If you or a loved one has been injured through the fault of another, pursuing compensation may not be your first concern. However, medical bills and lost wages can quickly strain your family’s finances and receiving fair compensation is often necessary to safeguarding your financial future. As experienced civil litigators, we listen to you and take your concerns into account when designing our strategy.
Our attorneys have years of experience in the following personal injury cases:
Catastrophic injuries can seriously affect your ability to perform day-to-day activities and may prevent you from working for the rest of your life. When the effects of an injury can be expected to last for years, assigning a monetary value to what you have lost can be very difficult. You can count on Long & Long, LLC to reliably determine the legal value of your injury and convince — or force — the responsible party to pay the compensation you. From difficult to prove traumatic brain injuries and life-changing spinal injuries to severe burns, our Long & Long, LLC lawyers work with highly respected medical and vocational experts in order to secure a fair settlement, award or verdict.
When a person dies due to the negligence of another, the law allows that person’s estate as well as his or her surviving family to pursue compensation. If you have lost a loved one to a fatal accident, we understand. In the unimaginably hard time you are facing, it can be overwhelming to consider the financial impact that losing a wage earner or caregiver can have on your family. By helping secure just compensation for the loss of a loved one, we have helped families throughout Westmoreland County gain some measure of peace of mind in the wake of tragedy. Pennsylvania law allows two separate avenues for recovery of compensation following a fatal accident. At Long & Long, LLC, our team of personal injury attorneys has experience in both survival action suits and wrongful death action suits.
Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Many cases come about due to a property owner’s or tenant’s failure to address dangerous conditions including unmarked wet floors, icy pavements, unattended spills, and more. These cases are not simple and often require a law firm to work with safety and engineering experts to establish fault on the part of a property owner or tenant. Even in cases where a property owner or tenant was clearly negligent, property owners and their insurance companies frequently offer initial settlements that are well below the actual value of your injury and must be convinced or forced to pay a fair amount of compensation. Our team is experienced in gathering medical records, consulting experts, and procuring witness accounts to hold the responsible person accountable in court.
Beyond the usual threats of slippery floors and icy surfaces, unsafe premises including faulty stairs or elevators, unsafe doors, and poor security can cause a host of other injuries. Premises liability claims can be complex. Your personal injury attorney must identify the business or individual responsible for the location where the injury occurred and then must show that person or business failed to act in a reasonable manner. Numerous principles of law come into play to determine who was responsible and what duty of care they owed the injured party. Our Long & Long, LLC team has been handling these types of cases for more than half a century to get the compensation you deserve.
Very few auto accidents are truly unavoidable. From poorly designed roadways and distracted drivers to uninsured or underinsured motorists, an individual or entity’s careless or irresponsible act likely led to your collision. Whatever the case may be, the law holds the responsible party liable for the injuries that result. This includes not only easily measurable economic damages such as medical expenses and lost wages, but also intangible losses such as pain and suffering. Our lawyers understand the issues and help car accident victims get the compensation they deserve.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents, more often than standard auto accidents, result in severe injuries. From alcohol impairment and negligent drivers to dangerous roads, there are many actions that can lead to a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accidents are often more complex cases than other auto accidents, and your lawyer needs to be ready to challenge insurance adjustors and work alongside you every step of the way. Long & Long, LLC attorneys have decades of experience establishing liability and fault and getting clients the compensation they deserve for medical costs, ongoing care needs, loss of wages, and more.
In some cases, insurers and other responsible parties will agree to pay fair compensation without it ever becoming necessary to file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, when an insurer remains intractable or refuses to offer a fair settlement in a personal injury claim, filing a lawsuit may become necessary. This is especially true in cases where negligence is not entirely clear. Two of the elements necessary for liability in a personal injury case are a breach of duty on the part of the defendant (an action or failure to act that was unreasonable) and causality (without the defendant’s breach of duty, the injury would not have occurred). Our team has more than 90 years of collective experience in proving negligence to get you prompt compensation.