Other Accidents

General Information

Passionate and Aggressive Representation

We understand that when serious personal injury or death occurs, the effects can be devastating and long-lasting – physically, emotionally and financially. Since 1981, the attorneys at Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP, have passionately represented individuals who have suffered serious injuries.  Our attorneys have a long and proven track record of success in the courtroom which is admired by our colleagues, as well as our adversaries. Our combined experience includes hundreds of trials in state and federal courts, countless settlements on behalf of our clients, and multi-million dollar results.

Personalized Legal Guidance

At Huber, Waldron and Williams, LLP, the client’s interests are our priority. We provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case, updating you on progress and fully informing you about the legal strategy and recovery options available. Our attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. With the assistance of physicians, trauma doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts, we are skilled at negotiating the best possible settlements. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony.

Protecting Your Claim

Pennsylvania law sets limits on the amount of time in which to file a personal injury claim. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible, so your claim is filed within crucial statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, we help ensure that valuable evidence remains available and witnesses’ memories remain fresh.

Contact a Knowledgeable Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Firm

Contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP, for tenacious and reliable representation in a personal injury lawsuit.

Dog Bites

According to the CDC, more than 4.7 million dog-bite incidents occur in the United States every year. Of those 4.7 million attacks, 800,000 of these Americans will seek medical attention — half of these are children — and 386,000 of these Americans will need emergency medical treatment. Dog bites and animal attacks of all types can be an extremely traumatic experience and can result in serious injuries, including severe cuts and abrasions, permanent disfigurement and scarring. Small children are particularly susceptible to dog attacks and are likely to suffer severe and lasting injuries.

Although, in general, the animal’s owner is responsible for injuries to others caused by his or her pet, Pennsylvania law does not impose absolute liability upon dog owners for injuries occasioned by their dogs. As such, it is important that you hire a law firm with experience and extensive knowledge of the law regarding dog bite cases. If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP for tenacious and reliable representation.

Slip-and-Fall

Property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises safe and hazard-free, and owe a duty of care to provide a safe environment to all visitors and patrons on their property. In addition, they must take all reasonable measures to prevent harm. In Pennsylvania, there are local, state and federal standards that must be met by property owners and management groups.

When accidents and injuries occur on a property due to the failure to maintain the outlined minimum standards for the premises, the property owner and/or management can be found responsible for the damages incurred. Negligent premises conditions can exist in just about every type of building or open space, including homes, apartment complexes, theaters, malls, sports facilities, amusement parks, government buildings, commercial buildings, farms, and other open land spaces.

When you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner or management company, contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP for tenacious and reliable representation.

Burn injuries

There are numerous circumstances where burn injuries may result. Fires can be caused during auto accidents, from defective equipment, from electrical fires due to inadequate safety measures, or scalding incidents where inadequate warning messages or safety procedures are used.

Burn injuries are extremely painful.  The melted skin and severe injury to nerves can traumatize a person for life. Even if you are able to survive the burn injuries, they can leave unsightly scars on your face and other parts of the body. They often require skin graft surgeries, which involves the removal of skin from another portion of the injured victim’s body and surgical implantation onto the area where the burns occurred. Although this helps the burns heal, it can be extremely painful. The mental anguish and suffering is another painful consequence. You can lose your self-concept and confidence. Your personal and social life can be directly and significantly affected.

When you or a loved one have been burned due to the negligence of another, contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP for tenacious and reliable representation.

Construction Accidents

When you go to work at a construction site, you assume that all safety precautions and measures have been taken. You assume that your coworkers have been properly trained and that the equipment is functioning correctly. Unfortunately, all too often this is not the case. Statistics show that 1 in 10 construction workers are injured every year. Over the course of a 45-year career, a construction worker has a 1 in 200 chance of dying. Falls are the greatest cause of fatal construction injuries, with fall prevention standards being the most-violated OSHA regulation.

While some of these injuries may have been caused by simple accidents, many could have been prevented, if not for the carelessness or negligence of someone else. Employees are not properly trained or supervised, safety regulations are ignored, or equipment is not properly serviced. In the best-case scenario, victims of construction accidents may receive workers compensation benefits to help cover medical costs associated with recovery, as well as some wage loss. Unfortunately, there are many loses that may not be covered by filing a workers compensation claim. The victim may be eligible to receive compensation above and beyond their workers compensation benefits from another contractor involved in the site.

When you or a loved one have been burned due to the negligence of another at a construction site, contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP for tenacious and reliable representation.

Defective Products

As a consumer, you rely upon the belief that the products you bring home will perform as intended without harming you or your family. Unfortunately, defective products are a regular part of our life. A defective or dangerous product can cause injury or death to a person or damage to property as a result of errors in design, manufacturing, or labeling. Almost any kind of commercially available product could potentially be defective, and it is surprisingly common for people to be injured by them.

Every year, thousands of people are hurt by dangerous products that reach the market, despite consumer protection laws and advanced manufacturing techniques. Injuries can happen with almost any product you use, whether it is a consumer good, a toy at home or a piece of industrial machinery at work. Unfortunately, some companies are not as careful as they should be when bringing products to the market, which can result in devastating injuries.

Taking on manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers require superior legal skills and technical knowledge, and our attorneys have decades of experience in this field. When you or a loved one have been injured by a product due to the negligence of another, contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP for tenacious and reliable representation.

Boating Accidents

Today, boating and sailing provide a source of fun and recreation for millions of people worldwide. Boating and sailing are not only one of the most popular pastimes today, they have been a popular means of transportation, recreation, and occupation, for nearly all of recorded history. While boating and sailing still maintain many of those roles today, for most of us, boating and sailing are a source of recreation, fun, competition, and relaxation.

Unfortunately, boating and personal watercraft accidents caused by distracted or inattentive operators can cause serious injuries. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that the total number of recreational boats has grown to more than 15 million. In 2011, the Coast Guard counted 4,588 accidents that involved 788 deaths, 3081 injuries and approximately $53 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. Weather, training, experience, location, size of the boat, as well as the number of people on board can all play a significant role in boating accidents. Simple factors such as a high winds, coming around too quickly or perhaps failing to lower or raise the sail at the appropriate time, can result in a potentially serious boating accident. The harm is increased due to the fact the accident may result in the victim being underwater, which can result in the potential of drowning or the brain being starved for oxygen, resulting in serious and permanent brain damage, or even death.

In addition to State law, admiralty or maritime law may be applicable depending on where the accident occurred. This is the distinct body of law (both substantive and procedural), and the federal courts derive their exclusive jurisdiction over this field from the Judiciary Act of 1789 and from Article III, § 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which is regulated by Congress through the Commerce Clause.

When injured due to the negligence of another in a boating or other watercraft accident, you need a firm who understands the complexity of the law. Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP, are experienced boat accident lawyers, who have represented injured victims of boating accidents.