Personal Injury Attorneys in Mount Joy, PA
High-Quality Legal Counsel Fighting for Fair Compensation
Life can change with zero notice. An accident, you never saw coming, can derail your life physically, mentally, and emotionally. Injuries carry an extra weight of devastation when they could have been prevented.
The foundation of a personal injury case is an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. The burden deepens as the bills pile up.
At The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter, our Mount Joy personal injury lawyers are willing to go to battle with insurance companies and in courtrooms so that you receive rightful reimbursement of the true costs of the accident.
Our deep background in personal injury law includes the following types of cases:
- Auto Accidents
- Catastrophic Injury
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Fatal Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Multi-Vehicle Accidents
- Negligent Drivers
- Premises Liability
- Rear-End Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Snow and Ice-Related Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Truck Accidents
- Under/Uninsured Motorists
- Worker’s Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Pennsylvania statutes provide for three different types of injury liability. Negligence is when an individual or business owner neglects their care of duty. Their negligent behavior causes someone else’s injury. In medical malpractice, a healthcare provider deviates from the appropriate standard of care. This breach contributes to an injury. Strict liability is possible in certain cases that don’t require proving fault or negligence. Product liability and dog bites are examples.
Available Damages in Personal Injury Cases
We know that injuries impact more than what the eye sees. All areas of your life can be impacted.
In Mount Joy personal injury cases, you may receive compensation for both economic and non-economic costs:
- Economic Damages. You can think of these costs as having tangible costs that can be easily documented. Hospital stays, prescriptions, imaging, lab work, and procedures are invoiced and easily documented. Property damage, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses are also economic damages. Future lost wages and ongoing therapy and additional surgeries can also be included.
- Non-Economic Damages. This category of damages isn’t as cut and dry as economic damages. Pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium are examples that can be argued for by an effective attorney.
Punitive damages – meant to punish egregious, malicious action or inaction – are possible in Pennsylvania. This category is reserved for the most extraordinary and reckless conduct.
Modified Comparative Negligence Law
Even if you bear some responsibility for the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation. Under the state’s modified comparative negligence law, you still have the grounds for a lawsuit if your share of the negligence is less than 50%. For example, if a jury awards you with $100,000 but also determines that you are 25% at fault, your award is reduced by 25%. Instead of the full $100,000, you will receive $75,000.
Statute of Limitations
One important guideline to keep in mind is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases. The state limits how much time can pass between the date of the accident and filing a related lawsuit. In most cases, you have only two years from the date of the accident to file a civil lawsuit.
Negotiating with Insurance Companies
Don’t be surprised if you are quickly approached by the other side’s insurance company with a quick settlement. Getting you to settle quickly is in their best interests, not yours. Lean on us to handle the negotiations for you. We handle these discussions with the same high aptitude that we bring into the courtroom. We will vigorously justify the settlement you deserve.
Quality Counsel for Mount Joy Personal Injury Lawsuits
When you are injured in an accident, your first priority is to get needed medical attention. You or a loved one should then reach out to a Mount Joy personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter. We will get to work analyzing the scene, reinterviewing witnesses, and evaluating accident reports. Timeliness is important. With each passing day, week, and month, evidence that supports your case fades. Memories become fuzzy. Comprehensive documentation improves the chance for success.
We are proud that our law firm consistently ranks as having some of the best personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania. In addition to our impeccable negotiation and trial skills, our care and dedication to our clients set us apart from other firms.
Contact us today for an initial consultation to discuss your case. Call (717) 537-0928 to schedule.
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