Butler County Personal Injury Attorney
If you have an injury after a car or truck accident, are a victim of medical malpractice, or suffer any other injury due to someone else’s negligence, Dallas W. Hartman and his team of experienced attorneys stand ready to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Medical expenses, lost wages from missed work, and compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced, might be missed out on without a highly skilled team of Butler County personal injury lawyers on your side to represent your interests against lawyers and insurance companies.
Why Choose Dallas W. Hartman’s Personal Injury Attorneys?
- Our personal injury attorneys have achieved record-setting results, including a $15.6 million car accident verdict and a $10.57 million industrial accident verdict.
- We can handle even the most complex personal injury cases that involve severe to catastrophic injuries. We have the power to go to trial, when necessary.
- We will put you and your family first and communicate often. Our lawyers work closely with their clients to identify and work toward their unique goals.
- Our Butler County personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means we won’t charge you for our services unless we win your case.
Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
No law in Pennsylvania makes it mandatory to hire a personal injury attorney to represent you during this type of case. Doing so, however, is the best way to protect your rights and interests. It is especially important to hire an attorney if you have a complicated case or a lot at stake, such as if an accident in Butler County gave you or a loved one a life-changing injury. In these situations, an attorney can be invaluable in going up against an insurance company and negotiating for maximum financial compensation for past and future losses. An attorney can make sure that you have everything you need to move on from a traumatic accident.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is a civil lawsuit that seeks to gain financial compensation for the damage done to a victim by the carelessness or wrongdoing of another party. In a personal injury case, it is the victim’s responsibility to meet the burden of proof. This means the victim (who becomes the plaintiff) must have clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is at fault for the accident and injuries in question. Proving fault generally means establishing negligence.
In personal injury law, someone is negligent if he or she fails to act with proper care, resulting in harm to others. You may have the right to file a personal injury case in Pennsylvania if there is evidence of the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach or violation of the duty of care
- Causation for the accident
- Specific damages suffered
In essence, you must have proof that the defendant had an obligation to treat you with normal care, carelessly or intentionally did not meet this obligation, and caused your accident and the losses being claimed. An attorney at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. can help you gather the evidence of negligence to support your personal injury case. You can find out if you have a case during one of our free consultations.
Personal Injury Types and Scenarios
Personal injuries can involve many events where one party causes another party harm. The major factor in personal injury claims revolves around the concept of negligence. To bring a successful claim the plaintiff, or injured party, must prove that negligence occurred. Some common incidents that often involve negligence claims include:
- School or daycare incidents
- Truck crashes
- School bus crashes
- Mass transit accidents
- Defective products
- Premises liability
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
What Are Pennsylvania’s Personal Injury Laws?
Each state has different laws concerning personal injury claims. Pennsylvania law states that injured plaintiffs must abide by a statute of limitations that extends two years from the date of an injury, or the date of discovery of damage, to file a claim against the negligent party.
Many states impose caps on the amount plaintiffs can recover in personal injury claims. However, Pennsylvania only applies such caps to cases involving the state or local government, which are set at $250,000 and $500,000 respectively. There are no caps on claims filed against private individuals or businesses.
Our attorneys have years of experience in Butler County in all areas of personal injury. Our attorneys deal with auto accidents, injuries on the job, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, premises liability, and many other types of injuries every day. Whatever negligence resulted in your injury, we have the experience to gather the medical evidence and build the best possible case for your claim.
Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Attorney In Butler County?
If someone’s negligence caused your injury, contact our experienced team of attorneys for a free consultation. We’ll listen to you explain your situation and let you know the merits of your case. Our attorneys have been through many cases similar to yours and will be able to advise you if your case is strong enough to pursue. We will also evaluate the potential compensation you may be likely to receive if you do follow through on the case.
Dallas W. Hartman believes that pursuing justice for your case should not add to the financial strain you are already under after your injury. With our team, there are no upfront costs, and the initial consultation is free and without obligation. You have nothing to lose from pursuing all your options, and our attorneys can advise you on the best course of action in your case.
In Butler County, the attorneys of Dallas W. Harman P.C., are determined to see our neighbors treated fairly by the lawyers who work for the insurance companies and corporate interests. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve, and we have a track record of success enviable in our profession. Contact us today and let us set up your free initial consultation.