Cranberry Township Personal Injury Attorneys
Serving Butler County & the Surrounding Areas
If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident or otherwise harmed by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, you deserve a legal team that will fight for you.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, we represent victims of all types of serious accidents and injury-causing events, as well as the families of those wrongfully killed. From our office in Cranberry Township, we assist clients throughout Butler County and the nearby communities, providing compassionate and highly personalized legal counsel tailored to each client’s unique needs. We genuinely care about helping you fight for the justice you deserve and the fair compensation you are owed, and we are prepared to do everything we can to maximize your recovery.
How Our Team Can Help
Since 1933, our firm has represented individuals and families throughout Western Pennsylvania in all types of personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and insurance bad faith matters.
Our personal injury practice includes cases involving the following and more:
- 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
- Vehicle passenger injuries
- 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 are committed to helping our clients navigate the legal process with as little stress as possible. We know that this is already a very difficult time in your life; you shouldn’t have to also worry about fighting with the insurance company for a fair settlement. Instead, let our Cranberry Township personal injury attorneys handle the legal details of your case so that you can focus on what matters most: getting the medical treatment and rest you need to heal.
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Laws
There are certain laws you should know if you’ve been involved in an accident or otherwise injured in the state of Pennsylvania. It’s important that you know your rights, as most insurance companies try to take advantage of injured individuals and will likely offer a much lower settlement than your claim is actually worth.
When you work with our team at Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, we will protect you from the insurance company’s efforts to dispute, devalue, or deny your claim. We understand the law, and we are not afraid to go to trial if that’s what it takes to recover full and fair compensation on your behalf. Insurance companies know this, and they will often settle our clients’ claims rather than go to court. In any case, you can count on our attorneys to provide the personal attention and tireless advocacy you and your case deserve.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases?
Like every other state, Pennsylvania has a statute of limitations when it comes to filing personal injury lawsuits. This means that you have a limited amount of time to file your lawsuit; if the statute of limitations expires, your case will likely be dismissed, and you will lose your right to sue for damages.
In Pennsylvania, the following statutes of limitations apply:
- Two years from the date of injury when the injury was immediately discoverable
- Two years from the date on which 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
Some exceptions may apply, for example, in cases involving child injuries and claims against government officials and/or agencies. However, it is always better to act sooner rather than later, regardless of the specific details of your case. The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can begin investigating your claim, putting together evidence on your behalf, and negotiating with the insurance company for a fair settlement.
Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault Car Insurance State?
Pennsylvania is one of several states to follow a no-fault car insurance system. Under this system, anyone who drives a passenger vehicle in the state must carry no-fault, or personal injury protection (PIP), insurance. After an accident, injured drivers and vehicle passengers can file PIP claims with their own auto insurance providers and receive compensation for certain covered losses.
Unfortunately, PIP insurance does not cover any non-economic damages resulting from a crash, such as pain and suffering. Due to its relatively low limits, it is also often insufficient to cover the full extent of an accident victim’s economic damages, including medical expenses and lost wages. When this is the case, eligible individuals may be able to go outside the no-fault system and bring a third-party claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company and/or sue the at-fault driver directly for damages. There are certain requirements you must meet to do this, including proving that your injuries meet the state’s “serious injury” threshold.
If you were involved in a car accident in Cranberry Township or any of the surrounding areas, we encourage you to reach out to an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney at Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George right away. Our team can review the details of your case and help you determine whether you have grounds for a third-party claim or lawsuit. We offer free consultations and do not collect any attorney fees unless/until we recover compensation for you.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Case?
While the exact types of damages you may be able to recover, as well as the overall value of your case, depends on numerous factors—from the severity of your injuries to the cost of your medical care to your degree of fault, if any—there are certain damages available to most personal injury claimants.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- 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 associated with in-home assistance and care
- Future expenses related to the injury
In addition to these and other compensatory damages, it may sometimes be possible to recover punitive damages. These types of damages are meant to punish defendants for egregious negligence, as well as acts of willful or wanton conduct leading to injury or intentional infliction of injury.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, we thoroughly review our clients’ cases to determine what types of damages they may be entitled to receive, as well as the potential overall value of their claims. Our goal as your legal team is to recover every penny that you are owed, even if that means taking your case to trial.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
If you were seriously injured or if someone you love tragically died due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, turn to the team at LGKG. We offer highly personalized legal representation driven by a genuine passion for helping people and families right here in our local community. For nearly 100 years, we have been a trusted source of legal guidance and representation for those affected by the negligence of others, and we are ready to fight for you, too.
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.
We have recovered over $200 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
At 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.
Our team has over 100 years of combined legal experience.
At LGKG, it's not about us, it's about you.