Each year in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, people are injured in a variety of different incidents. While people sometimes are injured in accidents in which no one is at fault, other injuries happen because of the negligence of an individual or company. Personal injury law applies to situations in which people are injured by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of others. When these types of incidents happen, the injured victims have the legal right to file injury lawsuits against the defendants who caused their injuries and harm. A personal injury lawsuit allows plaintiffs to pursue damages to compensate them for the losses they have incurred because of the negligent or wrongful actions of the defendants.
At Raynes & Lawn, our attorneys have helped negligence victims to recover compensation in personal injury cases for decades. We understand the importance of providing high-quality, skillful legal representation in every case, and we assign attorneys to handle cases in areas in which they are experienced. This means that if you retain our firm, the team of attorneys and legal staff assigned to handle your case will have substantial experience with handling previous cases with similar facts as yours. By approaching our cases in this way, we have built a strong record of success and have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our work on behalf of our clients has also garnered our attorneys and firm numerous awards and recognition.
Personal injury law is also known as tort law and is a branch of civil law. Torts are civil wrongs that give rise to legal causes of action through which plaintiffs can seek damages. Most personal injury cases turn on theories of negligence. A person is negligent when he or she engages in actions or fails to act in ways that reasonably prudent people would not in the same situation and cause injuries and harm to others.
There are many different scenarios that can result in personal injury claims. Our attorneys represent people in all of the following types of actions:
Regardless of the type of negligence accident in which you were injured, our lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery and your right to hold the defendant accountable for his or her conduct.
Car accidents almost seem inevitable since they happen all of the time. While most accidents are fender benders that result in property damage only, some collisions are serious and cause catastrophic injuries and deaths. Whether an accident is minor or serious, most are preventable and are caused by the negligence of motorists, manufacturers, or other companies.
Our attorneys represent people who have suffered serious injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of others. We understand that sustaining serious injuries in a motor vehicle crash can leave you facing a lengthy period of recovery combined with mounting expenses, income losses, and other types of harm. We work hard to identify all potential sources of recovery to help our clients recover full compensation for their losses. Retaining one of our experienced personal injury attorneys soon after your collision can allow you to concentrate on getting better while your lawyer handles all aspects of your claim for you.
Some personal injury cases involve premises liability. Claims involving premises liability operate under the principle that businesses and other property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in reasonably safe conditions to prevent lawfully present visitors from suffering foreseeable injuries. This means that a property owner or business must promptly fix dangerous conditions that they know or should have reasonably discovered to prevent people from being injured by them. When a property owner fails to fix a hazardous condition or to warn lawful visitors about its existence, the injured victim is entitled to pursue a compensation claim.
There are a broad variety of scenarios that involve premises liability causes of action, including the following:
People place a great degree of trust in their treating physicians when they go to the hospital or their doctors’ offices for medical care. While most doctors and other health care professionals are great at what they do, some provide care that falls below the accepted standard of care, resulting in serious injuries or even patient death. Medical malpractice claims allow victims and the families of patients who have died because of medical negligence to pursue compensation for their losses and to hold the responsible health care professionals or doctors accountable for their actions.
Before a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed in Pennsylvania, a pre-suit investigation must be conducted. A medical expert must be retained to review the medical records and make an initial determination about the accepted standard of care in the region for the doctor’s field of practice and whether the treatment that was delivered fell below the standard of care. Our medical malpractice attorneys work closely with medical experts to thoroughly investigate what happened to our clients and build strong cases of liability on their behalf.
The sexual abuse of children is much more widespread than many people realize. Tens of thousands of children in the U.S. suffer horrific sexual abuse every year, and unfortunately, many of the predators who abuse children are never criminally prosecuted. Our attorneys believe that sexual abusers should be held to account for their actions and exposed through civil sexual abuse lawsuits even if they are never prosecuted in the criminal courts for their wrongful conduct.
Perpetrators of sexual abuse are often people in trusted positions of authority and can include teachers, priests, pastors, coaches, bus drivers, and others. When these predators are given access to children by the institutions and organizations that employ them, they use their positions of authority to abuse children. Our attorneys aggressively pursue sexual abuse claims against both the perpetrators and the organizations and institutions that employ them and allow them to have access to children.
Whether you have suffered abuse or been involved in an accident, the legal team at Raynes & Lawn is ready to help with your claim. Our team can advise you on receiving compensation for your injuries and holding those responsible for their action. Make sure to call the office at 1-800-535-1797 to schedule a free consultation.
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