Not All Accidents Are the Same.
Accidents can happen to anyone, at any time. Be it tripping while walking down the hallway or accidentally cutting yourself on a kitchen knife, these accidents can create big problems. But when an accident occurs due to the recklessness and negligence of someone else’s actions or inactions, it can be a traumatic experience.
You may be confused and not sure how to proceed. You may question whether you were to blame for the accident or if it’s really worth pursuing legal action. You may be worried about the cost of an attorney, about fighting against the insurance company, and about just getting the compensation needed to pay your bills. Is it worth all that trouble?
At Fellerman & Ciarimboli, we understand the concerns you may have about pursuing a personal injury case. We know it can be a time-consuming process and understand your trepidation. But our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers are prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf and will not rest until you receive the compensation you need for you and your family.
At Fellerman & Ciarimboli, our Wilkes-Barre and Scranton personal injury attorneys have the experience and skills needed to fight for the fair compensation that you and your family deserve. We handle a wide range of injury cases, including:
Auto Accidents – Getting into a car crash can be frustrating, confusing, and downright frightening. What can make the process even worse is dealing with the insurance company afterward. It will do whatever it can to make sure you don’t receive full payment for your injuries. What makes things even more difficult is what type of insurance coverage you selected – full or limited tort.
This is why getting an experienced auto accident attorney is essential before speaking to the insurance company. Our attorneys can take the stress and confusion out of the process and make sure you get the compensation that you deserve.
Truck Accidents – Unlike a car accident where you’re dealing with the insurance company and another driver, a truck accident can be more complex. You have to deal with the trucking company, who will do all it can to make sure you are found responsible for the accident.
Not every lawyer can handle a truck accident claim – that’s why it’s important to have a skilled attorney who has the experience and the know-how to handle your case. With more than $25 million won in trucking accident verdicts and settlements, Fellerman & Ciarimboli are prepared to fight on your behalf.
Medical Malpractice – Trust is a major issue when you turn to a medical professional to take care of you. You believe that a person will do his/her best to make sure your medical needs are met. But when that trust is broken and you end up with an injury or illness caused by the professional’s negligence, you will need the experience of a medical malpractice attorney.
With many years representing medical malpractice clients across Pennsylvania, Fellerman & Ciarimboli will make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries.
Workers Compensation – Workplace accidents can be quite complicated. Who is responsible for the accident? Were you working at that time? What if the employer fires or refuses to pay for your injuries? What if your claim is rejected?
These are all important questions that our workers compensation lawyers can answer for you. Before filing your claim, you should have an attorney go over your legal options so you get fully compensated for your injuries. And if the employer or the insurance company denies your claim, we will take legal action.
Our Personal Injury Case Process
“Can you help me?”
This is a question many of our clients have had before contacting us. After an accident, it’s a confusing time. You’re not sure who really is to blame.
However, it’s important to take action as soon as possible after your injury occurs. According to Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, you have only two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. And as the affected person, you have the responsibility of reporting the injury to the proper authorities, receiving medical care for your injuries, and complying with a professional provider’s recommendations.
During your free consultation, our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers will ask you some questions to determine who really was at fault–either wholly or partially–for the injury. We will make sure you understand all the legal options available to you and what will come next. Once you’ve decided you want to pursue a claim, we will get to work, contacting investigators, getting medical and police reports, and contacting the insurance company on your behalf.
What Damages Can You Expect to Receive?
If you do decide to open a personal injury claim against the insurance company, your employer, or another party, it's important to know what type of compensation you can receive.If your case is successful, you may receive the following:
- Medical care - You may be entitled to compensation for medical care that is related to your accident. This can include aftercare such as physical therapy.
- Loss of income - Your personal injury may affect your income now and in the future.
- Property loss - Fellerman & Ciarimboli will help determine who is responsible for damaged or lost property.
- Pain and suffering - Pain that exists immediately after an incident, as well as ongoing pain or discomfort, can affect your lifestyle and abilities.
- Emotional distress - After a traumatic event, many people report feelings of anxiety, fear, or confusion, as well as loss of sleep.
- Funeral expenses - If you lost a loved one because of negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for funeral costs.
- Loss of enjoyment - Your personal injury may affect your ability to do the things you enjoy, like fishing or hiking or crafts, and that will negatively impact your lifestyle.
- Loss of consortium - This refers to a loss of a relationship or elements of a relationship that negatively affect family members and close friends of the injured; this may include loss of companionship or the inability to participate in a sexual relationship.
Depending on the details of your case, you may be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are often orders for financial awards to the injured party; they are intended to punish the individual(s) or company that is found responsible for your personal injury.
Contact Our PA Personal Injury Lawyers Today!
We understand you're going through a trying time right now. And that's why Fellerman and Ciarimboli is here to help. We call upon our years of experience to determine who is responsible. We work tirelessly to help ease the financial, caregiving and emotional burdens caused by an accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone's negligence, don't delay. Contact the Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli today for a free consultation. We fight for the injured. Now accepting clients in Philadelphia, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and throughout Pennsylvania.