All too often victims suffer both physically and financially due to another person's negligence. Our team is here to help change that.
— Michael Monheit, Esq.
Have you ever heard the phrase "It was just an accident"? It can be absolutely infuriating for the victim of "just an accident" to hear this because in most cases, accidents are caused by a negligent party. What's even more upsetting is that when an accident causes serious injury to the victim, they may be left with crippling debt and nowhere to turn to for help. That's where we come in.
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Our clients have come to us after being injured in:
In each case, their injuries have been serious enough that they required extensive medical care - none of which is inexpensive. In some cases, the injuries kept our client for returning to work for an extended period of time or even ended their career. At Monheit Law, we think that leaving a victim struggling to regain their health, finances, and quality of life after an accident is simply unacceptable. Our team has dedicated their careers to fighting tooth and nail so that victims don't have to struggle.
If you or a loved one were hurt in Delaware County, our team can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Together, we will review the accident, identify the at-fault party, collect evidence, interview witnesses, and file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible. Not only can filing a lawsuit help obtain monetary compensation but it can also give the plaintiff a sense of release knowing the person who harmed them was brought to justice.
Delaware County Residents Often Have To Google "Lawyers Near Me" After An Accident
Accidents happen every single day in Delaware County and sometimes, victims don't walk away unscathed.
Chester, PA 19013 - Two Police Officers Hurt On The Job
Recently, two State Troopers spending a normal day on the job pulled over an SUV after they noted the vehicle swerving while on I-95. Despite initially cooperating, the driver suddenly put the car into drive and took off, reaching speeds of up to 95 mph on the highway. The officers immediately pursued and chased the two men inside the SUV until they reached Chester where an officer attempted to stop the chase using a common maneuver. The maneuver, however, caused an accident in which the SUV ended up flipped over with the police car on top of it. Both the driver and passenger in the SUV were taken to the hospital and two police officers were also treated for injuries. Later, the police announced they had found more than 300 bags of heroine in the vehicle.
Drexel Hill, PA 19026 - Jogger Seriously Injured When She Is Hit By A Car
A 38-year-old pedestrian was taken to the hospital in critical condition after she was hit by a car while running across an intersection in Drexel Hill, PA. She was trapped under the vehicle and it took a team of firefighters rushing to lift the car off of her to save her life.
Upper Chichester, PA 19061 - Tractor Trailer Jackknives, Killing One
One driver was killed on Route 322 in Chichester, PA after a truck accident caused an explosive collision. Although police are unsure what caused the tractor-trailer to jackknife, it did, blocking all lanes and causing serious damage to the concrete barrier dividing the highway. A Jeep driving behind the truck was unable to stop and struck it head on, completely crushing the front of the SUV.
Eddystone, PA 19022 - Motorcycle Accident Leaves Rider With Serious Injuries
A man from Brookhaven recently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed, resulting in injuries to his neck and pelvis. Although he was the sole person involved in the accident, he may have lost control because of the negligence of a motorcycle shop which had recently performed a service on the bike and had left the bike in poor condition.
Chester, PA 19013 - Two Trains Collide Injuring Those On Board
Two CSX freight trains collided head-on causing injuries to multiple workers who were on each train. The collision occurred at Concord Road and Bethel Road and some of the products being carried spilled onto the tracks, resulting in the need for the EPA to send a hazmat team to clean up the spill.
Can I File A Lawsuit Even If The Police Pressed Charges?
Yes. Even if the police have pressed criminal charges, it is still possible to pursue a civil lawsuit. These are two completely separate legal actions and even if the defendant is found guilty, criminal charges will never provide compensation for the plaintiff.
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When a medical professional makes a mistake it's the patient who suffers. Medical mistakes can mean that a patient:
has a serious medical condition that goes untreated for an extended period of time, putting their lives at risk
suffers from the side effects of a drug that they wouldn't have needed to take
is physically damaged during surgery because of a surgical mistake
In some tragic cases, the patient dies as a result of medical malpractice leaving behind loved ones who are stunned by their loss.
When medical malpractice occurs, the patient or their surviving loved ones typically have the right to pursue legal action against the person whose negligence caused them harm. But it can be difficult to prove that a mistake was made without the help of an attorney. Not only can an attorney assist with all of the legal paperwork, but they can issue a subpoena for records that may be crucial to proving that a mistake was made.
While many lawsuits are filed against doctors, any medical professional can be held liable, including nurses, physical therapists, and even hospitals. In some cases, more than one party has been negligent and both are named as defendants.
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Car Accident Lawsuits May Be The Only Way Plaintiff Recover Compensation
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There is a certain shock that comes with being involved in a car accident but it doesn't take long for the pain from serious injuries to set in. Car insurance exists to ensure that the victims of an auto accident are able to heal and move forward but unfortunately, the compensation provided through a claim isn't endless and it doesn't take long for policy limits to be met. That's when the insurance company will send a letter out letting victims know that they are on their own.
But the truth is that with an experienced lawyer by their side, car accident victims aren't alone.
Lawsuits can provide a plaintiff with full compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. The total amount obtained will vary from case to case since no two accidents are exactly alike. Together with our clients, our legal team handles the paperwork, collects evidence, consults with accident and medical specialists, negotiates potential settlements, and prepares for trial.
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Humans use their brain all day, every day. Even when we sleep the brain is active. However, despite the fact that nature has given us a hard skull designed to protect the soft tissue of the brain, accidents can still easily cause this vital organ damage.
