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Personal Injury

When should I hire a Personal Injury attorney?

4 signs you need a personal injury lawyer
Your medical bills are piling up.
Medical bills after an accident can reach tens of thousands in no time. We can help you recover those costs and hold the responsible party accountable.
The Insurance companies won’t stop calling you.
We’ve got news for you; insurance companies aren’t on your side. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible. Before you talk to them, talk to us.
You’re unable to drive to work.
When someone else's negligence prevents you from earning a living, you have a right to recover lost wages. Let us fight for your livelihood.
You're receiving ongoing medical treatment as a result of an accident.
You should never have to choose between income and recovery. Let us help you recover lost income and medical expenses due to your ongoing medical treatment.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else's negligence,
the answer is NOW.
Almost Any Incident Can Turn Into a Personal Injury Case

Common claims we help with:

Slip and Fall

Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises reasonably safe and free from hazards. Tripping hazards, wet floors, and poorly maintained walkways can all lead to personal injury due to negligence.

Auto/Motorcycle/Truck Accidents

Auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents can result in serious injury. They are some of the most deadly personal injury cases we help with. Whether the wreck was caused by someone else's negligence or an auto defect, you need the help of a personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights to recovery are respected at every turn.

Workplace Accident/Injury

Workplace injuries or illnesses most often result from falls, slip and falls, materials handling, repetitive motions, dangerous working conditions, and auto accidents. If you are injured on the job, remember, your company’s insurance is working for them, not you. Call us and get the compensation you need.

Pedestrian Accidents

The most common pedestrian injuries are caused by distracted drivers. If you've been hit by a car, truck, bus, bike, or motorcycle, let us get the compensation you need to recover from both long and short term injuries.

Dog Bite

Most dog bite cases are settled out of court, but that doesn't mean dog owners can't be held accountable for an unprovoked dog attack. Our dog bite claims can help you recover medical care expenses and lost income, as well as damages for pain and suffering.

Premises Liability

Premises liability are injuries caused by hazardous conditions on someone's property. Conditions include things like uneven pavement, standing water, crumbling curbs, icy or snowy walks, slippery mats, and other unsafe areas. Let us prove the owner's negligence in property maintenance and get you the compensation you need.

Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one was harmed or injured due to improper medical treatment, misdiagnosis, lack of consent, or breach of confidentiality by a doctor, nurse, medical tech, hospital, or other medical provider you are entitled to compensation. Get the legal representation you need and let us help you hold the responsible parties accountable.

Product Liability

The things you buy can come with hidden dangers like mechanical malfunctions, poorly written instructions, undocumented side effects, use injuries, and more. We will help you hold manufacturers and distributors accountable for their negligence. We help people recover damages for burns, catastrophic injury, chronic illness, traumatic brain injury and other injuries due to improper labeling, false advertising, and non-compliance.

Wrongful Death

If you've lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to compensation via a wrongful death claim.. Let our personal injury attorneys help you hold the person, company, manufacturer, or property owner responsible and ensure your family is protected from the current and financial hardships caused by this incident.

Assault, Battery, Intentional Torts

If your life or well-being has been threatened with intent or you've been injured at the hand of another, you have a right to hold this person accountable for his or her actions. Let our personal injury lawyers help you recover damages from injury and help prevent further actions from the person or persons involved in this incident.

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Benefits of Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

For injured victims, handling a personal injury lawsuit can add mountains of stress to an already painful situation. Don't do it alone! There are many advantages to having an experienced lawyer on your side:

  • Filing paperwork and insurance claims
  • Gathering critical evidence
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Obtaining witness testimony from expert witnesses
  • Calculating damages and maximum compensation
  • Communicating and negotiating with the insurance companies
  • Representing you in court if and when your case goes to trial

Get personalized service from our Butler, PA personal injury law firm. Read our success stories or reach out to discuss your legal needs with us now.

Proving Fault and Resolving A Personal Injury Claim

In personal injury cases, one person’s negligence and liability for another’s injuries must be definitively proven. The four elements of negligence are:

  1. Duty of care: Did the defendant owe a duty of care to prevent harm to the plaintiff?
  2. Breach of duty of care: Did the defendant breach that duty of care by behaving recklessly?
  3. Causation: Are the defendant’s actions the direct cause of harm sustained by the plaintiff?
  4. Suffering/Damages: Did the plaintiff suffer damages that deserve compensation from the defendant?

The majority of these civil cases settle before ever making it to the courtroom, but preparation is the key to success. The team at Zunder and Associates can help you understand your legal rights and collect the evidence you need to win your case.

Compensation for Personal Injury Cases

In a personal injury lawsuit, the injured plaintiff will sue the defendant(s) for an amount of money that reflects the amount of loss they have suffered. This compensation is called "damages."

The losses from the accident are divided into two main categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are clear and tangible financial losses you can prove. These include things like medical bills connected to your personal injuries and any wages you lost from missing work. Non-economic losses are more abstract, such as emotional pain and suffering.

The amount of money you'll get from a personal injury settlement varies widely according to the type and severity of injury or loss you have suffered. Most personal injury cases allow financial recovery for the following:

  • Past medical expenses, such as doctor visits and hospital bills
  • Future medical expenses, such as ongoing physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering/mental and emotional trauma
  • Lost or damaged property
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Physical disfigurement or disability
  • Wrongful death, if applicable

To maximize your settlement and find out how much money you deserve, contact a personal injury lawyer ASAP.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claim in PA

Personal injury claims have a time limit known as the “statute of limitations.” If you miss the deadline, you may not be able to seek compensation. The length of time varies depending on which state you are in. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years.

Two years might seem like a long time, but the truth is that the sooner you start building your personal injury case, the better your chances of winning will be. Don't delay; call a Butler personal injury attorney from Zunder and Associates today to explore your legal options.

Zunder and Associates are Butler's Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys

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Get the Aggressive Representation You Deserve

Nobody understands the devastation and long-term physical and financial effects serious injuries have on a person and their families more than the experienced personal injury attorneys of Zunder and Associates. Trust us for aggressive advocacy and attentive service.

In addition to personal injury law, our other practice areas include:

What's the secret to our success? We focus on you; your story, and the hardships you are facing because of your injuries, before we present your case. We've fought and won hundreds of personal injury cases in and around Butler, as well as throughout the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with verdicts and settlements ranging from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars.

While you focus on recovering physically, let the experienced personal injury lawyers at Zunder and Associates help you recover financially.

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