Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyers – Areas of Practice
Last updated: March 28, 2017
Our personal injury attorneys are committed to providing client-focused representation and the best results possible in personal injury cases including work injuries and crime victim injuries. Five of our attorneys have been recognized as “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA” by Super Lawyers magazine.
With over 40 years of combined trial experience, our lawyers provide personal attention and apply practiced knowledge to each case to ensure the best possible outcome for the seriously injured and their families.
Work & Construction Accidents
According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), there are about 4,000 work related deaths each year in the United States. In Pennsylvania, alone, about 200 workers are killed in work accidents each year. Many jobs are dangerous, but the construction industry is one of the most dangerous.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey construction accident law and OSHA heavily regulate construction safety, but workers still suffer serious injuries and find themselves in situations requiring legal assistance. If an employer or site owner violates any of the construction laws in Philadelphia, PA or NJ, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, which includes medical expense coverage and lost wages compensation. Who is liable for the cost of your injury can depend on many factors, and it’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
Related: Jeff Laffey Makes PhillyLabor’s 2017 Who’s Who in Injury & Injured Workers Advocacy List (March 27, 2017) Firm partner, Jeff Laffey, has made PhillyLabor’s 2017 Who’s Who in Injury & Injured Workers Advocacy List.
Crime Victim Injuries (Assault, Shootings, Etc.)
Victims of crime often suffer serious, short and long term injures, not only the immediate physical injuries, but also the long lasting mental or emotional trauma. Victims of crime can and often do succeed in obtaining financial compensation for their injuries. However, many crime victims simply do not know of their right to seek justice in the civil arena and may conclude their search for justice at the end of the criminal case. In many instances, the parties held responsible for a crime include not only the criminal defendant, but also businesses, landlords, daycare centers, schools, and more. Victims can and do succeed in obtaining civil justice in every type of case: priest/clergy molestation and abuse, child molestation, sexual assaults, muggings, workplace assaults, etc. It is important to have an experienced crime victims’ injury lawyer to review the facts of the crime to determine liability of others.
Premises liability essentially means liability for an accident that occurs on the premises. This applies to both private and public places, like shopping malls, restaurants, etc.
Premises liability cases usually involve accidents such as slip and falls, and can be notoriously difficult to deal with. You must be able to prove that the property owner or manager was aware of a safety issue on their property and acted negligently in providing appropriate warning or clean-up of the situation.
Private property owners can be held liable too. For example, a homeowner may be held liable for failing to repair a defective step or sidewalk.
It’s up to those who manufacture, market or sell products and devices to provide adequate safety features and literature, and adhere to manufacturing standards for the safety of consumers. If you were harmed or injured by a faulty or sub-standard product, you are protected by federal and Pennsylvania/New Jersey law and could be entitled to compensation for your injury. There may be negligence, fraud, and inadequate safety on the part of the manufacturer or distributor. In serious injury cases, it is vital to speak with an experienced attorney regarding a Pennsylvania or New Jersey product liability lawsuit.
Medical malpractice cases involve any situation where a doctor or other health care provider behaves negligently, resulting in patient injury or wrongful death. Medical costs are substantial and can very quickly become a burden if you are a victim of medical malpractice, and in Pennsylvania there is a limited period during which you can file a malpractice suit – this makes it key to speak with an experienced malpractice attorney right away.
Car accidents are all too common, and tragically often involve innocent victims. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, you probably know all too well the emotional and financial hardship that can result. If you have been injured in a car accident involving a driver who was found to be over the legal limit for alcohol, or a driver who was simply behaving negligently, you are likely entitled to compensation. Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult on your own. Having a trusted attorney on your side to guide you through this stressful time is essential.
Personal Injury Cases Handled Nationwide
Our attorneys are licensed in multiple states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, etc. If our lawyers are not licensed in your state, we can work with a local lawyer to handle the case by obtaining special court admission (pro hac vice). 800.220.7600