Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving Hazleton, PA

A personal injury attorney who will help you strike back

Have you been hurt because of someone else's negligence? McNelis Law believes that person - or, in some cases, that company - should be held responsible and you should be compensated.

Hazleton attorney Edward P. McNelis has been helping personal injury victims get fair compensation for  their injury-related losses since 1982. He knows what it takes to get results.

A serious injury can affect your life in many ways. There may be doctors and expensive medical bills. You may not be able to work. You be left unable to take part in your favorite activities. The injuries may be temporary-or permanent. You may have lost a loved one who provided emotional and financial support. And dealing with the injury or wrongful death can take its toll on your mental and emotional health.

Fortunately, you don't have to just accept what happened to you. You can strike back.

McNelis Law can help you get fair compensation for what happened to you. Edward McNelis will fight for your rights. He will do a thorough review of your case to establish negligence. He'll go over your losses to determine the compensation you deserve.

Then he will go to work for you. He'll negotiate with the insurance company and reject any settlement offers that leave you short-changed. If a fair settlement can't be reached, he'll be ready to fight your case in court.

You may have been hurt because of a dog bite, slip and fall accident or the use of a defective product. Or you may have lost a loved one due to someone's negligence. A personal injury lawyer can help you get fair compensation.

Attorney McNelis fights for clients and has the results to prove it. If you've been injured because of someone else's negligence, you need an experienced attorney to fight for you. Contact us for a free consultation.

Frequent questions about accidents and personal injuries

The following are a few common questions victims and people who lost loved ones have. If you have a question about your accident, contact us today.

How much compensation could I get?

That's hard to answer without knowing the details of your case. Each case is different, and there are many factors that can affect how much compensation you receive.

When we meet with you, we will determine the losses you've suffered as a result of your injury. In legal terms, these are called damages. They could involve past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. If the conduct that led to your injury was especially reckless or egregious, we may also pursue punitive damages - additional damages awarded to punish the entity that hurt you and deter similar conduct in the future.

If we are unable to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company, we will be ready to fight for you in court. You owe us nothing until we get results.

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How long will the process take?

If it's a fairly straightforward case, a settlement could be reached in a few months. But a more complicated case that ends up in court could take years to resolve.

Remember, the insurance company wants you to settle quickly to make your case go away. But they won't offer you the full amount you should be receiving.

You shouldn't have to settle for less. McNelis Law will fight to get you fair compensation, and we'll work with you throughout the lengthy process - we don't get paid until you win.

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Do I need a lawyer?

If you have a simple insurance claim, you could choose to handle it on your own - but it's always a good idea to talk to an attorney after any type of injury involving negligence. Many people are surprised at how quickly a "simple" claim can become complicated. Certainly, if there is a question of who is it at fault, or how much your compensation should be, it is a very good idea to get legal advice.

Remember, the insurance company is not on your side. They may make you an offer and tell you it's the best they can do. But we know that is rarely true. An experienced attorney knows how insurance companies operate and can help you seek a higher settlement.

The other person who caused the accident may seem cooperative at first, but sometimes at-fault individuals or companies change their stories. They may even say you caused the accident when you did nothing wrong.

McNelis Law offers a free consultation. We can review your case and advise you on your options. That's why you need to contact us as soon as possible. You have nothing to lose - and potentially so much to gain.

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