Defendant obstetrical surgeon decimated plaintiff’s bladder during a robotic hysterectomy procedure, causing permanent injury.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Plaintiff suffered significant injuries, resulting in complex regional pain syndrome, after being struck by a vehicle who negligently made left hand turn into intersection, causing significant collision.
Shopping center owner and property manager held responsible when a 74-year-old woman was struck and killed by motor vehicle that crashed through a nail salon storefront window.
Dram Shop and Motor Vehicle Liability
Off-duty EMT suffers life-long injuries after being struck by a vehicle while assisting a driver in a disabled vehicle who had been served while visibly intoxicated earlier that evening.
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Premises liability/negligent security
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
When you become our client you will have peace of mind knowing that your personal injury claim is in good hands. We believe that no one should needlessly suffer due to the negligence of another party and will help you obtain the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve. At Cooper, Schall and Levy, all personal injury claims are handled on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any attorneys fees until we win you compensation. Call our office today for a free consultation.
How is a personal injury claim resolved in Philadelphia?
It is important to note that many personal injury claims never go to court. Instead, they are typically resolved through a negotiation process with an insurance company. Because insurers frequently attempt to settle claims for as little money as possible, having our experienced legal team in your corner can mean the difference between a minimal payout and just compensation. We have extensive experience working with all the major insurance carriers who have come to see us as tenacious advocates and honest brokers. Our winning legal team will work to obtain a settlement that considers all of your future financial and medical needs. If the at-fault party and the insurer refuse to offer the full value of your claim, we will take them to court.
I was in an accident at work and injured my back rather traumatically and went through some tough times and some emotional times and they stuck it out with me until the end. What was the end you ask? A rather large 6 figure settlement for me and my family. I would HIGHLY recommend Cooper and Schall to anybody going through legal issues of a personal injury matter. Thanks guys…I am forever grateful.
Must say both of these guys are amazing!! The firm went above and beyond to take care of me in my time of need. I highly recommend them!!
I needed a attorney and had the fortune to meet Robert Schall. It was a very tough time in my life, and I needed an attorney to represent me in a case. Robert was available 24/7 for all my legal needs. If I would ever need an attorney again there is no doubt that I would hire COOPER & SCHALL. They gave me the absolute best representation that I could ask for. Like I said 5 STARS across the board.
How much is my claim worth?
Each personal injury claim is unique, and factors such as the nature of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and whether you contributed to the accident in any way all play a role in the final outcome of your case. If your claim prevails, however, you may be entitled to significant compensation that includes monetary and nonmonetary damages.
If the party that caused your injuries acted in an unlawful or egregious manner (e.g. DUI), you may also be awarded punitive damages, which are intended to punish the other party’s misconduct.
Monetary damages will cover your financial losses such as lost wages, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity and other similar losses. Non-monetary damages are designed to compensate you for intangible losses, such as pain and suffering. If the party that caused your injuries acted in an unlawful or egregious manner (e.g. DUI), you may also be awarded punitive damages, which are intended to punish the other party’s misconduct.
What is comparative negligence?
Pennsylvania is a modified comparative negligence state for purposes of personal injury claims. This means that you can recover damages even if you hold a level of fault for the accident. Each party in a negligence claim is assigned a percentage of fault based on the degree to which their actions contributed to the accident and the resulting injuries. Because Pennsylvania follows a 51 percent comparative negligence rule, you can only recover damages if you were less than 51 percent at fault, but the amount of your award will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
As an example, if you were injured in a slip and fall accident on a raised sidewalk in front of your neighbor’s house, but you were not paying attention to your surroundings, an insurance claims adjuster may assign 10 percent of the fault to you. If the value of your claim is assessed at $20,000, then your claim will be reduced by $2,000 (20,000 X .10 = 2,000), and the final amount of your award will be $18,000.
This is not something to stress over, however, since our personal injury attorneys know how to demonstrate that the other party was at fault and minimize the percentage of fault assigned to you, if any.
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If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligent, reckless or willful conduct, you have a right to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation. Given that pursuing a personal injury claim is complicated, it takes a skilled attorney to protect your rights.
When you work with us, we will take the time to determine if you have a valid claim; we will only pursue the matter if we believe we can recover compensation for you. Knowing that we will be going up against the other party’s attorney and insurance company, we will conduct a thorough investigation and then work strategically to build your personal injury case. By leveraging our negotiating and trial skills, we will make sure you receive just compensation, either through a settlement or a verdict at trial. Above all, we will provide you with the kind of aggressive representation you need and the personal attention you deserve. Please contact our office today to learn how we can help.