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.
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They were always there to answer my questions. They provided the support I needed while my lawsuit was pending. I will never forget their compassion and thoughtfulness. – Diane S.
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Your attorney manages your claim and serves as your advocate. This means handling the many processes involved in preparing and filing a claim, but it also means dealing with insurance companies and other attorneys. Your advocate will be your buffer against the tedious and draining aspects of filing a personal injury claim, giving you the opportunity to focus on your health and resume your daily life.
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years. This means that you have two years after suffering an injury to take legal action.
Many factors determine the amount you should seek in your claim. The costs of medical expenses, lost income and property damage are some of the biggest economic factors an 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, like pain and suffering or diminished quality of life.
If you’ve suffered injuries that have proven costly - financially, physically or mentally - and those injuries were another person’s fault, then you could have a legal claim for compensation. To get a better idea of how likely your situation is to result in a successful personal injury claim, consult an attorney who is familiar with these types of cases.
Contact Wapner Newman today to schedule a free consultation of your case.
Pretty much anyone can be named in a lawsuit, but a key aspect of a successful lawsuit is knowing who to file it against. A skilled attorney will conduct an investigation to determine why an accident happened and who is truly responsible for the injuries their client suffered.
Don’t feel bad about seeking compensation in a personal injury claim. The money you are pursuing is to cover the expenses you’ve faced. You’re not alleging that someone is a bad person and you’re not looking for free money. You are seeking justice for the hardships you’ve experienced.
Attorneys decide how they want to be paid for their services, and it can vary from one firm to another. Some attorneys want to be paid a rate, while others might work on retainer. Many personal injury attorneys work on what is referred to as a contingency fee.
A contingency fee means that an attorney gets paid only if they win your case. This shields a client from paying huge fees if their claim is unsuccessful. The attorneys at Wapner Newman work on a contingency fee, so you can rest assured that we won’t charge a fee unless you get results.
A settlement occurs when two sides come to an agreement. If no agreement is reached, the case goes to trial. Either process can take anywhere from weeks to several months or longer.
Settlements are the result of negotiations between the representatives of the parties involved in a lawsuit. The process can be lengthy or brief, depending on the circumstances of a case. A good attorney will know what amount is reasonable to accept and what should be rejected.
Trials occur when no agreement can be reached. Both sides prepare arguments that will be presented before a judge and jury. After hearing the case of both the plaintiff (the injured party) and the defendant (the person who is allegedly negligent), the jury will decide whether the defendant was at fault and how much they owe the plaintiff.
A good attorney is knowledgeable, practical, assertive and always prepared. A successful legal practice takes years to build, and it is founded upon thousands of hours of research and experience. A good attorney will be able to tell you about their experience, so you can see for yourself why you should choose them to represent you.
At Wapner Newman, we are proud of the work we’ve done for our clients. We encourage you to view our past results and client testimonials to find out what our team has accomplished.
Evidence gathering, extensive research, consultations with experts, preparation of documents, preparation of presentations in a trial - these are all hallmarks of a successful case. A skilled attorney knows that it is always best to prepare a case for trial to achieve maximum compensation for their client.
The costs you face from your injury are called damages, and you will seek compensation for the following damages in a lawsuit…
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future earnings
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering.
Negligence is the failure to take a reasonable amount of care. It means carelessness or recklessness. It doesn’t imply that someone acted maliciously or willfully caused another harm. It simply means that they acted without regard for the safety of others.
Attorneys determine fault by examining all causes of a client’s injury. Once the causes have been determined, the attorney will conduct an investigation to find out who was responsible. In some cases, the answer is clear. In others, it requires more thoughtful deliberation. One party or several parties might be named in a lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of a case.
For over 40 years, our 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.
At the Philadelphia law firm of Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, you will always be able to speak with the injury attorney assigned to your case. We believe the personal approach is the most powerful approach to pursuing any claim. Understanding how your injuries have directly affected your life in every respect helps us build a stronger case for you.
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 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 as Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" by their peers and Adam S. Getson
and Samuel A. Anyan, Jr.
were recognized as "Rising Stars".
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. A 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 bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation and long-term care
- Funeral expenses (in wrongful death cases)
Immediately seek medical attention for your injuries and report the incident to someone. If your injury stems from a vehicle accident, contact the police to notify them of the incident. If your injury occurred somewhere else, such as your workplace, then notify your supervisor of the injury.
Keep a file containing copies of anything you receive in the days, weeks and months following your injury. This includes any bills or correspondence related to your injury. Refrain from making any public statements (stay away from social media) and contact an attorney to handle your case.
An attorney can help you figure out the appropriate steps to take after suffering an injury and help you avoid mistakes that might prove costly in a lawsuit.
It’s vital that you see a doctor after suffering an injury. Prioritizing your health is always your top goal. Seeking medical attention also establishes a record of your injuries, which is a key aspect of an injury claim. See a doctor early and as often as necessary, and keep copies of all bills and paperwork you receive.
If you are contacted by another person’s insurance company, you are not obligated to speak to them. In fact, speaking to them or making a statement might do your case harm. Insurance representatives are trained to look for ways to lessen their employer’s payments or to deny payments entirely. You will be best served by referring them to your attorney.
When it comes to your own insurance company, you should report your injury as soon as it occurs and cooperate with them to the best of your ability. However, you don’t have to accept their offers for payment if they don’t meet your needs.
How we can help
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.
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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.