Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims in Columbia County
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As we go through our day, we take precautions to prevent accidents and injuries. We obey traffic signals, watch where we're walking, and stay alert to our surroundings. Unfortunately, this is not always enough to avoid accidents and injuries. If you or a family member has suffered an injury, you or they may be able to pursue a personal injury claim in Columbia County.
Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz have over four decades of experience in personal injury law. Our Bloomsburg, PA personal injury lawyers have successfully represented thousands of central Pennsylvania residents. To find out if you have a viable personal injury claim, call our offices at (570) 784-5211 to schedule a free consultation.
The following are questions we often hear from prospective clients:
A: If a person has suffered an injury due to the willful, negligent, or careless act of another party, they have the right to be compensated for their injuries in a personal injury claim.
A: Any party directly or indirectly involved in what led to your injury can be a defendant. You can file a claim against an individual; a group of individuals; an individual's employer or employee; an institution, such as a school; the manufacturer and designer of a defective product; a store or restaurant that sells a defective product or service; a physician, medical professional or medical facility; a government agency, such as a police department; etc. Who can be held liable for your injury depends on the details of your case.
A: Compensation for damages in a personal injury claim can include:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages due to time off of work
- Resulting psychological damage and costs
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Loss of career or earning capacity
- Property damage or loss
- Occupational therapy
- Home modifications, such as wheelchair ramps
- Permanent injury or disability
- Wrongful death damages for the surviving family
A: The amount of compensation awarded in your settlement depends on many factors. These include the extent of your injuries; the degree of negligence involved; how many defendants involved, who they are and what type of assets they have; whether your case goes to trial or is settled out of court; state and federal caps for certain types of cases; and how skilled and experienced your legal representative is.
A: In Pennsylvania, the general statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury. However, if the defendant is a government agency, a claim must be filed within six months. In a case where a child is injured, the child may file a personal injury claim within two years of turning 18. Statutes of limitations in personal injury cases can get complicated, but aren't written in stone. If it can be shown that the injury was not discovered or diagnosed until a later date. This can extend the time period in which you have to file a claim.
A: Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney. A seasoned Bloomsburg PA personal injury lawyer can advise you on whether you have a viable claim, how much it may be worth, start a thorough investigation, and file the appropriate paperwork to get your claim started.
Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz have represented injury victims in Columbia and Montour Counties for four generations. Call us today at (570) 784-5211 for a free consultation.