Personal Injury Lawyers - Chester County, PA

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At HoeyLegal, we have dedicated our careers to fighting for our clients. Suppose you have sustained injuries in an accident or have been a victim of someone else’s negligence. In that case, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer who diligently fights for your rights and will work tirelessly on your behalf. One that is fearless in taking your case to a jury and seeking justice. This is the philosophy our founder, Christian Hoey, and the rest of our team bring to every personal injury case.

Mr. Hoey’s extensive work as a trial lawyer includes several years as a prosecutor in Chester County District. He has tried over 100 jury trials. He couples his outstanding skills with a relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients. At HoeyLegal, we leave no stone unturned in our exhaustive development of your case.

As a personal injury trial attorney, Mr. Hoey brings to bear an unrelenting pursuit of justice on behalf of the injured and neglected. The compliments he receives from opposing lawyers testify to the respect he has earned throughout the Federal and State court systems. A nationally recognized, death penalty-certified trial lawyer, Mr. Hoey’s unmitigated tenacity and skill have led to many impressive results for his clients.

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Personal Injury Attorneys in West Chester County PA

HoeyLegal has dedicated its practice to advocating for clients with personal injury cases. Our specialized team includes paralegals, former FBI investigators, experts in crash accident reconstruction, and a proficient paralegal and legal secretary staff to guide you through every step of your case.

HoeyLegal boasts a reputable personal injury lawyer in Media, PA, along with the financial resources necessary to represent you against significant corporations and institutions in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs of the five counties.

When choosing a personal injury attorney to represent you for injuries resulting from a person’s negligence, it is crucial to ensure that the chosen attorney possesses the experience, support staff, and financial means to handle your case effectively and reach a fair resolution.

Our personal injury clients often seek justice, questioning why they were injured, understanding the decisions made by doctors, and why companies remained unresponsive to their inquiries about injuries sustained at work or in a hospital setting. We are committed to providing these answers through results-driven litigation grounded in years of trial experience and backed by an exceptional and dedicated support team.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury

A personal injury case arises when an individual suffers harm, may it be a serious personal injury or injury due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. It can include accidents, medical malpractice, slips and falls, and more

To determine the validity of your claim, consider if someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. If so, you may have a valid personal injury case. Consult with an attorney to assess the specifics of your situation.

HoeyLegal suggests contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a car accident. Car Accident Lawsuits can assist you in navigating insurance claims, preserving evidence, and ensuring your rights are protected from the beginning.

The period within which you must file a personal injury lawsuit, referred to as the statute of limitations, varies based on jurisdiction. In Pennsylvania, for instance, it typically spans two years from the date of the injury. Nevertheless, exceptions may apply, and it is essential to seek guidance from an attorney to ensure adherence to the specific statutes governing personal injury lawsuits.

Compensation (damages) is determined based on factors such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced attorney can help evaluate your case’s value and negotiate on your behalf.
If you are a victim of a crime and have suffered injuries, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention immediately. Report the crime to the police and gather information about the incident, including any witnesses and details about the perpetrator.
If you have experienced sexual abuse, make your safety and well-being a top priority. Report the abuse to law enforcement, seek immediate medical attention, and then reach out to seasoned personal injury lawyers who specialize in sexual abuse cases to explore your legal options.
It varies depending on the complexity of the case, negotiations, and court proceedings. Some cases settle within months, while others may take a year or more. Our HoeyLegal attorneys can provide a more accurate timeline based on your specific cases.
Many personal injury cases are settled out of court through negotiations. Going to court is a possibility, but a skilled attorney will aim to resolve your case efficiently through settlement to minimize stress and costs.

Initially, you are responsible for your medical bills. However, in a personal injury case, the at-fault party’s insurance or your own insurance coverage may ultimately cover these other expenses.

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Distracted Driving

Pennsylvania defines distracted driving as “an activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” Drivers have to focus on driving, so they can react to the information on the road, such as road conditions, hazards and other drivers. Distracted drivers do not react appropriately and thus put others at risk for severe injury or death. Examples of distractions, besides using cell phones and texting, include drinking, eating, adjusting the radio, adjusting climate controls, adjusting seats, combing hair, putting on make-up, daydreaming, reaching for dropped items, engaging in heavy conversations, and focusing on events outside of the car.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence typically refers to alcohol use, but drug use can also impair drivers and cause severe car accidents.  In either situation, enjoying cocktails at happy hour, celebrating with drugs or alcohol, drinking too much wine for dinner and unwinding after a long week at work results in too many motorists driving under the influence.  Controlled substances impact each person differently, making it common for someone to misjudge his or her level of impairment.  These poor judgments can lead to severe and sometimes fatal car accidents.

Driver Fatigue

Driving without enough sleep is commonplace for many in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the nation. Truck drivers, shift workers, and those with sleep disorders are most vulnerable to causing an accident because they are drowsy or fatigued. Not having enough rest slows down reaction time and impairs the senses. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) claims that eighteen (18) hours without sleep impairs a driver to the same extent as someone who has a 0.08 blood or breath alcohol concentration after consuming alcohol.


The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that one-third of all car accidents involve speeding. Drivers who rush, run late, or simply lack patience may choose to speed when they get behind the wheel. Speeding makes it more likely that a driver will lose control of his or her vehicle and makes it more difficult to react to road hazards and other vehicles. Speeding also increases the impact of a car accident and makes it far less likely that a negligent driver may maintain control of his vehicle sufficient to prevent a collision. High speed car accidents make it far more likely that those involved will suffer severe injuries or death.


At HoeyLegal, we know from our litigation experience that tractor-trailer drivers often operate at least one cellular phone which is in use at, during, or immediately prior to a tractor-trailer accident. Additionally, most tractor-trailers are equipped with data recorders which capture, in real-time, important vehicle operation events including speed, hard braking and other evasive maneuvers taken by the operator and the tractor-trailer.  It is imperative that this evidence be obtained before it is destroyed.  At HoeyLegal, our trial attorneys will obtain any necessary court order to preserve this evidence for trial.


Oftentimes, there are several defendants responsible for the tractor-trailer accident. In most cases, at least two defendants are responsible for the ownership and operation of the tractor-trailer.  There may be additional defendants responsible for the hiring and retention of the tractor-trailer driver.  At HoeyLegal, our investigators will promptly identify the responsible defendants and immediately request the preservation of all evidence related to the hiring and retention of the driver, inspection of the vehicles and the supervision and drug/alcohol testing of the vehicle operator.


Our accident investigators include mechanics who will immediately respond to the accident site and the location where the truck has been impounded in order to photograph the truck and conduct necessary mechanical inspections of the vehicle. In the event that a court order is necessary to examine and inspect the trucks, HoeyLegal Attorneys will promptly file the necessary motions to enable the HoeyLegal mechanics and inspectors to conduct a prompt evaluation of the mechanical function of the at-fault tractor-trailer


Our expert accident investigators include former Pennsylvania State Police accident investigators and nationally recognized engineers who will carefully photograph the accident scene and conduct all necessary measurements of skid marks, yaw marks, displacement of debris and thoroughly examine the accident site to preserve all evidence for the time of trial.


Our investigators will promptly interview and record all witnesses that observed the accident and collect all biographical information from the witnesses so they will available to testify on your behalf at trial.

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