Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers
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Law Firm OverviewThe Beasley Firm has fought for the legal rights of injured persons since 1958.
The Beasley Firm was founded by the legendary Jim Beasley, the legal trailblazer after whom Temple University's Law School — which has one of the best trial advocacy programs in the country, thanks in part to Jim Beasley's contributions — is named. The firm is now under the direction of his son Jim Beasley, Jr., M.D., and continues to be the go-to firm for serious litigation and trial legal representation.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to the community and to pro bono work. The Beasley Firm was one of four Philadelphia law firms to be awarded the prestigious William J. Brennan Award for its continuous support of the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent, and every year multiple firm attorneys are listed on the Pennsylvania First Judicial District's Pro Bono Honor Roll. We stand for victims of injustice because it's the right thing to do.
Year this Office was Established: 1958
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Auto Accidents; 15 Passenger Van; Airbag Injury; Car Seat Defects; Drunk Driving Accidents; School Bus Crashes; Seat Beat Failure; SUV Rollover; Tire Defect; Transit Accidents; Cerebral Palsy; Aviation Business Disputes; Complex Litigation; Explosion & Fire; Long-Term Disability Denial; Professional Negligence; Tobacco Litigation; Bacterial Meningitis; Blood Thinners Malpractice; Bowel Perforation or Ruptured Bowel; Cerebral Palsy; Compartment Syndrome; Doctor Sexual Assault; Emergency Room Malpractice; Failure to Diagnose and Treat Cancer; Heart Attack; Hospital Negligence; Necrotizing Enterocolitis; Plastic Surgery; Professional Negligence; Preeclampsia; Sepsis or Infection; Shoulder Dystocia; Surgical Malpractice; Amputations; Blindness and Deafness; Child Injury; Dram Shop; Ice and Snow Falling Premises Accidents; In-Flight Airline Injuries.
Areas of Law Description
The Beasley Firm provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Personal Injury
The Beasley Firm is one of the preeminent plaintiff’s litigation and trial law firms in the United States. Our trial lawyers have recovered more than $2 billion in compensation for injured children, patients, workers, passengers, crime victims, and businesses. We take difficult plaintiffs’ cases and see them all the way through investigation, filing, pleadings, discovery and trial, and through appeal and re-trial, too.
* Boating Accident
Maritime accidents are incidents that occur in or around a body of water. Maritime accidents can involve pleasure boats, motorboats, sailboats, crabbing vessels, fishing boats, ferries, sightseeing boats, towboats, tugboats, party boats, cruise ships, jet skis, canoes, kayaks, tubing, white water rafting, water ski’s, or parasailing, in addition to others. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a boating or water accident, the Beasley Law Firm can help.
* Brain Injuries
We understand every hardship and hurdle you are experiencing. Since 1958, the Beasley Firm has been successfully litigating traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) cases with documented results. In addition to our experienced attorneys, we also have on staff two physicians and three registered nurses. Two of our medical professionals on staff specialized and are certified in emergency room trauma, in addition to decades of expertise that made us a leader in this field.
* Burns and Caustic Injuries
Because burns can be caused by so many different things, potential burn injury law suits require a law firm who is familiar and experienced in product liability, premise liability, construction, occupational or workplace injuries and negligence. Here at the Beasley catastrophic injury law firm, our experienced attorneys are familiar with how burn injuries and burn accidents can lead to devastating injuries, pain, suffering, scarring, intense medical care and financial difficulties.
* Catastrophic Injuries
Not only do catastrophic injuries significantly impact the life of the person that was injured, they also forever change the lives of family and loved ones. Many catastrophically injured patients and their families are faced with life-long medical treatments and therapies, medical expenses, life alterations, and pain and suffering that can not only cause mental strain, but financial strain on everyone involved in caring for a seriously injured person. Here at the Beasley personal injury law firm, our teams of lawyers, doctors and nurses really do understand what you and your loved one are going through right now and what you are faced with in the future.
* Construction Accidents
Construction accidents may occur due to unsafe work conditions; structural failure or collapse; mechanical hazards; dangerous, defective, or improperly maintained machinery; improper supervision; lack of guards, railings, or protective equipment; or other factors. Far too many construction workers are injured or killed because of compressed gas hazards; chemical exposure; wall, trench, scaffold, or ceiling collapse; defective ladders; crane failures; forklift accidents; slip and fall accidents; fall accidents; and other incidents. Construction site accidents most often leave the victims and their families in a life altering state.
