Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting For The Recovery You Deserve
If you have suffered harm due to the negligence of another, you may be contemplating taking legal action. You don’t have to face this legal battle alone. John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., are here to guide you through the process and fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
With law offices in Pittsburgh, our personal injury lawyers handle personal injury claims for clients throughout Pennsylvania.
Take Legal Action As Soon As Possible After A Personal Injury
There are several reasons why accident survivors need to act quickly to pursue justice. The first is the time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit and recovering financial compensation in Pennsylvania, otherwise known as the statute of limitations. Those injured have two years to file a lawsuit, beginning on the day of the accident. Getting started on your injury case early in this timeframe ensures you will not run out of time to file it.
Another reason swift action is crucial is for evidence-collection purposes. The best time to collect evidence to support your case is immediately after the accident, in the following hours, or the next day or two. As more time passes, the evidence decreases in both quantity and quality. When the accident scene is fresh, more physical evidence is available for our personal injury lawyers to collect, like photos, damage, and video surveillance footage. There is also a better chance of finding witnesses of the accident and getting accurate statements from them.
With more time to work with and better evidence to support your case, the attorneys at John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., will have all the resources they need to craft the most potent legal argument possible.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Handle Pittsburgh Injury Claims
While there are many types of personal injuries, the determining factor in each case is negligence. Specifically, an act that a negligent party commits must cause the injury for it to be considered a personal injury.
We can represent you in any type of personal injury claim, including those involving:
- Catastrophic personal injuries: When an injury is life-changing, you need strong representation to help you account for all the expenses that will follow these major injuries. Catastrophic injuries can alter not only your day-to-day life but also what kind of accommodations you need for driving, housing and mobility.
- Automobile-related injuries: These are injuries sustained in car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle crashes. Car collisions can cause injuries that are severe such as permanent paralysis or brain injury. The medical expense associated with these injuries can be staggering. Negligent acts that cause motor vehicle incidents include inattentive driving, disregard of the speed limit or other safety laws, use of cellphones or other electronic devices while driving, driving under extreme fatigue, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Whether you were injured in a car wreck, motorcycle crash, truck crash or another motor vehicle accident, we can help.
- Premises liability: These are injuries that occur due to the unsafe conditions of a property or construction site, shale or oil rig or other work-related conditions that are not the responsibility of an employer but rather the responsibility of a third-party owner or operator.
We can advise you on many important topics, including what a fair settlement may be and the steps to take after an injury. We can also deal with the insurance company and the at-fault party so that you can focus your energy on recovering.
Frequently Asked Questions Our Attorneys Receive
Do I need an attorney?
While you are not required to hire a lawyer, if you wish to take legal action against the party who caused you harm, it is certainly in your best interests to do so. A Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer can quickly assess the strength of your case and determine if taking legal action is in your best interests.
Will I have to go to court?
Depending on your case, you may or may not have to go to court. However, you should know that the majority of personal injury cases are resolved through settlements.
Do I have to file a lawsuit immediately?
You may need to file a lawsuit right after you sustain an injury. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can explain to you the time period within which you must file your suit to present your rights. After this time passes, you cannot take legal action.
What kind of compensation can I receive?
The various items may include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost income, and general damages for loss of mobility, inconvenience, physical pains, loss of life pleasures and health. Case types can play a factor in this as well.
Am I guaranteed compensation?
Contrary to popular belief, you are not guaranteed, and you will need to prove your rights to recover compensation.
What is a tort case?
A tort case refers to a civil lawsuit in which one party (the plaintiff) seeks compensation or other remedies from another party (the defendant) for injuries or other harm caused by the defendant’s actions or omissions.
Tort law is a branch of civil law that deals with situations where one person’s wrongful conduct results in damage to another person or their property (or both). The primary goal of tort law is to provide a remedy to the injured party for their losses and to deter others from engaging in similar harmful conduct. In that respect, torts and personal injury law intersect deeply.
Are tort and personal injury law the same thing?
A lot of people ask us, “Is personal injury tort law?” The answer is that personal injury lawsuits are a type of tort, but not all torts involve actual personal injuries. A “tort” is any type of action (or failure to act) that causes harm to another person for which the court can impose civil penalties. For example, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy and fraud do not cause physical injuries, but they are torts. On the other hand, any personal injury claim is a personal injury law tort case.
What are tort laws?
Tort laws are those designed to remedy harms caused by the negligent, reckless or intentionally wrongful acts of one party toward another. They are the laws that direct how someone should be “made whole” again, financially, following their losses. Tort laws also encompass situations where there is strict liability, such as cases involving defective products.
People often hear about torts in reference to “mass torts.” These are claims that involve a large number of people who have been injured through the same set of circumstances. Their claims are often brought together in a combined suit.
No matter what type of tort you have, experienced legal guidance can help you decide the best direction to take.
Lawyers Dedicated To Securing Your Future After A Serious Injury
Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to the pursuit of justice and appropriate compensation for the victims of serious and catastrophic personal injuries.
If you have been injured in an incident in which a third party was at fault, contact a personal injury attorney online or call 412-620-6361 for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation. When we accept your case, you owe nothing out of pocket until we recover compensation for you.