Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney
Tom Yorko is a personal injury attorney located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He will personally work on your case with his staff and assistant who has been with him for 20 years. Your file never slips through the cracks.
Also serving Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County, Montgomery County and beyond.
What type of attorney do you want?
Injury lawyer can mean many things to many people. It is best to know if the attorney you select has experience in the specific type of case that you may have. Tom Yorko is a "Trial Attorney." This means he knows how to take a claim for injuries and proceed to litigate until it reaches the court room and is finally resolved. Most attorneys lack this experience and just assume that you will eventually learn they cannot complete the task resulting in less than optimal results for you.
What type of claim do you have ?
The way in which you were injured determines what you can collect and from whom you may get your money. Tom Yorko has experience in representing clients who were injured in motor vehicle accidents including truck, car & motorcycle crashes and vehicles striking pedestrians or bicyclists.
He has sued Drunk drivers and those driving while using cell phones who are clearly negligent.
Many serious permanent injuries are caused by relatively minor slip and fall incidents due to defects.
Tom also has obtained jury verdicts and settlements in medical and dental malpractice cases. These claims are very expensive to prepare and very complex to investigate and present in a courtroom.
Catastrophic injuries whether from slip and falls or other accidents including car crashes can be devastating. Tom Yorko has experience in preparing these type of cases regardless of the manner in which the injury occurred. In today's world, there are federal and state laws that require the attorney to pay back certain government agencies and insurance providers for any benefits that were received by the injured party. Sometimes a Trust must be set up to guarantee the injured party can keep their settlement money and not lose valuable government assistance to which they are entitled.
Workers compensation cases have a different type of court system than other civil lawsuits. You cannot receive pain and suffering damages but are limited to lost wage benefits and payment of medical expenses caused by your work injury. Strict notice requirements exist that limit you claim.
What will it cost?
There is no charge to consult with Tom Yorko. Bring police reports, photographs and medical records to the first consultation which will have a great impact on evaluation of your case. Tom Yorko only represents those persons who have suffered serious injuries through no fault of their own. He works on a contingency fee basis. You do not pay any money to Tom Yorko during the litigation. This works best for most people who cannot afford the high up front costs that most cases require.
Make no mistake, there are no slam dunk cases, but if liability is good and the damages are serious, then your Trial Attorney has a significantly higher chance of obtaining a much larger settlement.