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Recovery for our client who was involved in a work related Motor Vehicle Accident.
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Recovery for our client who was involved in a motor vehicle accident involving a trailer truck.
Our firm was able to recover $2.6M for our client who was a victim of a motor vehicle crash.
Neck Injuries sustained from Jeep rollover accident.
Recovery for our client who was involved in a motorcycle accident.
You expect results when you are injured in a serious accident in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania. At Ciccarelli, you are never just another client. We are about understanding our client when they have been injured, how them and their family has been impacted by an event beyond their control, and talk to them about our strategy for fighting for them to get their life back. Within the first conversation, you will discover that the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Ciccarelli are incredibly passionate when it comes to our clients; we understand the hardship and emotional toll lawsuits cause. We are here to answer your questions and offer standout representation in any legal case you have.
Lee A. Ciccarelli, the founder of Ciccarelli Law Offices, built a firm devoted to serving the public. He created a law firm with an ethos of doing good and fighting for his clients. His extensive litigation experience in trials throughout the state and his personal drive to build a standout firm make Ciccarelli Law Offices the passionate, committed practice it is today.
At Ciccarelli, our compassion comes from a decades-old devotion to what matters most: family. Lee is the oldest of eight children, and from an early age, he harbored a keen desire to seek truth, fairness, and absolute justice in the world. When he was creating the law firm, he hired attorneys with the same ideals and built the company on a foundation of family principles and a passion to protect basic human rights. Isn’t that what you hope and expect when you are looking for the best lawyer to handle your Philadelphia accident claim?
Personal injury claims arise anytime the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another individual, entity, or business cause harm to another. The injured individual will typically have the option to file an insurance claim or file a civil personal injury lawsuit against the other party. In these situations, there will normally be four elements of negligence that must be in place in order for the case to move forward successfully:
Duty of Care: A duty of care will look different depending on the type of injury claim we are discussing. For example, different duties of care exist in various areas. For example, every driver on the roadway owes a duty of care to others. Simply by having a license and operating a vehicle, drivers are required to operate safely. Owners of stores have a separate type of duty of care, namely to ensure their premises are safe for those who have a right to be there. Doctors owe a different type of duty of care altogether to their patients. There must be a duty of care established between the plaintiff and the defendant.
Breach of Duty: After a duty of care has been established, it must be shown that the defendant somehow breached their duty to the plaintiff. Again, this breach of duty will look different depending on the type of claim at hand. For example, a driver can breach their duty of care if they operate their vehicle while distracted by their cell phone. Store owners can breach their duty of care if they fail to clean up a spill that they knew about. Doctors can breach their duty of care if they fail to obtain patient consent for a procedure.
Causation: The next step after establishing that a breach of duty occurred is showing that the breach directly or indirectly caused the injuries to the plaintiff.
Damages: Finally, it must be shown that the plaintiff sustained some sort of monetary loss as a result of the breach of duty and their injuries. This can include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.
Our attorneys handle a wide range of types of injuries from vehicle accidents to those needing the assistance of our slip and fall attorneys in Philadelphia. Please understand that the following list is not exhaustive, and if you have been injured due to the negligence of another individual or entity, reach out to an attorney so we can discuss every aspect of your case with you:
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries in Philadelphia. These incidents can occur in a wide variety of ways, often due to another driver’s distracted driving, impaired driving, failure to obey traffic laws, speeding, etc. Whether minor or severe, accidents can become complicated when working to recover compensation from insurance carriers.
Accidents involving larger commercial trucks typically result in much more severe injuries and property damage than traditional vehicle crashes. Often, truck accidents are caused by the careless or negligent actions of either the truck driver or the trucking company, and these other parties must be held liable.
Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable on the roadway than traditional vehicle drivers, even if they are wearing a helmet. An impact with a much heavier motor vehicle can lead to catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists are often ignored on the roadway by other drivers, which can lead to devastating incidents.
Just like truck accidents, bus accidents can result in significant injuries due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles. These injuries can occur to the passengers on the bus as well as to those in other vehicles. Our team often handles accidents involving public transport buses as well as privately owned bus lines.
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are a very common sight throughout Philadelphia. However, recovering compensation after an accident involving a rideshare vehicle can be complicated. The insurance companies involved have complex “tiers,” which means coverage will depend on the status of the rideshare driver at the time the incident occurred.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are also considered vulnerable roadway users. Any type of collision with a heavier motor vehicle is likely to lead to a severe injury for a pedestrian or bicyclist, though navigating the insurance issues after these incidents is challenging.
