Experiencing a personal injury can derail your life in an array of different ways, most of which are beyond your control. And to make matters worse, as an injured party, you likely find yourself unable to perform your regular job duties, so finances become strained at a time when you are running yourself ragged going to medical appointments and dealing with insurance companies. You don’t have to go it alone. SMT Legal is here to help. We have a long history of helping accident victims get their lives back on track in the aftermath of even the most catastrophic accidents, moving forward by holding the at-fault parties in their cases responsible for their negligence. As soon as possible following your personal injury, reach out to us.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
The most common type of personal injury claims include:
- Car accident cases: This is the number one type of personal injury case filed in the United States. Car accidents are usually caused by a driver failing to follow the rules of the road. Negligent drivers can be held responsible for injuries caused by the car accident they instigated.
- Slip and fall cases: This is another very common type of personal injury case. Property owners are legally required to keep their premises reasonably safe and hazard-free so that people on the property do not suffer injuries.
- Dog bites: Dog owners are usually held financially accountable for injuries caused by their dogs.
- Medical malpractice: This type of claim may arise when a doctor or other healthcare professional failed to provide adequate care, resulting in the patient’s injury.
- Defamation, libel and slander: Refers to an individual suffering an injury to their reputation as a result of untrue statements being spread. The plaintiff will have to prove that the negative statement was made and caused them financial harm as a result.
- Assault, battery, and other intentional torts: These cases almost always include a criminal case against the perpetrator.
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
The state of Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims, meaning the time-frame you have to file your claim begins on the date that your injury occurred. Don’t waste time before filing your claim – the sooner you contact a qualified attorney, the better, as an investigation into your case can immediately get underway. Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers here at SMT Legal today for your free consultation regarding your personal injury case.