If you or a loved one has been injured because of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Every day, our team of attorneys works to seek justice for personal injury victims across the country, including in Pittsburgh and greater Pennsylvania. When choosing to work with a lawyer, you should ensure that your case is handled by an attorney who is not only experienced but also capable and ready to assist you. Our team at Bailey Glasser is ready to hear from you today about your prospective case.
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits
Personal injury lawsuits arise from accidents of all types, and they’re brought against all kinds of defendants, including companies and individuals. At Bailey Glasser, we routinely represent personal injury clients who have suffered catastrophic and devastating injuries. We’re not afraid of complex cases, and we’re not afraid to take on formidable opponents. Among the most common types of cases we take on are car accidents, trucking accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death – but we’re ready to hear from victims of accidents of any type.
Dangerous and reckless driving habits are one of the most common causes of car accidents on Pittsburgh roads. When a dangerous driver causes an accident that injures another person, that driver and their insurance company can usually be sued for damages and additional compensation. Even though car accidents are a “routine” type of personal injury lawsuit, our team understands that car accidents can cause devastating injuries to accident victims. Important signs of negligent behavior in car accidents include:
- Texting while driving
- Speeding or disregarding traffic signs
- Failure to yield or look before turning
- Faulty maintenance or upkeep of equipment
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
Car accidents involving semi-trucks are uniquely dangerous because of the size of semi-trucks when compared to passenger vehicles. These accidents can cause very serious, life-threatening injuries, and unfortunately, they are often caused by negligence. Far too often, trucking companies allow truck drivers to operate their vehicles on insufficient sleep, which leads to distracted driving, fatigued driving, and in some cases, substance abuse to stay awake. Our team of personal injury lawyers is experienced in handling trucking accidents, and we know how to effectively investigate these cases to get to the bottom of an accident’s cause.
Anytime we visit the doctor or another healthcare professional, we trust that they’re acting with our best interests at heart. But unfortunately, healthcare professionals make mistakes far too often and violate their patients’ trust. When these mistakes occur and patients are injured as a result, doctors and hospitals can be liable for medical malpractice.
These cases are often complex and difficult to pursue, as healthcare organizations are usually very quick to cover their tracks and deny any wrongdoing. However, our attorneys at Bailey Glasser aren’t afraid to take on doctors, hospitals, and their insurance companies in seeking justice for our malpractice clients.
In Pennsylvania, dog owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their dogs are safe to be around other people. When an innocent person is bitten or attacked by a dog, the dog’s owner may be subject to liability under Pennsylvania law. In addition to causing serious physical injuries, dog attacks can also cause life-altering mental and emotional injuries to accident victims, and those victims should not hesitate to seek compensation for their injuries.
Wrongful death cases are specific types of personal injury cases brought by the surviving family members of a person who has passed away due to another person or entity’s negligence or wrongdoing. But instead of seeking compensation for the injuries suffered by the deceased person, a wrongful death case seeks compensation for the family’s injuries sustained because of the loss of their loved one. Even with this difference, wrongful death cases provide an important opportunity for families to seek justice for their loss and subsequent injuries.
How to Win a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Winning a personal injury lawsuit requires a plaintiff to show that the defendant acted wrongfully and caused the plaintiff’s injuries. In most cases, the type of wrongdoing is called negligence – which is legally defined as any act (or failure to act) that a reasonable person would not take. Proving negligence can be a complicated matter that requires many different types of evidence. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in investigating your case, gathering evidence, and making legal arguments to create the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Settlements and Trials in Personal Injury Cases
Surprisingly, most personal injury lawsuits do not go to trial, and some cases do not even require a court appearance. Instead, most cases end in settlement, which occurs when a defendant offers to pay a set amount of money in exchange for a case being dismissed. Insurance companies and corporate defendants are usually quick to offer settlements to make lawsuits go away, and settlements can offer compensation for victims usually much faster than the victim might expect.
However, sometimes, insurance companies and other defendants do not negotiate settlements in good faith and instead offer lowball amounts that may not fully and fairly compensate a victim for their injuries. For that reason, you need to ensure that your case is handled by attorneys who will take on insurance companies and ensure that you are fully compensated. At Bailey Glasser, we offer a scope of practice and a range of resources that matches or betters the resources employed by insurance companies and their lawyers. We’re not afraid to negotiate for as much compensation as our clients are entitled to receive.
When settlement negotiations don’t pan out, a case may proceed to trial, where a jury or judge can decide how much compensation a plaintiff is entitled to receive. Our personal injury attorneys are unafraid of the courtroom in the same way that we’re unafraid of insurance companies. If necessary, we’ll take a case all the way to trial to ensure adequate justice on behalf of our clients.
Contact a Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Our team of attorneys at Bailey Glasser is proud to offer free, no-risk consultations to prospective personal injury clients. If you or a loved one has been injured because of another person’s wrongdoing, get in touch with us as soon as possible. Aside from the personal injury types mentioned above, we can also help with birth injury incidents. We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Contact us today for a free consultation.