Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh?
36+ Years of Experience Working For You
When you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another party's negligence, wrongdoing, or abuse, you should not be expected to carry the burden for medical costs and lost wages and benefits. An experienced Pittsburgh personal injury attorney can help you make sure that you have access to full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered.
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we help people throughout Pennsylvania stand up for their right to compensation. We take on complex issues through negotiation or litigation to protect our clients, so that they and their families can focus on the important business of healing and recovery.
For more information and to schedule a free consultation, please contact our attorneys online or call us at (844) 383-0565 today.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means we handle all the costs of your case until you recover compensation, and then our fee is a percentage of that settlement. If we are unsuccessful, you owe nothing.
How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help Your Case
In many cases, valid injury claims are undervalued, delayed, or denied by insurance companies in the hope that the claimants will simply give up. Insurance companies have attorneys, adjusters, and medical experts who are paid to save the company money by minimizing or denying claims.
With our help, however, you can stand up to insurance companies and any other negligent parties. We have the experience, resources, and skill to hold the negligent parties accountable and recover the compensation our clients need. Because we are prepared to go to trial to obtain full and fair compensation, we often are able to negotiate favorable settlements out of court.
A Comprehensive Personal Injury Practice
We work with people suffering from all types of serious injuries or those who are grieving the loss of a loved one due to:
- Car accidents: Whether you were hurt in a auto accident, while driving a motorcycle or you were hit by a truck, we can help you receive compensation from negligent drivers.
- Construction accidents: Construction sites are dangerous places. If you have been hurt while on one, our team may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
- Slip-and-fall accidents: Did you slip on ice? Did you fall on a slippery floor or cracked sidewalk? Consult with our attorneys to determine whether or not you have a claim.
- River and barge accidents: If you have suffered an injury while on a boat or barge, there may be multiple negligent parties that should be held accountable for your damages.
- Product liability: If a defective product has caused you or a loved one injury, our lawyers can help.
- Medical malpractice: We handle cases of medical negligence when doctors cause more harm than good. We also can fight to protect your loved ones if they have been mistreated while in a nursing home.
Regardless of the injury, we understand how it will affect your life today and in the future. We will help you calculate your losses so we can fight for the amount of compensation you and your family needs.
How Will I Pay Medical Expenses After an Injury?
After a serious personal injury, people are understandably concerned about the medical bills they will have. Even with health insurance, the cost of copays, deductibles, and other expenses can be enormous. In addition to medical bills, being out of work while recovering from the injury can increase your financial losses.
If you are not sure how you will handle medical bills resulting from a personal injury, speak with our Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers. We will assess your claim and discuss your options with you. Our experienced attorneys know how to fight for compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. While we are located in Pennsylvania, we also represent people in nearby areas of Ohio and West Virginia.
Medical Care & Documentation Are Key
Too many people fail to go to the hospital or doctor when they are in an accident. You should seek medical attention immediately after the accident or injury, even if you think your injuries are minor. Be diligent in following the doctor's instructions for treating the injury.
It is important to have a record of your injuries as well as a diagnosis and prognosis. Be sure to keep records of everything related to your medical care. This makes it easier for us to build a case for compensation for your medical expenses.
We Help You Calculate All of Your Medical Bills and Other Needs
People often need assistance determining what types of medical expenses are compensable. It is important to know that you can seek compensation for past, current, and future medical bills resulting from the injury. In some cases, people receive compensation for suffering a permanent disability from the accident.
When appropriate, injury victims receive compensation for vocational rehabilitation to retrain for their current job or for a new occupation. If they cannot return to work, they may receive compensation for the loss of their future earning and benefits.
After a serious injury, you must also consider your long-term medical needs. These may include:
- Medical accessories
- Continuing medical care
- Psychological counseling
- Cosmetic procedures
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Modifications to your home or vehicle
- Home health aides
Because our Pittsburgh injury lawyers have experience with thousands of cases, we know the types of medical needs you may have in the future. We will work with you as well as with medical experts and economists to identify and value your total medical losses. This is a critical part of building our case for the amount of compensation you need to move forward.
In addition to your medical needs, you can seek damages for pain and suffering. This is unique to each case, and we will discuss it with you when we assess your claim.
Other Types of Compensation May Be Available
If you were injured at work, you are likely eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Workers' comp will cover all of your medical expenses, including reimbursement for travel to and from medical appointments. There are also lump-sum payments for certain permanent injuries and losses. Wage replacement benefits, typically two-thirds of your average weekly wage, are also available.
If you cannot return to work for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Our Pittsburgh Social Security Disability lawyers have experience with claims and can explain the best way to balance the benefits you are eligible for. We will work to maximize all of the damages, compensation and benefits you may receive.
We Encourage You to Contact Us Today
To schedule a free consultation, please call (844) 383-0565. You may also complete our online contact form.