Car accidents, falling objects, and slip and fall accidents are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. When a patient has been diagnosed with this serious condition, symptoms can include:
Loss of vision
Loss of speech
Issues with fine motor skills
In many cases, the patient will experience one or more of these symptoms for the rest of their lives and it may mean that they require lifelong care from family members and medical professionals. This is in addition to the thousands and sometimes millions of dollars in medical care that they will need.
In many cases, it is possible for the victims of accidents that resulted in head injuries to file a lawsuit against the party whose negligence caused them harm. This way, they can ensure that they have the resources to get the care they need.
Our firm has helped many clients who sustained a brain injury fight for the compensation that they so desperately need. From the very beginning, we prepare both the case and our client for trial. We know how stressful this time is and believe that constant communication is the key to helping shoulder our client's burden.
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Slip & Fall Victims Can Pursue Legal Action
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Did you know that property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to keep visitors to their property safe? This means that they must do everything that is reasonably within their power to find and fix any hazards that may be on their property. Common hazards that cause slip and falls include:
When a victim falls and hurts themselves, the damage done can be so much more than a bruise which can lead to required time off of work to heal, thousands of dollars in medical bills, and it may even prevent them from enjoying activities they engaged in prior to the accident. This is why the law allows victims to file a slip and fall lawsuit, so that they have the chance to obtain compensation which will help them move forward.
Compensation that can be obtained through either a settlement or verdict is meant to cover lost wages, physical pain and suffering, medical bills, and emotional suffering. But proving that the property owner or manager was negligent can be exceptionally difficult to do and it is best to work with an experienced attorney who is familiar with this part of the law.
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Our Lawyers Fight For Infants and Mothers Hurt By A Birth Injury
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When a mother goes into labor, her loved ones gather around, waiting to welcome the newest family member into the world. The last thing on their mind is that a doctor or nurse may make a serious mistake that could impact the mother and her child, but sadly, birth injuries happen with surprising frequency.
The mistakes made can be simple, like failing to monitor the mother or infant for certain conditions, but the consequences can be catastrophic. Brain damage from lack of oxygen, infection, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, stroke and broken bones are just a few examples of conditions that may impact an infant and their future.
Learning that their child, who was perfectly healthy until their delivery, has been hurt is devastating. Then, additional shock sets in when parents realize that they now need to plan how their child will obtain care in the future. That's when many seek legal help and consult with a qualified attorney who can help them shoulder their burden. This is often the only way that families are able to obtain compensation.
Local Resources For Accident Victims
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
501 N Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
190W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064
175 E Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Ave
Darby, PA 19023
Delaware County Court Of Common Pleas
201 W Front St
Media, PA 19063
Delaware County District Court
100 MacDade Boulevard
Folsom, PA 19033
Delaware County District Court
160 E 7th St
Chester, PA 19013
"I recommend Monheit Law to everyone!After my wife sustained a brain injury in a car accident, Michael at Monheit Law made sure that we were able to get the compensation that was needed to cover her medical bills. I don't know where we would be withouoth is help."
Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★
Latest Delaware County Personal Injury Updates
By Michael Monheit
This news section covers all personal injury news in Delaware County
July 24th, 2018 - Woman's Thumb Bitten Off By Cane Corso
Police have reported that a woman walking her dog in Swarthmore, PA was attacked by a Cane Corso which broke out of its own home. The Cane Corso not only caused serious injury to the woman's dog but when she attempted to separate the two, it bit down on her hand and amputated her thumb. She was rushed to the hospital where doctors rushed her into surgery. It has not been announced if they successfully reattached the thumb.
June 22nd, 2018 - Woman Hit By Car Outside Of Hospital
An elderly woman was run over by a car outside of Ridley Hospital at around 1 a.m. Police reported that the driver stayed at the scene and that the victim was taken inside for treatment. Officers have not noted the condition of the victim.
May 9th, 2018 - Motorcyclist Killed In Collision
A man has died after a school bus and a motorcycle collided. Police have reported that no one inside of the bus was injured but that the motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and doctors were unable to save his life. The crash is under investigation and a cause has not been determined at this time.
April 25th, 2018 - PennDot Reports Crash Fatalities Are Down In Delco
According to the latest report issued by PennDot, the number of people killed in car accidents in 2017 was lower than 2016. However, there is a clear increase in the number of crashed caused by distracted driving, involving both single car and multi-car accidents. Learn more.
March 18th, 2017 - Driver Arrested After Killing Pedestrian
A woman who was driving with a suspended license has been arrested after police discovered her involvement in a fatal accident. According to reports, the driver struck a 46-year-old man who was later found on an I-95 ramp unconscious and bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital where he died. The driver continued on her way home and in the morning when she realized what happened, she hid her car behind a treeline where it was eventually found.
February 23, 2018 - AAA Tow Truck Involved In Collision
At around 1:30 in the morning a AAA tow truck and a car collided in Upper Darby on Township Line Road. The collision spun both vehicles around so forcefully that they actually spun into one another a second time. The crash caused serious injuries to all involved and one person died as a result.
March 22nd, 2017 - One Driver Dead After SUV Crashes Into A Truck
Police are investigating the cause of an accident after a semi-truck collided with an SUV and then jackknifed, blocking the eastbound lanes of Route 322 in Delaware county. One driver is confirmed to have passed away from their injuries. For more information on this check out 6 ABC.
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Date/Time: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, 6:00pm
Are you wondering how an attorney could possibly help you after an accident? In this webinar we will cover the process of filing a lawsuit, how we collect evidence, and the type of compensation you may obtain. This webinar will be broadcast via Google Hangout. To register your interest for the event, email [email protected] For more personal injury events visit our page.