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Providing Legal Representation for Injury Victims
Are you or a loved one a victim of a severe accident or injury caused by someone else's negligence or wrongful actions? When facing such circumstances, it's crucial to have a dedicated legal team that will tirelessly fight for your rights.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, we specialize in representing injury victims in Butler County and neighboring communities. Our compassionate team provides personalized legal counsel tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to help you seek the justice and fair compensation you deserve, going the extra mile to maximize your recovery.
How We Can Assist You
Since 1933, our firm has been advocating for individuals and families across Western Pennsylvania in various personal injury cases, including wrongful death, workers' compensation, and insurance bad faith claims.
Our personal injury practice covers a wide range of areas, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus and public transit accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Injuries to vehicle passengers
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Airplane crashes
- ATV accidents
- Defective products
- Dangerous drugs
- Road defects
- Dog bites
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Oil and gas accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room and hospital negligence
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Most importantly, we understand that this is a challenging time in your life. Our Butler County personal injury attorneys are committed to guiding you through the legal process with minimal stress. Let us handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus on receiving the necessary medical treatment and rest to heal.
Understanding Personal Injury Cases
Pursuing a personal injury claim is a complex process. You need to consider the nature and impact of your injuries, as well as the financial implications, such as medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. To navigate this process successfully, it's essential to have an experienced Butler County personal injury lawyer representing you. Our firm can help you file a claim, manage it from start to finish, and represent you in a personal injury lawsuit if necessary.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases
Pennsylvania, like other states, has a statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits. It's crucial to take action within the specified timeframe, as failing to do so may result in your case being dismissed and your right to seek damages being lost.
In Pennsylvania, the following statutes of limitations generally apply:
- Two years from the date of injury when the injury was immediately discoverable.
- Two years from the date the injury was discovered or reasonably should have been discovered when the injury was not immediately discoverable.
- Two years from the date of death in wrongful death cases.
While there may be exceptions, such as cases involving injuries to children or claims against government officials or agencies, it's advisable to take action sooner rather than later. Contacting our team promptly allows us to investigate your claim, gather evidence on your behalf, and negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement.
Recovering Damages in a Personal Injury Case
The specific damages and their overall value in your case depend on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, and degree of fault, if any. However, certain damages are generally available to most personal injury claimants.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Hospital and ambulance fees
- Co-pays and medication costs
- Medical devices and equipment
- Surgeries and other treatments
- Ongoing medical care
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and benefits
- Loss of future earnings
- Lost or reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Costs related to in-home assistance and care
- Future expenses associated with the injury
In addition to these compensatory damages and others, punitive damages may be recoverable in certain cases. These damages aim to punish defendants for gross negligence, willful or wanton conduct leading to injury, or intentional harm.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, we meticulously review our clients' cases to determine the damages they may be entitled to and the potential value of their claims. Our goal is to secure every penny you are owed, even if it means taking your case to trial.
Understanding Pennsylvania's No-Fault Car Insurance System
Pennsylvania follows a no-fault car insurance system, similar to several other states. This means that anyone driving a passenger vehicle in the state must carry no-fault insurance, also known as personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. Injured drivers and vehicle passengers can file PIP claims with their own auto insurance providers to receive compensation for certain covered losses after an accident.
However, PIP insurance does not cover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, and its limits may be inadequate to cover the full extent of economic damages, including medical expenses and lost wages. In such cases, eligible individuals may pursue third-party claims against the at-fault driver's insurance company or sue the at-fault driver directly, stepping outside the no-fault system. Meeting the state's "serious injury" threshold is necessary to proceed with such claims.
If you've been involved in a car accident in Butler County or the surrounding areas, we strongly encourage you to consult an experienced personal injury attorney at Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George. Our team can review your case details and help you determine if you have grounds for a third-party claim or lawsuit. We offer free consultations, and our attorney fees are only collected if we successfully recover compensation for you.
We've been designated Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for over 15 years, and we have Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethics as determined by peers in the legal community.
We have been a staple in this community for over 80 years representing our friends and neighbors.
ResultsWe have recovered over $200 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
IntegrityAt LGKG, we do what we say we are going to do. Earning your trust is paramount to us, and we've been keeping our promises for over 80 years.
ExperienceOur team has over 100 years of combined legal experience.
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