It is not easy to know what to do after a traumatic event resulting in serious personal injuries. The aftermath, which may include significant and prolonged medical treatment, can be an enormous burden that is difficult to manage. While not all accidents resulting in severe personal injuries are due to negligence, others may have been wholly avoidable if not for someone’s disregard for their duty of care.
If you are facing these circumstances, it may be time to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer. Our team of attorneys could use their understanding of the law and nuances of the legal system to work for you while zealously going after all monetary compensation you may have a right to claim.
Severe physical, emotional, and financial damages resulting from auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, burn injuries, dangerous drugs, motorcycle accidents, and bicycle accidents are just several instances that may give rise to a personal injury case. Given the wide variety of events that could precipitate a personal injury claim, a person’s ability to claim financial damages for lost wages, medical bills, and emotional anguish depends on various elements specific to the situation. The party responsible for the claimant’s injuries, the nature and extent of the claimant’s injuries, and the amount of medical treatment an individual received could all impact a final compensation amount.
One of the most important elements when pursuing damages in a personal injury case is establishing that the negligence of one or more other parties caused the claimant’s injuries. To prove negligence, a person must show that the other party owed them a legal duty of care and violated that obligation. Furthermore, the violation must have been directly responsible for the claimant’s injuries and the subsequent damage they sustained. For instance, a doctor has a legal duty to adhere to the accepted standard of care when treating their patients, and failure to follow this standard of care that results in a patient suffering harm could lead to a personal injury claim of medical negligence.
Depending on the facts of the case, numerous parties (including the injured individual) could share a portion of responsibility for the incident. A court finding a person partly to blame for their harm could impact how much compensation they can collect if their case is successful. State law does not allow individuals more than 50% responsible for the events of the incident that caused their injury to collect compensation. When considering a personal injury claim, it is vital to speak with a Pennsylvania attorney who could carefully consider the facts and evaluate the best strategies to pursue a case.
According to 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 5524, a two-year statute of limitations generally governs personal injury claims. If a person is injured due to another party’s negligence but waits more than two years from the accident to start a case, they may have forfeited their right to pursue compensation. However, a range of special circumstances may apply to some injury claims in which the filing deadline deviates from this two-year rule.
For example, the statute noted above lists a common exception that may apply in instances of medical negligence. When a patient is harmed by a medical provider’s negligence but does not learn they are injured right away, the two-year window may not begin until the day they find out or logically should have found out about the injury. Interpreting the statute of limitations and other laws governing personal injury claims can be difficult. It is best to speak with a lawyer in Pennsylvania who is well-versed in these laws and the most effective approach to building a successful personal injury claim.
If you are considering pursuing a personal injury claim, your next call should be to an attorney who could provide the answers and insights you seek. A Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer could be your advocate throughout your case. Do not wait to schedule a conversation with an attorney and receive a confidential evaluation of your case. Call our team today to arrange your consultation.
This team is incredible. They are friendly and knowledgeable. I appreciate everything they have done for me and would recommend them to anyone. Overall great experience
My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
I would definitely recommend Grungo and Colarulo.
Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Very professional, communicates well, makes me feel like they have my best interest at heart, and overall just a great company. Christine and the whole team has been on top of everything. Would definitely recommend!! 10/10
First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
Oh, did I mention, WE WON …
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.
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