Schwartz & Schwartz, Attorneys at Law, P.A. is a Mid-Atlantic regional plaintiff’s trial law firm focusing on wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases, with offices in Philadelphia, PA, Havertown, PA, Wilmington, DE, Dover, DE, Baltimore, MD, and Salisbury, MD. Our attorneys are award-winning trial lawyers who have been recognized in Super Lawyers, US News and World Reports’ BEST LAWYERS and BEST LAW FIRMS, and in other peer-reviewed publications.
From our Center City Philadelphia satellite office, we are available for consultation in cases in the Philadelphia region including Center City, South Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, Lower North Philadelphia, Upper North Philadelphia, the Bridesburg / Kensington / Port Richmond section, the Roxborough / Manayunk section, Germantown and Chestnut Hill, the Olney / Oak Lane section, Northeast Philadelphia, and Camden, NJ.
Many of our cases come to us on referral or association from other lawyers. If you are an attorney with a wrongful death or catastrophic personal injury case and you are considering referring your case or associating with co-counsel, please consider contacting us. Here’s why:
- We have great expert resources. If we need an engineer to complete a site investigation pronto, or a medical expert to review a negligence case, or a labor market study by a vocational expert, we know the right folks to call because we’ve used them in past cases.
- We have deep financial resources. We have a deep well available to draw on to finance case expenses. This allows us to aggressively litigate complex catastrophic injury and death cases without holding back because we need our case to expense money to cover payroll or the light bill. Many of our cases come to us because it is simply not financially wise for a solo or small firm to alone finance the litigation of a major case.
- We have the experience necessary to take your case from filing to trial to appeal. Our attorneys have decades of experience trying jury and bench trials and have defended many appeals at the highest state appellate court levels.
Please feel free to contact us to connect with one of our Philadelphia wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury trial attorneys today to learn more about how we can work together.
Cases also come to us directly when regular folks need help with a family member’s wrongful death case or a serious injury claim. The reasons why people come to us for help with their own cases are the same reasons why other lawyers refer cases to us and bring us on board as trial counsel. If you need help with a wrongful death or personal injury case in Philadelphia, please contact us.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Philadelphia Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyers are available for consultation in cases involving the following:
Wrongful death cases. Our Philadelphia injury attorneys prosecute cases involving wrongful death under the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act, 42 Pa. C.S. § 8301, et seq. Under the PA Wrongful Death Act, a lawsuit may be filed by the spouse, children or parents of the deceased (or in absence of those relations, by the personal representative of the deceased) for damages for the death of the individual caused by a “wrongful act, neglect, unlawful violence, or negligence”.
Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases – Our Philly Injury Lawyers handle cases involving catastrophic personal physical injuries. Some of the cases we have successfully handled include Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) cases, spinal cord injury cases including paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, surgery cases such as herniated disc surgery and open reduction / internal fixation (ORIF) to repair severe bone fractures, crush-type injury cases, and blunt-force trauma cases, and cases involving damage to the organs, for example, blindness or loss of vision caused by trauma to the eyes.
Medical Negligence – Our team of expert Philadelphia, PA trial lawyers prosecutes cases on behalf of those injured and killed by a physician, surgeon, and nursing negligence at Philadelphia area hospitals, urgent care, and walk-in centers, outpatient ambulatory surgery centers or “day surgery” centers, and physicians’ offices. The cases we handle often involve surgical mistakes, failure to timely diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer or infection, mistakes during pregnancy, errors during labor and delivery, pharmacy errors, unnecessary or ill-advised surgeries, and other common medical, surgical, and nursing mistakes.
Construction Accidents – Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers handle cases involving construction accidents including falling object cases, scaffold injury cases, construction zone falls, trench collapses and building collapses or structural failures, construction machines and heavy equipment injuries, and other types of construction-related death and injury cases.
Tractor Trailer, Bus, and Other Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents – Our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania injury attorneys handle commercial truck and bus crashes involving death and catastrophic injuries. We handle cases involving intrastate and interstate carriers. We handle cases involving truck driver hours of service violations, unsafe loads and over-loaded trucks and trailers, non-roadworthy vehicles – including vehicles that fail to maintain conspicuity and trucks that jackknife on slippery roads. We have the knowledge and resources to investigate and prosecute commercial motor vehicle accidents in and around the Philadelphia region.
Slip-and-Falls and Other Premises Liability Cases – Our Philadelphia injury and wrongful death trial lawyers accept cases involving slip and fall accidents, elevator shaft falls, stairway falls and handrail failures, inadequate lighting, inadequate security, walkway collapse, falling objects in retail stores, and other injuries occurring in commercial and residential premises.
We handle other types of serious injury and death cases in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and in the Courts surrounding the City of Philadelphia. For a more comprehensive list of case types, please check out our areas of practice page.
Our Philadelphia injury and wrongful death attorneys are available for consultation at our Center City Satellite office:
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, 36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
*Please note that because this is a satellite location, we are available by appointment only*
Also, please keep in mind that due to the nature of the cases we handle, we often find ourselves providing hospital visits and home visits. We provide hospital visits in and outside of the city, and we frequently meet our clients when they are able to see an attorney at Pennsylvania Hospital (Penn), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Jeff), Albert Einstein Medical Center (Einstein), Magee Rehab Hospital (Magee), Wills Eye, Abington Memorial Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Frankford Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Hahneman, etc. We also are available for hospital visits outside the city and have recently seen clients at places such as Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. If you or your loved one are stuck in a hospital, please don’t hesitate to ask for a visit where you are. (It never hurts our feelings to find an opportunity to get out of the office).