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The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman Serve Montgomery County, PA

 

It can be impossible to predict if and when a person will be involved in an accident. While we can control our own behavior and actions, we cannot control the actions of others. Accidents that lead to subsequent personal injury are among such unfortunate situations and incidents. Often, these accidents result entirely from someone else’s negligence or reckless decisions which leave devastating consequences for others. Victims of personal injury accidents can suffer serious and painful long-term injuries as a result of the negligent party. Many victims suffer in silence because they are apprehensive of a tedious legal process that involves claiming compensation. However, to overcome the many losses that personal injuries lead to, claiming compensation is necessary and is best done with the expert guidance of a personal injury lawyer. At The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, we are dedicated to representing the interests of those who become victims of accidents as a result of the negligent or reckless decisions of others. If you were recently involved in an accident, please contact our legal team immediately for a case evaluation and to discuss the next steps of your personal injury claim.

 

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Types of Personal Injury Cases

 

At The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, we have represented and secured large settlements for countless clients who were injured as a result of all of the following types of accidents:

 

  • Construction Accidents
  • Slip & Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Public Transportation Accidents, including SEPTA
  • Accidents involving Medical Malpractice
  • Accidents involving Product Liabilities
  • Workplace Accidents

 

If you were involved in one of these types of accidents, contact our dedicated legal team today to schedule a free case consultation and to speak with a personal injury attorney who can explain your legal options and get you the compensation that you rightfully deserve.

 

Common Injuries

 

The severity of injuries sustained by an accident victim depends on a series of factors, including the type of accident, as well as the age, sex, and general health of the victim. For this reason, injuries can range in severity from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones and head trauma. Some of the most common injuries suffered by our clients include:

 

  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crushed or broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Damaged tendons, ligaments, and muscles
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Emotional distress

 

Treating even minor injuries can be prohibitively expensive. For instance, a fractured bone still requires multiple doctor’s appointments, the use of crutches, and physical therapy. Even a small laceration can become infected, requiring surgery and prescription medications. Treating more severe injuries, such as spinal cord damage, can quickly overwhelm a victim’s finances, especially because the injured parties are often required to take months or even years off of work in order to fully heal. For this reason, it is critical that injured parties seek compensation from those responsible for their injuries.

 

Establishing Negligence

 

In order to collect damages for another person’s negligence, the plaintiff must demonstrate that:

 

  • The defendant owed a legal duty to exercise reasonable care;
  • The defendant breached that duty; and
  • The defendant’s breach caused the plaintiff to suffer an injury.

 

In Pennsylvania, even when an injured party contributed to an accident, he or she can still recover compensation from the other party. This is because the state adheres to the legal theory of modified comparative negligence, which means that as long as a plaintiff was less than 51 percent at fault in causing an accident, he or she can still recover from the other party. However, the amount that he or she can recover will be reduced by his or her percentage of fault in contributing to the accident. For instance, if a jury determines that an injured party suffered $10,000 in damages from a car accident, but was also ten percent at fault in causing the accident, the plaintiff will still be able to recover $9,000 for his or her losses.

 

The Law Firm of Craig A. Altman is proud of the reputation it has built successfully negotiating and litigating for clients who have suffered personal injuries due to the negligence of others. Our track record speaks for itself.

 

Here are some of the significant personal injury settlements and verdicts our team has obtained for injured people:

 

  • $10,000,000.00 verdict for a burn victim
  • $2,000,000.00 for a longshoreman injured while working
  • $1,300,000.00 for a patron injured after being attacked in a bar parking lot
  • $1,300,000.00 for a workplace injury
  • $1,000,000.00 for an individual injured in a workplace accident
  • $750,000.00 for an individual harmed from an exploding thermos
  • $825,000.00 for a workplace injury
  • $440,000.00 for a workplace injury
  • $300,000.00 for a minor with a broken leg without the necessity of litigation

 

Collecting Compensation

 

Those who are injured in accidents caused by the reckless or negligent actions of others are eligible to receive compensation for their losses. For instance, a successful plaintiff could receive compensation for the following costs:

 

  • Past and future medical bills and medical expenses;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of future income;
  • Property damage or replacement; and
  • The pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident.

 

How much an injured party is able to receive depends on a multitude of factors, including:

 

  • The severity of the plaintiff’s injuries;
  • The amount of evidence available to demonstrate the defendant’s negligence;
  • The defendant’s insurance coverage and insurance company; and
  • The degree of recklessness or negligence exhibited by the at-fault party.

Although collecting compensation may not be able to return an injured party to his or her pre-accident state of health, it can go a long way towards helping victims, and their families get back on their feet. Our personal injury law firm is experienced in helping victims obtain monetary compensation or the best possible settlement for their accident cases.

 

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today

 

At The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, our team of experienced lawyers will stop at nothing to get you the financial compensation you deserve when it comes to your personal injury case.

 

We are seasoned negotiators outside the courtroom and tenacious litigants inside the courtroom. We’ve got a hard-earned reputation for winning personal injury cases in Pennsylvania courtrooms. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are not afraid to tackle the most difficult personal injury lawsuits. We work on a contingency fee basis meaning you don’t pay us anything for legal fees unless we win your case. If you live in Pennsylvania and were recently involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact us today at (215) 515-0808 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our dedicated local personal injury attorneys who can evaluate your case and explain your legal options.