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)

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Bill Cosby Case Back In Court for Preliminary Hearing

Bill Cosby Case Back In Court for Preliminary Hearing

The preliminary hearing in the Bill Cosby case is underway this morning in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. This is the first proceeding in which the prosecution will need to present some evidence to support the felony charges of aggravated indecent assault against Cosby. Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault based […]

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Clear Your Pennsylvania Criminal Record: New Law Permits Expungement of Certain Misdemeanors

Clear Your Pennsylvania Criminal Record: New Law Permits Expungement of Certain Misdemeanors

On February 16, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe signed into law Senate Bill No. 166 which permits the expungement of certain misdemeanor offenses. The new legislation restores opportunities for gainful employment, education, and housing for those with minor criminal records who have served their sentence and been crime free for a period of ten (10) years. Under prior law, a person with […]

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(‘SORNA”) Is Unlawful as Applied to Juveniles

The split decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week to strike down the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”) as unconstitutional in its application to juveniles means that a large classification of juvenile sexual offenders will no longer be required to register for life as sexual offenders with the Pennsylvania State Police. […]

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Why Your Insurance Policy Matters For Personal Injury Claims

Why Your Insurance Policy Matters For Personal Injury Claims

As Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, our experience in representing our clients over the last twenty five years is that most people simply do not really know the type of insurance coverage and the policy limits of such coverage that they carry on their car insurance policies.  Insurance agents work for the insurance companies and often tell our […]

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Pennsylvania Ban on Texting While Driving Enforced

What Does The Texting Ban Mean to the Philadelphia Accident Lawyer? As Philadelphia accident lawyers, our firm is keenly aware of the devastation caused by distracted driving. Texting while driving is not only dangerous, in Pennsylvania it may now also land you in trouble with the police. On June 8, 2012, a woman in Washington […]

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our Blog.

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