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What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit? What Makes a Good Case?

If you have been injured in an accident as a result of the negligence of another individual or entity you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. When pursuing a personal injury claim, you are not dealing with the responsible party, but rather their liability insurance company. it is up to either the insurance company or a courtroom to decide 

 

Types of Personal Injury Cases

The heart of a personal injury case is negligence. Can you prove that the other party’s negligence caused your injury? If you can prove with evidence that this is true, then you have a good case. The most common types of personal injury cases that the Scranton Law Firm handles are:

  1.     Car Accidents
  2.     Motorcycle Accidents
  3.     Truck Accidents
  4.     Bicycle Accidents
  5.     Boat/Jet Ski Accidents
  6.     Work Accidents
  7.     Slip & Fall Accidents
  8.     Dog Bites

 

Compensation & Settlements

You might be wondering, what is the value of my personal injury claim? When an injured person seeks compensation for their pain and suffering, a variety of factors are taken into consideration by insurance companies. Most times, when it comes time to settle a case, this is done outside of court. Litigation is often a final step in a personal injury case, but sometimes necessary.

 

Most Settlements

For most cases, a settlement is reached outside of a courtroom by the victim, their legal representation (if they choose to have any), the insurer and their legal representation. A settlement usually involves a negotiation concerning damages to be paid, followed by a written agreement that no further action will be taken by either side, rather the matter will be resolved by payment for the damages.

 

Legal Representation

If you hire a personal injury lawyer, they can help you navigate the negotiation and settlement process for your injury claim. Even if you choose not to hire us, our attorneys at the Scranton Law Firm can provide you with free legal advice if you are thinking about filing a lawsuit.

 

Statute of Limitations

One thing to remember is that the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is 2 years from the date of the incident, so we strongly recommend you talk to one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case.

 

The Scranton Law Firm

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases for over 40 years. We maintain excellent attorney-client relationships because we believe trust and information are critical for a successful case. We will work hard for you while you focus on your injury recovery.

 

Here are some other helpful resources:

How Do I Get The Best Settlement?

Recovery After An Accident

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

 

 

 

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Erin Matushenko
Erin Matushenko
21:30 27 Jun 19
Bob has been an excellent source of professional meets personalization. He listens and focuses on what’s at hand, which is you! Highly recommend him to whomever is in need of top notch representation.read more
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Anne Consono
02:03 08 Mar 19
Top Notch company 👌💪 Fought hard for my husband. Very positive experience. You want them on your side. Kudos to Nikki the assistant!!
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01:59 13 Dec 18
Fair, helpful and great communication. They walked me through the whole process and made sure I was taken care of. Would highly recommend to friends and family.read more
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Robert Leblond
22:47 06 Dec 18
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Roman is awesome! He stays on top of things & keeps you updated. I’d recommend him to anyone! Thank you for helping me & always calling/texting back.read more
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