If you are injured by someone else’s negligent behavior in Homestead or elsewhere throughout Allegheny County, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and financial losses if you pursue a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims often require negotiating a potential settlement with an insurance company or with defense attorneys, and can also sometimes require trying to navigate the complex civil justice system. If you are trying to recover from injuries, especially serious and life-threatening injuries, you may not have the time and energy to fight against insurance companies that are striving to pay you as little money as possible or to meet the filing deadlines and requirements of the courts. If you are feeling the competing pressures of piling medical bills and lost wages due to missed work, it can be very tempting to accept an easy settlement offer from the insurance company and lawyers representing the parties responsible for your injuries. However, if you have the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney, it is often possible to obtain far more compensation than if you tried to pursue a claim on your own. An experienced personal injury attorney knows what your claim is truly worth and is ready to put in the time and work necessary to get you the maximum compensation possible.
The Law Office of Mark A. Smith provides compassionate, dedicated representation to the residents of Homestead and Allegheny County. Attorney Mark A. Smith has lived in the Allegheny County area his entire life and is the great-grandchild of immigrants who worked in the steel mills of the Pittsburgh region. He knows how hard the residents of Homestead and the surrounding area work, and as a result, he fights to get Homestead residents injured through no fault of their own the compensation that they deserve. Attorney Smith takes pride in his track record of success helping clients recover from personal injuries. He has been elected by his fellow attorneys to the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, an honor limited to only 250 lawyers in Allegheny County who have demonstrated excellence in trial work and protecting the community’s rights.
Attorney Mark Smith has helped residents of Homestead who have been injured in all kinds of personal injury accidents. Some of the common personal injury cases where Attorney Mark A. Smith has helped injured victims obtain compensation include:
No matter the circumstances in which you were injured, contact The Law Office of Mark A. Smith today to discuss your case and learn more about your legal rights and options for compensation.
Having represented many residents of Homestead and Allegheny County with their personal injury claims, Attorney Mark A. Smith knows that each personal injury claim is unique. This is why it is critical, if you have been injured through no fault of your own, that you have experienced, knowledgeable legal representation who will take the time to fully understand your case so that your attorney can vigorously advocate on your behalf. Attorney Smith knows that your claim not only involves physical injuries but also involved financial losses due to medical bills and missed work. That is why he tirelessly works to ensure that you are fully compensated for all of your losses arising from your accident and injuries.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident or have been injured through no fault of your own in Homestead, PA, you may not be sure what next steps you should take to pursue compensation for your damages and injuries. Contact The Law Office of Mark A. Smith today to schedule a consultation to discuss the process of pursuing compensation and justice for you and your family, and to learn more about how Attorney Mark Smith will fight to protect and assert your rights against the party or parties who are responsible for your injuries and losses.
Homestead is a borough in Allegheny County, located across the Monongahela River from the Pittsburgh city line, approximately seven miles southeast from downtown Pittsburgh. The first European settlers arrived in the area in the 1770s. The farmland comprising present-day Homestead was purchased in the 1870s and laid out in lots, with the town being chartered in 1880. Industry quickly arrived in Homestead, with railroad, glass, and steel factories opening in the early 1880s. Homestead was the site of one of the most famous events in labor relations history, the Homestead Strike, which was a violent encounter between locked-out steelworkers and Pinkerton guards who had been hired by the mill’s managers to secure the mill. Homestead’s steel industry entered a period of decline in the 1980s, with the Steel Works being closed in 1986. Homestead began a period of economic revitalization beginning in the early 2000s.
Under Pennsylvania law, you have a limited period of time in which to file a lawsuit for a personal injury claim. This period is called the statute of limitations; in Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of injury. Under certain circumstances, the statute of limitations can be extended, such as if you failed to discover the cause of your injury, or if the injured party is a minor.
The amount of time it can take to resolve a personal injury claim depends on numerous factors. If your case is relatively straightforward and the other party accepts liability, it can be possible to settle your claim in a few weeks or months. If you must file a lawsuit to pursue your claim, it can greatly increase the length of time to resolve your claim. It can take two to three years from the filing of a lawsuit to reach a verdict on your claim.