* Sexual Abuse and Child Molestation
Sexual abuse by trusted individuals, such as clergy, coaches, teachers, physicians, music instructors, or individuals in a position of power over others, causes physical and emotional pain to the violated victim, which leaves lifelong emotional scars. Many of the sexual abuse victims we have represented at our law firm required long periods of psychiatric therapy and inpatient hospitalization in mental facilities to help them with the emotional scars that were left after the abuse.
* In Flight Airline Injuries
Airline injury accidents and incidents have been growing in frequency over the past few years. In general, the pilot of an aircraft is in command and responsible for the safety of the passengers and crew of the aircraft as designed by federal aviation regulations. The Beasley airline accident law firm has successfully represented victims and the families of victims who have sustained a permanent and catastrophic injury or death as a result of an aircraft disaster, mid flight aircraft accident, or due to aircraft premise defect or lack of proper supervision by the flight crew.
* Spinal Cord Injury Injuries
Any injury to the spinal column can cause paraplegia or quadriplegia, motor deficits, sensory deficits, numbness, tingling, pain, paralysis, loss of bowel or bladder function, sexual dysfunction, inability to breathe on your own, inability to regulate your blood pressure, decubitus or pressure ulcers, infections, additional accidents, depression, and financial hardship. The experienced Philadelphia spinal injury lawyers of the legendary Beasley Firm understand how spinal cord injuries can significantly impact your life as well as the lives of your loved ones. We fought hard for people that unnecessarily suffered an injury to the spinal cord that has drastically altered their life. We will continue to fight.
- Premises Liability
In Pennsylvania, if you visit the property or premises of another person, business or entity, and are harmed by an unsafe condition or hazard, you may have a claim to recover monetary compensation. Many times, premises liability cases are referred to as slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents include, but are not limited to, a situation where a person slips, trips or falls due to a hazardous condition that the owner or operator of the premises knew or should have known about. The legendary Beasley slip and fall law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has handled thousands of premises liability and slip and fall accidents over the last 50 years.
- Product Liability
When you buy a product, you have every right to assume that the product should be safe and fit for normal and ordinary use. Too many times, however, major corporations place the interests of maximizing bottom line profitability over consumer safety. In some instances, this happens even after product recalls continue to market the dangerous and defective product. Unfortunately, many people have been killed or catastrophically injured due to dangerous products when the Corp. knew, or should have known, of the danger and failed to remove the defective product from the stream of commerce. If a dangerous or defective product has harmed you or killed your loved one, legendary Beasley product liability law firm will investigate what caused the injuries and which parties are responsible under the law.
* Medical Equipment Failure
Thousands of patients are seriously injured each year as a result of medical device failures or hospital staff errors. Here at the nationally recognized Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia product liability attorneys understand what it is like when you or a loved one has been injured as a result of one of these failures. Our specialized Medical Device team, made up of nurses and physicians, has spent over 60 years working in the hospital setting. Our hospital experience provides us with the additional knowledge that not everything makes it into the medical records.
* Depuy Recall
Patients who have these recalled hips and are experiencing hip pain, difficulty walking, or any other complications after the hip replacement surgery should immediately contact their surgeon or doctor. If you or a loved one is informed by the orthopedic surgeon or physician that you have a recalled DePuy hip and have to undergo another surgery to have the defective hip replacement replaced, you should talk to an experienced product defect lawyer. Your Philadelphia product recall attorney should then send your doctor a preservation letter. That letter will provide your surgeon with very specific instructions on how to preserve and store the removed defective hip.
- Automobile Accidents
The Beasley Firm has been awarded over $2 billion for victims of serious injuries and deaths, including amputations, loss of eyesight and hearing, brain damage, spinal cord injury, paraplegia and quadriplegia. We offer a multi-faceted analysis of all car accident cases by many of the most highly rated lawyers in Pennsylvania and the United States. Our experienced Pennsylvania car accident lawyers will explore all avenues of liability and potential causes of action with a team of experienced investigators, biomechanical engineers, safety experts, accident reconstructionists, forensic and metallurgical experts, as well as medical and life care experts.
* Motorcycle Accidents
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, burns, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, or other devastating injury following a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, the Philadelphia traffic accident lawyers at The Beasley Firm are here to help you. The attorneys on our specialized motorcycle teams are also owners and riders of bikes and are well aware of the many safety issues that threaten motorcyclists. We will help you obtain compensation for the thousands of dollars in medical expenses you have been forced to pay, the income you have lost from not being able to work and the severe pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the careless behavior of the company who defectively designed or manufactured your motorcycle.
