PA personal injury case & accident info
Pennsylvania has a little something for everyone, but despite its history and things to do, it can be a bit boring to drive through. Your attention might wander, and that can lead to car accidents, personal injuries, and negligence cases.
Then you have to figure out who's at fault, who's to blame and who is liable. We can help you figure that out. Maybe you got hurt, or maybe a family member or friend did. Whatever happens during your Pennsylvania journeys, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can help.
Pennsylvania personal injury law: the basics
Pennsylvania statutes online
This is where you’ll find the Pennsylvania unofficial statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
Pennsylvania's car accident statutes of limitation
In Pennsylvania, you have two years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have only two years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Accidents & injuries in Pennsylvania
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- Guide to Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
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- Pennsylvania Boat Accidents
- Pennsylvania Bus Accident & Injury Guide
- Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Accidents
- Pennsylvania Hit-and-Run Accidents
- Pennsylvania Pedestrian Laws & Accident Compensation
- Pennsylvania Train Accidents & Railroad Injury Claims
Hiring a lawyer in Pennsylvania
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as domestic relations law or real estate law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case goes to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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Examples of personal injury cases and accidents
Personal injury cases (also know as a tort lawsuit) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability (slip/fall) are a few examples of the most common types of personal injury cases, but there are many more. In fact, torts are among the most common legal actions in the United States. Read more
Read our complete guide to finding the right injury attorney for your case. Read insights from Enjuris attorneys and lawyers across the USA on when and why you need to hire a car accident attorney. Learn more
Law libraries in Pennsylvania
There are a number of issues you can solve without the help of an attorney. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.