Coatesville, PA Personal Injury Lawyers
The aftermath of a personal injury can be emotionally and physically draining. As you try to grapple with what’s happened to you, you have to go to doctors’ appointments, navigate insurance calls, and figure out if you can go back to work. It’s a lot to handle, and we don’t think you should have to do it alone. Our team of Coatesville personal injury lawyers helps victims like you demand compensation from the liable party.
At Kingbird Legal, we fight aggressively for every client we take on. Don’t let the person who caused your injury walk away scot-free—choose us to handle your case. Call us at 484-289-4880 to set up a consultation now.
What Cases Do Our Attorneys Handle?
Our team of experienced attorneys is ready to tackle a wide range of personal injury claims. We’ve navigated complex cases throughout Pennsylvania, giving us the knowledge and skills needed to serve you. Some of the cases we take include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
- Premises liability, including slip and fall injuries and dog bites
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, there’s a good chance that you have a claim. It’s worth exploring your legal options.
How to Prove Negligence
The thought of proving someone’s negligence may be overwhelming, and that’s why it’s good to have an experienced Coatesville lawyer on your side. We know how to prove every element of negligence to build a solid foundation for your claim. Negligence involves:
- Duty of care: You must be able to show that the at-fault party had a duty of care to you. That means that they had an obligation to take reasonable steps to avoid harming you. For example, a dog owner has a legal obligation to keep their dog under their control and is unable to attack people. A driver has a legal obligation to follow the rules of the road and drive in a reasonable manner.
- Breach of duty: If someone violates their duty of care, they may be negligent. Using the examples above, imagine a dog owner who walks their dog leash-free in a municipality that requires leashing at all times. A driver may breach their duty by following too closely, speeding, or texting and driving.
- Link between the breach and your injuries: Now you have to show that the party’s breach of duty led to your injuries. If a leash-free dog bites you, that’s an obvious link. If a texting driver rear-ends you because they didn’t realize there was a red light, that’s another obvious connection.
- Measurable damages: Some claims fall apart here—people may consider filing a claim if someone is negligent and could have caused them serious injury. That’s not enough—the person must have caused you actual harm for you to seek compensation.
Types of Compensation in a Coatesville Personal Injury Claim
Your personal injury claim may result in compensation for many different accident-related losses. This is why your attorney will focus so much on evidence collection and analysis; the stronger your evidence is, the easier it is to prove the extent of your losses. You may receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses: This includes your medical bills, any co-pays you may have paid, the cost of traveling to and from appointments, and over-the-counter medical supplies. Your medical expenses may not be fully calculated until you reach maximum medical improvement.
- Lost wages: Whether you spend one day or the rest of your life away from work because of your injury, it is important that you receive compensation for your lost income. Most injuries just involve compensation for lost wages; serious or catastrophic injuries may result in compensation for lost future income.
- Property damage: Many types of personal injuries also cause property damage. If you’ve suffered damage to your vehicle, clothing, jewelry, or other personal items because of your injury, you may be compensated for those losses.
- Pain and suffering: The more severe your injury is, the more you may be owed for your pain and suffering. Pain can severely decrease your quality of life, and there’s no way to give you back the time you lost to your suffering. That’s why a personal injury claim may assign a monetary value to your pain and compensate you that way.
- Punitive damages: In rare cases, you may also receive punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded by the court when a liable party’s conduct is so outrageous or egregious that they must be punished. Punitive damages are paid to the injured party, but their primary purpose is actually to punish the at-fault party and discourage that type of behavior in the future.
Why You Should Choose the Team at Kingbird Legal
\When it’s time to fight for compensation, you deserve an attorney who is committed to protecting your best interests. The insurance company fights passionately on behalf of their profit margins and executive bonuses—you need an attorney who’s even more driven. That’s where we step in.
At Kingbird Legal, we know that the compensation you receive from a personal injury claim helps you get back to life as normal. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, fair compensation can help you adjust to your new normal and learn how to move forward. When you’re injured because of someone else’s mistake, it’s not fair for you to bear the costs of your injuries. From slip and fall injuries to car accidents and medical malpractice, we take our responsibility to our clients seriously. With a thorough investigation, in-depth analysis of your injuries, and aggressive negotiation techniques, we will fight for everything you deserve.
Call Us Today to Start Your Claim
The sooner you contact Kingbird Legal, the sooner we can start investigating your claim. Set up a free consultation right now by contacting us online or calling us at 484-289-4880. No matter what type of injury claim you have, we are here to help.
Kingbird Legal specializes in representing personal injury victims in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, catastrophic injury cases, wrongful death, premises liability (“slip and fall”) accidents, medical malpractice and defective product cases.