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)

Philadelphia County is the most populous county in Pennsylvania, and had the state’s highest number of traffic accident fatalities each year from 2006-2010. The high number of traffic deaths reflects a dangerous trend on modern roads. PennDOT statistics from the past few years show that aggressive driving is the leading cause of fatal accidents on Pennsylvania roads. Speeding is the most prevalent form of aggressive driving, but there are many other examples, including:

  • Tailgating
  • Weaving in and out of lanes to pass
  • Running stop signs or red lights
  • Street racing
  • Driving in the emergency lane, turning lane or unpaved shoulder

In 2011, aggressive driving was cited as the cause of nearly 5,500 crashes and 45 fatalities in Philadelphia County alone.

Distracted Driving is a Thoughtless Form of Negligence

Coming up fast as a danger on Pennsylvania roads is distracted driving, in which aggressiveness is replaced by inattention as drivers text, talk, eat, drink, read, apply makeup, watch videos, etc., while behind the wheel and moving through traffic. Texting while driving has become especially infamous of late as the cause of numerous fatal accidents, many involving teen drivers.

You May Be Due Compensation for the Negligence of Others

Aggressive driving and distracted driving have at least two things in common: they cause accidents and injure or kill other motorists and even pedestrians, and they are prime examples of negligence on the road. If you are injured, or a loved one is killed, due to someone else’s aggressive driving or other form of negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation for such expenses as:

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

A defendant is negligent when he/she creates a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm to others. However, in order to be entitled to compensation, it must be legally proven that the loss and/or harm claimed by a plaintiff must have been caused as a result of negligence.

 Personal Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia County are Ready to Help

State law limits the length of time you can file suit to collect compensation for a personal injury or fatal accident resulting from the negligence of others. That is why it is critical to immediately contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case.

The Philadelphia County personal injury attorneys at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz are experienced and knowledgeable in local statutes affecting your case, and will work quickly and efficiently to help collect the compensation you deserve. Your initial consultation with MM&L is free, and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not collect for our services unless you collect for your losses.

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If you or a loved one has suffered loss or harm due to the negligence of others, you need experienced, capable professionals on your side. Call McMahon, McMahon & Lentz today for the representation you deserve: 800-859-6262.

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