For your convenience, we’ve collected the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently by our clients. If you don’t find the answers you are looking for below, we’d be happy to help with any additional queries in a free initial consultation.
Do I need to hire a lawyer?
There are steps you can take without a lawyer after suffering a personal injury, but in general, plaintiffs represented by an experienced, professional attorney like those at Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler achieve better outcomes in their cases. Whether or not you have access to competent legal advice, you can rest assured that your insurance company does. The best way to advocate for your own interests and obtain the maximum compensation available for your injury is to work with a qualified personal injury attorney.
I’ve already taken steps on my own. Is it too late to hire a lawyer?
No – it’s never too late to start benefiting from skilled legal advice. Our firm is prepared to assist in your case from the moment you are injured until your matter is resolved, but many of our clients reach out to us only after filing an insurance claim themselves and growing frustrated with the delays and complicated procedures that follow.
My injuries aren’t that bad – should I still take legal action?
It’s important to keep in mind that many serious injuries are not immediately visible. Injuries to the brain, back and spine can take weeks or even months to manifest after a traumatic event. This means that in many cases it is still prudent to file a personal injury suit against the negligent party, as a precaution against the chance that you will have significant medical expenses in the future. If you’re not sure whether your injury merits legal action, our lawyers can help assess the strength of your case and advise on how to proceed.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after I am injured?
This period, called the “statute of limitations,” varies from state to state. In Pennsylvania, you have two years to file a suit after the incident that caused your injury. But the sooner you take action, the more likely it is that you will obtain a successful outcome. If you act quickly, it will be easier to locate witnesses and document your injuries.
More Questions? Call Our Office.
To learn more about personal injury law and how our firm can help in your case, call Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler to schedule an initial consultation. To make an appointment, call 814-240-3339 or reach us by email. From our office in Erie, we serve clients throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.