In Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, many different types of accidents happen each year. While some accidents that occur are not the fault of anyone, others can be attributed to the negligent actions of individuals or organizations. When an accident is caused by negligence and causes someone to suffer injuries, the victim might have the legal right to recover compensation through an injury claim. Pennsylvania allows those who have been injured or harmed because of someone else’s actions to file lawsuits for damages. If you have been the victim of negligence and have suffered injuries, you should speak to the legal team at Raynes & Lawn. Our experienced attorneys have aggressively litigated to protect the rights of our clients for more than 50 years and have recovered billions in compensation on their behalf. Contact us for a free consultation today at 1-800-535-1797.
Personal injury law falls under Pennsylvania’s civil law and involves cases in which people suffer injuries or other types of harm because of someone’s negligent or intentional conduct. When this occurs, the victim can file a lawsuit in civil court to hold the wrongdoer accountable and recover damages. The state allows accident victims to file injury lawsuits while criminal cases against the defendants are pending. Since a civil tort claim requires a lower burden of proof, it is possible for an injured plaintiff to receive justice and recover damages even when the defendant’s criminal charges are dismissed. For this reason, a personal injury claim might ensure a victim can hold the defendant accountable for their actions even if they are found not guilty in a criminal case or when no charges are filed.
One of the most common types of tort claims that might be filed in Columbia is an auto accident claim. These cases involve motor vehicle collisions that result in injuries or fatalities because of the negligence of one or more other parties. When you sustain serious injuries because of another motorist’s negligence, you can pursue compensation through the courts by filing a car accident lawsuit. This might allow you to recover far more compensation than you might otherwise receive, including for both the pecuniary and non-economic losses you have suffered. Our auto accident lawyers strive to secure maximal compensation for our clients so that they can be made financially whole.
If you were injured while visiting a business or private property when you had the legal right to be there, you might have grounds to pursue a premises liability claim. Property owners are required to maintain their property in a reasonably safe and hazard-free condition to prevent lawful visitors from being injured. If you were injured because of an uncorrected hazard on someone else’s property, you might be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, wage losses, physical pain and suffering, and more. Our lawyers can analyze your case and explain the options that you might have.
While the majority of healthcare professionals provide good treatment to their patients, a minority provide care that fails to meet the expected standard for others in their fields. If a doctor or another medical provider provides substandard care that causes their patient to sustain serious injuries, they might be liable for a medical malpractice claim. Malpractice lawsuits allow victims to pursue damages for their losses while also providing them with an avenue to hold negligent practitioners accountable for their conduct. These types of lawsuits might also help to prevent similar incidents from happening to others.
Even though sexual offenses come with severe criminal penalties, child sexual abuse is a pervasive and ongoing problem in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. Every year, thousands of children fall victim to sexual predators in the country. Many predators work in positions of authority over children and can include coaches, priests, pastors, teachers, doctors, and others. Some institutions that employ predators attempt to conceal the abuse to try to avoid public accountability, which often leads to more children falling victim to sexual abuse.
At Raynes & Lawn, our civil sexual abuse lawyers are dedicated to holding both the perpetrators of sexual abuse and the institutions that have protected them fully accountable for their egregious actions. We work together with trained therapists who understand the psychological harm that can be caused to children who have been abused and strive to recover full compensation for the losses our clients have suffered. By holding these wrongful parties accountable and exposing them to the public, we hope to prevent other children from becoming victims.
People who have been injured by others deserve to be compensated for their losses. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of others, contact Raynes & Lawn today for a free consultation by calling us at 1-800-535-1797.
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