Injury Attorney Law Firm serving Florida, Pennsylvania & New
Personal injury lawsuits allow victims who have suffered
serious harm through no fault of their own to seek monetary
compensation for their losses. Losses can include financial
hardship, mental anguish, and physical pain.
If you have been seriously injured as a result of another
party’s wrongdoing or negligence, you may be eligible to file
a personal injury claim to recover damages.
No Legal Fees
or Costs unless we collect money for YOU!
Call 1-877-529-9191 or submit the FREE
Case Evaluation Form today.
Hospital, Home, Evening & Weekend Appointments Available.
Personal injury or even wrongful death can occur from
automobile accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, motorcycle,
boat, personal watercraft or airplane accidents, nursing home
abuse, medical malpractice, and defective products. You may
collect for damages related to: unpaid medical expenses,
future medical expenses, your pain and suffering, scarring or
disfigurement, lost wages due to your accident-related
inability to work, emotional duress, your attorneys' fees and
costs, and for any liens placed upon your claim by your health
insurance company for accident-related medical bills and
prescription medicines they may have paid. Your spouse may
collect for the effect your injuries have had upon your
relationship, and also for household chores you are no longer
able to perform because of your injuries.
Personal Injury FAQs
Types of Personal Injuries
Serious Injuries and
Drowning, Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Amputations,
Serious Burns, Loss of Sight or Hearing.
Automobile, Truck, Tractor Trailer, Motorcycle, Bus, Train,
Airplane, Bicycle, Moped, ATV, Pedestrian Accidents.
Boating, Maritime, and
We can assist all Seaman, Crewmen, Longshoremen, Boaters or
Cruise Line Passengers or Crew including claims under The
Jones Act, or recreational boater claims or similar incidents.
Slip & Fall, Assaults, Unsafe Conditions in Buildings.
These types of claims and lawsuits arise when people are
injured by the negligent, careless or intentional acts of
others, or injured from defective products.
Dog Bites and Animal
Dog bites and animal attacks occur much more frequently than
you would suspect – millions of people are bitten by animals
Medical or Dental
Medical or Dental Malpractice claims and lawsuits arise when
people are injured by the negligent or careless actions (or
omissions) by medical or dental providers.
Products Liability /
Dangerous or Defective Products or Drugs
People often sustain serious injuries (or even death) due to
dangerous or defective products or drugs.
Employment Accidents &
Job Accidents or Injuries, Workman’s Compensation,
Nursing Home Abuse
Protect your legal rights by consulting with an aggressive and
experienced attorney, Joseph A. Porcelli, Esq. Attorney
Porcelli is licensed to practice law in the states of Florida,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the Federal District
Court of New Jersey and the Federal District Court of Florida
(Middle District), and will be able to assist you in any of
your legal requests.
Call Us Today – Toll Free at 877-529-9191 or submit the
FREE Case Evaluation Form for your
Personal Injury case.
No Win / No Fee Personal Injury
Frequently Asked Questions
The answer to this difficult question is a result of at
least three different legal issues: a) Negligence: who was at
fault?; b) Damages: how badly were you hurt?; and c) Coverage:
how much coverage do the parties have on their insurance? A
fourth issue might be bad faith, which is too complicated to
cover in this limited FAQ, but would add value to your claim,
should circumstances align themselves properly to allow for
its pursuit. However, even knowing all this information, it
would be a disservice to attempt to forecast a value until the
adverse party(ies)' legal positions on these issues are known.
In all instances, though, it is HIGHLY recommended you NOT
depend upon a recovery, and continue to plan your economic
well-being based strictly upon your own means. Also, the
timing of a recovery cannot ever be forecast, as many claims
will require time-consuming litigation to resolve.
This is again a function of liability, injuries, and
coverage. For instance, if you were injured so severely, and
through no fault of your own, that you required airlift from
the scene of the accident to hospital intensive care, and the
extent of coverage was minimal, your case should settle right
away. This does not happen often, though, and the value of
claims can be contended through pre-suit negotiations and well
into litigation. The rule throughout this process is to allow
your attorney sufficient time to wring as much value from your
claim as possible. Insurance companies will delay the
resolution of your claim in order to gain leverage, so you
MUST allow your attorney time to adequately resolve your
claim. If you place an artificial time limit upon your
attorney, the amount of recovery can be substantially less.
If your claim does not involve bodily injury, you MAY not need
an attorney. However, as friendly and as helpful as the
insurance adjuster sounds on the telephone to you, never
forget his/her job is to pay as LITTLE as possible for your
claim. This adjuster is NOT working for you as an attorney
would be, and knows full well the added value an attorney
brings to each injury claim. Also, remember to NEVER give a
recorded statement until you have consulted with your
There are no fees or costs unless you receive compensation
from the insurance company or other responsible party. You
will never pay any legal fees or costs up front in a personal
injury or wrongful death case. Fees and costs are paid from
the money received from an out-of-court settlement or from
damages awarded at trial. If we don't win your case, you owe
Costs to prosecute your claim will vary entirely upon the
amount of time required to resolve it. Litigation costs are
much greater than pre-suit costs. Jury trial costs are much
greater than litigation costs. Accordingly, we will always try
to reach a pre-suit resolution to your claim whenever
The term “contributory negligence” is used to describe the
actions of an injured person that may have also caused or
contributed to his injury. The extent of these actions are
usually noted as a percentage of 100%. For instance, if you
were rear-ended in a motor vehicle accident (normally a
presumption of negligence against the other party); however,
you neglected to wear your seatbelt, you could be assigned a
percentage of the overall fault. Therefore, any recovery a
jury could potentially award would be multiplied by this
percentage, thereby reducing your recovery to the extent you
contributed to your injuries.
If the injuries sustained in your accident are similar to a
previous injury from an unrelated incident, you should not
expect to receive compensation for the full value of such
injuries. You may expect to receive compensation for the
extent to which those injuries were aggravated; however, this
is a prime opportunity for the adverse insurance carrier to
deny your claim and force your claim into litigation.
Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee
basis. Payment for our legal representation is contingent on
our reaching a successful case resolution in the form of
either a verdict or settlement on your behalf. In the event of
a successful case resolution, we will take a pre-determined
percentage of the recovery as payment. This pre-determined
percentage will be described in great detail in our contract
of representation we present to you at the beginning of your
case. If we do not obtain financial compensation on your
behalf, you owe us nothing for our services.
The Florida Bar strictly prohibits your attorney from
loaning you money for any reason. There are certain business
entities, however, you may expect to receive solicitation from
throughout the duration of your claim. These companies will
offer to advance you YOUR own money until the claim is
settled. This practice has been the subject of much discussion
within the Florida Bar and ethical opinions have been issued
as a result. Most attorneys, as we do, will strongly attempt
to discourage you from entering into such agreements with
these kinds of companies. As these companies are trying to
lend you YOUR money, they have the legal opportunity to charge
interest rates approaching 100%! They are taking a calculated
guess that your claim will lead to a certain net recovery and
will lend you a calculated amount that, with interest, may
consume the entire net portion of your settlement, leaving you
As stated before, it is HIGHLY recommended you NOT depend upon
a recovery, and continue to plan your economic well-being
based strictly upon your own means. Also, the timing of a
recovery cannot ever be forecast, as many claims will require
time-consuming litigation to resolve.
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