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How long do I have to bring a claim after an injury occurs?

The standard rule in Pennsylvania is that you have two years from the date of an injury within which to bring a claim. However, you should contact us as soon as possible after an injury occurs because it is important to have the Bentley Saul Law Firm representing you as soon as possible for a number of reasons.

When should I contact the Bentley Saul Law Firm?

It is very important for you to contact Bentley Saul as soon as possible after an injury occurs. No matter what type of incident you were involved in [whether a car accident, an accident involving a truck, some type of mass transit bus, train or trolley accident, a trip/slip and fall incident, or some other mechanism of injury], you have the burden of proving your claim. Therefore, it is important to get our firm involved right away to begin investigating the incident and preserving the evidence before the evidence is destroyed — the clock is ticking. Our investigative team is ready to begin securing evidence in your claim. Call us now so we can dispatch our investigative team to your accident location today.

For instance, in motor vehicle accidents, it may be important to have detailed photographs taken, to take measurements of the accident scene and vehicles involved, and to obtain statements of witnesses before circumstances at the scene change, before the vehicles have been repaired, destroyed or sold, and before witnesses disappear, or forget what they saw.

Similarly, in fall down accidents where someone either trips or slips on a cracked, broken or otherwise defective area, it is very important to have quality photographs and measurements documenting the fall down hazard and the surrounding area, as well as witness statements. As you might imagine, once the responsible parties learn someone was injured because of something they did or failed to do, they will quickly try and do away with the critical evidence you will need to win your case. An example of this is where you fall and sustain injuries on a cracked and broken sidewalk in front of someone’s property, and the property owner quickly makes repairs before you get a chance to get photographs of the hazard.

Remember, the injured person has the burden of proving their claim. At our firm, we know what steps need to be taken to investigate, prosecute, and, successfully win our cases. That’s what we do. The Bentley Saul Law Firm has been representing seriously injured people for two decades and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. You need to contact us as soon as possible so we can ensure everything is done that needs to be done to win your case and get you fully compensated for your injury.

What should I do when I am injured?

The first thing you is contact the Bentley Saul Law firm to learn how to proceed. Keep all the paperwork you receive from your doctor and anyone else involved in your treatment. What you should NOT do is speak to any representative of the business you believe to be responsible for your injury, including any representative of its insurance company. Despite what they may say, the insurance company does NOT represent you and your interests. They must look out for their own interests and bottom line of their company — and their interests and bottom line is contrary to your interests. To protect yourself, you must have the Bentley Saul Law Firm represent you. In fact, if you are injured on the job, an attorney from the company you work for may attempt to contact you. Make no mistake about it, that attorney does not have your best interest in mind. Any attorney you did not specifically hire does not work for you and does not represent your interests. If an attorney from your company contacts you, that attorney is representing the interests of that company, not yours.

Insurance companies and big corporations have their own attorneys. Most of them have an army of attorneys. If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, you must contact the Bentley Saul Law Firm without delay. Do not try to take on the fight yourself. Let us help you. That’s what we do!

Contact Bentley Saul as soon as possible (ASAP) after you are injured!

Why is it important to call the Bentley Saul Law Firm now?

It is important to contact Bentley Saul as soon as possible (ASAP) after your injury occurs for two key reasons:

  1. To preserve the evidence we will need to support your claim and get the full compensation to which you are entitled.

    No matter what type of incident you were involved in [whether it be a car accident, an accident involving a truck, some type of mass transit bus, train or trolley accident, a trip/slip and fall incident, or some other mechanism of injury] you have the burden of proving your claim. Therefore, it is important to get our firm involved right away to begin investigating the incident and preserving the evidence before the evidence is destroyed. The time is ‘ticking away.’

    For instance, in motor vehicle accidents, it may be important to have detailed photographs taken, to take measurements of the accident scene and vehicles involved, and to obtain statements of witnesses before circumstances at the scene change, before the vehicles have been repaired, destroyed or sold, and before witnesses disappear, or forget what they saw. Similarly, in fall down accidents where someone either trips or slips on a cracked, broken or otherwise defective area, it is very important to have quality photographs and measurements showing the fall down hazard and the surrounding area, as well as witness statements.

