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)

Car accidents are the most common of all types of personal injury accidents in the United States. More people are injured or killed because of auto accidents than because of any other cause. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident it is imperative that you talk to an attorney. An experienced Scranton car accident attorney understands the essential elements of a personal injury lawsuit and will work to determine if you have a potential case. If you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a death has occurred your family, you may be able to get additional compensation.

Establishing Negligence

One of the most important aspects of the personal injury lawsuit is establishing negligence. In order for you to be compensated, your Scranton car accident lawyer will need to prove that the accident happened as the result of negligence of another. Negligence simply means that someone has not taken the proper care to act reasonably or responsibly in a situation. Your attorney will establish negligence through your account of the accident, witness statements, police reports, and reviews of the accident scene. In order to prove negligence, your attorney will need to show that negligence occurred and that injuries resulted from the negligence. In some cases, there is more than one negligent party.

Take Action Today

It is important to quickly contact a Scranton car accident lawyer after an accident has occurred. The law limits the time you have to file a lawsuit. Your attorney will review your case and determine whether a lawsuit should be filed. If so, your lawyer will guide you through the entire process. The first step is to consult with an attorney to review the facts of your case. Next, the attorney will develop the case based on the necessary documentation and investigation. Once negligence is established, your attorney will work to negotiate a settlement or will prepare the case for trial. A successful case may take months or longer to resolve.

Choosing a Scranton Car Accident Attorney

It is important to choose an attorney to champion your case. A dedicated attorney will work diligently to prove negligence and attain a favorable resolution to your case. Choose an attorney with experience working on cases similar to yours. An experienced attorney will take all steps possible to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. Your attorney will take care of all aspects of your case so you won’t need to be stressed. You will be advised of everything as it occurs and will be able to ask any questions you may have. Every lawsuit is different, so it is important that the attorney is well-versed on the many parts of your case including investigating the accident, establishing negligence, negotiating a settlement, and presenting the case in court. Your lawyer will work tirelessly to develop your case and present it in order to get you the best possible settlement or resolution possible.

Contact an experienced and qualified Scranton car accident attorney at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz today to learn more about getting the compensation you and your family deserve.