Seeking what you deserve in a personal injury case?
We can help you.
After a traumatic accident, you are likely experiencing a whole host of emotions, including confusion, fear of the unknown, pain, anger, and uncertainty of how you will pay for your care and make ends meet at home.
During emotional times like these, you need an advocate – someone who will be by your side and make sure you get the care and compensation to which you are entitled based on the law. You want someone who has your best interest in mind and will fight for your rights, ensuring your voice is heard.
York and Lancaster Personal Injury Lawyers
What may appear to be a minor injury today can evolve into a serious and debilitating injury in the future. At Trinity Law, our lawyers thoroughly investigate each case, gathering evidence and communicating directly with physicians and vocational experts to understand the full nature and extent of our client’s injuries.
Once we understand how an injury will progress, the treatments needed, and how any permanent physical limitations will impact our client’s lives, our attorneys develop strategic legal campaigns to help our client obtain the compensation they deserve.
The Trinity Law Difference
As a law firm rooted in Christian values, we provide our clients with effective legal counsel grounded in principles of honesty, integrity, and compassion. For personal injury cases, this means helping you recover medical expenses, property expenses, and lost wages in an ethical and honest manner, while avoiding the overly-zealous and litigious behavior that can be common in this industry.
Your lawyer will inform you of your rights under the law, including laws pertinent to recovering compensation for your injuries. And we will work with your medical providers, witnesses, and the insurance companies on your behalf, generating a result with which you are comfortable.
We handle a wide range of personal injury cases
Our team of attorneys have helped individuals like you receive what they deserve in a variety of cases, including:
After an Accident: Here’s what you should do
An accident that involves personal injury can be disorienting for all parties involved. Whether it is an automobile or motorcycle accident, slip-and-fall accident, or an injury due to unsafe conditions, you will want to take the right steps to get the proper medical attention.
In the long term, you need to take the appropriate steps to ensure that you have access to the medical and financial resources you will need to make as full a recovery as possible. A personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights, who is responsible for what, and how you will receive the medical and financial resources necessary for your recovery.
If another party – like the insurance company for the other driver or party involved – wants to talk with you or seek your medical records, you need to speak to your personal injury attorney first. By speaking to or settling with an insurance company without consulting with a lawyer, you may be limiting yourself and your rights if your injuries get worse in the future. You may want this entire episode done and over with as quickly as possible, but it is often in your long-term best interest to get the support of a lawyer as early as possible.
The Initial Consultation
Here’s What to Expect
We know meeting with a lawyer can be intimidating and scary for many people. That’s why we do our best to make the initial consultation – and every other appointment – as stress-free as possible.
The goal of an initial personal injury consultation is for one of our lawyers to listen to your story, explain the law and your options, and to chart a course for the next steps in your case. These next steps may include gathering more information, negotiating a settlement, and potentially filing a lawsuit. Your lawyer will give you an estimate of time and any costs associated with the case. If you and your lawyer mutually agree to pursue this case, you will sign some paperwork and your attorney will start gathering information, while you focus on your recovery.
Here’s What to Bring
There is some information you will want to bring to your initial consultation. This includes information on the injuries you have sustained, a list of doctors you have seen (or plan to see), and any time you have missed at work. If you are part of a vehicular accident, it’s best if you also bring your insurance declaration sheet, police report, and any photos of the collision site and any vehicles involved.
Common Concerns and Questions for Personal Injury Claims
I’m Unsure if a Lawsuit is the Right Step for my Personal Injury Claim.
We hear this concern from many individuals, and it is justified; many people don’t want to take a case to court or are afraid of entering a lawsuit against another person. If you have a personal relationship with the other party, it can be even more difficult, since you fear breaking or permanently damaging your relationship.
At Trinity Law, we view personal injury claims as a way to get our clients the medical and financial support they need for full recovery. If a case is given the proper attention and detail, which involves hard work and adequate preparation, a case will often settle at something that all sides can live with. That’s why most personal injury claims end with a settlement, not in a courtroom.
Your lawyer will handle almost every aspect of your claim, including dealing with the other party and their insurance company. Should your case lead to a lawsuit and trial, our attorneys will be there to represent you and make sure your story is told accurately and completely in order to maximize your recovery.
Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?
There is no legal obligation for you to talk to the other party’s insurance company until you are ready to do so. This means you can, and in most cases should, obtain medical treatment and speak to a lawyer before you talk to the insurance company.
For auto collisions, you will need to speak to your own insurance company, and that is fine; they will help you initially with your medical expenses, evaluating damage to your vehicle, and arranging for alternate transportation options on occasion.
What if it’s been months since my injury?
It’s common for injuries to not get better, or for complications from an injury to develop over time. When this happens, you are still entitled to the same medical care and support as you would be if the collision occurred yesterday. The Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania limits the time you have to file a legal claim, one of our personal injury lawyers can help you better understand this law and how it affects your case.
How much does it cost to obtain a personal injury lawyer?
There are no attorney fees for a personal injury claim unless there is a recovery. There may be some costs related to your case, like obtaining medical records, and we do our best to let you know that in advance. At the initial consultation one of our lawyers will go over any costs and how they relate to your specific claim.
Call for A Consultation with A York Accident Attorney
If you have been hurt in an accident or have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, we can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact our personal injury lawyers online at TrinityLaw.com or call us at 717-843-8046 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. Our lawyers can meet with you in our York, Lancaster, or Mechanicsburg offices; we can even meet you in your hospital room if necessary.