Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer
No matter what causes a personal injury or wrongful death, you and your family will need an experienced and compassionate lawyer to provide guidance. You want an attorney who has compassion and understanding for the hardship you are experiencing and legal knowledge and experience to help you move forward. Most personal injury cases are ultimately a battle to get the at-fault party’s insurance company to provide fair compensation to the injury victim. Without an aggressive attorney to stand up for your interests, you are unlikely to receive the compensation that you need.
The attorneys of The Colleran Firm have the knowledge and experience to fight for the financial compensation that you need for medical bills, pain and suffering and related expenses. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.
At The Colleran Firm, our legal team has more than a century of combined legal experience. Our attorneys are battle-tested trial lawyers and have helped many clients secure just compensation for personal injuries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We have obtained many multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. Take a look at our record of verdicts and settlements and allow us to review the specific facts of your accident free of charge. We will offer an honest opinion about your legal options so that you can make an informed decision about how to move forward.
Why Choose The Colleran Firm?
Experience and results are the most important factors to consider when selecting a personal injury attorney to handle your case. Our attorneys at The Colleran Firm have decades of experience handling personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Our founding attorney has been practicing law more than 40 years and has tried more than 150 major civil trials to verdict in Pennsylvania. He leads an accomplished team of trial attorneys. Our attorneys have been consistently included among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and awarded Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent ratings as a result of their legal experience and professionalism.
We will handle your case ourselves. Our attorneys work as a team in strategizing the best approach to your case. Our clients benefit from having input from a team of skilled lawyers working on their case.
Most important, you should choose a law firm that has a record of proven results. Our legal team has obtained numerous multimillion settlements and verdicts. You may review our results and testimonials to hear what injured people who were in situations similar to yours had to say about the choice they made in selecting The Colleran Firm.
We work on a contingent fee arrangement, so you do not pay any legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you. If we obtain a verdict or settlement for you, we receive a portion of the amount you receive as our payment. We know you have enough expenses at this stressful time in your life.
What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Determining the value of a personal injury case is difficult. It depends on a number of variables including the severity of your injuries, the specific facts of how the accident occurred, whether you were partly at fault and the insurance coverage available to provide compensation. We handle cases involving very serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries. Some accidents cause disabling injuries and leave the victim unable to work again or handle the demands of a previous job.
Among the economic factors we take into consideration in estimating the value of your case are:
- Your medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income as a result of injuries
- Loss of future earning capacity if your injuries limit your ability to work.
We also take into account your pain and suffering.
Determining what a case is worth is an inexact science, and you should avoid any lawyer who guarantees that your case is worth a certain amount. Based on our years of experience handling other personal injury cases, our attorneys may be able to arrive at an estimate of the worth of your case after we have analyzed various factors and reviewed your medical records.
Causes of Injuries
Our attorneys at The Colleran Firm represent victims who have suffered very significant injuries as a result of others’ negligence. The injuries may occur at home, in a workplace or on the road. They may involve a brain injury, spinal injury, paralysis, burns or other injuries.
Common causes of injuries include:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
, unintentional falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries requiring hospitalization. A serious fall may cause temporary or permanent disability. If the fall was caused by a preventable hazard due to a property owner’s negligence or business owner’s negligence, a premises liability lawsuit may be an option for recovering compensation for medical bills.
Vehicle accidents cause many types of serious injuries including head injuries, neck injuries, spinal fractures, burns, and traumatic brain injuries.
The attorneys at The Colleran Firm have helped many people who were victims of personal injuries or lost loved ones in preventable accidents.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
In some serious accidents, the cause is obvious while in other accidents it is difficult to know whether the accident was preventable and negligence was involved. A seasoned personal injury attorney can review contributing factors to the accident and make an assessment of whether negligence was involved.
It important to seek a medical evaluation to determine the extent of your injuries. A doctor’s report detailing your injuries is an important document to present as part of a personal injury claim. You should focus on getting the medical treatment that you need to recover.
If you have sustained a serious personal injury, it is best to focus on your recovery and seek the guidance of an experienced attorney about your legal options. If an insurance company representing someone who caused your accident offers you a settlement, you should discuss with an attorney whether it is a fair settlement. Many initial settlement offers are low.
We will review your accident and give you our honest opinion about your legal options and your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I pay for my medical bills after a serious injury?
After a serious accident, you may have thousands of dollars of unanticipated medical bills. You may be unable to work while the bills accumulate. That unpaid medical debt can create stress and worry. If the insurer of the at-fault motorist accepts liability, the insurer may reimburse you for medical expenses up to the limits of the at-fault motorist’s insurance policy. If the insurance company denies liability or disputes your claim, you may need an experienced personal injury attorney to negotiate on your behalf for a fair settlement. Our attorneys may contact the health care providers, inform them that we are pursuing compensation on your behalf and make arrangement for them to receive payment after a settlement is reached.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
The best way to determine whether you have a personal injury case is to take advantage of a free consultation and speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. To have a valid injury claim, your injury must have been caused by the negligence of another party. For example, if a driver acts carelessly or with disregard for the safety of others and a serious accident resulted, that driver may have acted negligently. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can review the specific facts of your injury and determine whether negligence was involved and explain your legal options.
Do all personal injury cases go to court?
No, they do not. In fact, most personal injury cases are settled before trial. An out-of-court settlement allows you to receive compensation more quickly and avoids the uncertainty of a trial. Our personal injury attorneys work to resolve cases as quickly as possible without a trial. However, if the other side refuses to agree to a just settlement, our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys and are prepared to go to court to seek justice. View our past case results page
to read about past cases that we have handled and read client testimonials.
What happens if the person being represented in a personal injury lawsuit dies?
In Pennsylvania, any claim that an injury victim has continues even if the person dies. The personal representative or administrator of the estate of the deceased may bring a survival action after an accidental or wrongful death to recover the compensation that the victim would have recovered if he or she had lived. Any settlement goes to the estate of the deceased. A survival claim is one of two options Pennsylvania law provides. The other is a wrongful death lawsuit
if an injury victim dies of injuries sustained in a personal injury accident, the parents, spouse and children of the deceased may be entitled to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party who caused the injuries.
How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?
Honestly, it is hard to predict how long a case will take to resolve. It depends on the facts of the case and the number of parties involved. A personal injury case may be resolved in a matter of months if a just settlement can be obtained. But the case may take much longer if it goes to trial. Generally speaking, the more complex the case, the longer it will take to resolve. Some complex cases that go to trial take several years to complete. Each case has its own set of factors that determine the timetable. When going to trial is in your best interest, you will be represented by a skilled trial lawyer.