A severe injury can impact every part of your life, whether it stems from an auto wreck, a defective consumer product, or an accident on someone else’s property.

On top of the physical and mental trauma, you may be dealing with significant financial expenses and losses—all because someone acted carelessly or recklessly around you.

In situations like this, guidance from a seasoned Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer at Mann Law can be essential to enforcing your legal rights and protecting your best interests.

With a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer by your side, your chances of getting the compensation you need are much higher.

Let our dedicated team take care of you and fight for what you deserve. 

Proving Someone Liable for Your Injuries

While there are some exceptions, holding someone else legally liable for a personal injury generally requires proving they were negligent.

This means establishing that: 

  1. They had a responsibility to act a certain way in order to minimize the risk that you might get hurt.
  2. They subsequently failed to fulfill that “duty.”
  3. They directly caused you physical harm as a result.

Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Do not face a personal injury lawsuit alone.

Your Pennsylvania injury attorney can explain, a negligent party can be held accountable to pay for all the consequences of their actions, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost work income
  • Property damage
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological distress
  • Lost enjoyment/quality of life

In most cases, you can recover for losses that have already happened and losses that will likely manifest in the future.

For example, you may need compensation for both emergency medical treatment and future rehabilitative or therapeutic care.

In some scenarios, punitive damages may also be available if a defendant engaged in particularly egregious negligence or was intentionally malicious in their actions.

Legal Obstacles in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawsuit

Even if you can show that someone else was negligent, that may not be enough to hold them liable for all your ensuing losses.

If a court finds you partially responsible for your damages based on your own negligence, 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §7102 allows the court to reduce the value of your final damage award proportionately.

Without legal counsel to contest allegations of partial negligence, you could even be barred from recovering anything at all.

Under 42 P.S.A. §5524, most personal injury victims have a maximum of two years to start a lawsuit.

There are very few exceptions to this time limit, so contacting Mann Law as soon as possible after an accident can be crucial to protecting your rights.

Call a Dedicated Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney 

Successfully navigating a personal injury lawsuit or settlement requires legal expertise from a skilled personal injury attorney.

At Mann Law, our experience and relationships are paramount to our success.

Christiana Mann has litigated these cases for over 20 years and knows how to provide the compassionate advocacy her clients deserve. 

If you have questions about navigating the legal process, insurance negotiations, or your medical treatment, reach out to a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer at Mann Law. We are a statewide firm with satellite offices for your convenience.

Contact us today to get started on the path to recovery.