Delaware County Personal Injury Lawyers
If you are searching for a personal injury attorney, you do not need to be told that an unexpected accident, illness or wrongful death will seriously disrupt your life. You already know that. You have probably spent days at the hospital and made countless calls to insurance companies. The escalating medical bills are certainly on your mind, as are worries about your job.
You have made an important first step by seeking counsel from an attorney. Too often, injury victims think they can handle insurance companies on their own, not realizing that these corporations have teams of lawyers, adjusters and experts working to reduce insurance payouts. With our help, however, you can level the field and take on negligent individuals, employers and insurance companies. Kenneth R. Schuster & Associates, P.C., has been fighting for the rights of injury victims for more than 30 years. Find out what we can do for you.
For a free consultation with our Delaware County, Chester County and Greater Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, please call 610-892-9200 or email our Delaware County injury lawyers here. All of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover damages for you.
Experienced Media Pennsylvania Trial Attorneys
Unlike some auto accident and workers’ compensation law firms, our experienced, aggressive litigators are willing to try cases, not just accept the first settlement offer. Our skill as negotiators and trial attorneys has resulted in multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, and earned the respect of clients, jurors, opposing counsel and judges.
We take complex injury and wrongful death claims across a broad spectrum of areas, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Workers’ compensation
Who We Represent
Our Delaware County personal injury lawyers represent a diverse client base in Southeastern Pennsylvania as well as all of Delaware. We are proud to have a diverse staff of workers’ compensation attorneys and other professionals, with Spanish speakers and interpreters.
West Chester Pennsylvania Auto Accident Lawyers
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Delaware County workers’ compensation attorneys, please call 610-892-9200 today. In addition to offering free consultations we also charge no fees or costs unless we recover on your behalf.
Serving accident & Injury Victims For over 30 Years
Kenneth R. Schuster & Associates, P.C., provides experienced representation to injury victims and their families in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Our practice is focused on complex cases involving catastrophic injuries, workers’ compensation, car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and defective products. We maintain a reputation throughout the Philadelphia 5 county area as a respected personal injury firm that has earned numerous successful verdicts and settlements.
Firm founder Kenneth R. Schuster is an award-winning attorney who has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2010 Super Lawyers. His leadership guides the firm in all of the work we do. According to Delaware County Workers’ Compensation Attorney Kenneth R. Schuster, “There is nothing more satisfying than helping people learn their rights, get what they deserve and move forward with their lives.”
Our team of Media auto accident attorneys carefully review and select cases. All of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover damages for you.
In addition to our 17 personal injury attorneys, we have a large professional staff that helps us work efficiently. They are equally committed to excellent client service and are an important part of our team.
We often work with a superior team of medical and technical experts who specialize in subject areas such as accident reconstruction, structural engineering, environmental engineering and various medical fields. Consulting with these experts enables our lawyers to gather the facts and develop a powerful case. Our thorough case preparation often results in a settlement without the need for a trial. However, you can rely on our skill as litigators if we take your case to trial.
Social Media & Your Injury Case
Social media and social networking websites such as Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter are used by millions of people everyday. They are used to discuss a variety of topics ranging from what one had for breakfast, to what their kids are doing at school to the upcoming presidential election. As information continues to be exchanged between parties on social networks, more personal data is wrongfully obtained by cunning private parties.
Regarding your personal injury claim, there has been a steady increase in insurance companies using social networking websites to gather information about parties involved in personal injury legal disputes. With this in mind, it is important for personal injury claimants to guard their online conversations.
Read on to learn 3 important things you should never disclose on social media networks regarding your personal injury cause of action.
- Never Disclose Information About Your Personal Injury Claim
Insurance companies and personal injury defense attorneys are using social media sites as sources of evidence to denounce a plaintiff’s cause of action. Such entities have been known to create fake social accounts to spy on plaintiffs in order to obtain evidence about their alleged injury and use it against them.
This is why you should never discuss your personal injury claim on social media networks. This may sound like a no brainer, but it is not uncommon for personal injury plaintiffs to disclose information about their injury to their friends.
You should be on alert for anyone who tries to obtain information from you regarding your injury on social networks. It could very easily be the defense counsel scheming to obtain information from you in order to discredit your cause of action.
- Never Discuss Any Physical Activities On Social Media Sites
In addition to not disclosing information about your personal injury claim, you should never release information about physical activities you may be participating in on your social networks. Discussing such information may be used against you to weaken your claim.
For instance, say you incurred a leg injury as a result of the negligent act of another. As a result of the injury, you file a personal injury claim stating that you want money damages. The damages you seek include loss wages due to the fact that you are unable to work. You then go and post on your social networks that you are going on a family vacation to a water park. Defense counsel may obtain this information and use it against you to reduce the value of your claim. This is why it is so important to not mention any type of physical activity on social networks.
- Never Post Pictures Or Videos To Social Media Sites
It is never a good idea to post any pictures and or video footage that can be used against you to diminish your personal injury cause of action. Pictures and videos from your social networks may also be used as evidence against you by opposing counsel.
If you doubt whether or not you should post specific information on your social networks during your personal injury proceeding, do not do it. Further, you should not disclose information on your social networks even after the conclusion of your personal injury claim. The opposing party may file an appeal and use evidence from your social network against you.
If you would like more information regarding social media use and personal injury lawsuits, please contact the Delaware County accident attorneys at Kenneth R. Schuster & Associates.
They offer free consultations to those injured in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County. And they charge no fees unless they recover for you and your family.
How Our West Chester Injury Attorneys Can Help
For a free consultation, please call our Media, Pennsylvania personal injury law office at 610-892-9200 or contact us online. We are also available for home or hospital visits if that is more convenient for you.
We proudly serve all of Southeastern Pennsylvania including Avondale, Avon Grove, Kennett Square, Chester, West Chester, Coatesville, Paoli, Downingtown, Oxford, Upper Darby, Media, Lima, Springfield, Broomall, Plymouth Meeting, King of Prussia, Doylestown, Blue Bell, Pottstown, Philadelphia, Norristown, Ambler, Malvern, Langhorne, Willow Grove and New Hope, Pennsylvania.
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