Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Injured Accident Victims Throughout Bucks County
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the jewel of the Delaware Valley, is never far from my mind. On any given weekend you might find me browsing through Peddler’s Village, especially during the Strawberry Festival, or bird-watching in Tyler State Park. The county’s pastoral beauty, covered bridges, and relaxing feel is a welcome respite from the urban crush of Philadelphia.
Bucks County is well-connected to surrounding counties by the Delaware Expressway, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and various state roads. With the inevitable traffic congestion that accompanies proximity to a major city, however, Bucks County’s laid-back charm can be interrupted by a terrifying car or truck accident. Sadly, the risk of a road accident is only one of many dangers that all of us face every day.
Expecting the Unexpected
The aftermath of a serious injury can be a frightening and destabilizing time. Meanwhile, medical bills loom while lost earnings mount, resulting in financial distress at precisely the moment you are least capable of dealing with it. The silver lining is that if the accident you suffered was caused by the misconduct of someone else (a drunk driver, for example), you are entitled to full compensation.
Securing compensation for injured victims is what I have been doing full-time for the last 22 years, and I am not afraid to stand up to bullying insurance companies and evasive defendants until you receive every dime that you deserve. I will see to it that you receive the medical treatment you need, without the obligation to pay your bills until you receive compensation from the responsible party.
A Client Speaks Out
“The [insurance] company was giving me a hard time. I called Jeffrey and he figured the problem out in an hour. The police officer gave me the wrong numbers for the police report. Awesome job!!!!” — Jamie
Types of Cases I Handle
I handle the following kinds of personal injury claims, among others:
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- SEPTA Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Wrongful Death Claims
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Should I settle my claim or take it to court?
A settlement is an ideal result, and that is what over 90 percent of my clients end up with. The process works something like this:
- File your claim.
- Seek to negotiate a settlement.
- File a lawsuit if the opposing party refuses to cooperate.
- Continue negotiating.
- Go to trial if the opposing party still refuses to settle.
Can I still recover damages if the accident was partly my fault?
Perhaps. Under Pennsylvania comparative negligence law, you remain eligible for partial damages if you were less at fault than the defendant was (less than 50 percent in a two-party lawsuit). Even if you remain eligible, however, your damages will be proportionately reduced.
How should I seek compensation for a hit and run accident?
Your main options are:
- Locate the driver and file a claim;
- Seek compensation from your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy; or
- If you do not have uninsured motorist insurance because you do not own a vehicle, seek up to $15,000 from the Pennsylvania Financial Responsibility Assigned Claims Plan.
Will my personal injury compensation be subject to federal taxation?
Only prejudgment interest and punitive damages MAY BE taxable by the IRS. The rest of your compensation is tax-free. Prejudgment interest is likely to represent a small fraction of your compensation, and most accident victims don’t receive punitive damages anyway.
Should I sign a medical release form for the defendant’s insurance company?
No, you shouldn’t. Although at some point they will be entitled to some medical information from you, signing a medical release form is like signing a blank check for them to look for evidence they can use against your claim.
Your Legal Fees are Zero Unless I Win Your Case
I win about 95 percent of my clients’ cases. With this kind of batting average, I don’t need to charge by the hour. Instead, I work on a contingency arrangement – if you turn out to be one of the five percent I fail to win compensation for, my legal services will be free of charge. If I do win compensation for you, you will owe me nothing until the money actually arrives, and my fee comes out of that settlement money.
Contact a Bucks County Injury Lawyer Today for a Free Initial Consultation
When it comes to a personal injury claim, how much you can prove matters more than what actually happened. Speed is important because evidence tends to deteriorate over time. The sooner you involve a Bucks county personal injury lawyer in your claim, the batter. You can schedule a free initial consultation with me by calling 1-800-InjuryLaw (my office), 215-771-0430 (my cell phone), or by filling out my online contact form.