Personal Injury Lawyers in Pittsburgh
Reputable Personal Injury Lawyers Passionate About Protecting Injured Clients’ Rights In Allegheny County and Throughout Western Pennsylvania
The scenario is all too common—in the blink of an eye, you find yourself involved in an accident that causes significant injuries. You will likely quickly find that you’re facing substantial medical bills—many of which may be shocking even if you have health insurance—and a long road to recovery that will keep you away from work. In these personal injury cases, “common” unfortunately never really equates to “simple”. The road to recovering the financial compensation that you need to protect your financial security and secure high-quality medical and rehabilitative treatment can be long and filled with unanticipated complexities—such as insurance companies that refuse to pay or defendants who deny all responsibility.
At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., we are here to help. Our experienced lawyers understand what you are going through because we have devoted our practice to helping accident victims recover from injuries sustained because of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior. We’ve built our Allegheny County personal injury practice through 50-plus years of collective experience advocating for injured clients against defense attorneys and insurance companies that will stop at nothing to minimize their own financial exposure. We know the tactics that these deep-pocketed entities use to intimidate victims and shift liability away from their clients, which is why we have dedicated our careers to leveling the playing field. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in any type of accident where you believe someone else was at fault, schedule a free initial consultation to see how we can help today.
We Handle All Types of Personal Injury Cases in Western Pennsylvania
Our lawyers have the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully handle a broad range of personal injury cases because we have built our experience over more than half a century’s combined experience—meaning that we know what to look for in these cases. We help clients recover compensation after sustaining injuries because of:
- Auto accidents, including drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Natural gas or drilling accidents
- Defective products
- Fires and explosions
We also handle cases where the accident involved caused the tragic wrongful death of your loved one.
Results-Driven Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation for Accident Victims in Pittsburgh, PA
At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., we fight for more than just the simple win in your case—we advocate for your right to receive the maximum amount of compensation owed by the negligent party, and we get to know you personally to understand how your injuries have impacted your family, career and even your favorite recreational activities. In Pittsburgh personal injury cases, you have the right to compensation for all of your medical expenses stemming from the injury, but also to compensation for:
- Lost salary, wages, and employment benefits,
- Loss of your future ability to earn a living at the same level as prior to the accident,
- Any treatment required for emotional anguish caused by the trauma of the accident,
- Ongoing—if necessary, lifelong—physical therapy and rehabilitative care,
- Pain and suffering,
- Punitive damages if the actions of the defendant are found to be willful or wanton, or were taken with reckless disregard for your safety.
While the level of compensation available will depend upon the full extent and severity of your injuries, we leave no stone unturned in our fight to recover the maximum available compensation in your case. We have helped clients recover compensation for injuries such as:
- Brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Burn injuries
- Child injuries
- Birth injuries
- Wrongful death
Contact our Talented Allegheny County Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation to Discuss Your Case Today
Going it alone is a risk that can be too great to take when you need to recover compensation for personal injuries caused by another person or organization’s negligent actions. While some personal injury cases may resolve quickly, others can take months if not years to reach a fair compensation award. At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., our experienced Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers will stand by your side every step of the way and put our substantial legal knowledge to work for you. For a free case evaluation with our lawyers, call our office or fill out this online contact form today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
FAQ: The insurance company offered a settlement award for my personal injury claim that doesn’t seem to cover even the cost of my medical expenses and the lost wages I’ve suffered. Why is this the case?
While we all know that insurance companies are formed to make a profit, many insurance companies use a formulaic approach to determining how much compensation they are willing to offer based upon the type of accident involved or the type of injuries sustained. In some cases, computer programs may even be used in determining the initial settlement offer. Our lawyers instead delve deep into your case to evaluate how the injury will impact you specifically—in terms of out-of-pocket costs and also based on more subjective factors, such as loss of enjoyment of life. This is how the skill of your personal injury lawyer can add significant value to your case’s overall results.
FAQ: Why is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases set at only two years? What does this seek to accomplish?
The legislature puts a time limit on your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit for a number of reasons. The two-year limit is based on the assumption that you should have discovered the severity of your injuries within that time frame and that once two years have passed, it is entirely possible that your injury was caused by something other than the accident in question. The limitations period helps ensure predictability in the court system, as well, and ensures that the evidence presented in a personal injury lawsuit was obtained within a reasonable amount of time (in other words, when it is at its strongest). While exceptions to the two-year rule do exist, it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after you have suffered a personal injury to reach the most favorable outcome possible.