Northwestern Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers
The firm represented a 25-year-old who suffered serious, severe and permanent burn injuries and scarring over a substantial portion of her body after an apartment fire in which the apartment house was not equipped with either fire or carbon monoxide alarms as required by local ordinances and regulations. This personal injury case was resolved prior to trial with a seven-figure settlement.
The firm represented a 30-year-old man who was employed by an independent contractor on a gas well drilling project and suffered an amputation of his left arm and shoulder and severe hydrochloric acid burns from a failure of an improperly designed gas well fracking device by an independent gas well driller employing the consultant’s services. This case was resolved prior to trial with a seven-figure settlement.
While repairing his roof, a 23-year-old was electrocuted from inadvertent contact with live electrical power lines adjacent to his home that the utility installed and maintained in noncompliance with the regulating national electrical code. The firm secured a seven-figure settlement in the wrongful death case prior to trial.
An 8-year-old incurred serious and permanent quadriplegic spinal cord injuries while diving in a municipal pool where, as part of a pool renovation project, starting blocks were moved by contractors, with the municipality’s approval, from the pool’s deep end (8½ feet) to the pool’s shallow end (3½ feet). The firm resolved this case prior to trial with a seven-figure settlement.
The firm represented the family of a 45-year-old whose death was caused by a negligent driver on the Queen Elizabeth Highway, near St. Catherine, Ontario. A well-known Canadian hockey figure was traveling at high speed, lost control of his car and crossed the center line and collided with our client’s vehicle. This case was resolved during trial with a six-figure settlement.
A 35-year-old ironworker suffered severe, permanent paralyzing spinal cord injuries on a large construction project as a consequence of an employee of an independent subcontractor negligently covering a hole in an elevated scaffold where our client was installing iron. The firm resolved the case during trial with a six-figure settlement.
The firm represented a 30-year-old ironworker who was injured on a multistory renovation construction job site. Our client suffered severe and permanent brain injuries because another independent subcontractor at the job site negligently precut a portion of concrete slab, which allowed the precut portion to fall three to four floors into the first floor while it was attached to a crane, striking our client in the head, causing a failure of his hard hat and permanent brain injuries. This case was tried to a jury verdict awarding the client a six-figure settlement.
The firm represented an 11-year-old who incurred serious and permanent quadriplegic spinal cord injuries after diving into a 4-foot, above-ground pool from a homemade platform constructed adjacent to the pool, which was a replica of the pool manufacturer’s platform offered as optional equipment and marketed as a “diving platform” for this pool. This case was completed to a jury verdict awarding the client a seven-figure verdict.
A 40-year-old employee of a large multinational company working as a metal punch press operator suffered an above-the-elbow amputation of his dominant arm while operating a punch press. The punch press was not equipped at the time of its original sale to the client’s employer, or any time thereafter, with an available, all-purpose point of operation guard of the press that would have prevented the injury causing the amputation. This defective product case was resolved during trial by the firm with a six-figure settlement.
The firm represented the family of a 22-year-old employee of a multinational company in a wrongful death suit. In compliance with his employer’s direction to clean the mold in the press, he incurred fatal crushing injuries because the press lacked, at the original time of its sale, an available and customarily installed safety device that would have prevented employees from performing multiple simultaneous procedures in the press and allowing the press to close while other employees were cleaning the press. This case was tried to a jury verdict awarding the client a six-figure verdict.
The firm successfully represented the estate of our client, age 51, in a wrongful death case. It was determined that a petroleum tank truck operator caused a fire and explosion to a petroleum tank truck that the client was refilling with gasoline. The fire was caused by a friction spark on the truck, which lacked, at the time of its sale by Tank Truck Co., an inexpensive, available safety device that would have prevented this type of event. This case settled prior to trial.
Attorney William Weichler represented a 12-year-old girl who was molested by a neighbor. Attorney Weichler filed suit for physical and psychological injuries. Following a jury trial, a verdict was entered for the plaintiff in the amount of $2.5 million.
Attorney William Weichler represented a little girl who suffered a permanent brain injury in an accident with a negligent driver. Before trial, a settlement was reached with the UM (uninsured motorist) insurance carrier for the policy limits of $1 million.
Attorney William Weichler represented a motorcyclist after a negligent driver turned in front of the cyclist. Unable to stop, our client was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered traumatic injuries. A successful settlement for the limits of policy coverage of a negligent driver causing severe injuries to a motorcyclist was achieved on behalf of the injured motorcyclist.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free case evaluation at 814-240-3339. Our experienced attorneys have handled many accident cases in Erie and the surrounding area.