Our firm focuses on a comprehensive collection of claims, including medical negligence and malpractice, car & truck accidents, work injuries, worker's compensation, worksite accidents, insurance company denial of claims, dog bite injuries, flawed children's products, senior living mistreatment or neglect, elder legislation, and slip & falls due to treacherous conditions. This is only a sample of the problems we handle on a daily basis.
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We handle many case types at our firm including but not limited to the following:
Our team of car accident attorneys can handle a variety of cases involving motor vehicle accidents including cars, trucks, motorcycles, or any other unsafe vehicles.
We have an unparalleled reputation for exceptional results. Our lawyers have won some of the largest auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, and other crash settlements and verdicts in the state.
Not only are our truck accident lawyers licensed in state and federal courts, but because of our experience and track record of results, other law firms frequently request our assistance. A large portion of our practice is dedicated to handling commercial vehicle accidents, and we take these types of cases very seriously. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a truck accident, call us immediately. The sooner we get to work on your case, the sooner you can get back to your normal life.
Over the years, we’ve tried hundreds of truck accident cases helping hundreds of victims in the process. Our attorneys are tenacious and will aggressively pursue justice for our clients. Millions of dollars in settlements have been awarded to our clients for injuries, their pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, lost wages, and other lingering costs sustained in truck or other commercial vehicle accidents. These cases are often complex, but our experience and qualifications are unmatched as are our results. Our careers have been built driving results for our clients.
Be aware that the major commercial trucking companies won’t delay in hiring a lawyer after an accident takes place. It’s likely they’ll be at the scene that same day. It’s important because critical evidence can be misplaced, destroyed, or lost – and don’t put it past the trucking companies to participate in this evidence removal. So make sure you do the same. Our lawyers can make sure this accident scene negligence is avoided.
The term wrongful death refers to an incident where negligence leads to the untimely death of another person. Examples of these incidents include various accidents such as car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, or even faulty products that start fires in the home. In the case of a wrongful death, an attorney’s goal is to recover compensation for the survivors and beneficiaries for their loss and the associated pain and suffering. Mental anguish, depression, and loss of companionship are damages as significant as the loss of income and future care of beneficiaries. Plus, other costs such as medical treatment, care, hospitalization, and funeral expenses come into play. If negligence is involved in a person’s death, both the resulting monetary and emotional costs can be devastating.
If a loved one has died in a wrongful death circumstance, you may have a claim for those injuries. Call our law offices to speak with a wrongful death attorney for help with any questions. While it is often difficult for family members to consider the importance of quick action and investigation into the circumstances of the death, a prompt response is necessary to preserve evidence and identification of the involved parties.
Victims of dog bites are often left with considerable and lasting injuries. Scars can remain for life and the medical bills resulting from these attacks may leave victims suffering from serious financial impairment. It’s important to take action against negligent dog owners to recover damages. Unfortunately, it is common that the attacking dog belongs to a friend or family member which can lead to hesitation to pursue a personal injury claim. The dog’s owner’s insurance company most likely covers damage caused by animals, so people in this situation should realize that it is unlikely to create a financial burden on the owner.
If the attack took place on the dog owner’s property, or if the dog chased the victim from the owner’s property, most states have strict liability laws declaring the property owner responsible for damages caused by the attacking animal. The situation becomes more muddled when the attack takes place somewhere other than the owner’s property. If this is the case, the victim needs to prove owner negligence and that such negligence was directly responsible for the attack and resulting injury.If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog bite injury, call us to discuss your case with our injury lawyers. Let our decades of experience in dog bite cases work in your favor. We know what to look for when proving liability.
One of the most devastating things that can happen to a parent is an infant suffering from a birth injury. If negligence directly led to the birth injury, the parents may be able to file a birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor, hospital, and/or medical professionals involved in the delivery of the baby.
Our birth injury attorneys will help determine if your child’s injury was the result of medical malpractice. Our staff understands this is a sensitive issue and an emotional time. It can be incredibly frustrating when a healthcare professional’s performance is not up to par leading to your child’s injury. We have extensive experience in these lawsuits and have procedures in place to help you every step of the way.
