THE IMPORTANCE OF HIRING A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
October 2nd, 2019
| Christopher C. Quinn
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 HKQ Law 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.
HKQ Law’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 Personal Injury Attorney, call HKQ Law at (800)-760-1529. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and online at www.HKQLaw.com. No one will work harder for you.
About HKQ Law
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.
The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history. The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).
Attorney Joseph A Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.
Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.
Additional information can be found at www.HKQLaw.com or by calling (800) 760-1529.