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)

When you have been injured due to an accident, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. If you or a family member has suffered an injury or death as the result of the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Injuries may be minor or severe; either way, if you have been injured, you should be compensated for:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earnings
  • Future medical expenses
  • Funeral costs

Personal Injuries

There are many types of accidents that can result in personal injury or death. It is important to immediately seek the assistance of an attorney who is experienced in personal injury law. Do not talk to anyone about the injury until after you have discussed it with a lawyer. Not all injuries result in a lawsuit. Your attorney will review the facts surrounding your accident to determine the liability and negligence. The law states that you should be compensated for an injury if it is the result of another’s negligence. Your attorney will need to prove that the injury resulted from negligence and that the party is liable for the resulting damages.

Some common types of personal injuries include birth injuries, brain injuries, burns, car or truck accidents, defective drugs, defective products, animal bites, drunk driving, falling objects, malpractice, medication mistakes, police misconduct, slip and fall injuries, spinal cord injuries, workplace accidents, and wrongful death. If any type of accident occurs, you should immediately talk to a personal injury lawyer to find out if you should be compensated by the negligent party. Your attorney will determine who is responsible and liable for the injury.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

The law limits the time you have to file a lawsuit after you have suffered an injury. Therefore, it is important to quickly talk to a lawyer to discuss your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer will review the details surrounding your injury to determine the strength of your potential case. It is essential that you follow the advice of your attorney throughout your case. Do not discuss your case outside of the presence of your lawyer and do not agree to anything presented from an insurance company. Instead, consult with an attorney to review your case and suggest the best way to proceed. Many personal injury lawsuits that have merit will be resolved through negotiation and settlement. Those cases that can’t easily be settled will go to trial.

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

It is essential that you speak to an expert personal injury attorney quickly. Your attorney will be better prepared to put together a successful case if he can begin working on it as soon as it happens. Choose an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. Your attorney will have experience with these types of cases and knows the latest case law in your area. A knowledgeable accident attorney will work diligently to resolve you case quickly and favorably. The lawyer will have negotiation skills necessary to settle the case as well as trial skills if the case must proceed to court. If you have been injured, do not hesitate to set up an appointment to discuss your case immediately. Call McMahon, McMahon and Lentz today to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney today.

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