Injury Attorney in Hazleton and Humboldt Industrial Parks
Why You Might Need a Personal Injury Attorney
Those of us who live in Hazleton enjoy a low crime rate at 44% below the national average. However, that does not mean there is a lack of personal injury cases here. Greater Hazleton sits on the junction of Interstates 80 and 81, which are two of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country. In addition to a large number of food processing plants, we also have a large number of distribution and logistics centers, E-commerce centers, and tech support centers.
We are also in close proximity to many major interstates, including I-80, I-81, I-84, I-360, and 476. These are all busy highways with a mix of cars, vans, large trucks, and 18-wheelers, which can lead to serious car accidents. Car accidents can lead to major and life-threatening injuries, so if you find yourself becoming a victim of another driver’s negligence, it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced team you can trust. It is also important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible and document the details of the accident.
A car accident is not the only kind of personal injury case our team can assist with. Injury attorneys specialize in tort law, which is the branch of law that deals with civil law and includes lawsuits to recover compensation for injuries or wrongdoings that result from negligence. The primary job of a personal injury lawyer is to help those who have sustained injuries in various kinds of accidents in order to recover financial compensation. Our clients can use these funds to pay for medical treatment, to make up for lost wages, pain and suffering, and to provide compensation for injuries suffered. Some examples of accident commonly involved with personal injury cases include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Defective products
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice
Job Functions of a Personal Injury Attorney
As personal injury attorneys, you can trust that we will advocate for your best interests before and during the trial. This includes counseling you and helping you handle obstacles in the legal system through every step of the process. Some of the main duties we will uphold while we carry out this process include:
- Providing you with an understanding of your rights
When you are under scrutiny by the legal system, you can often be made to feel as though your rights do not matter. This is not accurate in the legal realm and it will not be accurate when you work with our team. We will explain the way your accident and the legal issues surrounding it impacts your rights. It is important for you to understand this because if your rights were infringed upon at any point throughout the process, we might be able to use that to your advantage in court.
- Providing advice
As we help you navigate complicated legal procedures, interpret medical and insurance language, and organize the heavy loads of paperwork you are bound to encounter in your case, we will help you understand your place in this case. Our hope is that this will prevent you from making grave mistakes that could interfere with a positive outcome for you. For example, if you are involved in an accident and you provide a statement to the other driver’s insurance company, they can use that statement to deny liability. We would discourage you from creating this unfortunate situation. Another piece of advice we often give is to recommend seeking medical treatment to document the relationship between the accident and the injury.
- Providing representation in court
While it is true that most personal injury cases do not go to trial, there are some cases when they will, and we will support you in those cases. One common reason that a personal injury case would go to court would be if the insurance company denies the claim. In this case, we would need to go through a civil trial in order to have a chance of recovering the damages. There is specific protocol that must be followed for this part of a case to pass by smoothly, and it is in your best interest to work with a team that is familiar with these steps.
For car accidents and beyond, the injury attorneys at Hazleton will represent you in your case and work to produce the best possible outcome. If you have been in an accident and need legal representation, call Vazquez Injury Law Group at (570) 536-9090 or contact us online.
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Work Injury/Motor Vehicle Accident Successful Settlement of Both Clients
Major vehicle collision while in the scope of work duties.
Tractor Trailer Collision Successful Settlement After Litigation
Tractor-trailer collision caused by faulty brakes and high MPH resulting in severe internal injuries to client.
Dog Attack Successful Settlement
Dog attack of a minor child resulting in facial injuries and plastic surgery.
Slip & Fall Successful Settlement
Slip and fall in major retail store/failure to inspect resulting in a significant low back injury.
Defective Product/Work Injury Successful Settlement Pre-Litigation
Product tool failure causing neck and facial injuries.
Work Injury Successful Settlement
Low back injury while lifting at work
Work Injury Successful Litigation & Settlement
Fall from scaffolding at work
Defective Productive Design/ Work Injury Successful Settlement Pre-Litigation
Hand injury and multiple finger amputation caused by a defective meat grinder.
Motor Vehicle Accident Confidential Settlement
Motor vehicle accident in a neighborhood at a high rate of speed resulting in paralysis to a young child.
Work Injury Successful Resolution
Severe neck injury when struck in the head by falling product resulting in neck fusion surgery and inability to work.
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