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Fact Sheet about Personal Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiles data on injuries and death across the U.S., in 2013 more than 28 million people across the country were injured in accidents. That means a large number of Norristown residents have suffered, or will suffer, personal injury as the result of someone else’s actions. CDC statistics also show that:

  • In 2013 unintentional falls were the leading cause of injury, with more than 8 million people injured, twice as many the second leading cause.
  • In 2010 more than 2 million people were hospitalized for their injuries.
  • The average medical cost for a person injured in an accident is $35,000.
  • The average amount of lost wages due to personal injury is $61,000.

Personal injury lawsuits are based on a theory of negligence, strict liability or intentional wrongs. Regardless of the cause of your injuries, or the legal theory that supports the lawsuit, the ramifications are the same – physical pain and suffering and hefty financial costs. The Norristown personal injury attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., have spent more than 40 years fighting to win judgments for victims of personal injury.

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Personal Injury Incidents

Whatever the type of injury you suffered, the Norristown personal injury lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., can help. Our attorneys have successfully represented Norristown residents in all types of personal injury cases and are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Common Types of Personal Injuries

According to the American Bar Association, the majority of personal injury lawsuits are for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. But whether your injuries were the result of a car or truck accident, a defective product, burns or some other cause, they have a physical, emotional and financial toll on you and your family. Over the course of more than 40 years representing Norristown residents in personal injury lawsuits, some of the most common injuries our attorneys have seen presented in personal injury cases include:

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

The result of a sharp or sudden blow to the head, traumatic brain injuries can cause swelling, bleeding and fluid accumulation in the brain. Victims may require surgery to relieve pressure in the brain, or to place shunts or stents to help drain the accumulated fluid. TBIs often cause lifelong physical and cognitive disabilities.

INTERNAL INJURIES

People often walk away from a car or other accident thinking they escaped injury, only to be rushed to the hospital hours or days later because they have lacerated, ruptured or punctured organs. Removed organs can cause lifelong medical problems or diminished capacity to engage in activities you enjoyed prior to sustaining the injuries. Broken and fractured bones may require casts, surgery or even the use of pins and plates to repair the bones.

BURNS

Burns may be chemical, electrical or caused by fire, but the result is the same – serious and life-threatening injuries that require painful skin grafting, daily wound care, the use of compression garments, and months of physical rehabilitation. Burns pose a high risk of infection because the body lacks the protection of the skin, and lung problems are common due to smoke inhalation.

AMPUTATION

The complete or total loss of fingers or toes, hands, feet, arms or legs can be the direct result of an accident or a secondary effect due to infection that set in during hospitalization. Amputation may require the use of prosthetic limbs, crutches, wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

SPINAL CORD INJURIES

An injury that breaks or fractures vertebrae in the neck or back, or a broken back, can lead to partial or complete paralysis, the use of a body brace, surgery and lengthy physical rehabilitation to regain lost function.

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Whatever the type of injury you suffered, the Norristown personal injury lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., can help. Our attorneys have successfully represented Norristown residents in all types of personal injury cases and are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Investigating Personal Injury Requires Resources

There are two primary components of any successful personal injury claim – proving that your injury was the result of another person’s action (or inaction) and that he was at fault. Proving these elements requires both experience and resources. The Norristown personal injury attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., have the knowledge and resources necessary to investigate your claim and craft a winning case.

In order to prove that your injury was a direct result of the other party’s wrongful conduct, we engage in a thorough review of your medical records, including physician notes, official diagnoses, treatment notes from physical, occupational or other therapists, MRI, X-Ray, CT scans or other imaging, and any other information that would show the extent of your injuries. Because defense counsel often tries to argue that your injuries existed prior to the accident, we also review your medical history, so we can be prepared to counter that attack by showing that your ailments are due to the accident, and not a pre-existing condition.

We must then prove that the defendant was at fault in causing your injuries. This requires determining the required standard of care the defendant owed you given the circumstances, and then proving that he failed to meet it. If you were injured in a car accident, we would look at all the evidence surrounding the crash, including whether the defendant was speeding, driving in an unsafe manner given road conditions, driving while intoxicated, texting or engaged in any other behavior that caused him to be distracted.

Once injuries and fault are proven, we must then show damages. This includes your actual losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages, and other costs such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, lost future wages and medical care, and any other costs that may arise in the future. Building a successful personal injury cases involves a commitment of time and resources from both the attorney and the client. The Norristown personal injury attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., have the commitment and the resources to help you on your road to recovery.

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