Personal Injury: Frequently Asked Questions

How is my lawyer paid? What if I cannot afford a lawyer?

In a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney will be paid a percentage of your recovery. This fee is paid only after your case settles, or after a judgment is paid. In most cases, all related costs of pursuing your claim will be advanced by the Law Firm of Larry Pitt and Associates and will be only paid upon your recovery. Under this system, EVERYBODY CAN AFFORD TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES.

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How long do I have to bring a case?

The Statute of Limitations for bringing a personal injury lawsuit varies from State to State. In Pennsylvania, the general rule is that you must bring your lawsuit within two (2) years of the date of your injury. However, you should not wait to consult an attorney. There are many pitfalls in pursuing a claim which can only be avoided with sound legal advice. The best way to protect your legal rights is to contact an attorney as soon as possible following an injury to yourself or loved ones.

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What if I am unhappy with my lawyer? Can I change? What will it cost?

In Pennsylvania, you have the right to change attorneys if you become unhappy with your representation. Depending on the nature and status of your claim your old attorney is entitled to recover a fee for the actual time he spent working on your file. Most often this can be negotiated between your old attorney and your new attorney and might not cost you anything until your case settles.

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I spoke with a lawyer who did not think I had a case. Should I get a second opinion?

Absolutely! Different attorneys with different experiences are very likely to view a case differently. If an attorney declines to represent you, you should seek another opinion immediately.

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I was injured but I feel partly at fault. Can I still sue?

In Pennsylvania, the law allows a recovery even where an accident was partly your fault. You should make an appointment to review the facts of your case with an attorney.

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It does not appear that my injuries are serious enough for a lawsuit. Should I speak with a lawyer anyway?

You should consult an attorney and a doctor. Some injuries are not apparent until days, or even weeks following an accident.

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Can a lawyer tell me what my case is worth?

Yes, but not at the initial consultation. It may take many months for your attorney to gather all of your medical evidence to determine the nature and extent of your injuries. You should beware of any attorney who promises a quick settlement, particularly if you are still treating with your doctor for your injuries.

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An adjuster from an insurance company wants to settle with me and says I do not need a lawyer. What should I do?

You should always remember that an adjuster is employed by the insurance company! Part of the adjuster’s job is to keep settlements small. On the other hand, your attorney is working for YOU. Part of your attorney’s job is to maximize your recovery.

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How long will it be before my case is settled?

This varies on a case by case basis. Your case should not be settled until the full extent of your injuries are known. Ordinarily, this means that your treatment needs to be complete.

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Are all on-the-job injuries covered by worker’s compensation?

As a general rule, yes. However, you may still pursue a lawsuit against a negligent party other than your employer. Because the Law Offices of Larry Pitt and Associates handles both Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury, our attorneys can fight to maximize your recovery in both areas.

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What should I do after an automobile accident?

Pennsylvania requires that you remain at the scene and render assistance. It is important that the police are immediately notified so that a report can be prepared. DO NOT ARGUE OR FIGHT with the other driver and NEVER apologize for the accident. If there are witnesses, you should attempt to get their full names, addresses and telephone numbers. If you have been injured, you should seek medical attention immediately. You should not assume that you are just “shook up” and will be O.K. Many injuries get progressively worse in the days and weeks following the collision. The sooner you begin to receive appropriate medical care, the more quickly you can recover from your injuries.

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Melissa Yonkers

Larry Pitt's team is very professional. I am 110% happy with the outcome of mt case.  

“Very Professional”

Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

Anna Diaz

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Anna Diaz

Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

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The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

Terri Delaney

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2018-12-10T13:17:05+00:00

Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

“Best Worker’s Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania”

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

Ryan Hoffman

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2018-11-16T18:57:03+00:00

Ryan Hoffman

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

D.R., client

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D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

“Thank you for being so professional..”

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

Annette P. Walls

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Annette P. Walls

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

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"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring.

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Dierdre P.

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring. Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

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John Rodriguez

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John Rodriguez

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

“I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me.”

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

Jennifer Kitz

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Jennifer Kitz

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

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Salin Muhammed

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."
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