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Personal Injury

Personal injury law is a legal practice area that focuses on providing compensation to individuals who have suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm due to the negligence or intentional actions of others. This multifaceted field encompasses a wide range of cases, from car accidents to medical malpractice, slip and falls, and product liability claims. While Kaminsky Law does not handle all of these matters, we are available to review your issue and let you know if we can help! If it is not something that we handle, we will gladly point you in the right direction to someone that may be better suited to assist you.  

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases can be categorized into several types, each with its own set of legal principles and considerations:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: These are among the most common personal injury cases and include car, motorcycle, truck, and pedestrian accidents. Compensation may cover medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • Premises Liability: Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe conditions. Slip and falls, dog bites, and inadequate security cases fall under this category.

  • Medical Malpractice: When medical professionals fail to meet the standard of care, resulting in harm to a patient, a medical malpractice case may arise. Examples include surgical errors, misdiagnoses, and medication mistakes.

  • Product Liability: Manufacturers and sellers can be held liable for defective products that cause harm to consumers. This includes design defects, manufacturing defects, and inadequate warnings.

  • Workplace Accidents: Workers injured on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but in some cases, they can also pursue personal injury claims against third parties.

Establishing Liability and Damages

To succeed in a personal injury case, the plaintiff (injured party) must demonstrate two key elements:

  • Liability: The plaintiff must prove that the defendant (the party being sued) was negligent or acted intentionally, leading to the injury. This often involves collecting evidence such as witness statements, accident reports, and expert testimony.

  • Damages: The plaintiff must also establish the extent of their damages, including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses directly related to the injury.

The Role of Insurance Companies

In many personal injury cases, insurance companies play a significant role. Whether it’s an auto accident or a slip and fall incident, the at-fault party’s insurance carrier is often responsible for compensating the injured party. Navigating insurance claims and negotiations can be complex, and it’s essential to have legal representation to ensure a fair settlement.

Statute of Limitations

Each state has specific deadlines, known as statutes of limitations, within which a personal injury lawsuit must be filed. Missing these deadlines can result in the loss of your right to pursue a claim. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly after an injury to understand and meet these deadlines.

Consulting with a Personal Injury Attorney

Given the complexity of personal injury law and the potentially high stakes involved, consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is highly advisable. Our legal professionals can:

  • Evaluate the merits of your case
  • Investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Represent you in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached


Personal injury law serves as a crucial mechanism for individuals to seek justice and compensation when they have suffered harm due to the negligence of others. Understanding the various types of personal injury cases, the elements required to establish liability and damages, and the role of insurance companies is essential when navigating this legal practice area. If you’ve been injured, consulting with a skilled personal injury attorney can help you protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.


A personal injury under Pennsylvania law refers to physical or emotional harm caused by another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions.

In Pennsylvania, you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court.

In a personal injury case, you can claim compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other related damages.

While not required, hiring a personal injury lawyer is beneficial to navigate the legal process. Many lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, taking a percentage of the settlement if successful.

After a personal injury, seek medical attention, gather evidence, take photos, get witness information, and report the incident to the relevant parties or authorities.

Pennsylvania follows the “comparative negligence” rule, meaning your damages may be reduced if you were partly at fault for the accident.

The “statute of limitations” for personal injury claims in PA is typically two years from the date of the injury or discovery of the injury.

If injured at your workplace, you can file a workers’ compensation claim, but suing your employer for negligence may be restricted by workers’ compensation laws.

Compensation amount in a personal injury settlement is determined by various factors, including the severity of the injuries, medical costs, lost wages, and impact on the victim’s life.

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