What Are Some Situations You Didn’t Know a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help With?

November 15, 2017

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Almost everyone knows how important it is to hire a personal injury attorney when you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident or at work, but there are several other types of situations in which a personal injury attorney is beneficial.

It may come as a surprise to many, but a personal injury attorney can help you receive compensation when you’ve developed cancer after utilizing certain products over a long period of time. Consumers are often blind to the hazardous, cancer-causing chemicals in various products due to the company’s negligence. While most guilty companies unknowingly use damaging chemicals, some companies willingly and knowingly use dangerous products for their own financial gain. A personal injury attorney can help you determine whether a company can be legally held accountable for your medical bills or pain and suffering.

Donald Trump recently deemed America’s opioid crisis a health emergency. While many may not believe a prescription drug addiction or overdose is a result of the drug company’s or doctor’s negligence, it often is. Many families suffering from the loss of a loved one never seek justice for prescription drug injuries because they don’t realize that doctors and drug companies can be held accountable in civil court.

Freak accidents are another type of situation where determining who is at fault may initially be difficult. When children are injured at a bounce-house party due to dangerous winds, for example, you may require legal counsel to determine who or what was at fault. Often, a person or company is the negligent party, so compensation can be claimed in civil court.

After a combined 50 years of representing clients in personal injury cases, attorneys Joshua P. Geist and William F. Goodrich have successfully helped individuals collect their rightful compensation in various situations. If you’ve been injured in an accident, then don’t assume you have to pay for all the damages yourself. Contact Goodrich & Geist, P.C. at 412-837-8426 or via our online contact form to learn more about what we can do for you.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.