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)

Protection from Abuse Attorney

A Protection From Abuse (PFA) matter is an action that is filed to obtain a court Order that will prohibit an individual from engaging in abuse.

There are several legal requirements that must be met in order to obtain a PFA Order. In addition, there are several ways that a PFA Order can be entered that may or may not result in the same outcome. You should consult with an attorney at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz to ensure that you are educated about the relevant law and procedure.

The commencement of the PFA is an important step of the process as the individual seeking the Order will be asked to explain the reason for the filing of this current Petition, and all prior actions of abuse. Anything not contained in the PFA filing will be not be admitted at the Hearing before the Judge. In addition, any minor child(ren) that need to be protected should be included in the PFA. Failure to include all individuals in need of protection will result in an Order that does not afford the requisite relief. Immediately after the PFA Petition is filed, the individual will appear before the Judge so that a determination will be made if a Temporary Order of relief will be granted. The party who is alleged to be engaging in the abuse will not be present at that initial Hearing. However, a Final Hearing will be scheduled at which time the party who abuse is being alleged has the right to have legal counsel, cross examine any witnesses, and inspect any evidence against him or her. The Final Hearing is a recorded proceeding that is open to the public.

There are options to avoid the necessity of a Final Hearing that need to be explained to you. Likewise, there are consequences to the entry of a PFA Order that can have a lasting impact. Accordingly, it is important to consult with the attorneys at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz to ensure that your PFA matter is handled appropriately, and with care.

The information contained herein should not be used as a substitute for personal
legal advice. You should contact the Law Offices of McMahon, McMahon & Lentz
to schedule a Consultation with an attorney who will speak to you regarding your
specific situation.

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