According to Webster’s Dictionary, the legal definition of personal injury is an injury to one’s body, mind, or emotions.
In Pennsylvania, if you suffer a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to compensation. Some personal injury causes are:
- a car accident,
- a wet floor which causes you to slip and fall,
- a broken piece of concrete steps causes you to trip and fall.
Kitay Law Offices has over twenty years of experience and has obtained millions of dollars for our clients.
We win cases for those with both physical and mental/emotional injuries.
Physical injuries can include:
- broken bones,
- muscle and tendon tears,
- spinal disc herniation’s,
- cuts and bruises,
- and death.
Injuries to mental health can include:
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Personal injuries, generally, can result from two different types of actions or in-actions: negligence or intent.
Negligence occurs when the at-fault person or party fails to act in the same way that a reasonable person would. Intentional acts causing personal injury can be done with the specific intent to cause harm, even as a practical joke.
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What’s the first thing I should do if I have an injury in an accident?
The most important thing is your health. Get to the doctor immediately. Your injury should be treated right away. Next, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Personal Injury cases must be investigated quickly. If you wait, you may cause very important evidence to be lost forever. This could have negative effect on your potential case. You should always call the police and have an accident report filled out.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit if I am injured?
The time period calculation is generally two years from the date you become aware of the injury. However, you should never wait that long to speak with an attorney. There are rare instances where the time period can be longer than two years, so even if you are past that time-line, you should contact an attorney to help you determine the exact date of your deadline. The attorneys at Kitay Law Offices can help you determine what your deadline is, called the “statute of limitations” deadline, and they will make sure your case is filed timely and properly.
How can I find a reputable mechanic to fix my car if my injury was from a car accident?
With so much on your mind after a car accident, finding a mechanic with a good reputation can be hard. Try some websites like Yelp for help.