Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Getting injured is always a traumatizing and shocking experience while recovering from an injury can be a thorny and lengthy process. At H. Rosen Law, P.C., we understand what a sudden injury entails and how it can cause financial hardship for the victim and their family.
Our personal injury attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is committed to advocating fiercely for the rights of accident victims and helping them recover financial compensation. If you or someone you love has been hurt due to the negligence of another, call Howie. Our law firm serves injured victims in Philadelphia, Scranton, Harrisburg, and other parts of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Howard A. Rosen, Attorney at Law, has spent years honing his skills and providing client-focused legal representation to injured victims in Pennsylvania. Howie offers the personal attention and support each client needs to get the most compensation out of a personal injury claim. H. Rosen Law, P.C., handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
Auto accidents. This category includes all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those that involve passenger cars, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, large trucks, and others.
Slip and fall accidents. When someone slips and falls on another person’s property due to unsafe conditions, they may have a personal injury claim against the property owner or manager.
Dog bites. When a person is bitten by a dog, they may pursue compensation by filing a claim against the owner of the dog.
Product liability. When an injury occurs as a result of using a defective or unreasonably dangerous product, the injured party may bring a product liability claim against the manufacturer, seller, and other liable parties.
As a rule of thumb, you may have a valid personal injury claim as long as you can prove that someone else acted negligently, recklessly, or carelessly and you were hurt as a result. Our personal injury attorney at H. Rosen Law, P.C., can properly assess your case and help you understand your best course of action.
Common Injuries Suffered by Injured Victims
Regardless of how an accident happens, the aftermath can be a detriment to the victim’s life and their ability to work and provide for their family. Injuries sustained in accidents caused by someone else’s negligence range from minor to life-threatening. Some of the most common types of injuries include:
Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries
Fractured, broken, or crushed bones
Scars, burns, and disfigurement
Sprains and strains
Loss of limb
Psychological injuries, such as depression and PTSD
No matter how you were injured or what your injuries are, Howie at H. Rosen Law, P.C., will advocate for your best interests and fight tirelessly to ensure you get every penny you deserve. We strive to provide persistent and compassionate legal representation in every case we handle.
Every person who can successfully prove their personal injury case is entitled to financial compensation, which is known as “damages” under the law. In Pennsylvania, victims in personal injury cases can be compensated with two types of damages:
Economic damages refer to recoverable monetary losses and include medical bills, rehabilitation costs, loss of income, property damage, and other expenses and losses that can be objectively calculated; and
Non-economic damages refer to losses that are more subjective in nature and include mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and other immeasurable losses.
When the plaintiff (the injured party) can prove that the defendant (the party being sued) engaged in malicious, willful, wanton, reckless, or oppressive behavior, they can be awarded the third type of damages: punitive damages. However, these damages are rarely awarded in personal injury cases in Pennsylvania.
Personal Injury Law in Pennsylvania
Every state has personal injury laws to enable people who have been injured through the negligence of another party to seek compensation for their losses and damages and restore themselves to the pre-accident condition as much as possible. Personal injury laws differ from one state to another. Some of the laws you should be aware of when filing a personal injury claim in Pennsylvania include:
Comparative negligence. Under the doctrine of “comparative negligence,” the injured victim is entitled to financial compensation even when they are partly at fault. However, when the victim’s own fault contributed to their injuries, the damages they will be permitted to collect will be reduced by the percentage of their fault. Pennsylvania is a modified comparative negligence state that follows the 51 percent rule. In other words, it means that injured parties are not permitted to recover damages if they are 51% or more at fault.
Statute of limitations. This law sets the time limit on how long the injured party has to file a personal injury claim. In most cases, Pennsylvania sets a two-year statute of limitations for civil actions arising from personal injury claims, though there may be exceptions. If a civil action is filed after the statute of limitations expires, the victim will be barred from recovery.
There are quite a few laws that may affect your ability to file a personal injury claim. At H. Rosen Law, P.C., we always explain the laws that may impact our clients’ cases. We like to keep our clients educated throughout the entire process so they understand what’s going on and can make informed decisions.
Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
At H. Rosen Law, P.C., we strive to achieve favorable outcomes for injured victims by providing compassionate and results-driven representation. As a personal injury attorney, Howard A. Rosen has the expertise and skills needed to get you the justice you deserve so you can move forward with your life. Reach out to our office in Philadelphia, PA today to request a free case evaluation.