Do I really need a personal injury lawyer?

Maybe you do, maybe you don’t.  It largely depends on the facts of your case and the availability of insurance coverage to compensate you for your injuries and financial losses.  Truth be told, some people who are victims of accidents don’t need an attorney.  Some do.  However, you won’t know if you need legal counsel until you discuss the facts of your case with a competent personal injury attorney.

If you have been involved in an accident, be it an automobile or motorcycle accident, a slip and fall incident, a dog bite, or if you have suffered in any way as a result of someone else’s negligence, call us for a free consultation.  You may not need an attorney.  If you don’t need an attorney and it makes sense for you to handle your case on your own, we will be happy get you pointed in the right direction.  If you would benefit from the services of an experienced personal injury attorney, we will be happy to assist you. 

Whatever you do, MAKE SURE you talk to a personal injury attorney before you talk to anyone with the insurance company, or sign anything from the insurance company! 

Can I afford a personal injury attorney?

Yes!  If we agree to take your case, you won’t pay us a dime until we win your case or reach a settlement agreement with the other party.  If you don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t owe us anything.  No recovery, no fee! 

Who will pay my medical bills?

 In Pennsylvania, if you have been injured as a result of an automobile accident, your own automobile insurance carrier typically pays for your medical expenses related to the accident, up to the applicable policy limits.  However, there are some exceptions.  Suppose you don’t have automobile insurance?  What if your automobile insurance carrier stops paying your bills?  What if the person who causes your injury doesn’t have any insurance?  Every case is different.  That is why it is critical that you talk to a personal injury attorney before going toe to toe with any insurance carrier over medical expenses.

What are medical liens, and should I be worried about them?

If your medical expenses related to the treatment you received for injuries in an accident were paid by a party other than your own automobile insurance carrier, the party that paid those bills may have a right to a portion of your settlement or jury award.  This is called a “medical lien.”  This is typically the case when a government entity, such as Medicare or Medicaid, pays your medical expenses.  But there are several other situations where medical liens come into play.  Parties who may be entitled to a medical lien sometimes demand more than they are legally entitled to.  What is more, often parties who aren’t even legally entitled to a medical lien will demand part of your settlement or jury award.  Don’t be duped!   Make sure you get every penny you are entitled to and ensure that you don’t give part of your check to someone to whom it doesn’t belong!