CIVIL VERDICTS - PREMISES LIABILITY * Estate of Joan DeMarco v. The Marquis - Decedent business tenant of apartment/office complex owner murdered by former employee of defendant in violent assault during office burglary. Plaintiff's estate alleged negligent security theory of liability against defendant. Settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in excess of One Million Two Hundred Thousand ($1,200,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Khaled Bakar v. Home Properties, Inc. - Plaintiff was standing on third floor balcony of friend's apartment owned by defendant, when the floor suddenly collapsed causing plaintiff to fall to ground. Plaintiff sustained fractured ribs, non-displaced tibia fracture and herniated disc, which was treated with physical therapy and multiple epidural injections. Montgomery County jury returned a verdict in the amount of Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine Thousand ($769,000.00) Dollars. Plaintiff filed Motion for Delay Damages which was granted and case was settled for Nine Hundred Thousand ($900,000.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS * Riccardo v. Kim - Plaintiff sustained fractured cervical vertebrae at C5-6 level which required two surgeries and metal screws, arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with responsible insurance carriers in amount of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Estate of Robert Kane v. Joseph Falco - Decedent killed while passenger in one-car accident where intoxicated driver lost control of vehicle. Wrongful death claim settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in the amount of Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand ($660,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Vinnie Moss v. Baldi Transportation/Erie Insurance Company - Plaintiff awarded Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand ($235,000.00) Dollars by jury after trial. Defendant trucking company bankrupt and uninsured. Uninsured motorist claim settlement negotiated with plaintiff's insurance company in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,00.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - LIQUOR LIABILITY * Gerald & Irene Kane v. Dublin Wine and Spirits and Commonwealth of PA - Plaintiff husband and wife sustained multiple injuries in head-on collision with drunk driver. Husband-plaintiff sustained head injury resulting in brain hemorrhage and coma, with substantial recovery. Wife-plaintiff sustained broken ankle. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants prior to trial. Husband's claim - Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars. Wife's claim - Ninety Thousand ($90,000.00) Dollars. (Bucks County)* Edward Pisarek v. Adriatric Club - Plaintiff police officer assaulted while on duty by intoxicated bar patron skilled in martial arts. Plaintiff sustained permanent partial hearing loss and multiple lacerations. Non-jury trial verdict in favor of plaintiff and against defendant in amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars. (Philadelphia County) CIVIL VERDICTS - PRODUCT LIABILITY* Keith Rosenberger v. Galoob Toys, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained temporary partial loss of vision in one eye with increased risk of future glaucoma, when struck in eye by defendants' children's toy, while plaintiff demonstrated newly purchased toy for child. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)* Raymond Cost v. Caterpillar, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained partial amputation of his lower leg, when his foot was crushed in an unguarded pinchpoint of rotating couplings inside engine area, while plaintiff was performing maintenance of defendant's heavy trash compactor/metal shearer. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendant in the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($475,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)

Tragically, accidents do happen. When they do, someone must bear the burden and expense of paying for medical bills and helping the injured party restore his or her life. If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, why should you be burdened with the responsibility of paying the bill for another party’s negligence? You should not.

Even without consideration of medical bills and other expenses, your life might forever be changed due to the mistake or carelessness of another party. That is why at MM&L we want you to focus on recovering and getting your life back together. Let our experienced attorneys handle the rest!

What Should You Do if You Are Injured Due to The Negligence of Another?

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another party, you should take the following steps to ensure that the accident and your injuries are properly documented. Often times the steps you take after an accident have a direct impact on your ability to recover compensation.

  1. Call the police to ensure that a proper report of the circumstances surrounding the accident or event is recorded. Make sure you get a copy of the police report and get a copy of all tickets or other documents issued.
  2. Make sure you seek medical help to ensure that all injuries are properly treated. Take care to keep all of the medical records, including diagnoses, prescriptions and bills, as you will need them when a settlement with the responsible party is negotiated.
  1. If you have been in an accident, get contact information from the driver of the vehicle, including the driver’s name, address, phone number and insurance information. Also get the driver’s license plate number and driver’s license number. You will need this information to file an insurance claim. Also get the contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
  1. Whether you have been involved in accident or other event, if it has left you injured, you deserve justice. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who fill fight on your behalf. Contact McMahon, McMahon and Lentz!

 

Please note however, that you should not attempt to undertake any of the foregoing tasks if doing so would aggravate your injuries. A friend, relative or bystander may be able to assist you with reporting the accident to police, getting the contact and insurance information of a driver, etc.

Should I Work Out a Settlement with the Insurance Company?

Before agreeing on your own to a settlement offered by the insurance company and certainly before signing an agreement with the insurance company, you need to be sure that you are being fairly compensated for your suffering. Insurance companies are in the business of trying to pay the least amount of money to resolve a claim. Discuss the details of your case with attorneys who have experience negotiating fair settlements in personal injury cases and are prepared to take the case to trial if necessary.

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If you live in the Allentown area and you or a loved one have experienced an injury as a result of the negligence of another, contact one of the attorneys at McMahon, McMahon and Lentz. We understand that being injured in an accident can be emotionally painful and can lead to overwhelming medical bills, loss of work and difficulties with everyday life tasks. We will be happy to personally meet with you to discuss your case and determine the best course of action to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries or for the loss of your loved one.

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