At Folkman Law, our team of personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia is dedicated to helping clients who have suffered serious injuries. We understand that serious injuries can change your life and result in many new challenges.
Our team has experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, survival claims, catastrophic injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents, rideshare accidents such as Uber and Lyft, premises liability.
We strive to ensure that you and your loved ones are fully and fairly compensated for all the harm you have suffered. At Folkman Law, your success is our success, and we prioritize your needs. Our talented and hardworking team of lawyers, paralegals, and staff are passionate about seeing each client triumph, and we will always go the extra mile for you.
Personal Injury Case
A personal injury case is a legal dispute that arises when a person suffers physical injury due to the negligent actions of another party. This type of case typically involves the injured person (known as the plaintiff) seeking financial compensation from the responsible party (known as the defendant) for the damages they have suffered.
Personal injury cases can cover a wide range of situations, including but not limited to car accidents, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, product liability, workplace accidents, and injuries caused by animals. To establish a personal injury case, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant owed them a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused the injuries and losses suffered by the plaintiff.
Successful personal injury cases can result in the plaintiff receiving compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and, in some cases, punitive damages. The specific requirements and legal standards governing personal injury cases can vary depending on the incident’s jurisdiction and nature.
To pursue a personal injury case, it is advisable to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate the circumstances of the incident, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent the plaintiff’s interests in court if necessary.
Common Personal Injury Claims
Wrongful Death: Wrongful death cases involve seeking justice and compensation for the loss of a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional harm.
Survival Claims: Survival claims seek compensation for the pain, suffering, and financial losses experienced by an injured party before their death. These claims are typically pursued on behalf of the deceased person’s estate.
Catastrophic Injuries: Catastrophic injuries refer to severe and life-altering injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and loss of limbs. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and long-term care.
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries: These types of injuries can have a significant impact on a person’s life, often resulting in permanent disabilities, cognitive impairments, and the need for ongoing medical care.
Car Accidents: Car accidents involve collisions between vehicles and can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor to more severe, depending on the impact and circumstances of the accident.
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries due to the lack of physical protection for riders. These cases often involve seeking compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, and other damages.
Bicycle Accidents: Bicycle accidents occur when a motor vehicle strikes a bicyclist. These cases typically involve pursuing compensation for injuries and damages resulting from the accident.
Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian accidents involve accidents where a person on foot is struck by a vehicle. These cases often focus on establishing driver negligence and seeking compensation for the pedestrian’s injuries.
Trucking Accidents: Trucking accidents involve collisions with commercial tractor-trailers. These cases can be complex due to various regulations and involved parties and often require thorough investigation to determine liability.
Rideshare Accidents (Uber, Lyft, Taxis, etc.): Rideshare accidents involve accidents that occur while using rideshare services. These cases involve dealing with the rideshare company’s insurance and potentially other negligent parties.
Premises Liability: Premises liability cases arise when someone is injured due to unsafe conditions or negligence on someone else’s property. These cases often involve slip-and-fall accidents, inadequate security, or other hazards.
Slip & Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents occur when someone is injured due to slipping or falling on another person’s property due to hazardous conditions like wet floors, uneven surfaces, or inadequate warnings.
Product Liability: Product liability cases involve injuries caused by defective or dangerous products. These cases focus on holding manufacturers or other parties in the supply chain accountable for the harm caused by the product.
Dog Bite Injuries: Dog bite injuries occur when a person is bitten or attacked by a dog. These cases aim to hold the dog owner responsible for the injuries and seek compensation for medical expenses, pain, and suffering.
After suffering a serious injury, life may never be the same. Every day may be brimming with new challenges. Making sense of what happened — and sorting through the uncertainties that lie ahead — is no easy task.We will ensure that you and your loved ones are fully and fairly compensated for the harm you have suffered.
- Wrongful Death
- Survival Claims
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- RideShare Accidents (Uber, Lyft, Taxis, etc.)
- Premises Liability
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Product Liability
- JUUL Injuries
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Burn Injuries
Looking for legal representation for your personal injury case in Philadelphia? Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us fight for the compensation you deserve.