The dedicated legal team of Caputo & Mariotti
PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
Helping Clients in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, and Throughout Pennsylvania
If you have been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior, you have suffered a personal injury and might benefit from legal help. For decades, Caputo & Mariotti has been recognized as one of Scranton's premier personal injury law firms and represents personal injury victims throughout Pennsylvania.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't have to pay anything if we fail to get you the compensation that you deserve following an accident. With only two years to file your personal injury claim, your time may be running out, and our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers are waiting. The sooner you call us, the quicker we can get to work, gathering and protecting evidence while starting the negotiation process with those involved with your accident.
For many years, we have successfully represented clients with all types of personal injuries resulting from:
- Defective products
- Defective prescription drugs
- Insurance bad faith
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Car accidents, including hit and run, aggressive driving, and distracted driving
- Truck crashes
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Inadequate security
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability claims, including slip and fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Work-related injuries
- Workers' compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Emergency room mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Wrongful death
How Can You Protect Your Personal Injury Claim?
Many different types of accidents and events cause personal injury. If you or your loved one have been harmed due to the actions of someone else, you can do a few things right away in order to strengthen your claim:
- Receive medical treatment as soon as possible.
- Obtain the contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the action.
- Write as many details as possible about the event as you can remember. Be sure to include how you were injured, what happened immediately afterward, and what the long-term results were, including lost wages or continuing medical treatment.
- Try to get photographic evidence, if you're able.
- Note any conversations you had with anyone else involved in the accident, as well as any police or doctor’s reports.
- Consult with a personal injury lawyer.
The Personal Injury Case Process
During your free consultation, our lawyers will discuss the accident, your injuries, and any medical treatment. After the consultation, we will obtain your medical records and any bills that are related to your injury. This could take some time because we want to make sure we have all information.
Once we have the facts of the case, our personal injury attorneys will then contact the other party's insurance company or attorney and try to negotiate a settlement. If the settlement talks stall or we cannot reach an agreement, the case will move to the litigation phase.
We will then file a lawsuit in court and begin gathering more evidence. This includes taking depositions from witnesses, make document requests, and interview accident experts about your case. The discovery phase can take several months, even up to a year.
With this information, we will return to the negotiation table to see if a settlement can be reached again. If a settlement still can't be reached, then your claims move to trial.
If the judge finds in favor of your claim, you could receive financial compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Personal injuries can cause permanent disabilities, financial losses, and a greatly reduced quality of life. Lawsuits cannot repair the harm you may have suffered, but they can help you obtain the financial losses you may have experienced following the accident. Settlement offers can pay for medical treatment, replaced lost income and property, and provide security for both you and your family for years to come.
Remember the insurance company is not there to make friends -- it is trying to get the lowest possible settlement available. Do not take the first settlement it offers.
If you or your loved one have been seriously injured, call Caputo & Mariotti's Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form to contact us now for a FREE Consultation.