Personal injury law is applied in the majority of torts (damages) cases in the United States and covers a number of situations/accidents leading to injury. If you have suffered an injury as the result of a car accident, medical malpractice, or any act of negligence, then you should know that over 90% of personal injury cases are settled outside of court. This system benefits the client by shortening the time to recover the expenses from medical bills and lost wages.
Cataldi & Associates treats clients like family until the day the check arrives in the mail. We keep you informed, ensure that medical documentation is in order if necessary, and we aggressively negotiate with opposition until your case is resolved favorably. Spanish and Korean translators are standing by.
Personal injury law proceeds through a three-step process to prove that your injuries were the result of negligence. First, we establish that the defendant was negligent, and their negligence resulted in a dangerous situation.
The law of Pennsylvania and New Jersey establishes very specific laws that landowners, medical doctors, and drivers are expected to follow. We can argue negligence when any of these laws are not followed. The other driver was speeding; the doctor’s decision to operate was unwarranted; the premises did not have clear signage to warn visitors of the dog on the property. All of these situations not only show negligence, they also place visitors, patients, and other drivers in danger.
The next step of a personal injury case is to connect the dangerous situation to the claimant’s injuries. In court, medical bills, witnesses, reports, and experts are used as evidence. In negotiations, these reports are used to show what the outcome of a trial would be, should the case escalate to that level. It is therefore important to establish clear documentation and testimonies from the moment the accident occurs. If you have been injured, then contact an attorney as soon as possible to learn what to document.
The final step is to assess damages. Medical bills might only be a small percentage of the mental, emotional, and financial damages inflicted on our client. If the injury leads to a debilitating condition that prevents full-time employment, we can recover compensation for every hour of lost work, now and in the future.
Our boutique law practice cares about every single client. We treat our clients with respect, and we take the time to communicate exactly what is happening during the negotiation process. If we take your case, you will receive the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you have been injured recently, please call us immediately so we can help you ensure just compensation.