Being injured or having a loved-one seriously injured or killed, is extremely difficult and painful. Whether your case occurs in Erie, or anywhere in Western Pennsylvania, it is crucial to retain an exceptional personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you have been injured, talk to us before you speak with any insurance companies.
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip & Fall
- Wrongful death
- Dog Bites
As Pennsylvania car accident lawyers, we have over 40 years of combined legal experience to help injured people recover from insurance companies. Whether you have just been in an accident and are overwhelmed by the insurance process or whether the insurance company is refusing to give you fair compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, we are here to take over the stress of dealing with the insurance so that you can focus on healing and getting your life back. We will guide you every step of the way and fight to get you what you deserve.
Motorcycle accidents and the often devastating injuries that accompany them are often the result of distracted drivers who are more frequently being distracted by their phones or failing to check their blind spots and have spent the hard months of winter not thinking about our two-wheeled friends sharing the road. At Melaragno & Placidi we are experienced Erie Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorneys that know how to navigate the challenges of representing someone in a motorcycle accident. If you've been injured riding a motorcycle, call us to discuss what we can do to help you be financially taken care of with your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Due to the laws of physics, Truck crashes often lead to devastating injuries and death. Large commercial vehicles have a much greater size and magnitude than passenger vehicles, such as cars or vans, and can “weigh 20-30 times as much,” which often means devastating. In 2015, there were 141,292 crashes involving large commercial trucks, in which 4,197 people died and 70,915 were injured. If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, please do not hesitate to contact the law firm of Melaragno & Placidi today.
When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, neglect or the fault of another, his or her personal representative may maintain an action for damages against a person or entity which is responsible for causing the death of another. The lawsuit may be filed on behalf of all beneficiaries providing they are statutory beneficiaries and have a right to recover compensation under our statute in Pennsylvania.
Beneficiaries are entitled to join in a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate of the deceased. The action shall be for the benefit of a wife, husband, child or children, including step-children of persons who death shall have been so caused. If there is not a wife, husband or child, a wrongful death action may still be maintained for the benefit of parents, sisters or brothers, providing each are dependent upon the deceased person for support and who are residents within the United States at the time of the death.
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