You are up against an industry whose primary objective is to pay you less than your claim is worth, or to pay you nothing at all if it can get away with it. Once you have completed the treatment phase, you are ready to move the case forward. This will allow the police to document the facts of the accident properly and accurately. This case should have been simple, but because of the complicating factor of Peter’s pre-existing condition, it took almost two years and lots of legal maneuvering to get Peter a fair recovery.Read More
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Claim
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises.
Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident.
You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in . Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling us or fill up a quick form to schedule a call back.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Steven J. Margolis
- James E. Foerstner
- Sean E. Quinn
- Roberta D. Pichini
- Steven G. Wigrizer
- Richard J. Schubert
- Ismail N. Yousef
- Matthew McCune
- David M. McQuiston
- Amy R. Boring
- Caroline M. Munley
- Joseph G. Price
Steven J. Margolis
Steven J. Margolis is the founder of The Margolis Law Firm, LLC. He is dedicated to providing legal representation to people throughout the Lehigh Valley area, including the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton as well as Lehigh and Northampton counties, Pennsylvania. His practice of law focuses on the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability. Mr. Margolis cases generally involve the following issues: motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, trucking accidents, insurance bad faith, construction accidents, commercial and industrial accidents, dangerous and defective products, and injuries to the head, neck, brain and spinal cord.In 1982, Mr. Margolis earned a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University. He then went on to attend Widener Law and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1985. Mr. Margolis is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.Over the last 28 years, Mr. Margolis gained valuable experience, first as a prosecutor in Essex County and then as a partner at another personal injury law firm. He draws on this experience to help him reach fair resolutions, whether through negotiation or trial, for the clients he represents. Mr. Margolis successful settlement and verdict achievements have led to his becoming a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Margolis remains actively involved in the legal community through memberships in numerous associations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Northampton County Bar Association, The Bar Association of Lehigh County and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. From 2005 through 2010, he served on the board of directors for Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania.
James E. Foerstner
The founder of his own firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, James E. Foerstner has established a reputation as a tenacious advocate for the rights of victims who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he represents plaintiffs throughout the state in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and defective products. Mr. Foerstners previous experience defending health care practitioners and facilities in medical malpractice cases allows him to anticipate some of the tactics that they along with their insurers and attorneys will often attempt to utilize.A 1981 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Francis University, Mr. Foerstner was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989 by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts in Ohio and Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Foerstner holds memberships in the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He also serves as a judge pro tem on the Court of Common Pleas for the First Judicial District. His knowledge of the law and formidable litigation skills make him a popular speaker on trial tactics, evidence preservation and recent developments in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury law.Throughout his career as a plaintiffs attorney, Mr. Foerstner has been able to obtain numerous multimillion dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients, including two of the top 50 medical malpractice verdicts in Pennsylvania between 2004 and 2008. His fellow professionals have taken note, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, Suite 620,, Philadelphia PA 19102
Sean E. Quinn
Sean Quinn is the founder of Quinn Law Group, LLC, located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Representing clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by the negligent acts or omissions of others in cases involving construction and other workplace accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, burn and electrocution injuries, and wrongful death. Mr. Quinn also serves as an arbitrator and a mediator. After completing his undergraduate education at Franklin & Marshall College in 1997, where he received a bachelors degree in government, Mr. Quinn went on to attend law school at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2000. Following a clerkship with a judge on the New Jersey Superior Court, he worked for an insurance defense firm until deciding to represent plaintiffs in personal injury matters. During this period, he attended Temple University Beasley School of Law and received an LL.M. in trial advocacy in 2003. Mr. Quinn is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. During his career in private practice, Mr. Quinn has won millions of dollars for his clients through both jury verdicts and settlements. His successes have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as he has received a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. Mr. Quinn has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and he is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
1500 Market Street, West Tower - Suite 4000,, Philadelphia PA 19102
Roberta D. Pichini
