PERSONAL INJURY

 

The Sampat Law Firm prides itself on being a leader in personal injury litigation. We have a passion for helping those who have been injured due to the negligence of another person or company. We will work with you to fight for every last one of your rights.

 

Dealing with insurance companies can be frustrating; especially when they offer you a settlement for far less than what your claim is worth. The insurance companies are in the business of making money, so the less they pay to you, the more they make themselves. We will fight the insurance company for you.

 

Our personal injury attorneys handle all types of injury claims. Click on the link below to get more information about your possible claim.

 

 

To get a consultation about your case and discuss what The Sampat Law Firm can do for you, please contact us right away 215-268-6520.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

A motor vehicle accident is when one motor vehicle collides with another motor vehicle, pedestrian, road debris, or man-made object. Motor vehicles include all of the following: cars, trucks, tractor trailers, delivery vehicles, buses, motorcycles, limousines, taxi cabs, rental cars, etc. A motor vehicle accident can result in personal injury, property damage, or even death.

 

Contributing factors in traffic accidents can be negligent operation of a motor vehicle (which includes the violation of any traffic law), speed of operation, road design, driver distraction (texting or talking on a cell phone while driving) and driver impairment (drunk driving).

 

A motor vehicle accident can be difficult and inconvenient. Those that have been in an accident know how difficult it can be to deal with insurance companies and in finding a doctor willing to treat you. In addition, you may be losing time from work.

 

Often victims of motor vehicle accidents underestimate the extent and seriousness of their injuries. It is also not uncommon for these injuries to worsen over time. What may feel like a pulled muscle may actually be a serious and permanent injury.

 

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should contact an attorney immediately. An experienced law firm can:

 

  • Refer you to a physician that will treat you and that has experience in dealing with the most common types of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident

  • Deal with your insurance company relating to any damage to your vehicle

  • Deal with the insurance company for the at-fault driver

  • Get your medical bills paid

  • Get you lost wages paid

 

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, or think you may be injured, you may be entitled to damages including the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and compensation for your pain and suffering.

This is the time when you need a law firm you can trust and has the experience to get you the most money you deserve.

 

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SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

Slip and fall accidents can happen in places where you might least expect it. Common places where people slip and fall are: restaurants, shopping centers, parking lots, hospitals, college campus’, hotels, private homes, malls, stores and sidewalks. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for serious injuries to occur when someone slips and falls.

 

An owner of a property has a duty to maintain their property in a safe manner. If they have failed to keep their property reasonably safe and free of defects, and you have fallen as a result of their negligence, the property owner is responsible. You may be entitled to damages including the cost of your medical bills as well as compensation for your pain and suffering.

 

Some common defects which cause slip and falls are:

  • Broken, cracked or uneven sidewalks

  • Broken or uneven stairways

  • Stairways with missing or broken handrails

  • Icy parking lots or sidewalks

  • Trash or debris in aisles or walkway

  • Worn or torn carpeting

  • Holes or cracks on the floor

 

An owner is obligated to maintain their property and to conduct regular inspections and maintenance over the property to ensure that slip and fall hazards, like those listed above, do not exist. If they cannot prevent or have yet to repair a slip and fall hazard, the property owners must then warn visitors and guests of the dangerous condition.

 

Slip and fall cases can be very technical in nature. The plaintiff has to prove that the owner owed a duty and the owner failed to fulfill their duty. More often then not the property will claim the defect was open and obvious, attempting to blame the injured person for their fall. If the accident occurred on public property, there are additional technicalities and rules regarding suing the government.

 

This is why you need The Sampat Law Firm on your side to make sure your legal rights are secured. The Sampat Law Firm has the experience and dedication to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 215-268-6520.

 

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PREMISES LIABILITY

Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe manner. This encompasses more than just the prevention of slip and fall accidents.

 

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ASSAULTS

When you think of an assault, you usually think of it as a criminal matter. However, there is also a cause of action known as a “civil assault.” This allows you to hold the owner of the property on which you were assaulted liable for your injuries. You may be able to collect money for your medical bills as well as compensation for your pain and suffering.

 

Often, these types of incidents occur in bars, nightclubs, restaurants or parking lots. A property owner can be held liable when one of their employees assaults a patron, and they can even be held liable when one patron assaults another patron.

