How a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
If you have experienced some form of personal injury due to the fault of someone else, seeking a Philadelphia personal injury attorney is a wise course of action. Personal injury cases can be complicated, and although individuals may choose to settle claims on their own, the result can be more potential losses and missed compensation. An experienced lawyer can be especially invaluable for cases with significant injury, missed work, and escalating medical bills. The attorneys at Alfred Abel Law Offices seek to minimize the stress of this difficult time, by addressing all of the necessary aspects of your personal injury case.
Personal Injury Claim Process
Be sure to get medical treatment immediately after an accident if you have been injured. By going to the hospital or seeing a doctor, you can ensure that no further damage is done, and also establish the extent of the injury. When possible, the next step would be to choose the right personal injury attorney. When you contact us, we immediately make the time to listen and take note of the details of your accident. We will review any insurance policy with you and explain the details to determine what kind of insurance coverage is available to you and how it may affect your case. In many cases the victim doesn’t have insurance, but still has a good claim.
Many smaller personal injury claims can be settled without a lawsuit. Your Philadelphia personal injury attorney can help you determine which decisions would be most beneficial, and make the necessary demands to the other attorney or insurance company. A lawsuit, if necessary, must be filed within the time limits set forth by the state. Next comes the discovery process, including the investigation of each side’s legal claims and defenses, exchange of interrogatories and document requests, and taking depositions of all relevant witnesses – various steps that might take several months to a year, depending on the complexity of the case and court deadlines.
Settlement can take place at any point. The case can settle once a lawsuit has been filed, before trial or even during trial (before a jury reaches a verdict). Accepting a settlement offer is your decision. However, if no settlement can be reached, both parties will have to go to a mediator or settlement conference try to settle the case. Often, that will resolve the issue. If no resolution is reached, the case will be scheduled for trial. A personal injury trial can last from a day to over a week.
A Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney at Alfred Abel Law Is Ready to Help
Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, involves the two basic issues of liability and damages. We are prepared to help you receive the maximum compensation for your personal injury case. Call one of our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at 215.517.8300. We are located at 1515 Market Street, Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19102.