Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer
A serious personal injury can turn a pleasant, typical day into a nightmare in a matter of seconds. Personal injury accidents can occur anywhere, anytime: at work, while shopping, driving, or even just walking down the sidewalk. When an accident leaves you or your loved one unable to return to work, your family may face a range of physical, practical, and financial challenges.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in Philadelphia, contact Wilk Law. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers have the experience, resources and dedication to help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to.
Personalized Personal Injury Services in Philadelphia
If someone else’s negligence harmed you or your family member through no fault of your own, turn to Wilk Law for help. We hold negligent parties responsible for the physical, mental, and emotional damages they cause victims and their families.
At Wilk Law, our personal injury attorneys take the time to explain and ensure you know your legal options and understand the personal injury claims process. Not only do our attorneys guide you through your case from start to finish, but we do so with your legal goals in mind.
Your initial consultation and claim evaluation are free and confidential. Wilk Law’s personal injury attorneys will answer your most pressing legal questions and discuss your best legal options for holding any negligent parties responsible for your injuries and other losses.
You can count on Wilk Law for personal injury representation that is:
- Personalized, caring, and compassionate;
- Effective and proven with a track record of success;
- Fearless and aggressive when confronting negligent parties and their insurers;
- Unmatched work ethic;
- A passion for fighting injustices; and
- Professional, prompt, and results-driven.
Contact Wilk Law today. If money is an issue, our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid when we secure compensation for you.
You Need a Legal Champion on Your Side Who Understands
Wilk Law is different from other personal injury Law Firms. Wilk Law’s founder, Tyler J. Wilk, established Wilk Law for the sole purpose of providing individuals and families affected by severe injuries with a legal champion. A legal champion is a personal injury attorney who looks out for you, fights to get you the resources and compensation you and your family need, and ensures that compensation covers your family’s accident-related expenses, both now and in the future.
A legal champion truly cares about seeing you and your family through the claims process. This can mean anything, from promptly answering questions that arise during your case to making sure you get access to any specialized medical care you might need. The legal champions at Wilk Law want you to move past your accident and live your best possible life.
All of Tyler J. Wilk’s personal injury service needs and ideas stemmed from suffering a serious personal injury accident himself. A drunk driver badly hurt Wilk, leaving him struggling to find an attorney who not only understood the law, but actually cared about and could relate to Wilk’s struggles. Now it is Wilk’s life work to provide that care and understanding he so desperately searched for in the aftermath of his own accident.
You and every other person injured by someone else’s negligence deserve exceptional, knowledgeable, compassionate representation. You owe it to yourself. Call the legal champions at Wilk Law today.
How a Wilk Law Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Builds Your Claim
Our attorneys build the most robust case possible for your recovery. Building a trial-ready case takes ample time, resources, and effort and includes the following:
- Investigating the accident;
- Collecting relevant evidence;
- Gathering essential documents such as medical records, police reports, and witness statements;
- Filing a timely court case;
- Determining liability for your accident;
- Assessing the total value of your losses;
- Identifying all sources of liability;
- Hiring and consulting with needed medical, financial, and accident experts;
- Negotiating a fair and just settlement with the insurance company(s); and
- Proceeding with litigation, if necessary.
At Wilk Law, our personal injury attorneys handle all aspects of your claim. Do not carry the burden of your personal injuries alone. Call the legal champions at Wilk Law for help today.
What Is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury occurs when the negligent acts of one person or entity cause another person harm. Personal injuries include physical, mental, and emotional injuries. The at-fault party may be another person or a business or governmental entity.
A personal injury claim is a civil claim, not a criminal charge. In a civil claim, the victim seeks compensation for their injuries and any other accident-related losses. Usually, a personal injury claim is filed against and paid by the at-fault person’s or entity’s insurance company.
In a criminal case, the state is the filing party. The state prosecutes an offender to punish that offender with jail time, community service, or other criminal sanctions.
The purpose of monetary damages in a personal injury claim is to make the victim “whole” or return them as closely as possible to their pre-accident state. Personal injury claims can take anywhere from a few months to years to resolve. This depends on the complexity of the case and whether a trial is necessary.
Is There a Time Limit for Filing?
Pennsylvania has a deadline, or statute of limitations, to file a personal injury claim. In most cases, this is within two years of the date of injury. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist in avoiding delays in the claims process.
Types of Personal Injuries in Philadelphia
No two personal injuries are alike, nor are their resulting injuries. However, the one most common personal injury claim in Philadelphia is a car accident claim. Another widespread claim is a slip and fall accident claim.
No matter the type of personal injury accident, always seek immediate medical attention after any personal injuries, such as the following:
- Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury;
- Nerve injuries;
- Any joint injuries;
- Neck and back injuries, such as herniated discs;
- Burn injuries; and
- Fireworks injuries.
There are severe injuries that may not appear for days or weeks after an accident. These include head and brain injuries and need diagnosis at once by a medical professional.
Receiving medical care after a personal injury helps build your personal injury claim by providing evidence of the type, severity, and extent of your injuries. These records are a valuable resource to your personal injury attorney when negotiating a full and fair settlement on your behalf.
Contact a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have questions about keeping personal injury records, settlements, or your legal rights in general, contact Wilk Law online or call us at (855) 946-3678 to arrange your free consultation. We understand the consequences of a serious personal injury accident and the challenges you are facing. Let us handle your legal claim and get you the maximum compensation available for your losses.