Representation for Personal Injury Cases
The personal injury lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent are no ordinary personal injury lawyers. They strive to provide the best possible representation to each of their clients. Our lawyers approach each case with a mindset of finding and presenting claims with the best chance of success.
They don’t treat their clients like some other personal injury lawyers do. They don’t make false promises like other personal injury lawyers do. They don’t hand off their clients’ cases to associates, like other personal injury lawyers do.
All three firm partners are highly rated, having achieved prestigious ratings by Super Lawyers magazine as Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia, PA. During over 50 years of combined experience handling injury and accident cases, our lawyers have achieved nearly $200 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients.
Laffey, Bucci & Kent – “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys” 2017 Super Lawyers
Ensure You Have the Best Lawyer
Naturally, everyone who needs a lawyer wants to find the best attorney for their case. However, there is no single best lawyer for every type of case. Cases are absolutely unique, and lawyers are very different from each other. Finding the best lawyer usually requires two things: 1. finding a lawyer with a solid reputation and enough experience handling that type of case, and 2. finding a lawyer who treats clients with respect.
How the Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent are Different
The injury and accident lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent pride themselves on bringing their blue-collar backgrounds and aggressive, thorough style to their practice of personal injury law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While they focus on injury lawsuit cases in PA and NJ, the firm has the financial resources to handle cases across the country on a state by state basis. Lawyers at the firm are licensed in multiple states including PA, NJ, NY, WV, IL, and more.
The firm’s lawyers hold themselves to these commandments when representing accident and injury victims:
- Individual attention to every client
- Be aggressive and thorough with analysis of the facts and law
- No false promises
- No stone goes unturned
- No client is ever kept in the dark
- Above All: The Client is the Boss
Recent Client Reviews & Ratings – We Care What Our Clients Have to Say
Review of Jeff Laffey, Phila. Work Accident Case (February 23, 2015) “Mr. Laffey assured me though it may take time, he would find the truth. In the end, he recovered enough for my family and I to be comfortable until I got back on my feet.” James Rogers
Review of Paul Bucci (Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case) (January 22, 2015) “Paul is one of the outstanding construction litigators in Pennsylvania. During depositions, it was apparent that Paul knew as much about the operations and engineering as did the defense witnesses.” Jeff Gutkowski
Review of Brian Kent (Phila. Fall Accident Case) (June 3, 2014) “I would highly recommend your office to others. Everyone in the office is a true professional. Thank you for all of your help.” SB
Main Injury & Accident Practice Areas – Cases We Accept
Our lawyers are committed to protecting the legal rights of injured workers. Firm founder Jeff Laffey is the proud son of a union carpenter who was raised on the “union dime.” Since graduating from law school in 1998, Mr. Laffey has concentrated his legal practice on representing injured workers. He and his fellow partners are passionate about workplace safety. Firm founder Paul Bucci has also concentrated his legal practice on work injury cases. He helped litigate one of the largest construction accident settlements in U.S. history – the Tropicana Hotel garage collapse case. The case resulted in $101 million settlement.
Our work injury and accident lawyers will review your case to determine whether there is a viable work injury lawsuit against non-employer parties. These claims are often referred to as “third party cases” and are separate from workers’ compensation claims. An astonishing majority of injured workers tend to assume that the only compensation they can receive after a work injury is workers’ comp benefits. This is completely untrue. Injured workers have legal rights independent of any workers’ compensation claims. This often requires intensive review of the workplace and applicable OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) regulations. If there is a viable case, rest assured that our work injury lawyers will not stop until you and your family receive the financial compensation you deserve. For information about work injury lawsuits, visit our work injury law library.
Crime Victim Injuries
Our law firm is also committed to helping victims of crime in the civil courts. Firm founder Brian Kent is a former sex crimes unit prosecutor with the Montgomery County, PA District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted dozens of sex offenders. Since entering private practice, Mr. Kent has devoted much of his life to helping victims and their families navigate the civil justice system and obtain monetary compensation against perpetrators and other individuals and business entities.
In one high-profile case, Mr. Kent represented a man who was sexually abused when he was in the 6th grade. The perpetrator went on to become a state court judge in Delaware. Despite the fact that other attorneys refused to take the civil case, Mr. Kent and his firm bravely agreed to take the case. Even though the case was beyond the criminal statute of limitations, the civil case was successful. Ulimately, the judge admitted to the abuse, was removed from the bench and was subsequently disbarred from practicing law. Without the case, the judge might still be on the bench. Read more about this monumental case with a YouTube video interview of the client.
Premises Accident Injuries
Our lawyers handle premises accident cases such as fall down accidents, hotel injury cases, and alcohol-DUI injury cases against bars and restaurants. These kinds of cases often require a thorough evaluation in order to determine whether there is sufficient evidence of negligence. We work with our clients and their families to obtain evidence of negligence for the best chances of success. Oftentimes, these cases require investigation and experts.
In addition, other parties are often liable. For example, a security company hired by a bar and club may be liable for failing to prevent a bar fight that results in serious injuries to a customer. Our firm spares no expense in the pursuit of justice for their clients.
Our firm also handles a variety of other injury and accident matters, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, defective product injuries and brain injuries. Below are some case results for auto injuries, medical malpractice and defective product cases.
- $9 million – Car crash resulting in a passenger suffering permanent, quadriplegic injuries
- $3 million – Surgical infection, medical malpractice case in Philadelphia (January 2014)
- $1 million – Nail gun accident where nail gun discharged sideways resulting in a nail hitting the user’s eye
What to Expect at Laffey, Bucci & Kent – How Your Injury Case Will be Handled
1. Quality, Client-Focused Representation
The lawyers at the firm pride themselves on doing right by their clients. They recognize the plight which seriously injured accident victims, crime victims, and their families find themselves in. The physical, mental, emotional and financial effects of injury and crime can be devastating. They take all measures, both legal and personal, to ensure their client’s dignity, security and satisfaction not only with the result but also throughout the process.
2. Initial Meeting & Evaluation
Our personal injury lawyers can’t accept every single case. They believe in individual attention and client-based representation. Taking every case would sacrifice their ability to provide a high level of service and attention to each client. After the initial phone call/intake, the lawyers will decide whether to proceed with the next step-the initial meeting.
At the initial meeting, one or more of the partners will meet with prospective clients and their families to discuss the case. Our lawyers can and do meet with clients at their homes or in hospitals. They also have offices in Philadelphia, Plymouth Meeting, Cherry Hill, Atlantic City, Iselin, Wilmington and Manhattan.
After the initial meeting, the partners will decide whether to take the case. This decision can take time, as investigation and document review are often necessary. Once a decision is made, the partners will discuss their decision with the client and the family. If the firm cannot take the case, they will also discuss other possible avenues.
3. Client Coordinator
All clients at Laffey, Bucci & Kent are assigned a client coordinator whose role is to help our clients and their families. Our client coordinator helps to answer any questions, provides frequent updates, and helps the clients and their families coordinate medical treatment and documents.
The road to justice after a serious accident is a long and difficult one, and our lawyers are there to guide their clients each step of the way.
Injury & Accident Lawyers – FREE CONSULTATIONS
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident in Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New Jersey, such as an on the job work injury, or you have been injured due to a crime, please contact the injury and accident attorneys at Laffey, Bucci & Kent at 215.399.9255.
The firm is based in Philadelphia and also has offices in Plymouth Meeting, Cherry Hill, Atlantic City, Iselin, Wilmington and Manhattan.
Page last updated: March 14, 2017