Dogs can inflict severe injuries with their jaws, and victims must have a way to recover compensation. Pennsylvania is a strict liability dog bite state which means that the owners and keepers of a dog will have to pay the victim’s medical costs so long as the bite occurred on public property or private property where the victim had the right to be, even if the dog owner was not negligent.
Individuals who sustain workplace injuries should be able to recover compensation for their losses. Almost all employees in Pennsylvania are covered through the state’s workers’ compensation system, but there are times when employers or insurance carriers deny a claim when they shouldn’t.
Negligent security can include a variety of issues, including not having physical security guards, failing to have working surveillance cameras, doors or windows that do not lock properly, and more.
The construction industry is incredibly dangerous. Anytime a construction worker in Philadelphia sustains an injury, they should be able to recover compensation through the state’s workers’ compensation system. Additionally, there are often third parties involved at construction sites, which could open the door to third-party personal injury lawsuits to recover additional types of compensation.
Medical mistakes can include prescription errors, early discharge, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, and more. Anytime a medical professional fails to uphold an adequate standard of medical care, and a patient is harmed, individuals should be able to recover compensation for their losses.
Anytime a negligent act or omission causes harm or injuries to numerous people, a mass tort claim could arise. Some of the most common types of mashed tort claims include groundwater contamination, pollution, commercial plane accidents, defective medication claims, etc.
This is certainly not a complete list of the types of injuries that we help clients in Philadelphia. If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual or entity, we encourage you to reach out to a skilled lawyer immediately so we can begin working on your claim.
At Ciccarelli Law Offices, your needs are our top priority. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and we are committed to ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.
There may be a wide range of types of compensation available for your Philadelphia personal injury claim. Our skilled attorneys work hard to recover both economic and non-economic losses on behalf of every client that we help.
There are various types of negligence that may come up when discussing a personal injury claim. These types that we want to discuss are aside from “ordinary negligence” established by showing the four elements mentioned above.
Personal injury victims in Philadelphia have a limited amount of time to file lawsuits against the other party. The personal injury statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is two years from the date an injury occurs. Failing to file a civil lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within this time frame will likely leave the victim unable to recover compensation for their losses.
There are various exceptions to this statute of limitations, including situations where the injured individual is under the age of 18 and situations where the defendant leaves the state of Pennsylvania for more than four months or conceals themselves within the state. We encourage you to speak to your personal injury attorney in Philadelphia about any exceptions that may apply to your particular situation.
There are various factors that can influence how much a personal injury claim is worth. No two injuries are exactly alike, and some of the factors that an insurance carrier or personal injury jury will examine when trying to compensate injury victims include the following:
When working to adequately calculate total compensation amounts after an injury occurs in Philadelphia, a skilled attorney will work with trusted medical and financial experts. These individuals will examine every aspect of the claim and how the incident has affected the victim’s life. It may be necessary for expert witnesses to testify in front of a jury, and these witnesses can help influence the total amount of compensation a person receives upward or downward, depending on whether or not the witness is for the plaintiff or defendant.
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Ciccarelli Law Offices was formed by Philadelphia Personal injury attorney, Lee A. Ciccarelli to provide quality legal services for his clients in Pennsylvania. Our Philadelphia injury lawyers are passionate in what they do and compassionate in their treatment of their clients. You deserve a lawyer that is available when you need them, treats you with respect and protects your rights.
Suffering a personal injury can be a life-changing event. Whether it is at work, at someone else's house, at your favorite store, or any other location, you deserve compensation if you were injured because of someone else's negligence.
If someone’s negligence leaves you injured or wronged, you need to act now and demand compensation for your pain and suffering. Our personal injury practice fights for individuals injured at work, on the road, in nursing homes and hospitals, and at home—and we will represent you to our fullest capacity.
Our skilled legal team takes the time to fully delve into each case. This is one of our secrets to finding the best solution for each individual client we work with. Whether you were hurt in a car accident or need to hold a school accountable for an injured child, we are the Philadelphia personal injury law firm you want in your corner.
The personal injury lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices has the expertise to handle drunken driving cases, boating accidents, workers’ compensation claims, abuse cases, employment disputes, and many other claims. Our personal injury lawyers who represent our law firm follow the Ciccarelli way: They combine tried, blue-collar work ethic with aggressive and compassionate defense. Our team believes in working hard, working well, and seeing real results.
Our resources allow us to advance the high cost of litigation and improve your chances of maximizing your recovery.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we win your case
We have handled over a thousand personal injury cases since our firm was established in 1999.
Dealing with an insurance company after an accident can be very stressful, we are here to help.
We are passionate about protecting and serving Philadelphia injury victims.
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