frequently asked questions

How long do I have to file a lawsuit if I or my child has been injured?

Personal injury cases generally have a two-year statute of limitations in Pennsylvania. However, the Discovery rule allows for the two-year countdown to begin when the plaintiff discovers an injury for which another party is at fault, or at a time when the plaintiff should have, within reason, known of the injury. If a child under the age of 18 is injured, the two-year limit doesn’t apply until their 18th birthday. Please note, however, that each case is unique and VSCP LAW cannot determine how long you may have to file a claim until we speak with you and assess your individual claim. For this reason, you should contact an attorney at VSCP LAW immediately to determine how long you have to file your individual claim.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a wrongful death?

In Pennsylvania, the Estate of a deceased person only has two years after the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Cases filed after this two year time limit will be time-barred and dismissed from Court. For this reason, it is important that you speak to a VSCP LAW attorney immediately after the death of loved one or family member. We are here to help.

When should I contact an attorney if I’ve been injured?

As soon as possible after your injury or accident. If you became aware of your injury after the accident, consult a VSCP LAW attorney as soon as you become aware of the damages, as a statute of limitations may apply which could cause your claim to be time-barred.

How will I know if I have a case?

When you have suffered injuries or damages as a result of the negligence or malpractice of another person, company or party, you should contact VSCP LAW as soon as possible so our personal injury law firm can investigate a case on your behalf and protect your rights.

Do I have to pay for an initial consultation with an attorney at VSCP LAW?

No. VSCP LAW does not and will not receive compensation unless and until we have successfully obtained a recovery for you, our client.

How much will I need to pay VSCP LAW if I have a case?

We believe that everyone deserves access to qualified legal representation in matters of personal injury. At VSCP LAW, we are paid on a contingent fee basis which means we do not receive a fee and clients owe us nothing unless compensation for our client has been secured. It is our belief that a lack of access to financial resources should never deter an injured individual from considering legal action.

How long will my case take?

When a person is injured and retains our firm, we immediately determine the best course of action. We work aggressively to file our clients’ cases without delay and to do everything we can to obtain justice quickly. Unfortunately, a case could take roughly years to be resolved in court depending on the specific circumstances of each case.

Who can file a case if one of my family members die?

When a loved one dies as the result of the negligence of another party, a family member can be appointed by the Court to pursue a case on behalf of the person who has died. The lawsuit would seek damages for the wrongful death of your family member. The attorneys at VSCP LAW have represented numerous families who have sadly lost a loved one due to another’s careless actions. We can guide your family through this tragic time period.

Do I have a medical malpractice lawsuit?

VSCP LAW has obtained record setting results for those injured by medical malpractice. A medical malpractice case is one in which the medical professional did not act like a reasonable medical professional should have, and those mistakes caused injuries or death. Our firm will be happy to review your medical malpractice claim and determine how we can help.

Can I sue a hospital for medical malpractice?

Yes. If you incurred injuries due to the actions or inactions of a medical professional or other hospital staff or even the hospital itself (i.e. unsafe equipment or facilities), the hospital can be held responsible for your injuries. VSCP LAW has represented countless individuals who have been injured due to hospital malpractice and are available to talk with you about your case.

Was my child’s birth injury due to medical malpractice?

We will do whatever it takes to find out and have the expertise to do so. VSCP LAW has seen first-hand how families are impacted when a child suffers a birth injury. We have successfully litigated a broad array of birth injury cases to secure millions of dollars for the future care needs of injured children. Our firm obtains all the medical records and necessary reports and consults with top medical experts to review a birth injury claim and determine if it was as a result of malpractice. If so, a lawsuit will be filed on your child’s behalf.

Can parents file a lawsuit for a child?

Yes. If a child is injured or tragically dies due to the negligence of another, the parents of the child are eligible to pursue legal action on behalf of the child. Contact VSCP LAW immediately to determine your legal rights.

How do I know which lawyer is best for my case?

The initial decision you make to hire a lawyer will be the most important decision you make for your case. You should only consult an attorney with the necessary experience in litigating catastrophic personal injury cases and a proven record of success. It is crucial to consider whether or not the attorney has successfully recovered compensation on behalf of clients with similar cases. The attorneys at VSCP LAW have decades of experience and have successfully represented thousands of clients injured by the negligence of others with an established history of ground-breaking jury verdicts and recoveries.

Why should we hire VSCP LAW and not another firm?

Our attorneys have a longstanding record of success in the most challenging, complex catastrophic injury cases. Over the course of our careers, we have recovered, as either counsel or co-counsel, well over $1 Billion in settlements for our clients. Every day, we aggressively represent our clients against those who have harmed them and we do not stop until our clients receive justice. Our firm’s motto is “Your Fight is Our Fight” because we fight until our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

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