Lancaster Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers in Lancaster County
Whether you are involved in an car accident on King Street in Lancaster or near the Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) near Lime Street or in a traffic jam on the bustling highway that has morphed into the 30/283/501/Fruitville/222/272 monster course, you may be left feeling anxious, frustrated, confused, and even angry because your life changed in an instant. You may be seriously injured and perhaps unable to work. It may be because of a work injury at Armstrong or Walmart or Kelloggs or Tukey Hill or Dart or Case or High or LGH or Fulton Bank or the many other Lancaster employers.
If you are facing an injury at work, as a result of a medical error or because of the neligence of another in Lancaster PA, you need a team of lawyers you can trust; determined to fight for you, and with the resources and experiences of fighting for you and your families. Contact the Lancaster PA Personal Injury Lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices and contact us now by phone (717) 291-9400, email or chat for a Free Case Evaluation on your injury claim. We take these cases on a No Recovery/No Fee Contingency Fee basis. Our Lancaster Office is located at 313 West Liberty Place, Lancaster PA 17603 and we are available for home and hospital visits.
Trusted, Experienced Lancaster Injury Lawyers
Your injuries may be so severe that you are in constant pain, facing numerous surgeries and medical procedures, and looking at months or even years of rehabilitative therapies. Your accident may have been so traumatic that you are emotionally scarred, and unable to do many of the things you once enjoyed.
As if all these things were not enough, you may be financially devastated as well. Medical expenses can rise at an alarming rate. After your accident, you may have been unable to return to work, and therefore unable to make a living for yourself and your family. If you have tried to deal with an insurance company on your own, you may have felt like you were hitting a brick wall time and time again. Insurance companies can be reluctant to pay injured accident victims what they deserve—even attempting to pin some of the blame of the crash on the victim.
Should this occur, you need an experienced, skilled Lancaster personal injury attorney by your side from the start. At Ciccarelli Law Offices, our team of personal injury attorneys have the experience, passion, and resources necessary to obtain the best possible outcome. Contact us today at (717) 291-9400 or (877) 529-2422.
Expecting the Best in Lancaster PA
Lancaster, Pennsylvania offers the beauty of expansive farmlands, along with a bustling city. Filled with farmers, families, college students, and young professionals, the close-knit communities of Lancaster hold something for everyone. The local Kellogg plant, the world’s largest chicken barbecue, and Mars Chocolate all add their own distinct smells to mix with the fragrant odor of the rolling farmlands. Lancaster. Realestate.usnews rated Lancaster number one in the category of Best Places to Retire, and number 48 in Best Places to Live. Lancaster is a bit more affordable when compared to other major metro areas, with homes being less expensive overall than the national median home price.
Lancaster has four distinct seasons—blossom-filled springs, hot summers, crisp autumns, and frigid winters. The Red Rose Transit Authority operates 17 different bus routes that serve the city and other parts of Lancaster County. The Amtrak at Queen Street Train Station is located downtown and is a convenient means of traveling to Washington D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. While Lancaster can seem like an idyllic place to live, accidents happen here just as they do everywhere else. When a Lancaster accident occurs due to the negligence of another person, a Lancaster personal injury claim may be appropriate.
Types of Lancaster Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims revolve around the wrongful or negligent actions of another person or entity. Although certainly not every injury is due to negligence, many are. Automobile accidents are the top cause of personal injury claims. Automobile accident is an umbrella term which covers car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. After automobile accidents, medical malpractice injuries, product liability injuries, and premises liability injuries make up most personal injury claims. Construction accidents make up a small number of personal injury claims, usually because a construction worker is on the job at the time of the injury, so unless there was clear negligence or severe injuries, workers’ compensation handles the medical expenses and lost wages.
Injuries sustained by an elderly person in a nursing home when the injury is due to abuse or neglect could also qualify for a personal injury claim, as well as industrial accidents, such as oil rig explosion. Birth injuries are a primary type of medical malpractice claims, and dangerous drugs and medical devices are a typical subject of product liability claims.
Seeking the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Lancaster PA
Some work injuries which fail to fall within workers’ compensation guidelines could be eligible for a personal injury claim. Essentially, any life-changing injury suffered as a result of the negligence of another person or entity can qualify for a personal injury claim. You may wonder about how negligence is defined under personal injury law. People are required to conduct themselves in a manner which conforms to “accepted” standards of conduct. In other words, we are required to do what another reasonable person would do, given the same set of circumstances. To show the presence of negligence, the following must be true in your case:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care;
- That duty of care was breached by the defendant;
- That breach of duty of care resulted in harm to you;
- The harm that resulted was foreseeable, and
- Your injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s breach of duty.
Will Your Lancaster Personal Injury Claim Go to Trial?
The vast majority of personal injury claims will not go to trial, rather will be settled out of court. The reason so many personal injury claims are settled prior to trial is because:
- If you agree to a settlement, then the money is guaranteed; if you go to court, you have no guarantee of a financial settlement.
- You have more control over a settlement than you would have at trial.
- You will accumulate fewer legal costs if you settle than if you go to trial.
- While a lawsuit is far from private, a settlement is.
- A settlement allows you to receive money now—when you need it—rather than having a trial drag on for months (or even longer).
What Compensation Can You Expect from Your Lancaster Personal Injury Claim?