Roberta BobbieD. Pichini has built her legal career around her unwavering dedication to representing seriously injured babies, children, and adults. In the past 30 years, she has honed her litigation skills in the area of ,obstetrical malpractice,, representing brain-injured children, patients who have suffered from a delay in diagnosis of cancer, emergency room errors, patient abuse by medical professionals, and surgical negligence. Bobbie also prosecutes ,product liability and negligence,, including boating and motor vehicle accidents. She is especially proud of a suit against a major manufacturer of childrens cribs, which uncovered a defect that had caused the strangulation of several babies. She has secured many seven and eight figure results, including a $15 million verdict against a surgeon who improperly set a patients broken bones, resulting in a permanently deformed foot and irreversible nerve damage. Bobbie obtained a $5.8 million settlement arising from a defective hunting product, and a $5.7 million settlement on behalf of a child who sustained a brain injury from a delay in recognizing signs of infection while she was in a hospitals newborn nursery.Bobbie has been recognized as a Top 100 Pennsylvania Top Lawyer and Top 100 Philadelphia Top Lawyer every year since 2007, and as a Top 50 Pennsylvania Women Top Lawyer every year since 2004. She was noted as a 2018 Best Lawyer and named the 2014 Lawyer of the Year in the field of Medical Malpractice Law (Plaintiffs) by the Best Lawyer publication and has been recognized, by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in the Civil Plaintiff category.Bobbie was awarded the 2014 Michael J. Musmanno Award, presented annually to an outstanding leader and dedicated defender of the rights of the innocent and injured. In addition, Bobbie was awarded the Sandra Day OConnor Award by the Philadelphia Bar Association for professional excellence and advancing the role of women in the bar. She was also named as one of four women leaders in Tort Litigation in Pennsylvania and a 2015 Woman of Distinction byThe Legal Intelligencer, and thePhiladelphia Business Journal,.The first woman in Pennsylvania to be invited into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (membership is limited to 500 lawyers), Bobbie was elected the organizations first woman officer in 2003 and later became the organizations first woman president in 2011. She is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Society of Barristers, an elite invitation-only group dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system, and an independent judiciary.Bobbie is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Neumann College,summa cum laude,; and Villanova University School of Law,cum laude,, where she earned the Order of the Coif. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
1845 Walnut Street, 21st Floor,, Philadelphia PA 19103
Steven G. Wigrizer
A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Steven G. Wigrizer is a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller. From the firms main office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. Wigrizer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Federal Claims, and he has also been admitted pro hac vice in other jurisdictions around the country.Mr. Wigrizers clients are people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have involved medical malpractice, construction site accidents, premises liability and defective products, and he has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Some of Mr. Wigrizers representative results have included a $6.4 million settlement for a construction worker who suffered a serious brain injury on the job, and he was co-counsel in a lawsuit based on a 2013 building collapse that killed several people and injured others and that resulted in a $227 million settlement after a lengthy trial.Mr. Wigrizers successful track record during his distinguished career has caught the attention of his colleagues, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for several consecutive years. Mr. Wigrizer majored in political science at The Pennsylvania State University, and in 1976, he received a Bachelor of Arts and was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society. His legal education came at Boston University School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1979.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Richard J. Schubert
For over 30 years, Richard J. Schubert has advocated on behalf of those injured by the negligence of others. As a partner at Alpern Schubert P.C. Mr. Schubert focuses his practice on personal injury, generally handling construction accident and workers compensation cases on behalf of clients in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. He accepts cases throughout Allegheny, Butler, Erie, Washington and Westmoreland counties.In 1977, Mr. Schubert received a Bachelor of Arts from Duquesne University. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1980.Mr. Schubert recognizes that people may face numerous challenges after suffering a personal injury, from medical bills for which they were not prepared to lost wages due to their inability to return to work during an extended period of recuperation. Certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he strives to help his clients obtain the maximum compensation for their losses. Mr. Schubert has obtained verdicts and settlements totaling in excess of $1 million on behalf of those he has represented. He draws on his knowledge and experience to achieve resolutions through negotiation or litigation.Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Schubert is a member of, and has served in varying capacities with, numerous professional associations. He has served on the Pennsylvania Association for Justices board of governors since 1983, and on the board of governors for the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County since 1993. Mr. Schubert also serves on the board for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Allegheny County Bar Associations workers compensation committee.
310 Grant Street, Suite 2727,, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Ismail N. Yousef
As partner at Romanow Law Group, Ismail N. Yousef represents clients in the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area in Pennsylvania. Mr. Yousef handles cases of personal injury including medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents.Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania since 2012, Mr. Yousef has spent his career representing the rights of the injured as they work through the changes that come to life because of the actions of another. His goal is to achieve adequate compensation for them so they can recover and live comfortably after an accident. His cases often end in resolution for the maximum amount available for clients who have been injured. For example, Mr. Yousef worked on an international construction case that resulted in a $300 million result with international arbitration.Mr. Yousef earned a Doctor of Pharmacy at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and has extensive knowledge of the human body from his experience as a clinical pharmacist. Before attending law school, he worked in various pharmacies, clinics and hospitals all over the country. He then attended Duquesne University School of Law where he obtained a Juris Doctor. While in law school, Mr. Yousef was given a prestigious award: The Faculty Award for Scholastic Excellence and Professional Responsibility.Focused on fighting the opioid crisis in his community, Mr. Yousef takes pride in representing families who have been harmed by pharmacists who fill prescriptions with negligence, doctors who overprescribe and distributors and drug manufacturers who have betrayed their responsibilities.
