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  • 28 Aug. 2018

    HGSK Helps Secure $2M Settlement for Poconos Deck Collapse Case

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    A dozen people were injured while vacationing in the Poconos when a deck collapsed without warning. The resulting personal injury claim filed for the 12 people named a total of six defendants, including construction crews and a realty company, making for a highly-complex claim. Attorney Terry Goldberg and Attorney Jason Weiss of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. were retained to ...
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  • 9 Mar. 2018

    Attorney James Haggerty Helps His Client Win Nearly $800K in UIM Claim

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    On November 30, 2017, an arbitrator awarded the plaintiff in the case of Page v. CNA Insurance $797,400 for injuries he suffered after he was rear-ended while driving his employer’s vehicle. Dion Page sued his employer’s insurance company, Valley Forge Insurance Co., an affiliate of CNA Insurance Co., to recover underinsured motorist benefits. According to Page’s arbitration ...
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  • 10 Jan. 2018

    Julianna Merback's Recent Settlement

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Julianna Merback Burdo and the Medical Malpractice team achieve results beyond financial compensation. In a recent settlement involving delayed diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, Julianna successfully fought to have the defendant Hospital modify its Hospital Policies regarding the protocol for the number of pathologists to interpret dermatology pathology slides.
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  • 13 Nov. 2017

    HGSK Hosts 25th Anniversary Party with El Palo Magazine

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Our firm, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., is thrilled to announce we recently celebrated our 25 th year anniversary in a joint celebration with El Palo Magazine. We were joined by friends, business partners, colleagues, as well as our irreplaceable community. This party was hosted in accordance with El Palo Magazine, a staple in our community, as they are also celebrating ...
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  • 9 Nov. 2017

    HGSK Participates in Planning Committee for Amigos & Amigas LCH Dinner

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Our firm, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., is thrilled to announce our participation in the Planning Committee for the Amigos and Amigas of LCH Dinner, an important cornerstone in our community. For over 40 years, La Comunidad Hispana has been at the forefront of providing much needed medical, dental, mental health, and legal assistance to the Hispanic Community in Kennett ...
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  • 2 Nov. 2017

    HGSK Congratulates Our Dear Friend, Pedro Cortes, Former Partner of HGSK Law Firm, for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Our firm, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., is thrilled to honor our dear friend, Pedro Cortes, who has been bestowed the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. We are honored to congratulate our former partner on this incredible accomplishment, as it is one of many. Now on his 2 nd tenure as Secretary of State, Pedro is the longest serving secretary of state in Pennsylvania history. ...
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  • 18 Oct. 2017

    Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C Announces New Office in Bethlehem

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Our firm, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C, is thrilled to announce the opening of our newest office location, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! This is truly an exciting time for our firm, as we are thrilled to bring our services to the people of Bethlehem. This newest location will help those seeking legal counsel, care, and representation for personal injury, workers’ ...
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  • 20 Jul. 2017

    Presenting Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.'s Free Reading Legal Clinic this July

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    We at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. are thrilled to announce the opening of our Free Reading Legal Clinic, open as of this month. Our legal clinic will be held on the 2 nd Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. In attending any one of our completely free and educational legal clinics, you will have the opportunity to speak to an experienced and knowledgeable ...
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  • 14 Jul. 2017

    Attorney Richard T. Kupersmith Awarded the 2017 AV Preeminent Attorney, Marking his 15th Year in a Row

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Our firm at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. is thrilled to announce that for the 15 th year in a row, our very own Attorney Richard T. Kupersmith has been honored with the AV Preeminent Attorney award! This amazing accomplishment goes to show just how incredibly high Richard’s standard of legal care, counsel, and representation is. On his 15 th year of winning this ...
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  • 24 Feb. 2017

    Is it Dangerous to Drive in Flip Flops?

