Pittston Personal Injury Attorney: Personal Attention That Gets Results
Attorney Girard J. Mecadon of Mecadon Law is your personal injury attorney serving Pittston, PA, and the surrounding areas. We have decades of experience advocating for the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Contact us for a no-cost consultation.
Your Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Pittston and the Surrounding Areas
If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, Mecadon Law is here to defend your rights and fight for your compensation.
The insurance companies won’t look out for you. We will.
If you want to recover a fair settlement for your injuries and other losses, you need a lawyer with decades of experience who provides personal attention that gets results.
Below are all the areas in which we can help.
Dog bites can cause lasting physical and emotional damage. Trust your recovery to Mecadon Law.
A Pittston Lawyer You Can Count On
At Mecadon Law, we help the residents of Pittston and the surrounding areas with a wide variety of legal issues. If you’re struggling with matters of business, real estate, estate planning, traffic tickets, DUIs, or Social Security disability, we can help.
Setting up and operating a business can be challenging. We’ll advise you on the best decisions for you.
Make sure your real estate transactions are fair and legally sound. We’ll advise you on all the right moves.
Traffic violations can mean hefty fines and points on your license. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
It’s always the best move to call a Pittston personal injury attorney after you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault. The insurance companies usually want to pay you only a minimal amount to cover what they think they owe you. But if your injuries have changed your life into a series of medical appointments and lost income, you have to do what’s best for you. That’s what we do for our clients here at Mecadon Law. We understand how personal injury law works. We’ll present evidence showing the insurance companies what you’ve suffered.
We always recommend that you call us as soon as possible following an injury that wasn’t your fault. Some injuries seem minor at first but can actually grow insidiously in the background while you’re unaware of it. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is just two years. Filing for compensation is always easier when the incident is fresh in your mind. When you call Mecadon Law, we explain what documentation we’ll need to collect to recover restitution and move on.
Why Choose Mecadon Law As Your Personal Injury Attorney Serving Pittston and the Surrounding Areas?
The legal process for recovering compensation for an injury can be challenging, and you may struggle without legal representation. Attorney Girard J. Mecadon can assist you in claiming restitution from automotive accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, and more.
Attorney Mecadon has worked on serious personal injury cases in the Greater Pittston area for decades, helping others recover from life-changing events. Each case is unique, and you are entitled to speak to an attorney to have us evaluate your case. Attorney Mecadon answers all your questions and guides you through the process. We handle all the heavy lifting so you can focus on recovering.
Personal Injury FAQs
The damages you can recover from a settlement depend on the specifics of your case. If your injury is severe and you require extensive medical treatment, you may be able to recover more. In general, victims in injury cases can collect two types of compensation:
– compensatory damages – you can recover an award for your actual damages, meaning the money you have spent on medical bills and treatment, lost wages, and anything other expense you’ve incurred as the result of your injury. In these situations, those expenses can also include other, intangible possessions you’ve lost, such as your peace of mind. Compensatory damages can therefore include payments for pain and suffering and trauma.
– punitive damages – punitive damages punish the liable party for its negligent actions that led to the injury. These are meant to deter others from engaging in the same negligent behavior. The plaintiffs in personal injury suits receive punitive damages from defendants.
Personal injury cases vary widely in length. It all depends on the facts of your case and how willing all parties are to cooperate in compensating you for your losses. In most cases, we see insurance companies willing to settle before going to court because they can exercise more control over conditions that way. Going to court is rare, but plaintiffs can actually recover more if the defendant loses the case. The downside to going to trial is that the process typically takes longer.
In Pennsylvania, you have two years to file for personal injury compensation. We always advise our clients to pursue damages as soon as possible following their injuries because this is when evidence is easily available and memories are fresh. Cases can take time to progress, so we strongly recommend moving on your damages as soon as possible. The statute of limitations is also two years for wrongful death, although the window begins on the day of your loved one’s death rather than the date of the injury.