Experience: We have handled thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases all across the United States involving virtually every state's laws, procedures and choice of law rules.
Rigorously investigating and litigating the types of devastating cases we handle on a daily basis requires relentless focus and dedication to our clients' causes. We are tenacious when it comes to seeking evidence and have routinely prevailed in both state and federal courts.
Over the past 40 years our firm has been practicing, we have developed a reputation as a law firm that can be counted upon to go above and beyond what is needed to get the job done; a firm that has successfully litigated personal injury, wrongful death and consumer fraud cases against major commercial transportation companies and pharmaceutical companies.
We have over 75 staff members, including 16 attorneys, two of whom are engineers, 14 paralegals, and 4 legal secretaries. Our trial attorneys have many, many years of experience and all are AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated (highest possible rating) through Lexis-Nexis Martindale Hubbell.
Minimize Fees: Because of our efficient handling of these cases and because we only handle major claims involving death or catastrophic injuries, we believe you will find our fee to be among the most reasonable you will encounter.
Availability to You: Proximity to you should not be a concern since no matter where you are in the United States or Canada, we are a toll-free phone call away. We have an office telephone receptionist Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in our Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. offices, and from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in our Los Angeles office together with automated voice mail, fax and email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at both locations. When you call during business hours, you will get a person, not a recording. If the person you want to talk with is not in, we will see to it your call is promptly returned, usually within one business day. We also offer to meet with our clients in person or conduct conference calls with family members.
Beyond the Courtroom: Collateral to the settlement or litigation of a claim, we have, on numerous occasions, sought to create change outside of the courtroom. We have, for example, testified before various State and Federal governmental committees on safety issues involving various modes of transportation with the hopes of preventing accidents or reducing injury. We have also personally met with state legislators and U.S. Senators and Representatives multiple times in order to gain their cooperation and support in creating legislation for better consumer safety. Some of our campaigns have specifically targeted groups to encourage them to make changes to their vehicles and practices that we are convinced will save lives, reduce injuries, and still increase efficiency and profits.
Strategic Filing: While the majority of aviation cases settle before a trial is conducted, we always prepare each one of our cases as if it were going to trial. If your case does not resolve without a lawsuit, we will have to determine the best place to file that lawsuit. Naturally, this consideration would begin with the accident location. Sometimes, however, by comparison to other available jurisdictions, the accident location does not afford the best place to litigate because, among other considerations, the types of recoverable damages are limited, the people who can seek those damages are limited, the dollar amounts recoverable are limited, the time to file suit is too limited, potential jury awards are low, and/or the courthouse is inconvenient. In those cases, we will also look to litigate in the areas of a residence or headquarters of any defendant, and, in rare occasions, if the area of residence of any plaintiff or plaintiff's decedent, is available.
Experience in Legal Hurdles: We have attorneys licensed to practice law in California, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Additionally, we are licensed to practice in federal courts in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. We are also licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth circuits. If requested to represent a client in a state in which we are not licensed, we hire qualified local counsel to join our legal team at our own expense, without any additional cost to the client.
Expert Support: We have relationships with accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, animation experts, economic experts, and professional investigators all across the United States and can quickly assemble a formidable team of experts and investigators anywhere in the United States whenever necessary.
Unbiased Representation: Our multiple office locations provide assurances that we will not be limited, restricted, or concerned by local politics or relationships in your case.