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SMALL TOWN VALUES, BIG CITY RESULTS. WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?

If you're looking for a personal injury attorney, it means that bad things have happened to you. Maybe your doctor made a serious mistake that has left you in a great deal of pain. Perhaps a driver struck your vehicle, and now you’re considering your legal options.

At Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann, we know that when you walk through our door, you are looking for someone who understands what you’ve been through, someone who will be your advocate. We’re here to assure you that you’ve come to the right place.

When hiring a lawyer, you not only want compassion, you want competence. Your attorney should have a deep understanding of the law and be able to get you results. Our attorneys don’t just know the law – we literally wrote the book. Contact us today to get started.

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OUR ATTORNEYS HAVE SECURED WELL OVER $100 MILLION IN SETTLEMENTS & VERDICTS FOR OUR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 40 YEARS ALONE.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

HOPE & HELP

Offering hope, delivering results.

As a long-standing Williamsport firm with enough attorneys, paralegals and support staff to offer big-city capabilities with small-town service. Time and time again, our clients have found that they do not need to go to Philadelphia, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre or Pittsburgh to address their most important legal matters.

As seasoned civil trial advocates with deep experience in federal and state courts, our attorneys can assist you with even the most complex cases. We have the ability to concentrate on particular areas of the law, to invest resources in the cases we take on, and to retain the advice of top medical authorities and other experts.

With an exceptionally qualified legal team and a history of success that goes back to the 19th century, the law firm of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann represents clients in Pennsylvania and beyond in a variety of legal matters.

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WHY YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY

Serving Pennsylvania communities since the 1800s.

Filing a legal claim without an attorney makes life difficult. Achieving a favorable result requires a good deal of research, preparation, paperwork and strategy. Attorneys know the laws relevant to your case and the processes required in a claim. They will handle most of the work, allowing you the opportunity to focus on your health, family and responsibilities.

An experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer can make all the difference.

WHY YOU NEED TO CALL OUR ATTORNEYS

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.

How do I know whether I have a claim?

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, consider reaching out to an attorney to further explore the viability of your case.

Statute of limitations

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.

How much is my case worth?

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 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.

What makes a good attorney?

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 the time to find out 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.

what does an attorney cost?

Attorneys can choose to bill clients in several ways. Some may charge a rate or work on a retainer fee. Many injury attorneys, however, choose to work on what is called a contingency fee.

What is a contingency fee?

At Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann, we get paid only if we win your case. This type of payment is known as a contingency fee, and 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.

How does a settlement work?

A settlement is reached when the parties involved in an injury claim come to an agreement over the amount the plaintiff (the injured person) should be paid. Settlements are the result of negotiations between the legal representatives of the two sides involved in a lawsuit.

How does a trial work?

If a settlement can’t be reached, the dispute will go to trial. In a trial, the attorneys of the plaintiff and the defendant will make their clients’ cases before a judge and a jury. After the cases are presented, the jury will deliberate and determine whether the defendant was negligent. If the answer is yes, then the jury will decide how much money the plaintiff should be given.

What leads to a successful lawsuit?

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. A 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, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann, we know that the more effort we invest in the cases we handle, the better the results we’ll achieve for our clients. Contact Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann today to learn how we can help you.

What expenses are covered in a personal injury claim?

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 it’s helpful to have an experienced attorney handle your case to determine an amount that truly reflects the challenges you’ve faced.

Who can be sued?

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.

Should I feel bad about suing someone?

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.

What is negligence?

Negligence means carelessness. It’s an important concept in personal injury and medical malpractice cases because it implies that a reasonable level of care wasn’t 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 a Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney to learn more about your options.

How is fault determined?

Fault is determined through investigation, evidence gathering and interviews of witnesses, among other processes. While you might have an instinct regarding who is responsible for your injuries, you will be able to trust your attorney to do the research to determine who was at fault.

Attorney Corey J. Mowrey
Partnership Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Corey J. Mowrey has been named a partner at Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann. Corey is an experienced attorney who has served at the firm as an intern, associate, and senior associate. His practice areas include personal injury litigation, motor vehicle accidents, medical/hospital malpractice, slip and fall, commercial law, unemployment compensation and civil litigation. We are excited to welcome Corey as the firm’s newest partner, and we look forward to his continued commitment to providing our clients with quality legal representation.

It’s important to know what you should and shouldn’t do when speaking to insurance company representatives. If it is your own insurance company representative, then you should contact them, report your injury and cooperate with them as best as possible. When they make you an offer for payment, you are under no obligation to accept that offer. If it is less than you deserve, you can speak to your attorney about how to proceed.

When contacted by someone else’s insurance agency, know that you DO NOT have to speak to them. In fact, you should avoid any contact with them and, if asked to make a statement, refer them to your attorney. These companies will use your words against you. Don’t give them that chance.

If you or a loved one needs to speak to a firm that knows how to deliver results, contact Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS’ SAY...

"I want to thank you for your kind response and list of suggestions following my recent request for representation. I truly appreciated your call, email, and follow-up letter."

- Debora Chalmers

"They were wonderful to work with very considerate and helpful. Always concerned about you and the case. I would recommend this firm to anyone."

- Lynda Yost

"My family and I was treated with respect and compassion as we struggled to come to terms with a life changing motorcycle accident. The passion that they showed in pursuing our case equaled our own."

- Calvin Phillips