Township and offer free and convenient parking. We also have a location in Newtown, PA. Give us a call at 215-822-7575 or complete our online contact form to get started today.