Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

After a motor vehicle accident, people who are injured are not at a level playing field with an insurance company, who is working against their interests.

Should I Settle a Personal Injury Case or Go to Trial?

It is always the client’s decision whether to settle a personal injury case or go to trial, but an experienced litigator will be able to offer a legal opinion as to the fairness of the offer. At our law firm, our attorneys know what is a full and fair settlement offer, and when they believe a jury would provide a better recovery. In this video, personal injury lawyer Fred Eisenberg explains a situation where, although there were settlement offers made before the trial date, he and his law partner decided to go forward to have a jury assess the damages. Watch this video to see the result of going to trial instead of simply accepting a lower settlement offer. Video Transcription: What a trial lawyer means really, from my perspective, is going to trial, trying cases. I tried a case very recently with one of my partners, Ken Rothweiler, where…
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What Do You Do After a Truck Accident?

You should hopefully never have to wonder what do you do after a truck accident. However, if such a wreck occurs, it is important to know this: After a truck accident, injured people in passenger vehicles should never speak to anyone from the trucking company, its investigators or its insurance company. In the aftermath of a truck wreck, injured parties are in no position to effectively stand up for their rights or negotiate a full and fair settlement agreement. In this video, truck accident lawyer Kenneth Rothweiler explains what happens immediately following a semi truck wreck. Video Transcription: When someone’s in a trucking accident, the first thing they should not do is talk to any investigators. And the reason I say that, is investigators are always trying to get information that will help them, that is their client, that is the trucking company, in litigation. So, they should never ever,…
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What is an SUV Rollover Accident?

SUV rollover accidents were a huge problem when sport utility vehicles first hit he market, as their centers of gravity were designed to be too high. Although the problem has gotten somewhat better over the years as a result of lawsuits forcing SUV manufacturers to revisit their designs, rollover accidents continue to be a problem. In this video, car accident attorney Stewart Eisenberg explains what is an SUV rollover accident, the problems with sport utility vehicles and how they can cause single car accidents if a motorist must react to an unexpected hazard in a road. Video Transcription: SUVs came out in the 1990s, and there were there were a number of problems with the SUV’s that caused them to roll over. And they were, an SUV is a sport utility vehicle and it stands or it sits very high up, so that if an SUV is too high off…
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Does Seatbelt Failure Occur with Child Car Seats or Booster Seats?

At our law firm, we have represented a number of children and their parents after a child was injured due to a defective car seat or seatbelt. Additionally, numerous child car seats have been recalled over the past few years for manufacturing and design defects that put children’s lives at risk in the event of a car accident. In this video, car defect attorney Stewart Eisenberg explains what can happen when a seatbelt is not designed to properly accommodate child seats or booster seats. Video Transcription: We represented children a lot in car crashes when their seatbelts or car seats don’t work. And car seats are a very big issue, obviously for children whether you’re talking about a rear-facing car seat, or you’re talking about a regular front facing car seat, whether you’re talking about a booster or whether you’re talking about a regular seatbelt for a child, and a…
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What are Examples of Seatbelt Failure During a Car Accident?

Everyone knows that seatbelts are supposed to keep car drivers and passengers safe in the event of an accident. However, in the case of seatbelt failure during a car accident, people can suffer serious injuries from what might have otherwise only been a minor wreck. In this video, car defect lawyer Stewart Eisenberg explains some of the ways seatbelt failure during a car accident can cause catastrophic consequences to people involved in such situations. Video Transcription: Well, the seatbelt is put in a car so that in an accident you are restrained and remain in your seat. A seatbelt case can involve someone who is either thrown out of their car because their seatbelt unlatches when it shouldn’t, or a seatbelt doesn’t hold them in for whatever reason, there’s too much slack in the seatbelt. Slack meaning when the belt spools out and there’s too much room in a seatbelt…
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What is Crashworthiness in a Car Accident Case?

Crashworthiness refers to an automobile’s ability to keep a driver and passenger safe in the aftermath of an accident. Car manufacturers have a duty to keep people safe inside their vehicles, even in the event of a crash that is another driver’s fault. In this video, car defect attorney Daniel Jeck explains what crashworthiness means and offers some examples that would make a car manufacturer liable after an auto accident. Video Transcription One of the types of cases we handle here at our firm are what’s called crashworthiness cases. Or sometimes there are certain types of automobile defect cases, where crashworthiness cases whether it’s been a, most of the time where there’s been a horrible auto accident, and where some part of a system, a safety system in a car that could prevent tragic injuries from occurring during that accident fails. So, if there’s an accident where someone loses control…
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Who is at Fault in a Motorcycle Accident?

After a motorcycle accident with a car, there should be a full investigation as to what happened that caused the accident. If the car driver did not see the motorcycle, failed to check the blind spot or drove through an intersection without looking, the motorcyclist will likely be the one who suffers serious personal injury as a result. In this video, motorcycle accident attorney Fredric Eisenberg explains how his Philadelphia law firm investigates these types of wrecks. Video Transcription The most important thing when we initially get a motorcycle case is getting an accident reconstructionist out to the site immediately to figure out what happened. Who did what wrong? How did the accident occur? So, we immediately preserve all the evidence. We preserve the motorcycle and we preserve the striking vehicle. We also hire very, very top notch experts so that they can recreate a scene and figure out who…
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What Do I Do After a Serious Car Accident?

Philadelphia Car Defect Attorney Explains How We Investigate Auto Accidents When someone is killed in a fatal accident or is left with a brain injury or spinal cord injury, regular insurance is usually not enough. Our attorneys investigate every aspect of the case, including whether a car defect or auto part caused or contributed to the accident. We have had a great deal of success holding the car manufacturers accountable when defective auto parts cause serious personal injury to our clients. If you have been in a serious car accident, or your loved one died in a fatal accident, you need to uncover the truth about what exactly happened and why. Reach out to a Philadelphia car defect lawyer to investigate the wreck by calling us directly or filling out the form on this website. Video Transcription When someone’s involved in a car accident and there’s a catastrophic injury, someone…
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