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 or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of an accident, the last thing on your mind may be whether you have a legal claim against another party for damages. However, given the medical bills, lost income, and other expenses that you may incur as a result of your accident, financial compensation may be necessary to support yourself and your family. Keep in mind, however, that your accident must have been caused by the negligence of another in order to potentially qualify for compensation through a personal injury claim. Not all accidents result in personal injury claims. Unless another party is possibly at fault in some way for causing the injuries that led to your accident, then a Reading PA personal injury lawyer at McMahon, McMahon & Lentz is unlikely to be able to maintain a personal injury claim.

Your Reading PA Personal Injury Attorney Talks about Negligence

In order to maintain a successful personal injury claim, you must prove that another party was negligent. The legal concept of negligence requires that you prove several elements. You must show that the other person owed you a duty of reasonable care, that the other person breached that duty of care, that you would not have suffered injuries if it weren’t for the other person’s actions, and that you suffered injuries as a result of the incident. For instance, if you are driving your vehicle and are hit by another driver who has violated a traffic law, causing you injury, then you may have a personal injury claim against the other driver for negligence.
On the other hand, if you were driving your own vehicle and simply ran off the road and into a tree, causing you injury, there is no other party who is at fault for your accident. In this situation, there is not likely to be a personal injury claim.

Affordable Services from Your Personal Injury Lawyer in Reading PA

Many victims of injuries sustained in accidents are reluctant to spend money on attorneys’ fees when they have so many other financial concerns, such as medical bills and lost income due to injuries. This is why McMahon, McMahon & Lentz takes personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay any money up front in order for us to handle your personal injury claim. We don’t receive any fees or expenses until you receive compensation for your losses. In this way, you can receive the skilled and experienced legal services that you deserve, without immediately having to come up with expensive legal fees.

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When you have suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another, you are likely to need help to learn about your legal rights to compensation and to pursue those rights through a personal injury claim. Contact a personal injury attorney in Reading PA at the law firm of McMahon, McMahon & Lentz by calling 1-800-859-6262, and schedule your free consultation today.