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Scranton Personal Injury Attorney

Helping Injured Clients in Lackawanna County, PA

Suffering an injury in an accident caused by a negligent person or entity can be devastating. Not only do you need financial compensation to pay for hospital bills, but also for covering lost wages and property damage. Unfortunately, the at-fault party and their insurance company might be reluctant to provide the compensation you deserve, which is why having an experienced attorney on your side can help you maximize your entitled award.

If you or a loved one sustained an injury caused by negligence or recklessness in Lackawanna County, look no further than the Law Offices of William D. Thompson. With more than 15 years of legal experience, our Scranton personal injury lawyer can protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

Common personal injury cases our firm handles include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Car accidents

  • Truck accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents

  • Pedestrian accidents

  • Medical malpractice

  • Premises liability

  • Wrongful death

Do not hesitate to contact us today at (570) 666-1068 and request a free case review.

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Laws

If you suffered an injury in Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of the underlying accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party in civil court. Failure to file a lawsuit after the two-year deadline passes will result in the court refusing to hear your case, which means you cannot recover any compensation.

In order to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit based on negligence, you must prove the following elements:

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care to follow the laws or act in the safe manner

  • The liable party breach this duty by acting negligently or recklessly

  • The liable party’s breach caused the underlying accident and your injury

  • You suffered damages as a result of the injury

In many accidents, however, multiple parties share some blame regardless of who is at fault. If that is true in your case, Pennsylvania has a “modified comparative negligence” law, which means you’re entitled damages will be reduced by your percentage of blame.

For example, if you were awarded $100,000 for an accident but the jury also finds you 20 percent at fault, you can only recover $80,000. If you are more than 50 percent at fault, you are not entitled to any amount of financial compensation.

When it comes to car accidents, Pennsylvania has a no-fault insurance system, meaning you would file a claim with your own insurance company, no matter who is at fault. Your insurer will cover your medical bills and lost wages.

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Our Scranton personal injury attorney can conduct a thorough accident investigation, gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and help you get the compensation and justice you need to make the best possible recovery from injury. Let us fight for you immediately.

For more information about our legal services, contact us today.

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • We would definitely recommend him to friends!

    “We were referred to Bill by a lawyer who had previously help us with some real estate issues when we were looking for a criminal lawyer. From the first call, Bill was great with communication and keeping us update with information. He explained everything very clearly from the worst case scenario to the most realistic. He made sure every question was answered and did the research when necessary. Overall, Bill took what could have been a huge mess in multiple counties and helped us get a fair and reasonable resolution for everything. Honestly, we hope we never have to call Bill again, but we would definitely recommend him to friends. ”

    Former Client

  • I highly recommend him to others and I will continue to do so!

    “I met Mr. Thompson about 4 years ago. I was on probation at the time and I hired him in June 2011 for a reduction of my sentence. (I was sentenced in 2008 for 5 1/2 years Probation, among other things. Mr. Thompson was not my lawyer at the time ) After hiring Mr. Thompson he had a hearing set up with the Judge in October 2011, however I was violated before my court date. He immediately came to speak with me the day I was incarcerated in September of 2011. He kept me up to date with information regarding my case regularly. If I had questions he was able to answer them. For example I was on a certain block while incarcerated. He was able to answer my question. He was also in communication with my mother during that time to keep her up to date as well. He was reasonably priced in comparison to my previous lawyer. He managed to have my sentence reduced by a year and a half with a violation and I was out of jail in 43 days. I have used him in other situations regarding the law after being out of jail in November 2011 and I would use him again. I highly recommend him to others and I will continue to do so. ”

    Maura

  • I'd just like to thank him and I would recommend him to any friends or family member. So thank you Bill for everything you managed to do for me, I appreciate it more then I can put into words.

    “I'd just like to thank him and I would recommend him to any friends or family member. So thank you Bill for everything you managed to do for me, I appreciate it more then I can put into words. ”

  • Bill was successful in providing us with a great outcome.

    “We were referred to Bill by a senior member of law enforcement. As a parent, your worst nightmare is receiving a call that one of your children had found themselves in a situation that could have serious criminal ramifications. Bill was quite willing to accept our case, and immediately set about the task of learning and examining the facts, then having a detailed conversation with us as a group, and independently with our child. Bill walked us through all the implications of his actions, and outlined best and worst case scenarios so that we would be adequately armed with as much information as possible. A lot of that may seem standard fare for some attorney’s, but where Bill absolutely stood apart was the way he engaged us as a family. Granted, we do not have a lot of experience working with attorney’s, but the experience of working with Bill was in large part contradictory to the stereotype. He gave us the feeling that he genuinely cared about our child’s well-being, and we walked away from our initial meeting with an assured feeling that he would do whatever it took to provide us with the best possible outcome. This was a traumatic experience for our child, but through it all, he actually looked up to Bill as not just his attorney, but somewhat of a mentor. This speaks volumes to Bill’s ability to effectively communicate with us, and the level of transparency into the process that he provided. Bill was successful in providing us with a great outcome, and we are extremely grateful for his dedication to the case and his brilliance in the execution of it. We would 100% recommend Bill with no reservations whatsoever. ”

    Former Client

  • I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a good job handling my case. You are the best Billy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.

    “I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a good job handling my case. Every other lawyer I talked to told me that I was getting 5 years for my second DUI and you got me six months [probation]. You are the best Billy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. ”

    Bob