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Why Choose Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers for Your Case
Our personal injury attorneys in Philadelphia are dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve. You can count on us to treat you like our family and handle your case according to our core values of trust, hard work, and integrity. We don't back down from big insurance companies and NEVER accept less than maximum value for your case. Don't get lost in the shuffle. At Cousin Benny, we’ll give your case the personal attention it deserves.
At Cousin Benny, We Treat Our Clients Like Family.
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We take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning we do not get paid unless you do.
Over 25 Years of Collective Experience
Put our experience with insurance companies and in the Philadelphia and New Jersey courts to work for you and get the maximum value of your case.
Determining Negligence in Personal Injury Cases
If you’ve been injured due to someone’s negligence, you must show that they owed you a duty of care, they breached that duty of care, and that breach caused your damages.
Modified Comparative Negligence
Modified comparative negligence is a legal doctrine apportioning fault to each party involved in a personal injury case. A plaintiff’s monetary judgment is reduced by the percentage of negligence assigned to the plaintiff by the jury.
In Pennsylvania, a personal injury plaintiff can only seek damages from a defendant if the plaintiff is less than 51 percent at fault for the accident.
Potential Damages Available in a Personal Injury Claim
Compensation in Philadelphia personal injury cases varies as widely as the types of accidents and injuries that occur. A personal injury plaintiff can get compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering
Special Compensatory Damages
In Pennsylvania, the financial costs you incur because of someone’s negligence are called special compensatory damages. These include medical bills, such as the costs of tests, procedures, treatments, hospital stays, medications, and therapies, as well as the costs of any special equipment you need because of your injury, such as a wheelchair, and the costs of any modifications you must make to your home because of your injury.
Special compensatory damages also include the wages you can't earn because you miss work due to your injury. If your injury has left you with a diminished capacity to work, you can be compensated for the loss of future wages.
Last, if you’ve suffered property damage due to the accident, such as damage to your car, you can recover those costs in the form of special compensatory damages.
General Compensatory Damages
In Pennsylvania, non-economic damages are known as general compensatory damages. You can be compensated for your emotional suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, continuing physical pain, disfigurement, and loss of companionship if your injury changed your relationship with your spouse.
In Pennsylvania, personal injury plaintiffs get punitive damages if the defendant’s actions are particularly egregious, such as when they act or fail to act in reckless disregard for the safety of others. These damages are meant to punish the defendant and also deter others from acting as the defendant did.
As a general rule, punitive damages are limited to twice the amount of compensatory damages received in Pennsylvania.
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When you work with our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, we make sure that you are comfortable throughout the process. While our team is working hard and fighting for your best interests, we stay in constant communication with you so that you know the requirements and progress of your case. You can rest assured that your case is handled thoroughly and professionally from start to finish.