In PA, 518 people were killed in car accidents during the first six months of 2014.
Being involved in an auto accident requires you and your family to hire a qualified and seasoned personal injury attorney. We, at Martins Mill Legal Center, offer you comprehensive legal services regarding your personal injury claims. Our legal team has competent and dedicated lawyers that understand the many aspects of injuries sustained due to the negligence of others: the emotional harm, the physical hurt and the financial strain.
Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accident, slip and fall accident, a dog bite you will need to be made aware of some laws that govern your claim for compensation in case of any of these personal injury scenarios.
You need to know these laws so as to pursue your rights to personal injury compensation together with help from our personal injury attorneys in Northeast Philadelphia.
Time bounds on personal injury claims
There is a time limit on when to file a lawsuit and go to court after sustaining some personal injury. These time bounds vary depending on type of case being filed. This law is better known as statute of limitations and each city in Pennsylvania has its own.
According to Pennsylvania law on personal injury lawsuits, you can file a personal injury claim for a period of up to 2 years from when you sustained the personal injury, in the civil court system of state (42 Pa. Con. Stat. Ann. section 5524).
Do not wait until it’s too late. If you’re local to Northeast Philadelphia, visit Martins Mill Legal Center to meet with our legal team.
Law on dog bite
Have you sustained an injury from a dog bite and wonder if you can make a legal claim? Well, according to a statute in the Pennsylvanian personal injury law, you can and the owner of the dog is wholly and strictly liable to your full compensation (3 Pa. Stat. § 459-502 (b)).
Law on injury damages
There are no caps on injury as far as Pennsylvania constitution is concerned. Actually, the constitution does not allow limitations on damages in all personal injury cases or death. However, there is an exception to punitive damages.
Law on ‘discovery of harm’
Even though a statute of limitation require one to file a personal injury claim within a certain time bracket, the actual time period does not start trickling down right from the time of filing the lawsuit. It normally starts when the person filing the lawsuit is aware he/she has suffered an injury and the gravity of the harm. This is what is referred as the discovery of harm rule.
For you to benefit from this rule, you need to ensure the delay time is realistic. You also need to know that, this rule does not arise in some personal injuries scenarios such as slip and fall or auto accidents.
So, if you live in Northeast Philadelphia and are in need a personal injury attorney why not visit us at Martins Mill Legal Center?