If you are the type of person who takes great care with your own safety, who always wears a seat belt, gives animals a wide berth and keeps an eye out for slippery floors while shopping, suffering an injury because of another person’s negligence can be devastating. But did you know that you can receive compensation for incidents caused by someone else? Although personal injury suits are often discussed in the context of car accidents, they are useful for a wide range of accidents and injuries.
The basis for a personal injury or wrongful death claim hinges on the negligence of another person. Was a driver looking at his or her cell phone instead of the road? Did a Pennsylvania shop owner fail to put out signs warning of a wet floor? A negligent act leading to an injury can occur in almost any situation, including the following and more:
- Car wrecks
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool injuries
- Defective products
There is no getting around it — injuries are expensive. On top of medical bills, time spent away from work to focus on recovery can severely complicate your financial security. It may also simply feel unfair to shell out money to pay for a recovery that was not even your fault.
A personal injury suit is often the best choice for accident victims in Pennsylvania. When successfully pursued to completion, you can expect to receive financial compensation that is appropriate for your financial, emotional and physical burdens. However, since proving negligence can be complicated, seeking guidance from experienced counsels can help ensure the best possible outcome.