Personal Injury Lawyer
In Chester, PA

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Understanding What a Chester Personal Injury Lawyer Does & How One Can Help You

Personal Injury Claims In Chester, PA

Historic Chester, PA is a beautiful part of the state and is the oldest city in Pennsylvania. Over the years Chester has gone through many economic and cultural changes. Today it thrives. It’s home to Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack, Subaru Park, home of the Major League Soccer Philadelphia Union franchise, and National Register of Historic Places sites including Delaware County National Bank, 1724 Chester Courthouse, Chester Waterside Station of the Philadelphia Electric Company, Old Main and Chemistry Building, Third Presbyterian Church, William Penn Landing Site, and the former Second Street Bridge. 

As Chester continues to grow, more and more residents are becoming accident victims suffering personal injury from car accidents, medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, and other negligent acts. This requires medical treatment, legal resources, and the need to deal with insurance companies. Injury claims are emotional and traumatic and only a PA personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation, deal with the insurance companies, and ultimately collect money for you in a personal injury settlement or through a jury verdict.

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Are You The Victim Of Personal Injuries In Chester, PA?

After a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, medical error, or another mistake you may look for a personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation for your physical injuries, medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages. But you may not know that you are also entitled to compensation for many other damages caused by your accident, including conscious pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and even for modifications to your home or vehicle. However, insurance adjusters will not tell you that you may be eligible for these forms of compensation. Rather, they may give you a hard time for even the most basic of injuries without the help of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer in Chester, PA.

Here at the Law Offices of Craig Altman, our compassionate and experienced team can handle nearly all facets of your injury case, including:

  • Giving notice of a claim to the insurance carrier
  • Requesting and gathering medical records and accident reports
  • Identifying and interviewing witnesses
  • Issuing settlement demands to pay for your damages and losses
  • Negotiating with a claims adjuster or defense lawyer on a fair and just outcome for you
  • Seeking your legal remedies in court by commencing an action if necessary
  • Conducting discovery and depositions, handling motion practice, appearing at court conferences and appearances, and working with the court to settle the matter in your favor
  • Representing you at trial if a defendant is unwilling to take responsibility for your damages
  • Handling any appeals to ensure your rights are protected, including against an erratic decision that may be prejudicial to your case
  • Receiving payment, including handling an annuity if a minor was injured and that is determined to be in the best interest of the client
  • Answering any and all questions as needed to resolve your case.

Types of Cases that Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Chester, PA Handle

Our skilled personal injury attorneys can handle nearly every type of personal injury accident which is the result of negligent acts. If you have been injured due to any reckless, careless, negligent, intentional, or completely egregious conduct, or in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence call our bodily injury law firm for help. We handle cases including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Delivery van accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Public Transportation accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Serious accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Dog bites or animal attacks
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Product liability
  • Assaults, sexual crimes, and other attacks
  • Nursing home neglect, abuse, or malpractice
  • Medical malpractice and birth injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • All other types of personal injury accidents due to the negligence of another person, business, or government agency.
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*The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman does not offer any guarantee of case results. Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future lawsuit.

When You've Been Injured, We Will Help

The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman will help you seek monetary compensation for:

Medical Expenses

Hospital bills can be overwhelming, particularly if your accident caused brain & spinal injuries or other serious injuries. Reimbursement for medical bills is an essential part of recovery in an injury case.

Future Medical Treatments​

Serious injury to your neck and/or back may require years of medical attention and exhaustive physical therapy.

Lost Income​

Recovery for lost wages is essential. In addition, you could be entitled to income continuation.

How Can Our Chester Personal Injury Lawyers Help?

You Need to Act Quickly to Preserve Your Legal Rights

The experienced Chester personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman have been handling personal injury lawsuits for decades. The legal team is dedicated to practicing personal injury law and helping accident victims. Taking on the insurance company requires years of experience and proper legal representation is essential to prevent them from delaying or denying your claim for compensation. 

If you would like to take legal action and bring a personal injury lawsuit after being negligently injured, we are the law firm you want on your side. Our track record is proof of our dedication to helping accident victims in the aftermath of a serious injury. 

Tough Cases. Tougher Lawyers.

The Law Offices 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 someone’s negligence.

Learn more about this personal injury law firm, the legal team, and its verdicts and settlements. An experienced attorney is what you will need and want if you seek to obtain maximum compensation for your injury case.

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law FAQs

There are any number of injuries a person can sustain in a car accident, fall accident, or other serious accident. Our experienced personal injury lawyers handle all matters of injuries including:

  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue or muscle injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Wrongful death

If you have suffered any injury at all you may have a personal injury lawsuit and only an experienced personal injury lawyer with extensive knowledge of tort law and injury claims will be able to evaluate your case and advise you on how to proceed.