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    The road can be a dangerous place where drivers must navigate a variety of hazards. For example, a motorist may be required to take evasive maneuvers if a car suddenly turns into their lane. The point is that when it comes to safe driving, every little bit counts. However, many drivers may not give a second thought to their footwear. If you are accustomed to wearing flip flops while behind the ...
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  • 17 Feb. 2017

    Who Is Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    While it is no big secret that driving under the influence (DUI) can be deadly, it is still a major issue on the road. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around one in every three traffic-related deaths in the U.S. involves an intoxicated motorist. For accident victims, getting the help they need is generally a top priority and when filing a personal injury ...
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  • 18 Jan. 2017

    Keep Your Distance: How Close is Too Close to the Steering Wheel?

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Most often, individuals do not consider the position in which they sit when driving their vehicle. But, take a moment to ask yourself, “How far away do I sit from the steering wheel? Am I too close? If the airbag deploys, will I be injured more from the airbag’s impact?” Most people fail to consider the importance of maintaining a healthy distance away from the steering wheel to ...
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  • 13 Jul. 2016

    Food Allergy Lawsuits Can Be a Tough Nut to Crack

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    When you go to a restaurant or out to eat, the last thing you probably consider is something going wrong. However, there are people who have to worry about what they’re eating, especially when certain ingredients are not listed. Unfortunately, this is a real situation that happens quite often, more than people would like to believe, and sometimes, it results in the person having a bad ...
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  • 19 May. 2016

    Attorney James C. Haggerty Speaks at Personal Injury Potpourri Seminar

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Recently, Attorney James C. Haggerty of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. was asked to speak at the Dispute Resolution Institute’s 18 th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri Seminar, which was held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on April 12. During his presentation, which was titled, “Most Important Appellate Decisions of 2015,” he discussed and reviewed ...
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  • 17 May. 2016

    HGSK Attorneys Are Recognized In The 2016 Edition Of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer, P.C. is pleased to announce that the following attorneys from our firm have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine: James C. Haggerty Charles J. Schleifer Richard T. Kupersmith John J. Beichert Mark J. Kogan Robin Schleifer Weiss - Selected as Rising Stars℠ Jason Weiss - Selected as ...
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  • 16 May. 2016

    Reconsideration of Credits in UIM Claims Under Fair Share Act

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    James C. Haggerty, Esq. and Suzanne Tighe, Esq. recently authored an article entitled “Credits in UIM Claims Under Fair Share Act.” This article addresses the issue of potential recovery of motor vehicle accident victims in Pennsylvania who are pursuing underinsured motorist claims against insurers. Jim Haggerty and Suzanne Tighe maintain the position that insurers are not entitled to ...
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  • 16 May. 2016

    HGSK Wins $370K Settlement in Slip & Fall Case

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Attorney Scott Schleifer of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. recently secured a $370,000 settlement for an 83-year-old New Jersey resident. The man had suffered a fractured ankle when he slipped and fell on ice at the edge of a parking lot. The defendants were the New Jersey businesses who owned and maintained the parking lot where the man was injured. Over the years, HGSK has ...
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  • 18 Apr. 2016

    Attorney Hagstotz Will Serve as Co-Chairman of Bucks County Bar Association's Workers Compensation Section

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    We are pleased to announce that Michael F. Hagstotz has been elected to serve as the Co-Chairman of the Workers Compensation Section of the Bucks County Bar Association. To improve this section of the bar, Mr. Hagstotz, along with the other Co-Chairman, Attorney Thomas E. Panzer, will preside over monthly meetings, which will address the recent developments in workers compensation. In addition, ...
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  • 4 Apr. 2016

    Amtrak Accident Outside of Philadelphia Leaves 2 Dead & At Least 30 Injured

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    On Sunday, April 3, an Amtrak traveling from New York to Savannah, Georgia crashed into a backhoe, a large piece of heavy machinery, just south of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The vehicle was carrying 341 passengers. As a result, two persons were killed and at least 30 persons suffered injuries. Ryan Frigo, a National Transportation Safety Board official who is responsible for the crash ...
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  • 17 Jun. 2014

    Pennsylvania's UM and UIM Stacking Rules Clarified

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Editor's note: The author represented Nationwide in the Sackett cases, filed the amicus brief for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice in Bumbarger and represents the plaintiff in Seiple. In Pennsylvania, questions exist as to whether and when insurers need to obtain new stacking waivers when new vehicles are added to existing policies providing unstacked uninsured and underinsured ...
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