Hawthorn, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers
Vince’s practice focuses on representing individuals in personal injury, products liability, employment, and civil rights matters. He has tried over 20 cases to verdict in federal and state courts and has obtained settlements for his clients collectively totaling over $30 million.
Vince is a...
Attorney Berret graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995, and returned to Pittsburgh to practice law. He began his practice with a small law firm, and thereafter served as the law clerk to the Honorable Charles Alexander, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Clarion County.
Tom joined Hal K. Waldman and Associates in 1997, and...
After, graduating law school Pino began his career as a trial attorney for insurance defense firms; meaning he represented insurance companies in lawsuits or claims brought against those individuals causing injuries. After witnessing firsthand, the lengths the insurance companies went through to prevent fairly compensating an injured person, Pino decided to become a...
Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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