Matthew McCune is a member of Conlon Tarker, P.C. located in Butler, Pennsylvania. Providing representation to clients in Butler County and throughout the state, he focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation, handling a wide variety of cases in which his clients have suffered harm due to the negligence of other parties. Mr. McCune has experience in cases involving dog and other animal bites, construction site accidents, dram shop liability, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and similar matters.Mr. McCune was born and raised in Butler. As an undergraduate, he attended Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, where he majored in political science and government and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. Mr. McCune was a member of the schools varsity baseball team in each of his four years there. Remaining in the state, he pursued his legal education at the Duquesne University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2013. While he was in law school, Mr. McCune served a clerkship with his current firm and also served an internship with the Butler County District Attorneys Office. He is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania state courts.In order to stay abreast of current developments in his field of practice and to forge connections with fellow members of the bar, Mr. McCune is an active participant in a variety of legal organizations. He is a member of the board of governors of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and he also belongs to the Butler County Bar Association.
David M. McQuiston
A shareholder at Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C. David M. McQuiston serves clients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding metropolitan area. Focusing his practice primarily on complex civil litigation, he provides defense representation in lawsuits involving medical malpractice, trucking and other motor vehicle accidents, admiralty law and premises liability. Mr. McQuiston also assists defendants in a variety of other matters, including insurance subrogation, toxic torts, defective products and workers compensation.A Pennsylvania native, Mr. McQuiston received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Allegheny College in 1976. After obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1980, he served as a captain in the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, where he presided as a judge in several courts-martial during his tenure. Since entering private practice, Mr. McQuiston has been a civil litigation defense attorney.Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. McQuiston is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. In recognition of his high ethical standards and impressive legal ability, Mr. McQuiston has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.A fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Mr. McQuiston is an active participant in several other professional organizations, including the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and the Transportation Lawyers Association. He has also been President and a member of the board of directors of the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh and the board of commissioners of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Amy R. Boring
Amy R. Boring is an attorney at Schemery Zicolello, P.C. located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Providing representation to clients throughout the area, she focuses her practice primarily on personal injury litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by the negligent actions of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, dog bites, dangerous products and ,wrongful death,. She also helps clients who are appealing the denial of their claims for Social Security Disability benefits, and she represents employees who have been the victims of workplace discrimination or wrongful termination.An alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Boring majored in criminology and pre-law and was placed on the Deans List. She graduated cum laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts. She then went on to attend the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2008. While in law school, Ms. Boring served as associate editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review and wrote an article on Ohios felony sentencing structure and the Sixth Amendment. She joined Schemery Zicolello, P.C. after graduation. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, Ms. Boring is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.Endeavoring to stay abreast of current developments in her fields of practice and to forge connections with fellow attorneys, Ms. Boring is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Lycoming Law Association, the Pennsylvania and American bar associations and the North Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
Caroline M. Munley
Attorney Caroline M. Munley is the managing partner at Munley Law, which has five total offices located across Pennsylvania. A highly rated, award-winning attorney with more than 12 years of legal experience, Ms. Munley devotes her practice to personal injury litigation and workers compensation, and she has earned a reputation as a fierce advocate for the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families.A 1997 graduate of The University of Scranton, Ms. Munley attended Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2003 and received the Barrister Award for Achievement in the field of Trial Advocacy. Along with practicing before all Pennsylvania state courts, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.Over the course of her career, Ms. Munley has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for her plaintiff clients, and she has received numerous awards and honors for her impeccable professionalism and service. Among her most notable accolades, Ms. Munley holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Lawyers of Distinction designation.In addition, The Best Lawyers in America has recognized her as one of the leading trial advocates in the country, and she has received top lawyer designations from various trade publications and The National Trial Lawyers association.Ms. Munley has achieved this level of success through her commitment to those she serves, and she always strives to help her clients achieve the most favorable outcomes possible for their situations, no matter their level of complexity. Ms. Munley is a compassionate lawyer who genuinely cares about helping her clients through their difficult and uncertain times while aggressively fighting to help them protect their rights and entitlements.Regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. Munley has several publications to her credit, and she is very active in several local, state and national legal organizations. She once served on the board of directors of the Lackawanna Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division, and she has also served on a number of the associations committees. Dedicated to her local community as well, Ms. Munley is a board member of the Scranton Club as well as the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
Joseph G. Price
A co-managing partner at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP, Joseph G. Price is a highly regarded civil litigation attorney. Located at the firms office in Moosic, Pennsylvania, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the state who have suffered harm due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Price has obtained favorable outcomes in have arisen out of medical malpractice, defective products, nursing home negligence, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents. His successes have drawn the notice of his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Price has also been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.Admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania state courts since 1980, Mr. Price is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations. He is a past president of the Lackawanna Bar Association, and his other memberships include the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.Mr. Prices community involvement includes his service in 2014 as co-chair of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. He has also been an officer of the Scranton Canoe Club, and he is a former member of the board of directors of St. Josephs Center, a nonprofit organization based in Scranton that serves individuals and families who have special needs. Mr. Price majored in sociology at The University of Scranton and received a bachelors degree in 1977. He obtained his legal education at Temple University Beasley School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980.