* Truck Accidents
In Pennsylvania, a major cause of trucking accidents and deadly truck wrecks is driver inattention, speeding, driving too fast for weather/road conditions, obscured vision, and the other catch-all, “human contributing factors”. The Philadelphia based Beasley trucking accident lawyers have successfully represented clients injured and family members of those killed by semi trucks, tractor-trailers, 18 wheelers, delivery trucks, and common carriers in Pennsylvania and throughout America for over five decades. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, please speak to one of our experienced Philadelphia traffic accident attorneys.
- Medical Malpractice
For more than fifty years, The Beasley Firm has been one of the leading medical malpractice law firms in the United States. Some of our cases, like Incollingo v. Ewing and Pratt v. Stein, changed the law to better protect patients. Other cases set records, including the top two largest jury verdicts and the largest punitive damages award in Pennsylvania medical malpractice cases. All told, our lawyers have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, money they’ve used to pay off mountains of medical debt, to pay for better care in the future, and to make up for lost wages.
* Birth Malpractice / Infant Brain Damage
During the pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn periods, both the mother and the baby need to be constantly monitored for dangerous conditions like hypoxia and fetal distress. When they are not, devastating results such as cerebral palsy, nerve damage, brain damage, or death can occur. Since 1958, the Beasley Firm has successfully litigated pregnancy and birth injury cases, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for children who need lifelong care. If you suspect your child was injured by medical malpractice during the pregnancy, birth, or after your child was born, we can help. We have decades of experience helping families just like yours.
* Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Neglect
Abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities are often related to understaffing and poorly paid, minimally qualified, and inadequately trained employees. When nursing homes, assisted living residences, and personal care homes neglect and abuse elderly and disabled residents, the injured party may have a lawsuit against the facility and its staff. Here at the legendary Beasley Philadelphia Medical Malpractice law firm, we have specialized nursing home abuse and neglect teams that consist of doctors and nurses that have over 50 years of collective hospital experience in caring for thousands of patients.
- Complex Litigation
Complex Litigation is just that, complex, or difficult to understand, and made up of many different parts. Here at the nationally recognized Beasley Law Firm, where we have been awarded billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, nothing is too complex for us. We thrive and succeed when presented with difficult, complex, and challenging issues. Not only do we take on cases that other law firms do not, we win them. Regardless of the situation, if someone or some business needs our expertise, knowledge, and track record of success, we are here to help you. For us at the Firm, the more complex and challenging the case is the better. Your opponents will not know what hit them.
* Civil Rights
“Civil rights” includes a vast array of potential causes. The Beasley Firm’s versatility is crucial in this regard. We will never stop winning battles for anyone who is victimized by the government, including the police. Yet we are also winning for government employees as well, including the police, when their civil rights are in danger. When we represented people grievously injured at the Great Adventure amusement park, it was a civil rights victory fueled by our complex litigation expertise.
* Commercial Litigation
Businesses deserve every opportunity to fight back when they are victimized by unfair or dishonest competitors. From suits against private businesses to representing government contractors harmed by the United States, we’ll fight any battle that needs to be fought. We know how to fight and win commercial cases. Businesses today are in dire need of lawyers who, not only understand business, but know how to win their battles in courts of law. We represent the underdog wrongly ejected from a business deal. We help the startup company that is being forced out of business by an unprincipled competitor.
* Defamation, Libel, and Slander
In this day and age, it is no longer just hurtful words printed in a newspaper or heard on the radio that can seriously hurt someone. We now have email, cell phone pictures, uploads, videos, forums, blogs, Internet groups, list serv’s, and social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter that can spread very hurtful and damaging words, pictures, videos, or comments to hundreds or thousands of people in a very short period of time. Once the damaging information is out there on the “Web”, it is very difficult to quickly remove it, so the damage is prolonged and could be severe or even deadly. Here at The Beasley Firm, we are very familiar with how defamation, libel, and slander can totally destroy a life, a family, or business.
* Dram Shop Litigation
Alcohol related automobile and trucking accidents are all too common, as are the traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputations, or wrongful deaths that result from those accidents. Sadly, each year thousands of individuals are killed due to alcohol related accidents. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that approximately every 30 minutes, someone dies due to an alcohol related car accident. Our Philadelphia dram shop attorneys have successfully held bars, night clubs, casinos, restaurants, country clubs, yacht clubs, social clubs, after hour clubs, and adults or parents accountable for serving alcohol to someone that was underage or visibly drunk, intoxicated, or inebriated.
Mr. Jim Beasley, Jr. M.D., J.D., LL.M., FCLM
Aviation Law, Defamation, Libel and Slander, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Mr. Scott A. Bennett
Automotive, Bus Accidents, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicles
Mr. Dion G. Rassias
Catastrophic Injuries, Civil Rights, Commercial Litigation, Defamation, Libel and Slander, Medical Malpractice
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