The Philadelphia Injury Lawyers at Rosenbaum & Associates are dedicated to helping personal injury victims. Our nationally recognized team of lawyers has successfully recovered money for thousands of clients over the last 25 years. Our results come from hard work, expertise, and the willingness to stand up to the insurance companies. This commitment has earned our firm a distinguished reputation, which has helped to secure our clients top settlements and awards.
Our personal injury attorneys only represent plaintiffs (victims), and we practice exclusively personal injury and medical malpractice . We handle cases throughout Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh as well as New Jersey.
Our goal is to get you the largest possible settlement as quickly as we can. But our skilled personal injury lawyers are always prepared to take our client's case to trial. Many firms will simply accept the insurance company's offer rather than going to trial. This fact is why it is important to have an aggressive and experienced law firm represent you in your personal injury case. If the insurance company knows your lawyer is willing to fight, then you will get the best settlement.
Serious personal injuries such as fractures, spinal injuries and head trauma can greatly affect your life. The Philadelphia injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Associates take the time to listen and give each client the personal attention they deserve. We can assist you with locating top doctors and determining if you have additional benefits available. If you have been injured by someone’s negligence our Philadelphia accident attorneys can help protect your rights.
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There are many factors that go into determining a settlement value or jury award. First, what is the type of injury and how does it affect your life. Whether the injury is permanent or resolves in a few months will greatly influence the value. Economic losses such as wages and medical bills must be considered. In addition, liability is a major factor. Unless it is a rear end auto accident, most defense counsel will try to argue the victim is to blame for the accident. The more clearly you can establish the defendant's fault the greater it will enhance your settlement or verdict. That's why early investigation is critical. If you would like one of our Philadelphia accident attorneys to evaluated your claim please call for a free evaluation. To learn more about damages and liability click here.
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Please contact our team of Philadelphia lawyers today for your free injury case evaluation at 1-800-753-4257 or you can contact us online regarding your injury. We have offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, Springfield, and Allentown, Pennsylvania and in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Philadelphia Accident, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Injury News
Recently a Western Pennsylvania family has settled its Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawsuit with a nursing home. According to the Altoona Mirror, Affinity Health Services Inc. settled claims that a worker there assaulted a 77-year-old woman two weeks before her death. Christine Welshans was left with bruises and blood on her face after the alleged assault on Aug. 16 or 17 of 2009. The aide accused of hurting Welshans was also accused of assaulting another patient, but the case involving Welshans was closed after her death two weeks later was ruled heart-related. The family's lawsuit noted that the aide, not named in the article, had a history of abusing patients at another home.
Welshans had physical problems, but was pleasant and able to interact with staff until the night of Aug. 16 or the early morning of Aug. 17. That's when the lawsuit alleges she was battered around the face by the aide. A city police report the next day said Welshans had bruising around her eye, her cheek and her chin, and dried blood on her cheek. After the incident, she was agitated and claimed someone had hit her. There was no witness to the attack, but a witness did see the other attack that night, in which the aide pinned a woman's arms to her body using the belt on a robe. Though that incident led to charges, they were dismissed at a preliminary hearing. The lawsuit claimed Affinity was negligent in hiring the aide with the history of violence.
The article didn't mention whether the aide was disciplined by the state or the company for the assault on the other patient, or for the allegations involving Welshans. If the aide was not fired after these incidents, Affinity will have a lot of questions to answer--especially if he or she assaults more patients. For-profit nursing homes don't like to lose staff because replacing them costs money, but keeping this kind of employee puts patients in danger.
CBS Philly reported Feb. 1 that an explosion in the Brewerytown neighborhood injured four and closed a bridge over train tracks. The explosion left a two-foot hole in the bridge and sent chunks of concrete flying, prompting police to bring in bomb-sniffing dogs to look for explosives. When the dogs found nothing, an Amtrak electrical engineer concluded that the explosion was caused by melting icicles that came into contact with electrical lines from the Amtrak trains. The accident sent concrete flying into two pedestrians and an SUV with two passengers; three sought treatment for minor injuries. Service on Amtrak and SEPTA trains was temporarily suspended.
The explosion took place around 5 p.m. in the 3100 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan of the Philadelphia police said to outside observers, it looked as if a bomb had detonated; chunks of concrete were thrown long distances across the bridge. The driver of the SUV said he felt the ground start shaking and then saw a rock fly over his car. The police Bomb Disposal Unit, Amtrak investigators and the FBI all came to investigate. But after a K-9 unit found no explosives, an Amtrak engineer concluded that the cause was most likely weather: melting ice that hit a power line serving the trains. One of the pedestrians went to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and both people in the car asked to go to the hospital as a precaution.
It is arguable the authorities responsible for maintaining the bridge and power lines would be held liable for any serious accident that could have resulted from this. The law requires government agencies and private businesses to maintain their equipment so that it doesn't pose a hazard to innocent people who just happen to be passing by. For sidewalks, this typically includes clearing ice and snow that might pose a slipping hazard. In this case, responsibility might be laid at the feet of the agency that maintains the bridge, or perhaps the agency responsible for the power lines. Luckily, nobody was seriously hurt--but they easily could have been, and that could have triggered liability.
At Rosenbaum & Associates, we represent clients who suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one because of someone else's bad decisions. That includes negligence by government agencies that fail to maintain their properties in a safe condition. Suing a government agency is generally raises more issues than suing a private business, because of governmental immunities. If you were hurt in an accident that was no fault of your own and you'd like to discuss your legal options, call Rosenbaum & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation.
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