Have You Been Injured in An Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault?

When You Have Been Injured By The Negligence of Another,
You Can Depend on The Travis Law Firm

Our law firm has handled thousands of personal injury claims. We represent people injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents, victims of Nursing Home Abuse, people injured in a Medical Malpractice case, or virtually any personal injury. Use the simple links below to find out more information about how The Travis Law Firm can help you if you were injured by no fault of your own.

Award-Winning & Highly Respected Personal Injury Lawyers in Northwestern PA

Car Accident Injuries

It is important to act quickly after being involved in a car accident, your actions can impact your potential damages. The top car accident attorneys of The Travis Law Firm are experienced in motor vehicle litigation and ...

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

If you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident, our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers understand Pennsylvania's motorcycle laws and have the experience to build a strong case to get you the compensation ...

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful deaths are caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, inaction, or malpractice. When a family member is killed as a result of another’s behavior, dependents are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Workers' Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation provides money and medical benefits to an employee who suffers an on-the-job accident, injury, or occupational disease. Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect workers and ...

Truck Accident Injuries

Victims of truck accidents often suffer serious or permanent injuries. Over 100,000 people a year are injured in trucking accidents and more than 5,000 people are killed. Contact The Travis Law Firm

Boating Accident Injuries

Boating accidents can be complex because of the special laws and regulations governing boating. If you've been injured in a boating accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced boating accident attorney

Medical Malpractice Claims

We represent victims of nursing home neglect, elder abuse, birth injuries, surgical injuries, and other forms of medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice lawyers will examine your case and help you with ...

Social Security Disability Claims

The social security disability lawyers at the Travis Law Firm can help. Under the federal social security disability program, benefits are available to those who meet certain program standards & can not work due to disability.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse attorneys at The Travis Law Firm serving all of Northwestern Pennsylvania can assist you in pursuing a lawsuit if you suspect that someone you love has been injured as a result ...

Premises Liability Claims

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of an improperly maintained or unsafe property, contact our premises liability lawyers at the Travis Law Firm. We will evaluate your case ...

Dog Bite Injuries

If you are the victim of a dog bite, contact the personal injury lawyers at the Travis Law Firm. Under Pennsylvania State law, dog owners are responsible for their dogs. The law states that the owner will be held liable

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident and that accident could have been avoided, you may be eligible for compensation to reimburse you for lost wages, medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses and pain & suffering.

Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

Property owners may be held liable for slip and fall injuries regardless of why a person enters a property. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact our premises liability lawyers today for an evaluation

Drunk Driving Accident Injuries

If you've been injured by the negligent actions of a drunk or otherwise impaired driver, please contact our drunk driving accident attorneys today. We will use all of the resources at our disposal ...

What Is A Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim may arise when you are injured by another person, company, or entity. In most cases, the injury is caused by an accident that is not your fault.  However, you might still recover some compensation even if you are partially at fault for the accident that caused your injury. We discuss proving fault and liability in the section below entitled “The other party is denying liability for your injuries.”

Common examples of incidents that might give rise to a personal injury claim include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Truck Accidents
  • Boating Accident
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Premises Liability Claims
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bite Injuries
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents

When you are injured in an accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Insurance adjusters may pressure you to deal directly with the insurance company to settle your claim. However, that may not be in your best interest. Our Erie personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation so that you can learn about your legal rights and your options to recover compensation from a trusted, experienced attorney who is on your side.

Four Reasons To Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer Now

There are many reasons why you may want to consult with an Erie personal injury attorney. In this article, we will discuss four of the most important reasons to call our office now for your free consultation.

Were you overwhelmed and do not know where to turn?

The days and weeks following an accidental injury can be extremely difficult. While you are dealing with the realization that you suffered an injury, you are also dealing with doctor’s visits, medical bills, loss of income, property damage claims, and taking care of your family. It can be too much to handle. Allowing our legal team to handle your claim takes a great weight off your shoulders. You can focus on getting better while we protect your rights and deal with the legal matters required to file an accident claim.

Were your injuries serious, or you are not getting any better?

Some accidents result in severe or traumatic injuries. The losses and damages caused by severe injuries can be significant. While you are recovering and focusing on how your injury will impact your future, the insurance company is searching for any reason to deny your claim or undervalue your claim. An attorney protects you from unfair insurance tactics used when you are most vulnerable.

For example, an insurance adjuster may pressure you to provide a written or recorded statement. The adjuster may pressure you to sign a medical records release. He may even tell you that he cannot process your claim until you complete these steps.

You are not legally required to sign a medical release or provide a statement to file an insurance claim. The insurance company is searching for information it can use against you, so it tries to get you to admit something in a statement that it might use to deny your insurance claim. It wants to comb through your entire medical history searching for prior injuries or conditions it can claim is the primary cause of your current condition.

An Erie personal injury attorney protects you from these potential land mines in a personal injury case. You may be required to make a statement or provide medical records at a later time. However, your attorney will determine when and under what circumstances statements and records are submitted to the insurance provider.

Was the other party is denying liability for your injuries?

You must prove that the other party caused the incident that resulted in your injuries and damages before you can recover compensation for your insurance claim. In a few cases, the cause of the accident is clear, and an insurance company will accept liability.

However, if the insurance provider denies liability for the claim, you must provide clear and convincing evidence that the other party is responsible for causing the accident. An Erie personal injury attorney understands all the legal elements involved in proving fault and liability under Pennsylvania’s personal injury laws.

Do you have deadlines to file claims?

Claims related to personal injuries and wrongful deaths must be filed within a specific period after the injury. If you do not file a personal injury lawsuit before the deadline, you typically lose your right to recover compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. Pennsylvania’s Statute of Limitations sets the deadline for filing personal injury claims.  In many cases, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit.

However, the two-year limitation does not apply in all cases.  Several exceptions modify the time to file a claim. For instance, if a government entity or government employee is involved, you may be required to file a notice of claim within just a few months to protect your right to file a lawsuit. In the case of a minor, the time to file may be extended in certain cases.

Because the factors in your case may modify the deadline to file a personal injury lawsuit, it is best to contact an Erie personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident or injury.

What Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Do For You?

A personal injury attorney in Erie can help you as you navigate the complex process of filing a personal injury claim or insurance claim. There are many things that the attorney does to protect your best interests and fight for maximum compensation for your claim.

Our Erie legal team handles all aspects of your personal injury claim for you including, but not limited to:

  • Provide compassionate and trusted guidance, support, and advice throughout your case.
  • Obtain and review copies of police reports and accident reports
  • File notice of claim and notice of representation with the insurance company
  • Handle all communication with the insurance company and other parties
  • Investigate the accident scene to gather evidence proving fault and liability
  • Interview and obtain statements from eyewitnesses.
  • Obtain and review medical records. We also work closely with your doctors to obtain a prognosis for future damages.
  • Gather evidence to prove financial damages, such as evidence of lost income, medical expenses, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Work with expert witnesses to prove fault and damages, including medical experts, economists, and accident reconstructionists.
  • Prepare and forward a detailed settlement demand package to the insurance company and handle all negotiations for a settlement.
  • File a personal injury lawsuit and take the case to trial, if necessary.

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