    As you might imagine, once the responsible parties learn that someone was injured because of something they did or failed to do, they will quickly try and do away with the critical evidence you will need to win your case. An example of this is where you fall and sustain injuries on a cracked and broken sidewalk in front of someone’s property, and the property owner quickly makes repairs before you get a chance to get photographs of the hazard. Remember, the injured person has the burden of proving their claim.

    Our investigative team is ready to begin securing evidence in your claim. Call us now so we can dispatch our investigative team to your accident location today.

    At our firm, we know what steps need to be taken to investigate, prosecute, and, successfully win our cases. That’s what we do.

    Our firm’s founder, Bentley Saul has been representing seriously injured people for two decades and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. You need to contact us as soon as possible so that we can ensure that everything is done that needs to be done to win your case and get you fully compensated for your injury.

  2. DON’T WAIT — CONTACT OUR FIRM NOW SO THAT YOU ARE REPRESENTED AND YOUR RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED WHEN GIVING STATEMENTS TO INSURANCE COMPANIES AND DURING EVERY OTHER CRITICAL PHASE OF THE CLAIM PROCESS. NEVER SPEAK WITH ANY INSURANCE COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE OR THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INJURY BEFORE YOU ARE REPRESENTED BY BENTLEY SAUL.

    Do not be fooled when an insurance company representative promises to settle your claim if you just agree to first give a verbal or written statement of how the injury and accident occurred. No matter how warm, friendly, compassionate and understanding the insurance agent seems to you, you must keep in mind that the insurance company’s sole objective is to make you and your claim go away; and, for as little money as possible [or no money at all]. That’s what THEY do. The insurance representatives know that you have the burden of proving your claim, and that if you make a mistake and say the wrong thing while giving a statement, then you won’t be able to win your case, and they won’t have to pay you! They then will have achieved their objective.

    Beware! The insurance company will frequently have an experienced insurance representative ask you tricky questions hoping you say things that damage your chances of ever being able to satisfy your burden of proof and to win your claim. Once that happens, the insurance company is justified in denying your claim and refusing to pay. Do not let this happen! It is important for you to contact our office as soon as possible after an injury occurs so you will have legal representation, and your rights will be protected during all phases of the claims and litigation process including when you give statements.

    It is never too soon to call Bentley Saul, and it is smart to get Mr. Saul on your side as soon as you are injured. Contact our offices today.

The insurance company wants to send someone to my house to write me a check and settle my case. Should I accept the money?

It is the job of the insurance company to collect as much money in premiums from their clients as possible and to pay out as little as possible for claims such as yours. The insurance company and the powerful corporations they represent have their own lawyers to protect their interests. Those lawyers are going to advise the insurance companies to pay you as little as they can for your injuries, because that is the way insurance companies make a profit. Not only should you NOT accept the money until after you have spoken with your own lawyer, but you should not even SPEAK any representatives of the insurance company until you have met with your own lawyer. The insurance company represents the interests of the company or persons responsible for your injuries. They DO NOT represent YOU and YOUR INTERESTS! It costs you NOTHING to meet with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who WILL represent your interests. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of such an opportunity? At the Law Offices of Bentley M. Saul, it is our mission to help each and every client receive FULL COMPENSATION to cover their losses and help them put their lives back together.

The insurance company wants me to give them a recorded statement. Should I do that?

A representative of the insurance company may contact you and tell you that you must provide a recorded statement of what happened. If that is the case, you should tell them you must speak with your attorney FIRST before you will agree to give them any statement. Then, you should hang up the phone and contact the Law Offices of Bentley M. Saul for a free consultation. The insurance company DOES NOT represent your interests! Only the attorney you hire to represent you is in your corner. Do not make the mistake of giving a statement of any kind to the insurance company or any representative of any company until you have spoken with YOUR attorney.