If you have been in an accident of any kind – car accident, fall accident, or had a personal injury as the result of someone else’s negligence the most important first step is to seek medical attention and medical treatment.

If you have had serious injuries it is an emotional time and you want to heal. However, it’s in your best interest to take certain steps. You should:

  • Obtain copies of police reports
  • Get names of witnesses
  • Collect any photographs of the accident scene

In addition to the above, this is the time to have an initial consultation with a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney to evaluate an injury claim and assist you with gathering the necessary documentation and evidence. For example, if you have medical malpractice claims, an injury lawyer will be helpful in obtaining medical records and reports.

Finally, a personal injury lawyer can handle the communications and interactions with the insurance company or insurance companies that may be involved and financially responsible for your injury claim.

Starting your injury claim and case off on the right foot with a personal injury lawyer is the best way to ensure you collect the maximum compensation you are due for your personal injury claim. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress damages, and all other damages you are entitled to under the law.

Although there is no requirement to hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your accident case, there are many reasons why you should call a personal injury law firm if you are an injury victim.

  • Insurance carriers will try to take advantage of the fact that you are not a lawyer
  • Personal injury lawyers handle the insurance claims
  • A personal injury attorney can file medical malpractice claims
  • Personal injury lawyers can recover maximum compensation and fair compensation
  • Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys can file personal injury lawsuits
  • Personal injury attorneys can recover medical expenses
  • A local personal injury lawyer can provide a free consultation
  • Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis

Only an experienced personal injury attorney can handle your personal injury case. Insurance companies are highly skilled at using tactics to delay and deny paying on a personal injury claim. They have many resources at their disposal and if YOU delay you risk losing the fair compensation to which you are entitled.

Each personal injury case is unique and has its own set of facts and circumstances. There is more to a personal injury case than just your injuries and to make a strong injury claim takes the experience and skill of an experienced attorney.

Once you contact one of our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation, they will be able to give you an assessment of the fair compensation you may be able to collect. As the case comes together and more facts and evidence is collected your attorney will be better able to determine what the maximum compensation could be.

Accident victims have the right to collect money for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include:

  • Hospital and medical bills and all medical expenses
  • Lost wages and all other losses of income

Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Ultimately, the value of your injury claim is going to be determined by an aggressive settlement negation between your injury lawyers and the defense lawyers for the insurance company or by a jury verdict after a trial.

Under the law, there is always a time limit to file an injury claim. This is called the “statute of limitations.” In Pennsylvania, most personal injury cases must be filed within two (2) years from the date of the accident or incident. However, there are exceptions to this rule such as in medical malpractice cases.

Only an experienced personal injury attorney who knows tort law and the laws of Pennsylvania will be able to determine when your personal injury case must be filed in order to be timely and valid.

Some personal injury claims are simple, some are complex. In any case, once you and your personal injury attorney have evaluated your case and filed a personal injury claim, these are the steps that will take place to recover for you the maximum compensation:

  • Discovery. The collection of evidence.
  • Depositions. Testimony under oath by you and all the other parties and witnesses
  • Pretrial Motions and hearings
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Trial
  • Collecting your judgment or settlement
  • Post-trial motions and appeals

Not all of these steps will be required in your personal injury case. Depending on the facts, your case can be settled between your personal injury lawyer and the insurance company. However, there are personal injury cases that go to trial in Pennsylvania. A jury verdict will be the manner by which you recover compensation.

After a person has suffered physical injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents, or other accidents caused by someone’s negligent acts it is stressful. There are medical expenses and medical treatment and the desire to seek compensation is high. The insurance company will want to delay paying your injury claims. This is why it is very hard to give a specific and hard timeframe for collecting compensation.

Your personal injury attorney will be able to give you the best estimate based on the facts of your case, their interactions with the insurance company, and with the defense lawyers. Some cases can settle quickly, others require the case to move through the legal process to arrive at a settlement, and then some need to go to trial. If just, fair and maximum compensation is what you seek, you can rely on our personal injury lawyers to move the case along at the pace that is best for you.

Hurt in Chester? Let Our Personal Injury Attorneys Help You

The Law Offices of Craig Altman are dedicated to clients and their families who have experienced personal injury and suffered serious injuries in accidents in Chester, PA, and throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.

If you suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, you likely have an injury claim. Do not delay taking action to seek compensation.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Chester, PA offer FREE consultation and case evaluations to learn more about your case and only get paid after you get paid. This means there is a no-win, no-fee guarantee.

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