PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE AREAS
LAWYERS REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN LANCASTER, YORK, MOUNT JOY & QUARRYVILLE
The personal injury attorneys at Hagelgans & Veronis understand that every injury victim faces unique challenges, which is why we approach every case on an individual level. One of our experienced lawyers personally handles every stage of your case, from consultation through a settlement or verdict.
We also know that initial insurance company settlement offers are often inadequate to cover medical costs and other related expenses, which is why our attorneys are dedicated to helping injury victims from Lancaster, York and throughout central Pennsylvania pursue the financial security they need and peace of mind they deserve. Please call 877-454-8529 for your free consultation if you or a loved one suffered harm due to the negligence of another.
Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The truth is that working with a knowledgeable injury attorney can improve your chances for a fair and timely resolution. Having a lawyer on your side places you on even ground with insurance providers and their attorneys, and it allows you to focus on your recovery.
Our attorneys only represent injury victims, and we have extensive knowledge about the immediate and long-term effects of various types of injuries, as well as related damages that may include lost wages, and pain and suffering. Going through an injury settlement process without legal help can result in undervalued medical costs, unnecessary delays and other circumstances unfair to the victim.
Our lawyers achieve settlements for our clients more than 95 percent of the time without the need for injury victims to appear in court. We also have the experience to take your claim to trial if settlement offers are unfair. And while the law firm of Hagelgans & Veronis has a well-earned reputation for honesty, you don’t just have to take our word for it: See what our clients have said about working with us.
Finding a Good Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’re seeking a skilled personal injury attorney in central Pennsylvania, you don’t have to look far. The injury firm of Hagelgans & Veronis maintains offices in Lancaster, Quarryville, Mount Joy and York, PA.
Why choose us? Our team of compassionate lawyers has more than 100 years of combined experience in successfully settling and litigating personal injury cases.
Since the founding of Hagelgans & Veronis in 1994, our attorneys have recovered more than $200 million dollars for injury victims. In fact, partners James D. Hagelgans and Nicholas A. Veronis are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group comprised of less than 1 percent of all attorneys in the United States who have earned settlements, awards and verdicts of $1 million or more.
Our attorneys are personally and passionately devoted to our clients. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate your claim, and we have the hands-on litigation expertise to fight for you in court when settlement offers are unjust.
Personal Injury Lawyer Fees
At Hagelgans & Veronis, we offer complimentary consultations for all personal injury and Workers’ Compensation cases; there is never a charge to ask questions about a claim.
Our injury attorneys provide representation for you on a contingent-fee basis, which means you only pay when we successfully resolve your case. Legal fees and other expenses are reimbursed at the conclusion of a case, and you will only be charged if you receive a settlement or court award.
All fees and expenses will be discussed up-front and documented in detail.
How Long do Personal Injury Suits Take to Settle?
The duration for settling a personal injury case or reaching a courtroom verdict varies by claim and depends on a number of individual particulars. Some claims settle in a matter of months while other cases require more than a year of legal action to resolve.
To protect the well-being of injury victims and to gather a thorough assessment of damages, it is often advisable to start the settlement negotiation process after the individual has been discharged from medical care or the conditions related to the injuries have stabilized. An additional month or two after this point may be necessary to obtain comprehensive medical records and other documents, conduct an investigation of the claim, and draft a settlement offer.
Subsequent review by and negotiations with the insurance company may require an additional couple of months before a settlement is reached or it is decided that legal action is required. Based on court schedules and individual case factors, an additional 12 months or longer may be necessary to achieve a settlement or verdict if your case goes to trial. Your lawyer will discuss your individual expectations with you.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
It is important to note that there is a deadline, known as a statute of limitations, that stipulates how long after sustaining an injury you have to take legal action seeking damages.
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for most forms of personal injury claims is two years from the date the injury occurred. While there are exceptions to this deadline depending on the cause of the injury and when the injury was discovered or should have been discovered, it is in your best interests to contact an attorney as soon as possible after being hurt. The earlier you contact our lawyers, the faster we can begin securing evidence to support your claim.
If you were injured or a family member was killed due to the negligence of another, please contact Hagelgans & Veronis online or call us at 877-454-8529 to arrange your free consultation. Our attorneys are available to meet you at your hospital room or home, and with offices in Lancaster, Quarryville, Mount Joy and York, we are accessible to our neighbors throughout central Pennsylvania.