If you have suffered a serious personal injury in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, because of someone else’s recklessness or neglect, this is likely a time of stress and hardship for you and your family. Medical bills, lost income, therapy services, and other expenses can quickly pile up, complicating an already difficult and emotionally draining situation.
In the middle of a crisis, you need a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer you can trust on your side to protect your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable. We offer an immediate, free, personal injury consultation – just contact us today.
How Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Wapner Newman have a reputation for getting results. We go beyond the basic requirements of handling a case. We devote our full resources to get you the payment you deserve by consulting highly credentialed expert witnesses, conducting in-depth research of laws and related cases, extensive preparation for trial presentations and providing excellent service to keep you informed along the way.
We aren’t simply handling your case; we are fighting for you with the full weight of our firm. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and give us the opportunity to tell you more about how we can help.
Contact Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys
When you and your family are trying to recover from a serious injury, the last thing you should be worried about is how to navigate the legal difficulties of your situation – you need the help of a personal injury lawyer.
Why You Need a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury laws in Pennsylvania are complicated, and insurance companies will attempt to settle claims for the lowest amount possible, so you should never try to handle a claim on your own. The experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Wapner Newman will both manage your claim and serve as your advocate.
Successfully handling a claim means handling the many processes involved in preparing and filing a claim and making sure it is done correctly, but it also means dealing with insurance companies and other attorneys, gathering evidence and information and interviewing witnesses, and taking your case to trial if necessary. Your personal injury lawyer will be your buffer against the tedious and draining aspects of filing a personal injury claim and do the legwork to make sure you get the best settlement possible, giving you the opportunity to focus on your health and resume your daily life.
Philadelphia Injury Lawyers Fighting for Victims of Serious Personal Injury and Always Prepared for Trial
At the Philadelphia law firm of Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, you will always be able to speak with the personal injury attorney assigned to your case. We believe the personal approach is the most powerful approach to pursuing any claim. We strive to get to know you and your family, as well as the details of your situation. Understanding how your injuries have directly affected your life in every respect helps us build a stronger case for you.
For over 40 years, our skilled personal injury attorneys have been helping Pennsylvania and New Jersey victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death receive the justice and compensation they deserve. We understand that when you have suffered an injustice, you need not only the knowledge and resources of an experienced lawyer, but the attentive service and clear communication of a law firm that is personally invested in your case.
Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers work under the assumption that every case is one we will try in court. Whether or not this ends up happening, we are fully prepared to pursue your claim as far as the situation requires. Our unsurpassed trial experience and results-driven reputation have given us the strong foundation that our clients can rely on as evidenced in our verdicts & settlements. In fact, firm partners Steven Wigrizer and Marc Brecher were recently singled out by their peers as Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers” and Adam S. Getson and Samuel A. Anyan, Jr. were recognized as “Rising Stars.” We’re proud of the exceptional legal representation we offer injury victims. Contact our personal injury lawyers today at (215) 569-0900.
We Can Help You Determine Whether or Not You Have a Claim
If you’ve suffered injuries that have proven costly – financially, physically or mentally – and those injuries were due to the negligence or fault of another person, product, or company, then you could have a legal claim for compensation. An experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer who is familiar with Pennsylvania personal injury cases knows how to analyze your situation and determine whether or not your case is likely to result in a successful personal injury claim.
The seasoned personal injury attorneys at Wapner Newman offer a free consultation to examine the facts of your individual situation and determine whether you have a viable claim. If you do, our injury lawyers know how to present the best argument as to what your case is worth, whether negotiating with insurance companies or going to trial. The goal is to recover the maximum possible compensation on your behalf.
We Work with You to Determine How Much You Are Owed
Every personal injury situation is different, and the injuries and damages sustained are unique to each individual. As a result, calculating how much your case is worth is complicated and requires considering numerous factors. The costs of medical, hospital, therapy and rehabilitation expenses, lost income and property damage are some of the biggest economic factors a personal injury attorney will consider when determining the amount you should seek. But the costs of an injury go far beyond economic damages. They also include non-economic damages which are more subjective, such as pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, the loss of a marital relationship (consortium), and emotional damages such as stress, anxiety, and mental anguish.
Economic damages are relatively easy to calculate since they can be measured in actual monetary figures and often have tangible evidence such as medical expenses and receipts. It is much more difficult to calculate what non-economic damages are worth. Some insurance companies calculate damages by totaling economic damages and then assigning a “multiplier” (usually between 1.5 and 5) to the case based on the severity of the accident or injury.
If a case goes to a jury, there are other factors used to calculate a dollar figure for non-economic damages. There is no limitation of damages in cases involving injury and death except for a cap on punitive damages, which is two times the amount of actual damages.
Securing the Compensation You Deserve
If you or one of your loved ones has been seriously hurt by another party in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you have a right to fight back. An experienced and compassionate Philadelphia personal injury lawyer in our firm knows exactly how to structure your case to help you obtain the full measure of compensation you deserve, including damages for:
- Medical, hospital and therapy bills
- Lost income, current and future
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation and long-term care.
The damages you have encountered depend on the many costs you have faced. Every case is different and will likely vary in the expenses an injured person is seeking compensation for. At Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, a Philadelphia personal injury attorney will review your damages to make sure you get payment that reflects your experiences.
Statute of Limitations
Pennsylvania has a statute of limitations – a time limit during which you can file a claim in court if you suffer an injury. According to the statute, you must file before two years have passed since the injury occurred. If the injury claim is against a city, county, or state government agency, you have six months to file a notice of intent to sue. If you don’t file in a timely manner, the Pennsylvania court will likely refuse to hear your case, and you will lose your right to sue.
For an injury case, the date the clock starts running is the date of the accident. If a death is involved, this is figured from the date the victim died. Your injury lawyer at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller will make sure your case is filed properly within the statute of limitations.