If you suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one in Stroudsburg, contact Munley Law for a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer
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The board-certified Stroudsburg personal injury lawyers at Munley Law have spent the last five decades building a national reputation as leaders in personal injury law. Our attorneys have earned the highest possible client and peer review ratings, and have received national recognition for our settlements and verdicts. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence in the Stroudsburg area, you need an experienced, aggressive representative to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact Munley Law today to learn more about how we can help you.
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How a Stroudsburg personal injury lawyer can help you
Justice for the injured is our topmost priority. But what does that mean? When you’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, the long-term effects can upend your life. Even once the physical damage has healed, you may still be left with medical bills; you may be unable to work for a long period of time; you may be unable to live as actively as you used to. Don’t bear these burdens alone. Under the law, you have the right to seek compensation for the losses you incurred through no fault of your own. But, you’re unlikely to get more than the bare minimum without the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer.
A Stroudsburg personal injury lawyer can help you get reimbursed for:
- Medical bills, past and future
- Lost wages, missed time from work
- Lost earning power
- Altered quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
We will handle the paperwork, phone calls, and negotiation with the insurance company on your behalf. And, we will fight for you in court if your case goes to trial.
Why choose Munley Law for your Stroudsburg personal injury case?
When it comes to choosing the right lawyer for your case, how do you know who you can trust? There are lots of personal injury firms out there, but they’re not all created equal. Consider these factors that set Munley Law apart:
Experience – Experience matters. Founded in 1959, Munley Law has more than five decades of experience with a broad range of complex personal injury cases. Each of our partners has a minimum of 10-20 years practicing personal injury law.
Track record – You want to choose an attorney capable of not just resolving your case, but of getting you the maximum result possible. Munley Law has a record of success in getting our clients the justice they deserve. We have achieved numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.
Resources – Not all personal injury law firms in the Stroudsburg area have the resources to take on big cases, or to get you the help you need after your accident. We work closely with a network of investigators, experts, translators, engineers, and medical professionals to build the strongest possible case for you.
Reputation – The personal injury lawyers at Munley Law have built a national reputation as leaders in the industry; other attorneys around the U.S. frequently look to our lawyers as the experts in complex matters like tractor trailer and product liability cases. We have consistently been named among the Best Lawyers in America, Best Law Firms (U.S. News and World Report), and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Our work on behalf of injured victims and their families has earned us the highest-possible peer review ratings in the legal industry.
Client satisfaction – Our attorneys are proud to have earned the highest-possible client satisfaction ratings in our industry. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate service to each of our clients. Our entire staff will work to answer all of your questions and keep you informed throughout the legal process. See what our former clients have to say about their experience with Munley Law.
Types of cases we handle in Monroe County
Stroudsburg lies in the center of one of the busiest sections of I-80. Car and truck accidents occur regularly, often involving tractor trailers. Speed plays a major role in many of these crashes. After an accident, you and your family may need help getting the compensation you need. We represent victims of car, truck, bicycle, bus, train, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents in Stroudsburg and Monroe County.
While not all law firms are equipped to handle commercial truck and tractor trailer cases, we specialize in this unique area of the law. Daniel Munley is the past chair of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group, and Marion Munley currently serves as its Vice Chair. We handle truck accident cases involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, tanker trucks, garbage trucks, and other large or commercial vehicles.
If you suffered an injury at work in Stroudsburg, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills and the time you miss from work. If the insurance company denies your claim or stops your payments, we can help ensure that you receive all benefits you’re entitled to.
From household items to medical devices to heavy machinery, we represent people who have suffered an injury from a defective or unsafe product. This includes vehicle and auto parts recalls such as the Takata airbag recall.
If you suffered an injury on someone else’s property, the homeowner, landlord, or business may be responsible. We represent victims of slip and falls, dog bites, poisoning and chemical exposure, burns, and more.
If you or someone you love suffered an injury, illness, or death as the result of negligent medical care, we can help. Any number of medical mistakes, from prescription errors to a delay in cancer diagnosis can have tragic results. A personal injury lawyer at our firm can help you get justice for your family.
How much does it cost to hire a Stroudsburg personal injury lawyer?
At Munley Law, our mission is to uphold justice for the injured. We believe that everyone should have equal access to the justice system, regardless of wealth or income. That’s why we do not collect a fee for our services unless we win your case. You pay nothing upfront or out of your own pocket during the entire process. And, if we cannot get you the justice you deserve, you owe us nothing. The initial consultation is FREE, so call today to learn how we can help you.
