So often, when prospective clients call me for the first time or come in for a consultation on an injury claim, one of the very first things they all tell me, “I never do this” or “I am not the type of person who sues people.” And, generally, I respond with, “that’s what everyone says. You never want to sue someone until you’re injured, it’s not your fault, and you have no choice but to make a claim.”
Maximizing recoveries for injury victims is the best part of my job. When people are injured and its someone else’s fault, I like getting them just compensation. Oftentimes, that compensation replaces what they lost when they missed work for weeks or months following surgeries (or worse, when they could not return to work at all). Or, it is replacing monies that they had to spent on deductibles or co-pays for medical treatment. Of course, the bulk of the financial recovery represents just compensation for pain and suffering that people sustain when they get injured in collisions or falls or by defective products or malpractice. I like that our office doesn’t charge an hourly rate to clients in injury cases. I like that we only get paid when we succeed. And I like that, when my clients’ cases are concluded, that they like me (or at least pretend to).
However, there is a “global” benefit to the work that we do as well. Some notable examples:
The automobile manufacturing industry has been slow to correct major defects in the vehicles that it created. It is not until those manufacturers are sued in court that they are forced to make these vehicles safer for consumers (i.e., you). A few cases:
It is no secret that children get hurt easily. Hundreds of thousands of children are treated every year for toy-related injuries. Some examples:
Policing the automobile and toy industries are just a few examples of how trial lawyers have acted to protect consumers through the years. It is rewarding to hit home runs for your clients of course, but it is equally rewarding to be a part of protecting the greater good from unnecessary risks and dangers.
If you were injured by a defective product as a consumer, contact our trial lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. today. Located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County. Call us at 610-565-3701 or complete an online form for a free consultation.
A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted the operations of some businesses, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to confer with clients remotely, provide consultations to those seeking legal advice, and continue to provide the high level of legal services to our clients as we have always done. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by now also leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.
So, if you need us, we are here. Are you an employer and don’t know what to do under all the new Corona-virus laws being passed in Washington? Were you injured in a car accident either before, or during, the current crisis? Call or email us. We can help. www.eckellsparks.com 610-565-3700.
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