An accident with injuries or wrongful death can be extremely frustrating for any family to deal with. There is a tremendous amount of stress put on you and your family, and this stress can build when dealing with insurance companies, medical bills, and lost wages. Oftentimes people wait until medical bills start pouring in before they call personal injury lawyers. Sometimes, injury victims think that their physical injuries will heal quickly and don’t call an attorney right away.
It is important that if you have been injured in an accident that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The longer a victim waits to call an attorney, the more difficult it may be to collect evidence and build a strong and winnable case. Our goal at SMT Legal is to help you get the best possible outcome and maximum compensation so we can make a positive difference in your life.We know when to negotiate, when to go to court and how to get you money for your injuries.
No one should have to be making phone calls and worrying about how medical bills will get paid after suffering through a traumatic accident or injury.
It is not your responsibility to pay for an injury or wrongful death that someone else caused.
Personal Injury Lawyers
The experienced attorneys at SMT Legal represent clients through many difficult situations.
We represent people injured in serious injuries, such as:
- Brain injuries
- Serious burn injuries
- Birth injuries
- Knee injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
In addition, we help people who have suffered other types of trauma and injury due to the negligence of another person, manufacturer, or company.
Below are some of our most common types of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, work-site accidents, and construction work injuries, slips and falls, dog bites, premises liabilities, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, and pharmaceutical injuries.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there were over 128,000 total traffic collisions during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. Out of these incidents, there were 1,190 fatalities and more than 78,000 total injuries.
Traffic collisions are going to occur in and around the Pittsburgh area. At SMT Legal, we are going to stand by your side to recover compensation if you are harmed by the negligent actions of another driver. Our Pittsburgh traffic accident lawyers regularly help clients who have been injured in a traditional vehicle versus vehicle collision as well as those who are injured in commercial truck accidents, bus accidents, and bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
Construction and Worksite Accidents
According to data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported during the latest reporting year. The construction industry presents significant dangers to workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), around 20% of all workplace fatalities occur in the construction industry.However, every job has risks. Some of the most common workplace injuries we help clients with include broken in dislocated bones, severe strains and sprains, lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, amputation injuries, respiratory illnesses, occupational cancers, and repetitive stress injuries. The construction and worksite accident attorneys at SMT Legal have extensive experience ensuring workers receive the compensation they deserve after an injury.
According to information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dog bite injuries result in more than 800,000 people each year seeking medical assistance in the hospital. Our Pittsburgh dog bite injury attorneys have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained various injuries in these cases, including severe soft tissue damage (lacerations and puncture wounds), amputations of the fingers, severed veins and arteries, and significant scarring and disfigurement.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the country. The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys at SMT Legal regularly help clients who have been injured due to the negligent actions of a healthcare professional. Some of the most common injuries we help clients which occurred due to a misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, surgical mistakes, pharmaceutical errors, hospital-acquired infections, and more. In these cases, we will work to hold negligent medical providers and their employers accountable for their actions.
At SMT Legal, our injury lawyers understand how emotionally and physically painful it is to be in an accident. When another person or company has negligently caused you or a loved one to be injured, you have the legal right to just and fair compensation and other damages. You have the right to seek fair compensation for medical bills, damages and lost time at work.