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)

As Lehigh Valley personal injury attorneys, McMahon, McMahon & Lentz defends the rights of people to seek redress when they have suffered harm and loss due to the negligence of others, and to help you collect for lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Lehigh Liability Issues

From January through September 2012, 60 Lehigh citizens were killed in traffic accidents. Seventy-two died as the result of falls, and 71 from other accidental causes. That is a lot of accidents, and does not even take into account non-fatal injuries. While some of those hurt or killed may themselves have been at fault, many injuries and fatalities were likely the result of negligence on the part of others, meaning that the injured parties, or their families, may be eligible for compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future medical or rehabilitation costs
  • Burial and funeral costs

The Dos and Don’ts of Personal Injury Lawsuits

  • DO NOT delay in contacting an attorney. The length of time in which you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit is limited, and the sooner your attorney can start working on your case, the greater your chances for a successful resolution.
  • DO contact one of the experienced Lehigh Valley personal injury lawyers at McMahon, McMahon and Lentz – professional litigators familiar with the area and relevant legal precedents – to review the facts, discuss your legal rights and options, and advise you on the best course of action.
  • DO NOT assume that one lawyer is as good as another for a personal injury case. You would not go to a podiatrist for a broken arm; why would you go to a lawyer who does not specialize in personal injury litigation? The attorneys at MM&L are knowledgeable in personal injury law and have helped thousands of personal injury clients.
  • DO NOT discuss the case with – or accept any offer from – an insurance company unless your attorney is present. Insurance companies want to settle cases quickly and economically. They seldom, if ever, have your best interests in mind.

Will It Go to Court?

The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled outside the courtroom, and your attorney will work tirelessly to pursue a favorable outcome. But if the suit does go to trial, go with experienced representation on your side. The Lehigh Valley personal injury attorneys at McMahon, McMahon and Lentz have the legal knowledge, negotiation skills and trial experience to help settle the case in a timely, favorable manner.

Make the Right Call

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in Lehigh Valley due to the neglect of others, contact McMahon, McMahon and Lentz at 800-859-6262 today for a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers. We will be happy to discuss your case in detail and help you determine a proper course of action.

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