If you or someone you love have suffered an injury in Stroudsburg, contact a personal injury lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation. An experienced and compassionate member of our firm will review your case at no charge. And, we do not collect a fee unless we recover compensation for you.
How much is my case worth?
In a personal injury case, there are two different types of damages you may try to receive: compensatory and punitive. For compensatory damages, these may include the cost of your medical bills, the cost of the replacement or repair of property, any money you would’ve earned at work during your injury leave, and money for the loss of future wages if you were injured badly enough not to be able to return to work. Compensatory damages may also include an amount for your emotional distress or loss of companionship, in the case that a loved one died. Punitive damages are a monetary reward to the victim that doubles as a punishment to the defendant, and may be used in cases where a corporation designed or manufactured a defective product.
How quickly will I receive compensation?
There are a few ways through which one may receive compensation for an injury. The most immediate is through whatever settlement is offered by your insurance company or the responsible party’s insurance company. Often, this is much lower than you actually deserve and many attorneys will push that you never accept the first offer, even though you’ll receive the settlement in as early as a couple weeks. Next, you could try to get a higher amount from the offending party—negotiations for this may take up to several months. If they completely refuse to go higher, the next step is to file for a civil lawsuit. Although this is the best way for you to get the most money possible out of a case, this step can take years. Again, it’s all very dependent on your unique situation.
Personal Injury in Pennsylvania
Personal Injury litigation is an ever-expanding area of law. Many people are injured every day, whether they’re simply driving to work, visiting a neighbor, or shopping. Since there are so many ways a person may be hurt due to the negligence of another person, contact us even if you don’t see your specific case among our practice areas. This area of law is supposed to ensure that you receive a just settlement in the case that an accident wasn’t your fault and we believe at Munley Law that it is of the utmost importance that you receive justice.
Unfortunately, personal injury cases can be much more complicated than they seem on the surface. For one, it’s our burden to determine responsibility, and it can take a whole team of investigators to get to the bottom of that. For one, which party appears to be most at fault in an accident? If someone ran a red light and crashed into you, then the answer can seem pretty obvious until you dig deeper. Why did the person run the red light? Were they in a rush to get to work or did their brakes give out? In the first scenario, our trail ends there, and we can argue that the person who ran the red light was at fault. In the second scenario, there are even more avenues to explore. Just like in any case, the fault in the accident isn’t completely black and white.
Pennsylvania law enforces comparative and contributory fault in accidents, which simply means that fault can be assigned in percentages and whoever has more fault will be asked to cover up to their percentage of the damages requested. So in a settlement worth $10,000, a driver who was 60 percent at fault would only pay $6,000 to the party or parties with the remaining 40 percent. This means that even if you were partially at-fault for your accident, seeking a knowledgeable attorney can still result in compensation for you.
Injury Statistics for Monroe County
The population of Monroe County totaled 166,397 as of 2015 reports, which was just over one percent of the Pennsylvanian population. Despite this, two percent of all the car crashes in Pennsylvania can be linked to Monroe County and nearly three percent of all fatal crashes in Pennsylvania occurred in Monroe County. The reason for this may be that many of Monroe County’s roads a rural. Another reason may be that the bigger roads, like the highway, are constantly under construction. Another reason may simply be an abundance of reckless drivers: those who speed, or drink before driving, or think their phone is more important than the road.
As car accidents are the leading cause of injury and death by injury in America, these are the cases we most often see. However, by no means does that make car accident litigation our only area of practice.
In 2014, the most hospitalizations in Monroe county were attributed to injuries received when someone fell. Premises liability ensures that if you fall on someone’s property due to a fault on that property—uneven floors, wet floors without a sign, or something startling like a dog or decoration jumping out—you can receive compensation for any monetary or emotional losses you received because of the accident. One company in Stroudsburg made it onto Pocono Record’s 10 most dangerous workplaces in 2012: Fabricated Components Inc. for an injury rate of 5.1 workers for every 100. Often, when workers are hurt on the job, they’ll seek out Workers’ Compensation. When this is not enough, an employer refuses to offer it, or the injury was caused through malicious intent, hiring a personal injury lawyer can make up the difference in compensation. These are just a couple of the ways a person can become injured in Stroudsburg, and the legal assistance of a Stroudsburg personal injury attorney from Munley Law can make all the difference in how well the aftermath goes.
Contact our personal injury lawyers today
The lawyers at Munley Law have dedicated their entire careers to helping the injured seek their due rewards. Our certified trial attorneys are not afraid to step into the courtroom for you, and they will not back down in the face of big businesses or insurance companies. If you’ve been injured in the Stroudsburg area, chat live, email us, or call (570) 338-4494 for a free consultation.