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THE IMPORTANCE OF HIRING A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

It’s important to have an attorney and a law firm you can trust when a legal matter arises.

“Every area of the law abounds with issues which require specialized knowledge of the law and of the court system, especially when it comes to Personal Injury,” says Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Attorney Christopher Quinn. Without that knowledge, one can get lost in a maze of complex procedures and arcane legal terms. For that reason, it is imperative to have a Personal Injury Attorney by your side.

Complexity of Personal Injury Cases

Motor vehicle accidents. Medical malpractice. Slip and falls. Workers’ Compensation. Personal injury cases take many forms, but they all have one thing in common. They can be quite complicated.

For example, in an accident involving a large truck, there can be a number of defendants in addition to the truck driver. They include, among others, the driver’s employer, owner of the truck, company leasing the truck, maintenance/repair companies, freight loading contractors, manufacturer of truck, trailer, or components, and even governmental agencies responsible for road conditions.

Another issue might be whether the driver of the car played a role in causing the accident. Under Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence law, a plaintiff would still be eligible to recover damages if he or she bore less than 51% of the responsibility.

An injury sustained in a supermarket could give rise to a claim based on negligence or premises liability. So which legal theory would be best to proceed on? A reputable and competent attorney can help.

Medical malpractice claims can be very complex, with issues such as pre-existing conditions, informed consent and equipment malfunction. (The latter could support a product liability claim.) Bad surgical outcomes do not necessarily prove that a mistake was made, nor does a surgical error always rise to the level of malpractice. A medical malpractice attorney needs to meticulously examine the patient’s medical records to determine if the “medical standard of care” was not met.

Navigating the Worker’s Compensation program can also be daunting. When injuries occur on the job, proper documentation is critical. An attorney can help injured workers with compliance, potential denial of benefits and appeals. Additionally, there are very specific time limits at each step.

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn’s Personal Injury Team provides representation for a wide array of personal injury claims. In addition to the highly experienced lawyers, the team includes highly skilled paralegals, medical professionals, support staff and technical experts who work together to build winning cases.

To speak with a Business Law Attorney, call Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn at (800)-760-1529. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and at www.HKQLaw.com. No one will work harder for you.

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