Have You Been Injured? I Will Fight For Fair Compensation

One of the more difficult events to deal with is after an accident and then hearing an insurance company minimize or trivialize the injuries that have been suffered. There are complex issues of subrogation, potential medicare liens, compensation for lost wages as well repair to damaged vehicles.

If you or someone you know is injured in an automobile accident, slip and fall or by an assault, you need an attorney who will listen and who is not afraid to go to court for fair compensation and fair treatment. Being hurt is not fun and is not something a person should have to handle alone. Care, compassion and courage are needed in your attorney as well as a realistic approach to just compensation.

Remember, under Pennsylvania law, a plaintiff, the person who has a claim, has the right to file a lawsuit for two years from the day the accident or injury occurred and after that the claim is generally barred. It is best to speak to an attorney as soon as you are able to after the accident or to have a representative do so.

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

Car accidents car be minor and they can be catastrophic. Having limited tort insurance can make obtaining compensation for an injury difficult or impossible.

Even having full tort insurance, what most people call full coverage, still does not mean that the insurance company will pay what it should for the injury and economic loss that has been suffered. A realistic and courageous approach to car accident claims is necessary for success.

UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED ISSUES

It is too often that the insurance of the person who causes and accident is not adequate to provide compensation for the injuries suffered by the innocent driver and/or passenger who is involved in an automobile accident. Having under-insured and/or uninsured motorist coverage offers you protection against too little insurance by the person who causes an accident.

Your personal injury attorney should look at your insurance as well as the insurance of the negligent person. Your own insurance company may have to compensate you for the injuries suffered as well as lost wages; however, you must have uninsured/under insured coverage.

Check your insurance policy and if it does not provide for this benefit, consider adding it as it may be the only compensation you will receive if you are involved in an accident with a driver who does not have adequate insurance or any insurance at all.

SLIPS AND FALLS

Injuries from slips and falls are difficult to litigate because issues arise as to who is responsible for the condition of the ground, pavement, roadway, sidewalk or interior of a business. There are many defenses to a slip and fall injury and having knowledgeable counsel is important from the beginning of your claim.

It is also important to photograph and document the area of the fall and the cause of the slip or fall. The exact location of the accident is often very important as well as the statements of witnesses. Contacting counsel right away will help protect your rights to compensation.

PLAINTIFF AND DEFENSE

Whether you are pursuing an accident claim or defending one, it is very important to employ an experienced attorney who can determine strengths, weaknesses and issues that require investigation.

Having litigated both plaintiff and defense sides of cases, Michael Eisenberg has twenty-two years of experience in personal injury litigation. Knowing your attorney and having your attorney know your case from the beginning are key factors in how your case will proceed and could mean the difference between a proper result and a poor result.