A serious injury can change your life in an instant. When that injury occurs because someone else was negligent, you may be entitled to compensation. A personal injury settlement or award of damages at trial can provide the support and security you and your family need after an injury-related setback. However, the average person doesn’t have the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully navigate a personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you!
When you retain us to handle your personal injury claim, we’ll put our experience to work for you while you rest, recover, and rebuild.
If you’ve been charged with a crime, you undoubtedly know that your freedom may be at stake. But, many criminal defendants aren’t aware of the wide range of other potential consequences of a criminal conviction.
If you’re facing misdemeanor or felony charges, you can’t afford to gamble on the outcome. Give yourself the benefit of a skilled, dedicated advocate at every stage of the process, from gathering evidence and building a case through negotiation of a favorable plea agreement or trying your case before a jury.
This may sound technical and complicated in the abstract, so here’s an example:
The owner or operator of a retail business has a legal obligation to maintain the premises in reasonably safe condition for customers. If grocery store employees mop the floor and leave it wet and slick, with no warning signs, while customers are coming and going from the store, the store has likely failed in its duty. If a customer slips on the floor, that’s an injury sustained as the result of the store’s failure to maintain the premises in safe condition. The injured shopper’s medical bills and lost wages are examples of actual damages.
You may be entitled to damages even if you were partially responsible for your own injury. For instance, in the example above, the injured shopper might still be entitled to compensation if he had been running in the aisle, or had been looking down at his phone when he stepped onto the slick surface.
The statute of limitations for most personal injury, wrongful death, and similar cases in Pennsylvania is two years. That means that the injured party or surviving family has two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. Missing this filing deadline is typically fatal to the claim, meaning that the victim can no longer pursue compensation from the responsible party.
While it’s critical to know and comply with the statute of limitations in an injury case, the two-year cut-off isn’t the only timing issue. For example:
In addition, settling or litigating a personal injury claim may take months, or even years. The sooner you retain an experienced local personal injury attorney, the sooner your attorney can begin collecting evidence and moving the case forward.
There are also a great many case-related deadlines after your personal injury lawsuit is filed: deadlines for discovery requests, exhibit lists, witness lists, pre-trial motions, and more. Once you retain us to handle your personal injury case, we’ll take charge of managing those deadlines and filings—you won’t have to worry about technical procedural rules jeopardizing your claim.
Attorney James H. Bonner is a former Delaware County Assistant District Attorney.
He has a thorough knowledge of criminal law and local criminal court procedures, understands how the prosecution thinks and pursues cases, and has tried numerous cases before juries. Today, he dedicates his efforts to protecting the rights of criminal defendants, holding the prosecution to its burden of proof, and fighting for the most favorable resolution possible.
While a criminal conviction can derail your life, a successful personal injury claim can provide the resources you need to rebuild after a significant injury. A slip and fall, medical malpractice, or another act of negligence by another person can cause serious harm, robbing you of your ability to earn a living and necessitating extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
While you’re focused on recovering and pursuing necessary medical care, your financial situation may be spiraling out of control. Often, after a serious personal injury, medical bills mount rapidly. Those growing bills, combined with lost wages while you’re recuperating, threatens many families’ stability.
Fortunately, Pennsylvania law provides for compensation for people injured by someone else’s negligence. In a personal injury suit, you may recover damages such as:
Whether you’re facing criminal charges or have been injured and are seeking compensation through the civil court system, the outcome of your case could have a significant, lasting impact on your life. And, you’re not the only one affected—the stress, financial strain and other effects often impact the whole family.
If your family’s security and stability has been threatened by arrest or because you or a family member has been injured, it’s time to fight back. Attorney James H. Bonner can help you every step of the way, from explaining your rights and options to fighting for you in the courtroom.
Take control of your case right now by securing the assistance of a dedicated advocate with extensive trial experience. Call attorney James H. Bonner right now to schedule your free consultation. Just dial 610-450-4555 or fill out the contact form on this site.
Achieving a successful outcome in a personal injury case requires research, careful preparation, knowledge of substantive law and procedural rules, and a willingness and ability to fight for your rights at trial.
Attorney James H. Bonner has extensive trial experience, and is fully prepared to litigate your case if that is the best way to secure the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation right now to learn more about your options. There’s no obligation, and you won’t pay any attorney’s fees unless and until we secure a settlement or verdict at trial on your behalf.
Call 610-450-4555 right now and take the first step toward fighting for the compensation you need to rebuild your life and restore your financial security.