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Family of Marine killed in truck crash receives $8M settlement

Representing the Stevens family has been one of the greatest honors of our careers. It has been our privilege to advocate on their behalf and bring this case to a just resolution.  Read more about the case below.

On Monday, the truck accident lawyers at Munley Law reached an $8 million settlement in a case stemming from a deadly truck accident in Susquehanna County. The crash claimed the life of 27-year-old Staff Sergeant Andrew Stevens.  Stevens was an active duty Marine and the father of two young boys. He served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was in town for his sister’s wedding. His wife Katherine Stevens was represented by Marion Munley, Robert W. Munley, III, and Caroline Munley. The case was scheduled for trial this week before the Honorable John Jones of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

“The family was devastated by the loss and we are pleased that we were able to bring some small measure of justice,” said Attorney Robert W. […]

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Trial Starts This Week

The first case against medical device maker C.R. Bard goes to trial this week in Phoenix, AZ.

ivc filter lawsuit munley lawOver 3,000 lawsuits are pending against Bard in the United States. Plaintiffs allege that Bard’s IVC filter is unsafe and has been linked to serious complications and death. The bellwether trial, Sherr-Una Booker v C.R. Bard Inc. and Bard Vascular Inc, is scheduled to begin on March 13, 2018.  Booker has alleged that her complications include filter tilting, fracture and perforation according to DrugWatch.com. We will be watching closely to see how this trial unfolds and what the implications may be for other victims seeking legal recourse.

In a 2015 article, NBC news revealed that Bard continued to sell “G2” IVC filters for five years after it knew that the devices had potentially fatal flaws.  It goes on to state that a Bard document “that includes data through 2010 showed the G2 series filters had more fractures, […]

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Dan Munley attends IIHS tractor trailer crash test

Allentown Distracted Driving LawyerMunley trucking team invited to IIHS crash test

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Atty. Daniel W. Munley along with paralegal, Jerome Levans, attended a crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Each year, thousands of people are either killed or injured when a passenger vehicle collides with the side of a tractor-trailer.  When a tractor-trailer is hit from the side, the advanced safety features of the passenger vehicle are not triggered because the passenger vehicle’s windshield is the first thing that comes into contact with the trailer. Hundreds of people die in crashes like these every year.

The IIHS crash tested the “Angel Wing” underride guard from Airflow Deflector, Inc. They are designed to prevent passenger vehicles from going underneath the tractor-trailer during a side-impact crash.  Instead, the passenger vehicle’s front bumper will strike the Angel Wing, […]

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Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers From Munley Law Named Best Lawyers 2018

best lawyers 2018The Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Munley Law are pleased to announce that all six of our partners have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed;  inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers  of Munley Law have appeared in the Best Lawyers in America directory since its inception.  […]

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Truck accident lawyer Marion Munley makes history

truckMarion Munley achieves a major milestone in her career as a truck accident lawyer

Marion Munley has been named Chair-Elect of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group; she will be the first woman in the association’s history to lead the Trucking Litigation Group.

In a field dominated by men, Marion Munley has established a reputation as a titan of trucking litigation. For more than 30 years, Marion has helped individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries and devastating loss in accidents involving commercial trucks and tractor trailers. Over the course of her career, she has won millions of dollars for victims and their families, and helped shape the laws governing trucking industry safety.

Marion is the second Munley Law partner to lead the TLG; her brother Daniel Munley previously served as chairperson of the group. The Trucking Litigation Group provides its members with the tools and resources they need to successfully litigate trucking cases and remain abreast of important developments in trucking laws. […]

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How the PA Supreme Court ruling on IREs affects injured workers

Injured workers in Pennsylvania: If you underwent an IRE (impairment rating evaluation or exam) you may be entitled to additional benefits. Contact Munley Law to learn how the PA Supreme Court decision affects you. 

workers comp ireThe recent PA Supreme Court decision in Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District) may affect Pennsylvania workers who have received disability benefits.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on IRE process may entitle injured workers to additional benefits

Since 1996, employers could require injured workers to undergo impairment rating evaluations or IREs after two full years of receiving total disability benefits.  Under Section 306(a.2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, IRE physicians used the most recent edition of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to calculate an impairment percentage. If a patient was deemed less than 50% impaired, […]

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Munley Law settles truck accident case for $1.7 million

john mulcaheyMulcahey and Munley Obtain Justice for Victim in Truck Accident Case

Munley Law has reached a $1.7 million settlement in a truck accident case stemming from a Bradford County truck crash in 2015. Truck accident lawyers John Mulcahey and Caroline Munley represented plaintiff Todd Williams of Oklahoma, who was severely injured in the crash.

On January 16, 2015, at approximately 10 a.m., Williams was traveling westbound on State Route 467 in Orwell Township, PA.  Defendant Donald Nealis was traveling eastbound, driving a truck owned by his employer, Northeast Builder and Design, Inc. Nealis crossed into the westbound lane of travel, hitting Williams head-on. Williams suffered traumatic brain injury, multiple broken bones, and other serious injuries.

Attorney John Mulcahey notes that this settlement holds Nealis and his employer, Northeast Builder and Design, Inc., accountable for the reckless and negligent conduct that led to this crash. […]

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Marion Munley Talks Truck Accident Investigation in Texas

truck accident investigationThe Munleys are Texas-bound! This weekend, truck accident lawyers Marion, Bob, and Daniel Munley will be in Austin, TX, for the American Association for Justice Winter Convention. Marion Munley will present on car and truck accident investigation and reconstruction.

As part of a special CLE program called “Keeping the Road Safe,” Marion joins a panel of car and truck accident lawyers from around the United States. Her portion of the program is titled, “Collision Investigation and Reconstruction in Motor Vehicle Cases.” The convention brings together accomplished trial lawyers and industry experts to discuss the latest developments in specialized practice areas.

Industry Experts Share Their Knowledge

Marion, Bob, and Dan are all veteran truck accident lawyers and are frequently invited to speak at such events around the country. In 2015, Marion and Dan reached the 2nd-largest settlement in PA (the 25th-largest in the U.S.) in one of their truck accident cases. […]

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National Board of Trial Advocacy Re-Certifies Dan Munley

daniel-munley-2016The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Daniel Munley has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate.  The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.

Along with Attorneys Marion Munley, J. Christopher Munley, and John Mulcahey at the Munley firm, Daniel Munley is part a growing number of trial attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.

The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, […]

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Munley Law Ranked as One of the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms for 2017

best law firmsMunley Law once again ranked for personal injury, product liability, and workers’ compensation in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms for 2017.

When you need legal help, you want to know that you and your family are in the best possible hands. So how do you know which firm is “best”? The legal guide Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report publish annual rankings to help you do just that. For the last seven years, the two publications have teamed up to evaluate lawyers and law firms from all over the United States.

What Makes a “Best Law Firm”

Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes peer and client reviews. Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Clients evaluated attorneys and firms on such factors as:

  • expertise
  • responsiveness
  • civility
  • whether or not they would recommend the firm to a friend or family member

Lawyers evaluated their peers based on:

  • expertise
  • integrity
  • whether they would refer a case to a firm
  • whether they considered that firm a worthy competitor

Munley Law was ranked as a Tier 1 Personal Injury Litigation – […]

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