Personal Injury Lawyers in Pennsylvania
The attorneys of Kitay Law Offices focus much of their legal practice on personal injury matters and accident claims including, but not limited to the following:
- Car, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Birth injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Workplace injuries
If you have been hurt and are looking for an injury or accident lawyer, remember you should first seek medical attention and then contact an attorney. Most personal injury cases can only be filed within two years of the accident. This rule does not apply to all cases and depends on the facts in each individual case. Therefore, you should seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible.
Kitay Law Offices is home to some of Pennsylvania’s top car accident attorneys. While auto accidents include collisions that take place when there is a car, they also can include trucks like a tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, motorcycle, train, bus, boat, or ATV. Unfortunately, at some time in our lives, most of us will experience an accident and might have even suffered an injury like a broken leg or whiplash. In some cases, you may need a car accident lawyer. Determining who is at fault for an auto accident usually requires the investigation and determination of damages by a professional. Sometimes, a car accident may be caused by a negligent driver, a defect in the car, bad weather conditions (Act of God), a missing or defective street sign, or a number of other factors.
You should be aware that in Pennsylvania, the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act requires insurance companies to give the insured the option of selecting “Limited Tort” or “Full Tort,” with the full tort option being only slightly more expensive than the limited tort option. If you select limited tort, you will not be able to sue for pain and suffering unless you sustain a serious or permanent injury, which has been defined by the Pennsylvania Courts as a “serious impairment of a bodily function.” Although auto-insurance companies market limited tort policies as a way for you to reduce auto-insurance premiums, the limited tort option severely reduces your ability to receive compensation for injury while only marginally reducing the premium expense. If you or someone you know has been injured or incurred financial damages as the result of an auto accident, call the office of Kitay Law Offices at 1-888-KITAY-LAW for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Slip and Fall Accidents (Premises Liability)
Another name for slip and fall accident cases is premises liability. When public or private property (“premises”) is unsafe, accidents can happen which can lead to a catastrophic injury. Injuries can occur in residential buildings, on construction sites, at shopping centers, parking lots and just about anywhere. The top rated premises liability attorneys of Kitay Law Offices have represented individuals who have fallen on defective stairs, when a porch collapses, because of potholes in city streets, when pipes have burst inside apartments, because of absent smoke detectors, and many other circumstances relating to unsafe conditions of property. If you or someone you know has been injured on someone else’s property, call Kitay Law Offices at 1-888-KITAY-LAW for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Tragically, a doctor’s mistake can often have severe consequences for a patient. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional fails to properly treat a patient and the improper treatment causes the patient to suffer a new injury or even a wrongful death. A new injury is required because it would be unreasonable to hold a doctor or other healthcare professional responsible for the original medical problem. Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition
- Failure to properly treat a patient’s medical condition
- Failure to safely administer anesthesia
- Failure to manage a pregnancy or deliver a baby in a safe manner
- Failure of a nurse or other staff member to keep a treating physician informed of a patient’s condition
- Failure to administer medications properly
- Failure to protect a patient from a fall or other injury on hospital property
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the care provided by a health care practitioner, call the office of Kitay Law Offices at 1-888-KITAY-LAW for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Sometimes people are injured at work. Most of the time, the only legal action they can bring against their employer or co-workers is a claim for workers’ compensation. A person who is injured at work may also have a claim against a “third party,” such as the manufacturer of unsafe machinery, the owner of the premises where the injury occurs (if different from his employer), or against another company whose employee caused the injury. If you or someone you know has been injured at work, you should have your case evaluated by an attorney. Call the office of Kitay Law Offices at 1-888-KITAY-LAW for a free consultation and case evaluation.