PA Personal Injury Lawsuits

PA Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you are injured, it is imperative that you contact a medical professional immediately. The second most important phone call you can make is to your lawyer. Seeking legal advice for a PA personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible is important because in order for you to have the right to sue, you need to make sure you file in accordance with the Pennsylvania statute of limitations. The period of time you have to initiate legal proceedings differs based on a variety of factors.

Act quickly

If you are hurt in a car accident, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney immediately. The Pennsylvania statute of limitations does have a discovery rule which may extend the time you have to file a lawsuit in certain cases.

Under the discovery rule, the statute of limitations will begin to run at the time you know or should have known that your injury was caused by the actions of another person. Do not delay in filing your lawsuit. Your PA personal injury settlement may depend on it.

Below are the statutes of limitations in Pennsylvania for the most common personal injury lawsuits:

  • Wrongful death: Two years. The statute of limitations on survival action begins to run when the decedent, and not his or her representatives, could have discovered the injury and its cause through the exercise of reasonable diligence. The discovery rule is not needed in a wrongful death case to prevent the statute of limitations from working an injustice on a reasonably diligent plaintiff.
  • Intentional torts: Two years. One year for libel and slander.
  • Products liability: Two years with discovery rule.
  • Medical malpractice: Two years with discovery rule.
  • Malpractice (other professions): Two years.

 The knowledge and experience you deserve

Contact Wusinich & Brogan today, call: 610-594-1600, 484-873-4099. With over 220 years of combined experience in litigation, you can rest assured that you will be given the highest level of legal help. Visit one of our locations in Downingtown, West Chester, and Reading. We offer: a free initial consultation, a no-recovery-no fee agreement, and an advancing of all costs of litigation.

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610-594-1600, 484-873-4099