Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal Injury Cases in Pennsylvania

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According to theNational Safety Council, there are tens of millions of preventable injuries each year across the United States. Many of these injuries are the direct result of the negligent or reckless behavior of another person, which creates a question of legal liability.

When the injury is serious, it can cause unaffordable financial repercussions for the victim and their family, only adding to the frustration of the situation. If you were seriously injured by the negligent or reckless actions of a third party, you may be able to seek compensation for your financial losses, pain, and suffering.

Contact our team of Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Golomb Legal. to discover how to begin a claim against the party that hurt you. We represent accident victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey but can also assist with injury cases nationwide.

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Types of Cases We Handle

Golomb Legal is a recognized and awarded personal injury law firm where clients come to obtain results-driven representation. Over the years, we have accumulated the resources needed to handle highly complex cases that are seen as too complex or expensive by other firms.

If your case was turned away by another attorney, or you already know that you need top-tier representation that doesn’t back down, please reach out to our team of Philadelphia personal injury lawyers right away.

We represent clients who need help with a variety of injury lawsuits including:

  • Car accidents: If you were hit by a reckless or negligent driver, then put us in charge of taking legal action against them and their auto insurance provider to demand the compensation you are owed.
  • Truck accidents: Thanks to our extensive years of practice experience and resources, we can confidently take truck accident claims against trucking companies that are often defended by massive insurance corporations.
  • Toxic torts: Golomb Legal. is one of the nation’s most experienced law firms for toxic tort cases, which involve exposure to toxic substances, such as through environmental contamination.
  • Unsafe medications: We can bring claims and lawsuits against Big Pharma corporations that sell unsafe medications and prescriptions that end up hurting patients instead of helping them recover from an illness or injury.
  • Dangerous medical devices: A poorly designed or manufactured medical device can hurt a patient more than it aids them. For example, in recent years, many metal hip implants have been recalled due to the risk of metal shavings causing metallosis.
  • Medical malpractice: It is notoriously difficult to bring a lawsuit against a medical professional or institution for negligence—unless you team up with our medical malpractice attorneys.
  • Product liability: Negligent product manufacturers should be held accountable for the harm that their products cause consumers. We can handle cases involving defective auto parts, talcum-based baby powder, unsafe infant products, and much more.
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse: Let us amplify the voice of your elderly loved one after they are victimized by neglect or abuse in a nursing home. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, social, financial, and more, but we can handle all these case types.
  • Wrongful death: Did you lose a loved one to the negligence of a third party? We can file a wrongful death claim in their name and on your behalf, so you can pursue justice and compensation while still having time to grieve.

During an initial meeting, we can discuss the details of your accident and determine if we are best suited to represent your case. We work with an extensive network of lawyers, and we would be happy to put you in contact with another law firm or attorney we trust if we are not the optimal fit for the job.

Compensation in Personal Injury Claims

The money that you are owed after an accident understandably might be the most pressing thing on your mind, especially after you have received the first round of necessary medical treatments. It is common for survivors of serious accidents and their families to fall on tough financial times as a direct result of that accident.

Taking care of severe injuries is expensive, especially if continuing to go to work is not possible due to the symptoms of those injuries. Golomb Legal in Philadelphia can help you demand and pursue every last penny of compensation to offset those costs and losses as much as possible.

Compensation in a personal injury claim or lawsuit can pay for the following and more:

  • Past and future medical treatment costs, including rehabilitative therapies.
  • Wages you were unable to earn while recovering from your injury.
  • Income you will never earn due to reduced work or earning capacity.
  • Complications from permanent disabilities.
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering caused by the injury and recovery process.
  • Lessened enjoyment of life due or shortened life expectancy.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in PA

Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitation on personal injury claims. This means that you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation. The statute of limitations to file a claim against a government worker is 6 months.

Additionally, Pennsylvania does not put a cap on damages in cases involving death and injury. The only exception to this is punitive damages, which are capped at two times the amount of actual damages.

What is the Modified Comparative Negligence Rule?

The “modified comparative negligence rule” that Pennsylvania follows allows you to pursue compensation for losses if you are less than 50% at fault for the accident that caused them. Your total compensation amount will be reduced by your percentage of fault, though.

If your fault or liability exceeds 50%, then you lose the right to pursue compensation from the defendant. This rule makes it highly important to hire a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia who knows strategies to keep your liability as low as possible, such as the appropriate use of concrete, tangible evidence.

Tips for Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer


When selecting a personal injury attorney, one of the most important things to look out for is their experience in practicing personal injury law, as well as their experience practicing and handling cases in either the state or area in which you will be bringing your claim. An attorney unfamiliar with local laws can put you at a disadvantage in court.

