The role of a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney is to ensure that you receive fair compensation after being injured in an accident.
You have been injured in an accident in Pennsylvania that was not your fault. Several questions run through your mind. Who will pay for my medical expenses? Who will pay my bills when I’m out of work? What care will I need in the future and who will pay for it? How has my life been changed and when, if ever, will I be able to resume a normal and active pain-free life? How do I deal with the insurance companies? How do I make sure that the person who caused the accident accepts responsibility and pays fair compensation for all of my losses?
My job, as a Pennsylvania Personal Injury attorney, is to answer all of those questions, handle all contact with the insurance companies and, ultimately, recover full and fair compensation for your injuries. My ultimate goal is to make certain that the person who caused the accident accepts responsibility and covers all of your losses, including compensating you for all past and future medical bills and lost wages, any other out-of-pocket costs and provides full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Under Pennsylvania Negligence Law, the person responsible for causing a car accident is legally obligated to compensate anyone injured in the accident for all consequences. Since there is no way to turn back the clock and prevent the car accident from happening, the intent of Negligence Law is to provide an injured party with enough compensation to make up for the damage caused by the accident.
Almost always, the person who caused the car accident has purchased insurance coverage to make sure that an insurance company has to pay, rather than risking his or her personal assets. Not surprisingly, the insurance company is a big corporation motivated to make a profit by collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible in claims. So, when its customers cause accidents, the insurance company will often try to deny responsibility for causing the accident or try to minimize compensation payments. My goal, as your Pennsylvania Personal Injury attorney, is to make sure that the insurance company does not take advantage of you and to get you full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
These are the things we do for you in a typical Pennsylvania Personal Injury case after a car accident: investigate the accident; photograph the scene; locate and interview witnesses; review insurance policies; communicate with insurance companies; gather medical records, bills and lost wage information; hire expert witnesses; and negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit and litigate the case to a conclusion, through settlement or a jury trial.
Our fees are charged on a “Contingent” basis, meaning that the fee is “contingent” upon us recovering compensation for you. If we achieve no recovery, there is no fee. If we are successful in achieving compensation, our fee is usually one-third of the recovery plus any out-of-pocket costs we pay to pursue your case. We believe that the Contingent Fee is beneficial to our clients because the risk of the representation is on our shoulders. We pay expenses and perform work, but, if we are unsuccessful, you owe us nothing. In addition, the Contingent Fee gives a financial incentive for us to get you full and fair compensation because our fee depends on it. Also, since we do not charge by the hour, there is no incentive for us to delay or drag out the resolution your case.
About the Author
Tim Rayne is a Pennsylvania Personal Injury attorney with the ChesterCounty law firm of MacElree Harvey. Tim has offices in Kennett Square and West Chester, PA, and focuses his practice in helping injured victims of accidents. Tim has extensive experience in settling and trying car accident, medical malpractice and other injury cases. Check out Tim’s website at www.timraynelae.com or contact him at 610-840-0124 or [email protected] for information or to schedule a free consultation.