Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney
Injury Cases: An Overview
If you are looking for skilled representation for your personal injury or wrongful death claim, look no further than the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. Our firm is fully dedicated to protecting our clients' rights and interests in their accident and injury claims and lawsuits. We take on cases throughout Philadelphia and Delaware County.
Areas of Practice
Aviation accidents can have devastating results on passengers, and when the crash is caused by the negligence of the pilot or airline, they may be held liable. Victims can seek compensation for their injuries and losses through a personal injury claim.
Bicycles are a popular form of transportation in Philadelphia, but sadly, countless bicyclists are injured each year because of negligent drivers. The injuries sustained in bicycle accidents are often severe, and the victims may be entitled to generous settlements from the responsible parties to help cover their expenses.
The busy streets of the city lead many people to take the bus as a convenient method of transportation. Careless drivers and bus companies, however, can cause serious injury to their passengers when they fail to follow traffic laws and safety regulations.
Tragically, a vast number of the car accidents that occur in Pennsylvania each year could have been easily prevented. Drivers can be held liable for any injuries they cause when they are negligent or reckless on the road through personal injury claims filed by the victims.
Construction is a very dangerous industry, and workers can suffer serious harm when their employers fail to enforce safety regulations and when coworkers are negligent on the job. The injuries sustained in construction accidents are often severe, but the victims can seek justice.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to protect consumers from harm, and they can be held liable for any injuries or illnesses that result if they fail to uphold this duty and produce faulty and dangerous items.
If you or your child was the victim of a dog attack, you may be wondering who is responsible for the injuries and expenses. Pet owners have a duty to protect the public from their animals, and when a dog attacks because the owner did not have it properly restrained or contained, they can be liable for their negligent actions.
Each year numerous families suffer from swimming pool and drowning accidents, many of which could have been avoided. You may be able to recover damages if someone you love drowned because of the negligence or recklessness of another person.
Food Poisoning/Foodborne Illness
Food manufacturers and restaurants must take certain steps to ensure the items they are selling to the public are safe to consume. When they do not follow industry regulations and cause serious illness to their patrons, they may be held accountable for any damages that resulted through personal injury claims.
Before the dangers of asbestos were realized, millions of workers were exposed to the dangers of the silicate mineral in a variety of construction, home repair, and automotive industries. The exposure later caused many victims to develop mesothelioma, a costly and rare form of cancer. The victims may be able to seek compensation for their illness by filing injury claims against the liable parties.
Motorcyclists are often the most vulnerable drivers on the road, and when they are hit by negligent drivers in passenger or commercial vehicles, they can be left with severe injuries. If you were hurt by a negligent driver, you can fight to hold the individual accountable and seek to recover damages.
Nursing Home Abuse
Many people trust nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide their elderly relatives with the detailed care and medical attention they deserve. When this trust is violated and a loved one is subjected to abuse or negligence at the hands of the nursing home staff, you can seek justice against this atrocity by filing an injury claim against the facility and its staff.
Drivers have a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings and give pedestrians the right of way. Unfortunately, far too many motorists allow themselves to be distracted or drive recklessly, which puts pedestrians in serious risk. If you suffered painful injuries in a pedestrian accident, you can seek to hold the driver accountable for their actions.
Premises owners and property managers must take reasonable precautions to protect their visitors and patrons from harm. When a victim is injured on their property as a result of their failure to prevent harm, they may be liable for any injuries sustained.
If you were injured in an accident involving public transportation, you may be able to recover damages through a personal injury claim. SEPTA has a responsibility to ensure their vehicles are up to code and properly maintained, and their operators and drivers must follow all laws and safety regulations. If the failure to do so results in harm, they can be held liable for their negligence.
Many accidents leave victims with devastating and long-lasting injuries, and this type of serious harm is very costly. Serious injuries often involve damage to the brain or spinal cord, amputation, or severe harm to the bones or muscles. Victims can pursue generous compensation for their suffering and expenses, both current and future, from the responsible party by filing an injury claim.
Slip & Fall
When a property owner's failure to maintain the safety of their premises leads to a slip and fall that causes injury to the victim, they may be liable. These accidents can result in painful and serious injuries, such as damage to the back or neck and broken bones.
The enormous size and weight of commercial trucks means that collisions with passenger vehicles and motorcycles are most often tragic. If a trucker's negligence or reckless driving caused your family to suffer injury and loss, you may be able recover damages by filing a claim against the responsible party.
Although most industries must abide by a number of safety regulations, injuries in the workplace are all too common. If you were hurt on the job because of the negligence of a coworker or your employer's failure to enforce safe work practices, you may be entitled to fair financial settlement to cover your expenses and missed wages.
There is nothing more tragic than the loss of a loved one, and if your relative was killed because of the reckless or careless actions of another party, you and your family deserve justice. You can file a wrongful death claim to hold the negligent person accountable for their damaging actions.
Why an Injury Attorney?
Personal injury law can be complex, and insurance companies will fight adamantly to avoid paying out your claim. With the representation of an experienced attorney and aggressive advocate, your case will receive the best opportunity to achieve success.
Powerful Help for Victims
With over 25 years of experience in this field, Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Thomas Murphy has the knowledge and familiarity with this area of law to provide effective legal representation. Add to this his thorough dedication to his clients and his persistence in pursuing justice and you have an attorney with the ability to provide exceptional legal counsel.
In the wake of any serious accident or injury, you will rely heavily upon your attorney's ability to secure financial compensation on your behalf. This money will help you pay for your medical bills, future medical care and even your living expenses if you are unable to work for an extended period of time. Your attorney may even be able to seek compensation for emotional trauma and pain and suffering.
No matter the circumstances of your case, contact our firm today to see what we can do to assist you. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your matter, your injuries and what actions we can take on your behalf.