While it is impossible for your Lancaster personal injury attorney to tell you exactly how much money you will receive, whether in a settlement or at trial, your attorney will be able to assess your claim and give you an estimate. Medical expenses are virtually always a part of a personal injury claim, as well as lost wages—current and future. Any time you were unable to go to work as a direct result of the injuries you received in the accident, then lost wages could be a factor. In some cases, those injured in an accident may never be able to return to work again and may be entitled to lost earning capacity.
Depending on the severity of your accident, you could be allowed to collect for disfigurement or disability, as well as pain and suffering and any emotional distress you have from the accident (anxiety and depression). You may be entitled to monetary damages for the interference of family relationships, including loss of consortium. Finally, in certain cases, when the defendant’s behavior was particularly egregious, you could be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant as well as to send a message to others to refrain from the same type of behavior.
Why Do I Need a Lancaster Personal Injury Attorney?
An individual may decide they will handle their personal injury claim on their own, however, this is rarely ever a good idea. Accident victims who hire a personal injury attorney are much more likely to receive an equitable settlement than those who attempt to handle their own claim. If you were left with extensive injuries as a result of your accident, and the accident was clearly the fault of another person or entity, speaking to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can give you the answers you need during this difficult time.
Accident victims who do not work in a legal capacity, are unfamiliar with the American legal system, and woefully unprepared the deadlines which must be met, and the mountains of paperwork required. Statutes of limitations must be considered, insurance companies dealt with, witnesses consulted and subpoenaed, and evidence gathered. Having a highly skilled personal injury attorney by your side will allow you the time you need to heal following your accident while the details of your case are handled.
Our Lancaster Injury Lawyers Are There When You Need Us
At Ciccarelli Law Offices, our Lancaster County personal injury attorneys can help you following your accident, whether your injuries are due to an automobile accident, medical malpractice, product liability injuries, premises liability injuries, nursing home abuse injuries and construction/industrial accident injuries. Following a personal injury, you may need money to help pay your medical expenses as well as your regular monthly expenses, if you are unable to work.
We aggressively defend our clients and are proud to represent all injured Lancaster County residents, including those living in Lancaster, Ephrata, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Lititz, Millersville, Willow Street, Mount Joy, Leola, New Holland, Manheim, East Petersburg, Akron, Denver, Maytown, and Reamstown. No matter where you are injured in Lancaster County, our attorneys are ready to assist you. Contact us today at (717) 291-9400 or (877) 529-2422. Our Lancaster Office is located at 313 West Liberty Place, Lancaster PA 17603. We are ready to help you during this difficult time.
Communities in Lancaster County
Lancaster, Manheim, East Hempfield, Manor, Warwick, East Lampeter, West Hempfield, West Lampeter, Ephrata, Elizabethtown, Salisbury, Rapho, Columbia, East Cocalico, Mount Joy, Lititz, Penn, Upper Leacock, West Donegal, Millersville, East Donegal, West Earl, Brecknock, West Cocalico, Earl, Providence, East Earl, Clay, New Holland, Leacock, Paradise, Martic, Caernarvon, Pequea, East Petersburg, Strasburg, Little Britain, Elizabeth, Akron, Denver, East Drumore, Conestoga, Colerain, Sadsbury, Conoy, Bart, Fulton, Mountville, Quarryville, Drumore, Marietta, Eden, Adamstown, Terre Hill, Christiana, Witmer, Willow Street, White Horse, Washington Boro, Wakefield, Talmage, Swartzville, Stevens, Soudersburg, Smoketown, Silver Spring, Schoeneck, Salunga, Safe Harbor, Rothsville, Ronks, Rheems, Reinholds, Refton, Reamstown, Penryn, Nickel Mines, New Danville, Neffsville, Narvon, Morgantown, Mechanics Grove, Maytown, Mastersonville, Martindale, Lyndon, Leola, Leaman Place, Landisville, Lampeter, Kissel Hill, Kirkwood, Kinzers, Intercourse, Hopeland, Holtwood, Hinkletown, Hempfield, Gordonville, Goodville, Georgetown, Gap, Fivepointville, Fertility, Farmersville, Falmouth, Elm, Dillerville, Creswell, Conewago, Cocalico, Churchtown, Buck, Brownstown, Brickerville, Bowmansville, Blue Ball, Blainsport, Bird-in-Hand, Bausman, Bainbridge
Zip Codes in Lancaster County
17022, 17073, 17501, 17502, 17503, 17504, 17505, 17506, 17507, 17508, 17509, 17512, 17516, 17517, 17518, 17519, 17520, 17521, 17522, 17527, 17528, 17529, 17532, 17533, 17534, 17535, 17536, 17537, 17538, 17540, 17543, 17545, 17547, 17549, 17550, 17551, 17552, 17554, 17555, 17557, 17560, 17562, 17563, 17563, 17564, 17565, 17566, 17567, 17568, 17569, 17572, 17575, 17576, 17577, 17578, 17579, 17580, 17581, 17582, 17583, 17584, 17585, 17601, 17602, 17603, 17604, 17605, 17606, 17607, 17608
Ciccarelli Law Offices | Lancaster County Personal Injury Lawyer
Ciccarelli Law Offices provides legal defense for clients all over Lancaster County and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Call (717) 291-9400 right now to take advantage of a free consultation that will allow our personal injury attorneys to review your case. Call us at 717-291-9400 or toll-free at 877-529-2422 or contact us online.