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Over $500 Million Recovered

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer

If you've been hurt, we can help

No matter the cause, a serious injury can change your life. Temporary or permanent disability may result, along with significant medical expenses and possible loss of employment and income.

In this kind of situation, you may need the assistance of a qualified attorney if you want to recover financially. If you were injured because of the reckless or negligent actions of another person or entity, a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer could help you pursue the compensation you deserve for the damages you suffered.

At the law firm of Hill & Associates, we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We have spent our careers holding people and businesses accountable for negligence, carelessness, and misconduct that have led to serious and fatal injuries. In every case we handle, we focus on getting the effective results our clients deserve.

We use honest and straightforward communication with our clients and provide personalized attention to obtain for our clients the maximum compensation allowed by law.

The sooner that you talk with us about your accident or an accident involving a loved one, the sooner our firm can help you down the path to recovery.

Children of First Responders Scholarship 2019

Attorney Leonard Hill is proud to offer the Children of First Responders Scholarship again this year. This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a parent who works as a first responder. The child is asked to write a short essay on how their parent’s job has affected their lives, outlook, and future. If you are interested in applying, please go to our scholarship page for more information.

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Personal Injury Damages

The specific damages for which an injured individual can pursue compensation depends on the extent of their injuries, as well as the aftermath of the incident. For those experiencing catastrophic injuries, which are typically those affecting the brain, spine, or limbs to a permanent degree, lifelong care or special accommodations and equipment may be necessary.

Under Pennsylvania law, a seasoned Philadelphia attorney may be able to pursue both economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury claim. The former category includes objective financial losses like current and future medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

The latter type of damages is more subjective in nature and may include pain and suffering, loss of affection and emotional distress. Factors determining the value of non-economic damages include:

  • The victim’s age
  • The victim’s ability to perform basic tasks
  • Severity of physical pain and mental anguish
  • The Victim’s prior health status
  • Any resulting temporary or permanent disability
  • Area of injury

Unlike many other states, Pennsylvania does not impose a cap on damages unless the plaintiff is suing a government entity. The cap is $250,000 if suing the Commonwealth and $500,000 for local government.

Over $500 Million in Verdicts & Settlements
$17 Million
Child Abuse/Catastrophic Injury
$14 Million
Electrocution Accident
$12.2 Million
Wrongful Death
$9 Million
Police Abuse/Brain Injury
$7 Million
Trip and Fall/Catastrophic Injury
$4 Million
Saw Mill Dismemberment

Potential Limitations to Consider

Under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §5524, a plaintiff must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of their accident. There are certain exceptions to this two-year window, primarily concerning medical malpractice cases, when the discovery of the injury cause starts the two-year clock.

Additionally, while the state does not have caps on most damages, Pennsylvania does have a modified comparative negligence standard. This standard holds that a plaintiff cannot recover damages if they were more than 50 percent responsible for their injuries.

If damages are awarded, they would be reduced by the percentage of fault the plaintiff is found to hold. For example, if the plaintiff is found 10 percent at fault, they would be able to recover for 90 percent of their damages at most. A personal injury attorney in Philadelphia could work with a plaintiff to contest any allegations of partial liability and maximize their recoverable compensation.

How a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

A hardworking personal injury lawyer could investigate your case in Philadelphia thoroughly by reviewing medical and any police reports, interviewing witnesses, working with accident reconstruction experts, and collecting all available evidence into a comprehensive case. If you or a loved one were seriously hurt due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, call today to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about your legal options.

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