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Representation for Personal Injury Claims
If you or a family member has experienced a severe accident or suffered harm as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongful behavior, it is essential to have a legal team that will vigorously advocate for your rights.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, our committed team represents individuals affected by a range of significant accidents and injuries, as well as families who have tragically lost loved ones due to wrongful death. We provide compassionate and individualized legal guidance tailored to the specific needs of each client, serving individuals in Lawrence County and surrounding communities. Our genuine concern lies in helping you pursue the justice and fair compensation you deserve, and we are fully prepared to go above and beyond to ensure you receive the maximum possible recovery.
What Is a Personal Injury?
Personal injuries can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common causes of personal injury are car accidents, slip and falls, workplace accidents, dog bites, and defective products.
A personal injury occurs when someone else's careless or wrongful conduct causes an injury to your body, mind, or emotions.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can be categorized based on the type of injury they cause:
- Physical injuries: Physical injuries are the most common type of personal injury. Physical injuries can range from mild to severe and can include anything from cuts and scrapes to broken bones and concussions.
- Emotional injuries: Emotional injuries are also known as "mental injuries" and can include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
- Wrongful death: A personal injury case can also be a wrongful death case if the victim of the injury dies as a result of their injuries.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George P.C., we know how to build a strong case to hold the liable party accountable and to recover the compensation you deserve.
How Our Team Can Assist You
For nearly nine decades, our firm has been dedicated to championing the rights of individuals and families throughout Western Pennsylvania. We have been steadfast in our advocacy, handling a diverse array of cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, and insurance bad faith since 1933.
Our personal injury practice covers the following areas and more:
- Car accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- 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 are committed to guiding our clients through the legal process with minimal stress. We understand that this is a challenging time in your life, and you should not have to worry about battling the insurance company for a fair settlement. Let our Lawrence County personal injury lawyers handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus on what matters most: receiving necessary medical treatment and rest to heal.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases?
Like many other states, Pennsylvania enforces a statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. This means that there is a specific timeframe within which you must initiate your lawsuit. If the statute of limitations expires, your case is likely to be dismissed, and you will forfeit your right to seek damages.
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.
Certain exceptions may exist, such as cases involving injuries to children or claims against government officials or agencies. Nonetheless, regardless of the specifics of your case, it is always advisable to take prompt action. The sooner you reach out to our team, the earlier we can investigate your claim, gather evidence on your behalf, and engage in negotiations with the insurance company to pursue a fair settlement.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Case?
The specific types of damages you may be able to recover and the overall value of your case are contingent upon various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the expenses related to your medical care, and the degree of fault, if any. Nevertheless, there are certain damages that are typically available to most individuals filing a personal injury claim.
You may have the right to seek compensation for the following:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Hospital and ambulance fees
- Co-pays and costs of medications
- Medical devices and equipment
- Surgeries and other necessary treatments
- Ongoing medical care
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Loss of future earnings
- Diminished or reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Costs associated with in-home assistance and care
- Future expenses linked to the injury
In addition to these compensatory damages and others, punitive damages may be awarded in certain cases. These damages are intended to punish defendants for acts of gross negligence, willful or wanton conduct leading to injury, or intentional harm.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, we conduct meticulous reviews of our clients' cases to determine the damages they may be entitled to and to assess the potential value of their claims. As your legal team, our objective is to secure every penny you rightfully deserve, even if it requires taking your case to trial.
Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault Car Insurance State?
In Pennsylvania, a no-fault car insurance system is in place, similar to several other states. This system requires all individuals driving a passenger vehicle within the state to carry no-fault insurance, also referred to as personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. In the event of an accident, injured drivers and passengers can file PIP claims with their own auto insurance providers to receive compensation for specific covered losses.
However, it is important to note that PIP insurance does not cover non-economic damages resulting from the accident, such as pain and suffering. Furthermore, the coverage limits of PIP insurance often fall short of covering the full extent of economic damages, including medical expenses and lost wages. In such circumstances, eligible individuals have the option to pursue third-party claims against the at-fault driver's insurance company or directly sue the at-fault driver for damages, stepping outside the no-fault system. To proceed with these claims, meeting the state's "serious injury" threshold is required.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Cranberry Township or the surrounding areas, we strongly advise you to promptly seek the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney at Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George. Our team will carefully examine the details of your case and assist you in determining whether you have grounds for a third-party claim or lawsuit. We provide complimentary consultations, and our attorney fees are only collected if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
If you have suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions, turn to the team at LGKG. We provide highly personalized legal representation driven by a genuine passion for assisting individuals and families in our local community. For almost a century, we have been a trusted source of legal guidance and representation for those affected by others' negligence, and we are ready to fight for you as well.
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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