Accidents & Falls

What Is A Personal Injury Case?

 

Personal injuries, sometimes called catastrophic injuries, are serious injuries that cause long-term pain, dysfunction or disability. People who suffer these injuries experience permanent or long-lasting effects on every aspect of their lives, including their jobs, family, physical ability, recreational activities and overall lifestyle. 

 

We can help if you have been hurt in a:

 

  • Car crash 

  • Truck collision 

  • Moped or motorcycle crash 

  • Pedestrian accident 

  • Bike crash 

  • Hit and run 

  • Boat accident

  • Trip & Falls

  • Slip & Falls

  • Workplace Injuries

  • Construction Accidents

Understanding A Long-Term Disability

 

A serious or catastrophic injury will often leave you unable to work and incur high medical and care expenses that can include long-term care, home care and special modifications to your vehicle, workplace and home. These injuries are often the result of a car accident or motorcycle accident, but they can also happen as a result of a slip and fall in a store, animal attack or as in the case with young children with dog bites.

Serious injuries typically involve:

 

  • Spinal cord injuries 

  • Amputations 

  • Severe burns 

  • Traumatic brain injury 

  • Permanent scars or disfigurement 

  • Loss of vision or hearing 

SLIP & FALLS

 

Nobody likes to trip and fall in a public place such as a parking lot, restaurant, or in the grocery store. It can be frightening and embarrassing to trip on stairs or a slippery floor. But the truth is these falls do happen and they can be serious with enduring physical consequences, including broken bones, spinal injuries and serious brain injuries. 

 

Premises liability means the owner of the property has a duty to make sure the property is safe. This can mean that it is well lit, dry and maintained with durable handrails and level steps. Here in Pennsylvania, we have a specific laws that require most public buildings to be reasonably safe and free from hazards. If you have been seriously injured on someone else's property, it may be in your best interest to speak with an attorney about what happened. 

Steps To Take After An Injury On A Premises

1.  Get medical attention right away

2. Notify the owner that you were injured. 

3. Document evidence of the scene immediately, including taking photos or video.

    If you can, document the scene before anyone is allowed to make repairs,

    dry up a floor or replace burned out lighting. 

4. Document witness contact information. 

5. Do not speak with the property owner or his or her insurer about the accident

    and your injury or treatment unless you have legal representation. 

WORKPLACE INJURIES

 

A worker can get hurt on the job in any number of situations and occupations. When this happens, it is wise to contact our Tampa workers' compensation lawyers to guide you through the process.  Unfortunately, workers' comp claims can be challenging and the litigation process is full of minefields to get through. In these situations, a knowledgeable attorney can gather the facts of your dilemma and present the best case possible. We will negotiate on your behalf, while working toward a beneficial and expeditious resolution of the matter. If a satisfactory result cannot be reached through negotiation and settlement, we are prepared to represent you through trial litigation. 

Tell Us About Your Case

 

We do more than just offer "no-obligation consultation." We sit down and listen to your story. Together, we can frankly discuss your options and form a plan that guides your case through an optimal course of action. In a matter of seconds, your life was turned upside-down because of the negligence of someone else. While we cannot undo the event we can fight for justice, a fair compensation and a better future. 

NO UPFRONT COSTS/FEES

At no up-front cost to you, Royce Smith LLC provides the best legal representation in personal injury and work injury on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not take a fee until you receive compensation. You will not incur any legal fees or costs for our time and assistance unless we do our job and earn you a trial verdict or settlement. We have every incentive to maximize your recovery.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This website and the information it contains is for general information only about injury lawyers and claims. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. If you believe that you are entitled to an insurance settlement or compensation for a personal injury claim, contact Royce Smith LLC at 215-310-9050 for a free consultation with an experienced Philadelphia trial lawyer.