McHenry v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 2023 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 191 (November 14, 2023) (Dumas, J.). The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (Goodyear) appeals by permission from the order entered by the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas (trial court) on January 20, 2022, which denied without prejudice Goodyear’s motion to dismiss for lack […]
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When serious injuries caused by negligent acts of others lead to expensive medical bills and a loss of income you rely upon, your worries may weigh heavily. Added stress in a time like this hurts your ability to focus on healing. We will give you hope. Rely on our law firm to handle all details associated with your case so you can put all your energy into healing.
Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowery, Humphrey & Waters is a long-standing Williamsport firm with an exceptional legal team and history of success that goes back to the 19th century. As seasoned civil trial advocates with deep experience in federal and state courts, our attorneys help with even the most complex cases.
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Our clients come to us knowing that they will be represented by attorneys with reputations for excellence in their respective fields. For example, Clifford A. Rieders is both a well-respected Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer and author of several books that have served as reference points for countless attorneys in the state. Our roster of attorneys is packed with distinguished members of Pennsylvania’s legal community.
“Our goal is to draw upon our excellence and achievements to provide the best legal services that we can for our clients.”” – Attorney Cliff Rieders
Our reputation is built on accomplishments. We are involved in legal writing, teaching other lawyers, drafting legislation and engaging in other activities that inform our profession and improve the quality of legal services offered generally. Being a great attorney is not just about knowledge, experience and results. It is also about truly caring for our clients. We know their lives have been changed by the unexpected – sometimes drastically. That’s why compassion for our clients is one of our core values.
When we work on a case, we stay in touch with our clients to advise and consult with them throughout the process. We understand how a legal matter can be complex and are always ready to answer clients’ questions.
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If you have suffered costly injuries because of someone else’s negligence, then you should consider your legal options. The existence of serious injuries combined with the fault of another party are two key elements of a successful lawsuit. If you believe those two elements apply to your case, reach out to our team of attorneys to further explore the viability of your case.
A claim seeks payment for medical bills, lost earnings (past and future), property damage, pain, suffering and the loss of life’s pleasures. Some of these expenses are more easily calculated than others, which is why you should have an experienced attorney handle your case to determine an amount that truly reflects the challenges you’ve faced.
It’s vital to name the right party in a lawsuit. This might seem like a simple, basic decision, but a skilled attorney knows that it is in their client’s best interest if a deep investigation is conducted into the causes and contributing factors of an injury. These investigations sometimes yield surprising results, and it’s possible that multiple parties might be responsible for an injury, in which case more than one person will be named in a lawsuit.
When someone files a lawsuit against another person, they are not alleging that the person is bad. They are simply saying that they were responsible for their injuries and should pay the costs that stem from their negligence. In many cases, the person’s insurance company will be the one paying for the costs associated with your injuries. Don’t feel bad for naming someone in a lawsuit. You are seeking justice.
There is a time limit on how long someone has to file a claim. This is called the statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania, you have two years after your injury to file a personal injury, product liability or medical malpractice claim (42 Pa.C.S. § 5524).
The value of your case depends on several factors. Is it a medical malpractice or an auto accident case? How large were your medical expenses? Has your injury impaired your ability to work? The value of a personal injury claim in Pennsylvania can range from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the answers to these questions. To get a better idea of how much your case is worth, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
A successful lawsuit is built on a great deal of preparation, research, strategy and planning. An attorney must invest time and effort into determining who was at fault for their client’s injuries, how much should be sought in a claim and how to build the most convincing argument possible. In a successful case, the legal team consults expert witnesses, researches prior cases, conducts interviews, handles depositions and prepares presentations to achieve this goal. There is no substitute for hard work and preparation in the legal field. At Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters, we know that the more effort we invest in the cases we handle, the better the results we will achieve for our clients. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
Negligence means carelessness. It’s an important concept in personal injury and medical malpractice cases because it implies that a reasonable level of care was not taken in a given situation. The negligent party is liable for the costs of someone’s injuries. In medical malpractice cases, for example, a doctor is negligent when they fail to act in accordance with the standards of care accepted by the medical community. It might be difficult for a patient to determine whether a healthcare provider was negligent, which is why it is important to consult with our Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney to learn more about your options.
A good attorney has the knowledge, experience and skill to get results for a client. When you are conducting your search for a lawyer to represent you, take time to learn about an attorney’s track record and credentials. Ask yourself… Has this attorney achieved results for clients with cases like mine? Is this attorney knowledgeable and well-versed in this area of the law? Is the attorney straightforward in their assessment of my case? Would I feel comfortable trusting the attorney to handle my case? Take advantage of free consultations to help you answer these questions. Hiring an attorney can be a big decision, so make sure you feel comfortable with a lawyer before moving forward.
Attorneys can choose to bill clients in several ways. Some may charge an hourly rate or work on a retainer fee. Many injury attorneys, however, choose to work on what is called a contingency fee. This is the approach our law firm takes.
At Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters, we get paid only if we win your case. This type of payment is known as a contingency fee. We believe that clients are best served by knowing that if we don’t get them results, they don’t have to pay us a dime.
Ritz v. Ramsay, 2023 Pa. Super. LEXIS 540 (November 14, 2023) (Stabile, J.). Appellants, Jeffrey A. Ritz, as executor of the estate of Joseph H. Cummins (the “Decedent”), and Jolene L. Cummins, appeal from the August 9, 2022 order sustaining the preliminary objections of Appellees RHJ Medical Center, Inc. (“RHJ”), Denise L. Shinsky, Keri A. […]
Tibbitt v. Eagle Home Insps., LLC, 2023 Pa. Super. LEXIS 506 (October 30, 2023) (Lazarus, J.). Erin D. Tibbitt (f/k/a Erin D. Miller) appeals from the order, entered in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, dismissing all of her claims against Appellee Eagle Home Inspections, LLC (Eagle), and entering judgment on the pleadings […]