Thousands of cases involving patients and medical professionals including doctors and nurses are reported yearly. Whether in hospitals, nursing facilities and other long term medical institutions, innocent patients may be harmed or injured due to malpractice. Our lawyers deal with many of such cases providing legal advice to patients and their families.
In the medical world, there is a high standard of care that every medical provider should adhere to. Unfortunately, there are nurses, doctors, surgeons and other professionals who sometimes fail to meet the acceptable care standards. For example, if a doctor or nurse inadvertently misdiagnoses an illness or injury that led to incorrect medical care, the case may be considered medical malpractice especially in the event of serious side effects or even death.
Other examples of medical malpractice include what is legally termed as "Vicarious Liability." This refers to cases where employees of a medical facility are held liable for their negligent acts. Hospitals and other health care facilities are expected by law to hire and retain only the most qualified employees. Also part of the facility's responsibilities is to ensure that medical care rendered is within the acceptable standard. Hospitals, therefore, must create and enforce sufficient rules to guarantee a high standard of medical care for every patient as well as ensure that the facility including equipment is well maintained and safe for use. Negligence of said rules and failure to adhere to the standard may be deemed a case of malpractice.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 10,000 adults turn 65 in the United States every day. As modern medicine makes it possible for Americans to live long past retirement, there is an increasing need for quality long term care facilities.
It is not an easy decision when a family chooses a nursing home to take over the demands of caring for an elderly loved one, a decision that can come back to haunt them if they witness signs of abuse or neglect. Nursing home and elderly abuse is a serious issue in the United States, often leading to police intervention and lawsuits. Family members should take the signs of abuse and neglect seriously and act as quickly as possible to protect their elderly loved one.
Failure to maintain or repair of a property may result in "premises liability" cases against the owner or custodian in the event that slip, trip and fall accidents happen. According to the law practiced in a majority of states, land or property owners are expected to take responsibility for upkeep of that property. This is required to reduce risks or avoid slip, trip and fall accidents for visitors of the property.
Many states also require merchants to maintain their business or property premises including aisles, pathways and floors to be reasonably safe for people who use them. Part of a merchant's responsibility is to always keep the area of concern free of risky conditions and circumstances to prevent any kind of damage.
Slip and fall accidents that occur in commercial premises as a result of negligent care is fine examples of premises liability cases. Other examples include tripping and falling due to liquids and solid substances as well as accidents on construction sites due to unsafe conditions. Assaults by employees or establishment patrons are also covered by said cases.
In the event that you are injured as a result of a business or personal property negligence, you may have the right according to the law in many states to file a premises liability case against the owner or custodian. You may claim for damages such as medical expenses, lost income and even for pain and suffering incurred because of the injury.
Your Workers’ Compensation claim can be denied if you do not include the right information in the proper format for approval by a human reviewer. Unfortunately, the process is confusing, and this is a common occurrence. The benefits are designed to compensate for lost wages and medical bills when suffering an injury at work of if you develop an illness or disease related to the work you perform. Workplace injuries are scary enough, so if you need help navigating the legal process, a workers’ compensation lawyer can be of great assistance.
In the event that your workers’ compensation claim is denied, call the Mashinski Law Firm immediately. We will examine your claim to determine if there is any missing information or documentation that can derail the approval of your claim. Simple decisions, even as simple as which doctor or hospital you chose to visit can have an impact on your claim. These pitfalls can be avoided with guidance from our experienced team of workers’ compensation lawyers.
Let us help navigate the process from start to finish so that you can be assured your medical bills and lost wages resulting from your workplace accident are paid. We’ll also help determine the appropriate amount of your workers’ compensation wages. Our attorneys will consult with medical professionals to help determine if your prior injuries have been affected by your work accident or if your illness is work related.
We understand how difficult it can be to deal with workers’ compensation claim issues. Thousands of people are hurt on the job every day. We’ve worked for people just like you to get the benefits you deserve. Your and your family’s needs come first. Call us for help.
The Law Office of Joesph Mashinski is dedicated to helping injured victims throughout Pennsylvania.