 

“Problem Bars"

To hold a property owner liable for an assault that occurs on their property, again you must be able to show notice. Often, this can be done by showing that the bar or restaurant was a “problem bar”—places that everyone knows are trouble. Often, this can be established through police reports which show other assaults at the same establishment. A bar, restaurant or nightclub owner has a responsibility to take measures to protect their patrons. Some examples of preventative measures are: security personnel or bouncers, adequate lighting, metal detectors and parking lot patrols.

 

Isolated Incidents

Sometimes an assault may occur in a reputable establishment. Then how do you establish liability? Notice can be proven by establishing that an employee had knowledge of a potentially dangerous situation before the assault occurred and failed to take action. The prime example is a belligerent patron who was reported to an employee and the employee took no action. Subsequently, that belligerent patron assaults someone. In this sort of situation, you can probably establish notice and thus hold the property owner liable.

 

If you have been assaulted or attacked, it is important you contact an attorney immediately. We, at The Sampat Law Firm, will evaluate your case for free and discuss what our experienced attorneys can do for you. Please contact us right away 215-268-6520.

 

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FALLING OBJECTS

This situation is not very common but can occur when items are improperly stacked or shelved. You could be walking down an aisle in your local pharmacy, convenience store, grocery store or superstore and have an object fall on you, causing injury.

 

The property owner is responsible for their employees performing their duties in a proper and safe manner, which includes the stacking of inventory on shelves.

 

If you have been injured by a falling object, contact The Sampat Law Firm and we will evaluate your case for free and discuss what our experienced attorneys can do for you. Please contact us right away 215-268-6520.

 

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NEGLIGENT SUPERVISION

The most common example of negligent supervision claims are those involving daycares. A daycare facility is responsible for making sure your child is safe. If the employees are not properly supervising the children, your child could be injured while playing, while eating, or at the hands of another child.

 

Some examples of harms that could occur due to negligent supervision include your child falling off of a chair or table, your child getting injured on playground equipment or while playing on the playground, your child getting struck or assaulted by another child, your child choking on food, or your child could be injured while playing with a toy in an improper manner.

 

If your child suffered an injury while at daycare, you may have a claim. Please contact us right away 215-268-6520. Our attorneys will evaluate your case for free to determine if you have a claim.

 

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DOG BITES

Pennsylvania imposes what is known as strict liability when it comes to dog bites. This means that a victim of a dog bite is automatically entitled to full compensation: 1) if the dog has previously bitten another person; or 2) if the injuries from the dog bite are severe.

 

If the dog has never bitten before, you may still be entitled to compensation. If the injury is severe, you can make a claim against the owner of the dog regardless of whether the dog has previously bitten another person. You may be entitled to medical bills and pain and suffering.

 

If the injury is not severe, you may be entitled to recover only medical expenses.

 

If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you should contact The Sampat Law Firm immediately. We will evaluate your case for free and discuss what our experienced attorneys can do for you. Please contact us right away 215-268-6520.

 

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PRODUCTS LIABILITY

When someone refers to a lawsuit or potential lawsuit as a products liability case, what exactly does that mean? The simplest explanation comes right from the name. A products liability case is when a person is injured by a defective product and is able to hold the manufacturer of the product liable. There are 3 types of defects which, if present, can allow you to recover for injuries suffered as a result of the defect.

 

Manufacturing Defect

These types of defects occur in the manufacturing process. Manufacturing defects are not an intended part of the product. This usually involves poor quality materials or poor craftsmanship. Example: If a child’s crib was designed with four legs, but during the manufacturing process, one of the bolts was not screwed in tightly enough that would be a manufacturing defect.

 

Design Defect

A design defect occurs when the design of the product itself is inherently dangerous. A design defect is an intended part of the product. Example: If a child’s crib was designed with only 3 legs instead of four that would be a design defect because the crib would be able to topple over too easily

 

Marketing Defect

(failure to warn): A marketing defect occurs when a product contains non obvious dangers that could be mitigated or avoided through proper warning and/or instructions. Marketing defects have nothing to do with how well a product is manufactured or designed.

 

If you think you have been injured as a result of a defective product, you may be entitled to recover damages, including payment of your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Products liability cases can become highly complex, especially when you are going after major multi-million dollar companies. It is important to have legal counsel with experience and expertise.

 

The Sampat Law Firm will evaluate your case for free and discuss what our experienced attorneys can do for you. Please contact us right away 215-268-6520.

 

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