West Mifflin, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers
Never one to back down from a challenge, just one day after getting my law license I was thrown into the fire when I represented my...
Attorney Paletta has been engaged in the...
--Pittsburgh, PA, WV & OH Admiralty & Maritime / Jones Act / River Accident Lawyers
We are experienced lawyers in towboat accidents, barge accidents, drownings, pleasure boat accidents, passenger boat accidents, and cruise line and excursion boat accidents. We handle cases on rivers, lakes, and oceans in admiralty and maritime lawsuits under the federal Jones Act for negligence, under the general maritime law for unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure. ...
Real life experience of the difficulty of employment issues spurs her to champion the needs of her clients. Blaire listens to her clients. She knows that being unable to work, facing employment discrimination, or being...
1600 Law & Finance Bldg.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law and Pennsylvania State University - University Park
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...
Personal Injury Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Personal Injury Lawyers in Nearby Counties
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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