Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers
Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. represents the people of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for various types of cases. Personal injury is a specialty of Rizio, Hamilton, & Kane, P.C., and we take pride in our attorneys’ dedication to their work. Selected as one of the 10 best teams of attorneys in PA by the American Institute of PI Attorneys, we are among the top firms in Philadelphia. We have over 40 years of experience in handling personal injury claims and strive to continue this legacy with our devoted personal injury lawyers.
What is Considered Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a general category of law when an individual has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury cases consist of various injuries including auto accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, unsafe work environments, defective products, and even wrongful death. To learn more about the specific types of personal injury cases, you can reference the tabs above with drop down menus or call our personal injury lawyers for legal assistance.
Wrongful death is often overlooked when discussing personal injury, but it does happen. Within the past 25 years, preventable injury related deaths have increased by 96% (Source: https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/all-injuries/overview/). And not only that, but from 2016 to 2017, preventable injury-related deaths saw an increase of 5.3% (Source: https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/all-injuries/overview/). Wrongful deaths do occur, and Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. understands the distress it can cause on the family members of the individual who has passed.
Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. has fully dedicated itself to achieving justice for those who have experienced personal injuries. Our personal injury lawyers take the time to closely listen to your case and guide you through each step of the way. You should not have to go through this alone, and with Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C., you don’t have to.
Common Personal Injury Questions
I was injured through someone else’s carelessness, what should I do?
If you have been injured because of another person’s carelessness, you should contact a professional at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. immediately. Our licensed team of personal injury lawyers is ready to guide you through the legal process. Determining who is liable for an accident can be challenging, so leave it to a professional.
What is “negligence?”
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care, and personal injury claims occur when someone’s negligence results in injury or damage to another person. When the plaintiff is trying to prove the defendant is at fault, negligence is evaluated on four elements against the defendant: duty, breach, causation, and damages.
- Duty – The defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff.
- Breach – The defendant breached that duty by failing to act in a certain way.
- Causation – It was the defendant’s action or inaction that caused the plaintiff’s injury.
- Damages – The plaintiff was injured as a result of the actions from the defendant.
Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills?
If your health insurance paid your medical bills, then you still have a claim, but medical liens can occur. A medical lien results from the right of your health insurance provider to be reimbursed for the medical bills that they paid for. The defendant would, in most cases, be liable for your healthcare lien(s), as they are part of your damages.
How do I know if I have a case for an injury lawsuit?
There are three main prerequisites for filing a personal injury claim.
- The person who was responsible for the injury had to have been acting negligently.
- The person’s negligence needs to have caused a personal injury.
- The personal injury has to have caused damage.
If you have the following requirements, you should contact a personal injury lawyer at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. today for the leading guidance in personal injury cases.
What factors would cause my personal injury lawsuit to fail?
There are various factors that can harm your personal injury case:
- Excessively displaying information and pictures of the injury on social media.
If you claim that your accident was debilitating but you are posting pictures out on the town, it creates an inconsistent story and will be used to discredit you. Facebook and Instagram are the insurance companies and their attorneys’ best friends. Your must be realistic about your injury and your claim.
- Sharing too much information to the insurance company.
Giving too much information can create the opportunity for insurance companies to take advantage of the situation and twist your statements. Again, statements can be used to later discredit you.
- Receiving the improper medical treatment.
Waiting to go to the hospital to assess your medical needs can make it seem as if your injuries were not that serious or severe.
- You did not submit the proper documentation to your insurance company.
Documents such as medical bills and pay stubs are needed to add credibility to your story.
- You did not hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
A lawyer without much experience in the personal injury practice area can unknowingly steer you down the wrong path, or fail to maximize the compensation to make you whole again. Avoid the possibility of your lawsuit falling through the cracks by contacting Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C today. Personal injury is all we do.
How long do I have to file a personal injury case?
Each state has different deadlines for filing a personal injury lawsuit, so check out the statute of limitations in your state. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for adults will run two years from the date you knew or should have known of your injury.
The Success of Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. Attorneys
Our expertise in personal injury law in the Philadelphia and New Jersey region has helped us succeed in winning many large sum settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our lawyers proudly serve the surrounding communities of Bridesburg, Fishtown, Darby, Upper Darby, Port Richmond, the Northeast and Bucks County. As you can see in the results portion of our website, we have a track record of success within our personal injury cases.
Rizio, Hamilton, & Kane, P.C. lawyers’ success in being one of the top 10 attorney teams in PA from the American Institute of PI Attorneys lies in their passion for the law, thus making us some of the region’s best personal injury lawyers. We strive for justice within every single case, and more importantly, we want to see our clients healthy and happy. No one asks for a personal injury to occur to them, and those in need deserve to have most effective assistance. Unfortunately, the number of nonfatal preventable injuries that did seek medical attention in 2014 was about 1 in 7, meaning the majority of people did not seek medical help (Source: https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/all-injuries/overview/). You deserve to receive the medical assistance you need to ensure a healthy life!
Reputable Personal Injury Lawyers of Philadelphia
Rizio, Hamilton, & Kane, P.C is a team of seasoned personal injury lawyers in the experienced Philadelphia area. Our attorneys know that the major cause of injury is due to negligence and carelessness. We negotiate with the insurance companies of the negligent or careless person, to get our clients the compensation that they deserve. Clients who have sustained serious injuries often become faced with financial hardship, such as expensive medical bills and unpaid household bills, due to their inability to work.
Sometimes disability is not enough or does not apply, and occasionally, insurance companies will attempt to deny claims. These situations are very common, and they make hiring a skilled team of attorneys a critical part of receiving a successful settlement or verdict in a personal injury case. The pain of personal injury is bad enough, so lessen your load with assistance from Rizio, Hamilton, & Kane, P.C.
Contact Rizio, Hamilton, & Kane, P.C. for a Free Consultation
Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C wants to see its clients succeed with their cases and our team of expert attorneys is the reason they can succeed. Going through a personal injury case without legal assistance from a professional can be not only confusing but lonely. You do not have to struggle alone with Rizio, Hamilton, & Kane, P.C.
Once you meet with our attorneys to discuss the details surrounding your personal injury situation, we will determine whether you have a case or not and inform you of your most effective course of action. Our goal is to provide excellent representation to our firm’s clients. Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. provides guidance, support, and ultimately a successful outcome to all of our clients. We value each and every individual who has come to us for legal assistance.
Call our lawyers today to schedule a consultation at NO COST. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. If you believe that you or a loved one has a personal injury claim, call us now for your FREE consultation. Our personal injury attorneys of Philadelphia will give you an honest assessment of your case. If you decide to use us as your attorneys, we will fight to get you every dollar your case is worth. If we do not believe that we can help you, we will try to point you toward alternative legal recourses.
In all, we’re dedicated to providing you with the most favorable outcome for your case. With our experienced team of lawyers, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to personal injury cases. If you would like to learn more information about personal injury cases or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, contact us today!