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My worst experience was the car crash my wife and I was in due to a drunk driver. Our best experience was the service received by Anthony Baratta...Jose
It’s has been a pleasure and blessing to have meet Tony and everyone at Baratta Law. Everyone went above and beyond my....Janet
As a victim of a negligent driver in a severe car accident, I had to deal with learning from day-to-day how to walk again. I couldn’t ...Georgette
When you or a loved one suffers a personal injury, the injury itself is too often only one of many issues that will arise. Insurance companies, negligent parties, and medical providers can add emotional and financial strain to the recovery process. An experienced, trustworthy attorney can help you navigate your rights under Philadelphia personal injury law.
At Baratta Law, LLC, our mission is to guide you through the legal process with caring and compassion, preparation and creativity, and relentless dedication to your case. When your quality of life has been impacted by a catastrophic injury, we will work tirelessly to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys are standing by to review your personal injury claim at no cost to you. Baratta Law, LLC will never collect a fee if we do not earn it by winning your case. Whether you prefer to meet virtually, over the phone, or in person, scheduling your appointment is the first step on the journey toward justice for your injuries.
When you’ve been injured and someone else was to blame, you need an experienced lawyer who can ensure you get the full compensation you deserve for your damages and losses.
No matter the automobile, most insurance companies will look for ways to avoid paying claims. An experienced attorney will keep them honest and demand every type of compensation you’re owed.
Not every negative medical outcome is malpractice, but a doctor’s failure to ensure a patient’s safety can result in serious harm. Pennsylvania law entitles victims to compensation.
Under product liability doctrine, manufacturers and sellers are responsible for paying damages when defective products, such as cars, electronics, medical devices, and more, cause significant injuries to the public.
Property owners have a duty to keep visitors safe, known as premises liability. When that duty is not upheld, victims of serious injuries are entitled to full compensation.
Construction sites are fraught with hazards that can cause life-altering injuries. When an owner or contractor fails to maintain safety standards, they should be held accountable for each expense incurred.
When our attorneys take your case, they take it as seriously as you and your family do, from start to finish. Our goal is to never hear the question, “What is going on with my case?” because we understand the importance of knowing where your legal matter stands. Our lawyers and staff will be with you throughout the process, and you’ll always know what we’re doing to advocate and fight for you.
It starts with an in-office texting system, promptly returned phone calls, and a reply to every email. As a client with Baratta Law, LLC, you will meet our team right away so that you’ll always know the voice on the other end of the phone. You’ll also be copied on every communication regarding your case.
As your case progresses, we will ask you to review complaints and discovery responses for accuracy before filing them. Each month, you’ll receive a request for updates on your medical care so that we can resolve your case as quickly as possible once you have completed treatment for your injuries. When your case is opened, we will provide you with a folder for maintaining these and other case-related materials.
At Baratta Law, LLC, we love the law because we love helping people. Our lawyers consider it a serious responsibility to devote their experience, knowledge, and resources to winning for their clients, no matter how much work it takes.
Tony Baratta (left) has distinguished himself in Pennsylvania law both professionally and personally. After starting his accomplished trial career in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Tony turned his focus and skills to helping people who had been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to an auto wreck, medical error, defective product, construction accident, or dangerous property conditions.
A Board Certified Trial Advocate and local Super Lawyer since 2006, Tony stays in touch with his Philly roots by performing pro bono work for the Philadelphia VIP Works. He also stays in touch with clients he’s represented in decades of practice, which he considers an honor and an equally important reflection of his dedication to guiding members of our community through difficult times.
Andy (right) is nationally recognized for his undaunting representation of medical providers who fall victim to insurance companies’ refusal to pay for services. After serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Delaware County, Andy joined his brother Tony’s civil practice in 2002 and has aggressively litigated serious personal injury cases such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) for Philadelphia clients.
In addition to being named a Super Lawyer Rising Star six years in a row and holding numerous honors and memberships, Andy is also an accomplished novelist. As well known for his calm and patient demeanor as he is for his brilliant legal mind, Andy is an asset to the Philadelphia legal community and an unparalleled advocate for his clients.
We believe that early preparation is vital to resolving your case in a timely manner and that creativity is key in overcoming obstacles on the path to compensation.
Although we make every effort to settle cases out of court, your Baratta Law, LLC attorney will never be taken by surprise if litigation becomes necessary. The defense will immediately know you have someone on your side who is prepared to win at trial with relentless prosecution backed by knowledge, experience, and diligence.
Neither the complexity of a case nor the severity of an injury are intimidating to our attorneys. We have won multimillion-dollar verdicts for clients who were sure their cases would be turned down because they were too challenging. Our firm uses thorough understanding of the law to think outside the box and navigate obstacles, so we don’t believe your case is ever too complicated.
When you’re recovering from an injury that wasn’t your fault, the last thing you need to be worried about is deciphering the Pennsylvania legal system. The laws affecting the outcome of your personal injury case can be confusing, partly because they vary by state. Part of our job is to take that burden off of you so that you can focus on getting better.
The attorneys of Baratta Law, LLC are uniquely qualified to help you navigate Pennsylvania’s court system and achieve the outcome you deserve. Here are a few basics about the laws governing one of the primary causes of personal injury–car wrecks.
In a “no-fault” system of auto insurance, used by only about a dozen states, each party’s insurance covers their own injuries and expenses, no matter who caused the auto accident. Drivers in these states are required to carry minimum amounts of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for medical expenses, bodily injury liability, and property damage.
Pennsylvania is unique among the no-fault states in that drivers have the option to purchase full tort insurance policies, which are more expensive but remove certain barriers from filing a claim after a wreck. Limited tort policies, on the other hand, apply the no-fault system. To file a lawsuit, your injuries must meet certain standards or your medical bills must exceed your PIP coverage.
However, PIP coverage rarely matches the expenses resulting from a car accident, which can include lost wages and transportation costs in addition to medical bills and property damage. It is important to have an experienced attorney who knows how to reach a settlement that will cover every expense and who is prepared to go to trial to do so, if necessary.
Comparative negligence refers to a portion or percentage of fault for an accident assigned to each party involved. A driver who is rear-ended partially because they stopped abruptly and with no turn signal, for example, may be considered more liable for the accident than if they had been sitting still at a red light. This assignment of negligence can impact settlement offers from insurance companies.
In Pennsylvania, however, as long as the other party is at least 51 percent at fault for the wreck, damages can be pursued through the legal system. In other words, if you are injured in an accident and are ruled to be up to 49 percent at fault, you can still seek and recover compensation with the help of a knowledgeable attorney.
The period of time during which you may file a claim for personal injuries, such as those sustained in car wrecks, is known as the statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident causing the injury.
Getting an experienced attorney to work on your case as soon as a serious injury occurs can help you recover the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. Reaching a settlement requires thorough compilation of medical records, bills, police reports, and other documentation, as well as communication with insurance companies. Our attorneys and staff are here to handle that for you.
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