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)

All too often, drivers who have done nothing wrong are seriously injured because another driver is distracted by trivial, unimportant tasks which can and should wait.

According to Penn DOT, in the past 5 years over 4000 car accidents occurred in Pennsylvania due to distracted driving. Nationwide, in 2009 over 448,000 people were injured in car accidents that occurred due to distracted driving. Common distractions include eating, adjusting the car radio, applying makeup, reading, attending to children or other passengers, looking at scenery, and of course reading and writing e-mails or text messages. Distracted driving, drunk driving and other negligent behaviors on the road can lead to serious injuries, with many innocent drivers having to deal with long term problems due to the careless decisions of others.

But the roads are not the only areas where injuries due to negligence occur. Innocent parties are at risk of injury in the workplace, at construction sites, on the waters, and more. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another on the road or elsewhere, you should consult with a Harrisburg personal injury attorney to discuss your options. You deserve to be compensated for your physical pain and suffering and for loss of wages, medical bills and more.

When an Accident Happens

If you are the victim of an accident because of the wrong-doing of someone else, make sure that the circumstances surrounding the accident are thoroughly documented. Call the police and get a copy of the accident report. Find out if any tickets or other documents were issued and get copies. Take photographs of the accident scene.

The review of the circumstances of an accident that results in injury involves analyzing whether or not there is evidence of negligence. Attorneys experienced in taking on personal injury cases are able to conduct a thorough investigation and call upon highly skilled experts to determine whether and where negligence occurred. Was there a responsible party? Did he or she do something to cause the accident, or not do something that could have prevented it?

Our Practice

If you or a loved one have been injured in the Harrisburg area and you believe that the other party was at fault or was negligent, contact one of the attorneys at McMahon, McMahon and Lentz. Our experienced staff has the ability to investigate the accident and analyze any available evidence. We will be happy to personally meet with you to discuss your case and determine the best course of action toward helping you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and suffering.

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