PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Choose the Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Lancaster PA for Your Injury Accident Case
When It Wasn’t Your Fault, You Deserve Fair Compensation for Your Injury
PERSONAL INJURY LAW PRACTICE
Talk with the Lancaster personal injury accident lawyers at Rankin & Gregory, LLC, one of the best personal injury law firms in Pennsylvania with a 99% success record of obtaining maximum compensation for victims of personal injury accidents. You and your family need an experienced, skilled, hard-working, and compassionate personal injury attorney when the negligence of another person or business causes injury or damage to you or a loved one.
It may not come as a surprise that negligent people or businesses do not always admit that there were wrong. In such cases, the personal injury attorneys at RG Injury Law will prove the case on your behalf. We make sure that you and your family receive the compensation that you deserve quickly. Our attorneys have spent decades fighting for people from Lancaster County when they have been injured by the negligence of another.
What is negligence?
Negligence is a legal term which refers to means when a person or business does not use the ordinary standard of care that a person or business would use in a given situation.
Some examples of negligence include:
- a vehicle driver failing to keep their eyes on the road to avoid rear-end collisions,
- a snow removal company using the wrong snowmelt materials in very cold weather
- a construction company failing to safely install a retaining wall
- a dog owner who does not confine their dog as required by the Pennsylvania dog law
- A property owner or contractor who does not safely construct the walkway and someone falls because of the unsafe construction
A case may need a personal injury attorney when the negligence of another person or business entity causes injury or damage to you. A personal injury attorney proves negligence when a person or business does not use the care that an ordinary person or business would use in a given situation.
For instance, a reasonable person avoids rear-end collisions with other vehicles. A construction business would build a home that has the appropriate level of safety. Reasonable people keep their eyes on the road when driving.
Examples of negligence include the driver who rear-ends another vehicle, the dog owner who does not confine their dog as required by the Pennsylvania Dog Law, or the property owner or contractor who does not safely construct the walkway and someone falls because of the unsafe construction.
A negligence case does not require an intentional act that causes injury or damage. An intentional act could come under the umbrella of negligence. However, negligence occurs whenever a person or business does not use the appropriate amount of care that a reasonable person would use in their situation.
Other examples of negligence which may require a personal injury attorney include premise liability, dog bites, product liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, wrongful death, trucking accidents, failure to supervise, and negligent hiring. There are also other types of personal injury cases.
Pennsylvania law precludes juries from hearing the truth about civil lawsuits. Personal injury cases that result in civil lawsuits are not about the plaintiff trying to get money from the defendant. Unfortunately, that is what it looks like at trial when the only people at the defense table are the defendant and the defense attorney. The defense attorney is not even hired by the defendant as he or she represents the insurance company.
The defendant’s insurance company hires the defense attorney to represent their interests. Insurance is almost never permitted to be mentioned in a civil lawsuit even though the entire fight is about getting the insurance company to live up to its obligation to pay for the plaintiff’s injuries and damages. The defendant does not even have a choice as to whether the case settles. Their insurance company calls all the shots.
Pennsylvania law prevents the jury from learning that the fight is really all about insurance coverage, because of the fear that juries would issue higher verdicts. However, the policy to keep this information from the jury has resulted in lower verdicts because juries are worried that their verdicts will personally come from the defendant.
Call our Lancaster or Leola – Leacock area legal team at 717.656.5000
Rankin & Gregory, LLC, RG Injury Law fights for fair compensation for clients injured in car accidents, personal injury accidents, and Workers’ Compensation workplace incidents throughout Pennsylvania, including our beautiful hometown of Lancaster County.
Civil lawsuits are about making the insurance company live up to their end of the bargain.
A personal injury attorney may be needed in cases of:
- Serious Catastrophic Injury
- Brain Injury
- Head Injury
- Post-concussion Syndrome
- Spinal Cord
- Crush injuries
- Compression Fractures
- Comminuted Fractures
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging or Protruded discs
- Pinched Nerve
- Ligament Injury
- Aggravation of Spine Degeneration
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Neck Injuries
- Low Back Injuries
- Thoracic Spine Injuries
- Fractured Bones
- Facial Fractures
- Trimalleolar Fractures
- Tibula & Fibula Fractures
- Avulsion fractures
- Sternum fractures
- Broken Ribs
- Knee Injuries
- ACL tears
- MCL tears
- PCL tears
- Knee Replacements
- Arthroscopic Surgeries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Biceps Tendon Tears
- Plates and Screws
- Ulnar Shortening
- TFCC Tears
- Carpal tunnel
- Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Eye Injuries
- Hearing Loss
- Smelling Loss
- Tinnitus (Ringing in Ears)
What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
There are many factors that our personal injury lawyers analyze to determine the financial value of your case. The best place to start is by calling the personal injury attorneys at RG Injury Law for a free consultation at 717.656.5000.
In the meantime, here are 10 factors that help determine the fair compensation for your injury and damages:
- The diagnosed injuries from the incident or accident;
- The medical treatment and evaluation necessary to treat the diagnosedinjuries;
- Past lost wages;
- Future lost wages;
- Pain and suffering involved with the injuries and treatment;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Scarring or disfigurement;
- Past & Future Medical Expenses;
- How Clear is Liability; and
- Punitive damages for a distracted, reckless, or impaired driver.
Other Types of Personal Injury Cases Include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Taxicab accidents
- Tractor trailer accidents
- Drunk Driving Cases
- Texting & Cellphone Cases
- Passenger Cases
- Survivor Actions
- Construction Accident Cases
- Punitive Damages
- Teenage Drivers
- Elderly Drivers
- Negligent Entrustment
- Hospital Negligence
- Permissive Use
An excellent outcome in our case…
★★★★★ An unfortunate incident caused our family the need to find expert legal counsel. We were put in touch with Chad and his team. Throughout our legal endevour, Chad kept us up to date and on top of our case. He used his expertise to guide us through the legal system to obtain an excellent outcome in our case. He is well respected, not only among other lawyers, but we were able to witness the respect he was shown by judges and insurance company representatives. I highly recommend Chad and his legal team.