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)

The legal definition of an accident is “an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally … resulting in injury that is in no way the fault of the injured person, and for which compensation or indemnity is legally sought.” Such accidents are often caused by the negligence of others, and the law states that you should be compensated for expenses resulting from the accident, including, but not limited to:

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

What is Negligence?

Negligence occurs when a person creates a foreseeable, unreasonable risk of harm to others through their actions (or failure to act) and an injury accident takes place. The question of compensation for personal injuries depends on whether the injuries/loss were a direct result of the negligence. Bucks County personal injury attorneys McMahon, McMahon & Lentz have more than 40 years of experience helping injury victims of negligence in areas of liability including:

Automobile Liability

Automobile accidents have been an issue of liability ever since the first motorized vehicles hit the road in the 19th century. Here in the 21st century, the causes and consequences of automobile accidents have steadily progressed in numbers, severity and complexity. If you or loved ones suffer loss or injury due to the negligence of other drivers, you need professionals on your side. The lawyers at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz will do everything within their power to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve to cover your medical and other bills and get back on your feet.

Premises Liability

Slips, trips and falls can cause serious, crippling injuries – and even death. Owners of apartment and office buildings, retail stores and other structures have a legal duty to ensure that their premises are properly maintained to prevent falls and other hazards. Acts that would constitute negligence in fulfilling this obligation would include the failure to:

• Warn of and/or correct a dangerous condition (e.g., broken steps, etc.)
• Maintain adequate security and/or exercise reasonable care against criminal conduct
• Keep sidewalks in good repair (including failure to remove accumulations of snow and ice)

Liquor Liability

Liquor is a relaxing social stimulant in small doses, but a serious danger to life, limb and property when a drinker gets behind the wheel. For this reason, Pennsylvania law imposes a duty on businesses to not serve alcohol to anyone who is under 21 or visibly intoxicated. If the establishment ignores this duty and the patron causes an injury or fatality accident, it may be liable for damages through a liquor liability suit known as Dram Shop actions.

Product Liability

It may not happen often, but consumer products are sometimes defective and dangerous, and may cause injury or death. Any product advertised for sale is implied to be safe for its intended use, so manufacturers and retailers can be held responsible for any harm caused by products with manufacturing or design defects, or in which the consumer was not warned of the potential dangers in using a defective product.

Contact Us Today

When you have suffered an injury or loss due to the negligence of others and want to discuss your legal rights and options in seeking compensation, contact a personal injury lawyer in Bucks County today by calling 800-859-6262 to schedule your free consultation at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz.

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