When you’re hurt by another party’s actions, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Your lawsuit should cover the damages you’ve suffered, from the bills piling out to the emotional damage you’ve experienced.
However, you may still have questions and concerns about your Philadelphia personal injury claim. If you’re not sure where to turn, reach out to the lawyers at Baratta Law, LLC. We can answer your questions and walk you through the details of your claim. Below are just a few of the common questions we receive that we’re prepared to answer.
How do I know if I have a case?
After you’re injured, you may be unsure whether you’re eligible for a claim. Typically, you’ll need to prove certain things to file a claim. You’ll need to prove you were injured, that the other party was negligent, and that their negligence was the cause of your injuries.
Every case is different, and personal injury attorneys will use the specific details related to your circumstance to determine whether they suggest moving forward with a personal injury case.
How long do I have to file a case?
The amount of time you’re granted from the accident to file a case is dependent on your state. For Pennsylvania, you generally have two years from the date of the event to file a claim.
However, whenever possible, don’t delay. The sooner you file your case and partner with an experienced personal injury lawyer, the sooner you begin building your case and advocating for justice and financial compensation. When you delay the process, it may become even more difficult to gather all the evidence necessary to build a comprehensive case.
How can a personal injury attorney help me?
When you partner with a personal injury attorney, you benefit from helpful legal counsel about your suit from someone who holds extensive experience serving fellow personal injury plaintiffs like you. Not only will your personal injury attorney advocate for you in the courtroom, but they’re also tasked with building your best case, and this includes gathering evidence.
After an injury, you may feel overwhelmed or unable to round up all the necessary documents to help support your personal injury suit. You may also be unaware of what you need throughout the process. With an attorney on your side, you can trust that every critical detail will be taken care of and your strongest legal case will be built by those who know personal injury law the best.
What are economic damages?
Personal injury lawsuits allow you to pursue financial compensation based on the damages you incur after an accident or injury. These damages are both economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are those which are tangible and impact the amount of money you spend or your ability to make more money. These may include medical bills, lost wages, treatment costs, automobile repairs, and other costs. When you receive financial compensation for these damages, you may be better able to afford the treatment necessary for your healing after the accident, or your expenses in the meantime of being unable to work, for example.
What are pain and suffering in a personal injury claim?
Non-economic damages, or pain and suffering, are also a key part of the harms suffered by personal injury plaintiffs, and legally, you can advocate for compensation for these items for her. These damages are subjective, and include those like pain and suffering and diminished enjoyment of life.
It may also include specific circumstances like a divorce from your marriage after the accident due to the strain or pressure the injury caused. Whatever your unique circumstances, your personal injury lawyer will help you evaluate what economic and non-economic damages you can include within your case.
How long will my case take to settle?
Unfortunately, there’s no direct answer for how long your case will take to settle until you begin moving through the process. Personal injury cases can take months to resolve, and the process can stretch on even longer if you delay moving forward with your lawyer. Filing your personal injury as quickly as possible will help jumpstart the litigation process and get you the compensation you need even faster.
I’m ready to partner with a lawyer. How do I do that?
When you’re ready to take the first steps in the personal injury process and hire your personal injury attorney, start a conversation with your chosen lawyer. When you choose our firm, you can count on responsiveness and dedicated support. We’ll help you understand whether you have a case and what you can expect from the process, and upon being hired, we’ll get to work gathering evidence and building your argument with our honed skills and extensive experience successfully serving clients like you.
Whenever you’re ready, contact Baratta Law, LLC today by calling 215-914-8132 and learn more about how we can serve your Philadelphia personal injury needs today.