When we are injured because of our own careless actions, we may be unhappy, but we grudgingly accept responsibility for our mistakes and are able to move on with our lives. However, when we are injured because of somebody else’s actions, moving forward can seem all but impossible. When we are forced to suffer through physical and emotional pain — as well as extremely expensive medical costs — because of the malpractice, carelessness, or recklessness of another individual, it can be extremely difficult to cope with the strain.
Fortunately for the victims of imposed injuries, it may not be necessary to completely shoulder the burden of another person’s actions. If you have been hurt by someone else, you may be able to hold them legally accountable for your suffering and healthcare expenses. At the law offices of Reiff & Bily, our personal injury attorneys have been practicing personal injury litigation throughout Pennsylvania for more than three decades. If you have been hurt in Bucks County, a Bucks County personal injury lawyer from Reiff & Bily is prepared to help evaluate your case, prepare and submit a claim, and ensure that your legal rights are aggressively protected. During our 34 years practicing personal injury litigation in Pennsylvania, our highly skilled attorneys have won financial awards for clients in excess of $1 million.
Types of Personal Injury Cases our Lawyers Handle
Personal injury cases come in many forms. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases our lawyers handle on a regular basis include but are not limited to matters of:
- Auto Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
Bucks County Auto Accident Lawyers
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, or PennDOT, in 2012 there were 11,508,559 registered vehicles in the state of Pennsylvania. That total includes:
- 7,901,771 passenger vehicles
- 404,409 motorcycles
- 618,762 trucks (under 5,000 pounds)
There are millions and millions of cars, motorcycles, trucks, commercial vehicles, trailers, vans, bicycles, and pedestrians sharing the extensive roadways of Pennsylvania.
Bucks County, which is the fourth most highly populated county in Pennsylvania, encompasses 2.41% of all of the highway mileage in Pennsylvania. Between a dense population, extensive roadways, and its proximity to Philadelphia, Bucks County is vulnerable to many factors which contribute to high rates of car accidents. In fact, PennDOT reports that in 2010, Bucks County had the fourth highest amount of traffic crashes statewide. The same year, Bucks County accounted for 5% of all car accidents in the state of Pennsylvania. Bucks County also ranked number four for most deaths (3.4%).
The 2010 Bucks County traffic crashes included:
- 6,094 total crashes
- 43 fatal crashes (resulting in 45 deaths)
- 2,979 injury crashes
Based on the statistics, roughly half of all Bucks County car accidents will result in an injury. When a motorist’s or pedestrian’s injuries are caused by the fault of another driver, they may have a case for a personal injury claim.
Bucks County Premises Liability Lawyers
Many of the communities throughout Bucks County enforce their own local codes for premises maintenance standards. When property owners, whether business or residential, fail to maintain their premises in accordance with these regulations at the expense of innocent visitors and passerby, they may be considered liable for causing injury through negligent maintenance.
If the owner or operator of a property is aware of unsafe or hazardous conditions on that property, they must take reasonable steps to make the premises safe for visitors, patrons, passerby, and residents. If an owner is aware that their property poses a threat to others, yet takes no action to fix the situation, they may be considered liable for injuries which are caused by their premises.
The most common type of premises liability cases are slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall, which is alternately referred to as trip and fall, or slip, trip, and fall, can be caused by numerous factors on a property, including but not limited to:
- Damaged Surfaces
- Icy Surfaces
- Slippery Surfaces
- Uneven Surfaces
- Unsecured Wires or Cables
- Wet Surfaces
According to statistics compiled by OSHA and the CDC, in 2012 there were:
- 219,630 nonfatal slip and falls in the workplace
- 668 fatal slip and falls in the workplace
On an annual basis:
- There are approximately 8.9 million ER visits due to slip and fall.
- Fall accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury.
If you or someone you love has been affected by an injury which was caused by recklessness, malpractice, negligence, or other factors where the victim was not at fault, you may be able to seek financial restitution for your medical treatments, pain, and suffering. To speak to an experienced Bucks County personal injury attorney, contact the law offices of Reiff & Bily online, or contact us by phone at (215) 274-0072. Your case evaluation is guaranteed to be completely free and confidential.
Bucks County, PA Personal Injury Practice Areas
- Bucks County Burn Accident Injury Attorneys
- Bucks County Car Accident Attorneys
- Bucks County Dram Shop Liability Attorneys
- Bucks County Hayride Accident Injury Lawyer
- Bucks County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
- Bucks County Premises Liability Lawyer
- Bucks County Slip and Fall Attorneys
- Bucks County Strict Product Liability Attorneys
- Bucks County Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
- Bucks County Tree Fall Injury Lawyer
- Bucks County Trucking Accident Attorneys
- Parx Casino Accident injury Lawyers