Williamsport, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Pennsylvania State University - University Park and University of Pennsylvania Law School
First and foremost, I make sure they get the proper medical care that they require. I provide representation for Workers’ Compensation, Heart and Lung...
Attorney Trapani handles a variety of serious personal injury cases including auto and truck accidents, premises liability, liquor liability violations, sexual abuse and wrongful death litigation. Licensed to practice in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, Trapani has litigated against some of the largest insurance companies in the U.S., and effectively negotiated substantial settlements for his clients. Recently, attorney Trapani was inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The forum is a group of attorneys, made up of less than 1% of all lawyers in the...
Ms. Graham has focused her career on litigation since her first summer in law school when she had the privilege to work an...
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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