What is my case worth?

Each and every case is different. The value of your case depends on the seriousness of your injuries and/or loss, and the compensation you require to get your life back on track. In addition to compensation for physical injuries and coverage of mounting medical bills, you may require compensation for mental and emotional distress, or lost wages or ongoing rehabilitation. You may require support for your family, if you have lost a loved one who provided for the family. Regardless of your need, the Law Offices of Bentley M. Saul is standing by to help you. Call today for a free consultation so we can evaluate your case and help you determine the compensation you require to move forward.

I was hurt on someone else's property. Do I have a claim?

Quite possibly. Each and every case is different, and our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys would need to evaluate the particulars of your case before we could make that determination. It costs you nothing to speak with an attorney at the Law Offices of Bentley M. Saul about your case, so why wouldn’t you take advantage of that opportunity?

What are some examples of personal injury?

A personal injury can occur when you get physically hurt in any type of accident. It could mean you were out in a public place, like a store, and you slipped, fell and sustained an injury. It could mean you were involved in a car accident and injured. It could mean you got caught in a machine at work and hurt badly. It could mean you fell through a hole in the floor, or tripped on the damaged carpet of a building that was not well maintained by the landlord. There are many different types of personal injury cases. If you are not sure if you have a claim, call and schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable, experienced attorneys. 

Can I get financial compensation in a personal injury claim?

Each case is unique and compensation can vary from case to case. If you have been injured due to the negligence of others, which caused you to require medical treatment, need ongoing rehabilitation, or suffer financial loss or any other type of loss, please contact the Law Offices of Bentley M. Saul and schedule an appointment for a free consultation. We may be able to help you get the compensation you need.

Can I still have a claim if the accident is partly my fault?

Even if the accident was partly your fault, you still may have a claim. Please contact our office immediately to discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable, experienced attorneys!

Can't I just estimate the cost of my own injuries right away?

There are many factors to consider when calculating the costs of your injuries. If you are not experienced in these matters, you might not think of the future loss you may suffer as a result of your injuries. You may think you need compensation for only your medical bills, but it may be that you will require ongoing rehabilitation, or perhaps you will suffer lost wages because you may be required to miss work, or even lose your job. An experience attorney who has handled hundreds of cases similar to yours can help you anticipate needs you otherwise might not consider. Since we offer the opportunity to meet with Bentley Saul and his experienced staff at absolutely no cost to you, why wouldn’t you take advantage of this offer?

How much do you charge for a personal injury case?

Fees vary, but we do not get paid unless and until you do. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss the particulars of your case.

Do I have to go to trial?

Most cases do not go to trial, as most large corporations do not want cases involving personal injury or wrongful death on their premises or due to their negligence to be aired in open court and printed in all the newspapers. That being said, Bentley Saul is experienced in ALL aspects of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including litigation. Our firm will protect your interests aggressively, whether in the boardroom or in the courtroom. We are prepared to fight for you until you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled!

What if I do not have the cash now to pay a lawyer?

The Law Offices of Bentley M. Saul work on contingency. What that means is that we do not get paid unless and until we win or settle your case. You can meet with one of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys absolutely FREE to discuss your case. Call us today to see how we can help you.

What is a Premises Liability Accident?

A premises liability accident simply means that you were involved in an accident on someone else’s property, and they may be responsible for your injuries do to negligence on their part.

I have been injured and cannot travel into the city, Can you still help me?

We understand that serious injuries can impact your ability to travel to into the city to our offices. It is not uncommon for us to meet with our clients at their home or in the hospital. Just let us know your particular needs, and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are on your side, and it is our job to help you through this difficult time.

I am in the hospital and need a lawyer, Can you visit me in the hospital so we can get started right away?

Absolutely. We understand you may be seriously injured and require hospitalization for some time, and we are happy to accommodate these needs. Our job is to advocate for you and to help make your life easier during this trying time.