For example, if you were injured in a pedestrian accident in Philadelphia, you likely wouldn't want an out-of-state attorney unfamiliar with local traffic laws, no matter how good they are at providing legal representation in their home state. Moreover, attorneys with more years of practice tend to have better knowledge of precedent and may have handled similar cases with successful outcomes in the past.

When it comes to navigating legal rules, regulations, and proceedings, working with a legal team that fully understands local nuance and precedence can be invaluable. Furthermore, an attorney who has been practicing locally for many years is also more likely to be familiar with local judges and how they may react in a certain situation and can use this knowledge to your benefit.


Another factor that should play into your decision-making process is credentials—you always want to work with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state. To be a personal injury lawyer, the individual should not only have a Juris Doctor degree (JD) but also have passed your state's bar exam. In addition to their credentials, research what kind of results they have achieved with prior clients—their track record of success can speak volumes about how effective they are as lawyers.


Finally, when selecting an attorney, you want to learn more about their approach to representation and how they advocate for their clients. When dealing with difficult personal injury cases, it is beneficial to choose someone who is known in the area for being a strong advocate for their clients—not only do they need to know how best to represent you legally, but they must also be able to stand up against opposing counsel and fight to get you the maximum benefit available under law.

As part of this research process, ask around among colleagues or family members who have dealt with similar cases before; doing so can help identify experienced lawyers who are known advocates for their clients’ rights as well as lawyers who might not have the aggressive approach you are looking for.

We’ve Recovered Millions of Dollars for Past Clients

More than 30 years ago, Golomb Legal began our personal injury practice, and we have been representing victims of third-party negligence ever since.

Backed by decades of collective experience, countless case successes, and a team of legal professionals committed to helping you secure maximum compensation, you can trust our firm to provide the support and guidance you need after any type of accident.

Why do so many people trust our law firm first and foremost?

  • Our national reach means we can represent you anywhere in the U.S.
  • We utilize a team approach to ensure our strategies are bulletproof.
  • We understand the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize payment claims, and we actively work to combat these schemes.

If you’re facing expensive medical bills, costly property repairs, and/or unaffordable rehabilitation expenses after your accident, let us help you file a claim for compensation. As experienced lawyers with proven results, we are fully prepared to go to bat with insurance companies on your behalf.

It’s not uncommon for insurance adjustors to offer low-ball settlements in an attempt to capitalize on their business and trick you into getting less than what you are owed. We can fight low settlement offers and work to help you secure the full and just compensation you deserve.

    If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay — Call (215) 278-4449

    At Golomb Legalin Philadelphia, our contingency fee policy means you don’t pay unless we win your case. All upfront legal fees and expenses connected to your case will be covered by our team until we can reach a successful settlement or verdict on your behalf. We are ready to investigate your accident and evaluate the details of your case.

    Personal injury lawsuits are time-sensitive. Act now and contact Golomb Legal for a free case evaluation with our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys today.

    Philadelphia Personal Injury FAQ:

    Are personal injury settlements taxable?

    For the most part, personal injury settlements are not considered compensable income, so they aren’t taxed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, some portions of a settlement could be taxed if they relate to repaid income that you originally were unable to earn due to your injury.

    Do I have a case if I don’t feel hurt?

    Not feeling injured is not the same as not being injured. You could still have a completely valid personal injury claim to file after an accident even if your injuries don’t cause much pain. After all, the damages owed to you consider more than your pain and suffering.

    Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills?

    You could still have a claim if your health insurance paid for your medical bills after an accident. An injury claim could be used to pursue the damages that have not been paid or covered, like lost wages and those associated with pain and suffering. Importantly, you can’t collect damages that have already been covered, though. For example, if your healthcare insurance covered $10,000 worth of treatment costs, then you couldn’t get another $10,000 through a claim to pay for those exact same treatment costs.

    Do I have to accept an insurance settlement?

    You are not obligated to accept an insurance settlement. You shouldn’t accept an insurance settlement without showing it to a personal injury attorney, either. If your case is moved to forced arbitration, then you might need to take a settlement. You should always have a personal injury attorney help you with arbitration negotiations, too, especially if you have reason to believe that the forced arbitration clause is unenforceable.

    What is comparative negligence?

    Pennsylvania uses modified comparative negligence for injury claims. Under this rule, you lose the right to pursue damages from a defendant if your liability is 51% or greater. Also, the compensation that you can demand will be reduced by the percentage of your liability.

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