McCann & Wall, LLC

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers

McCann & Wall, LLC

300 Delaware Avenue
Suite 805

Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Phone(302) 888-1221
Fax (302) 888-1332

Law Firm Overview

At McCann & Wall, LLC, we understand that the outcome of every case will have an impact on our clients and their families. We strive to represent each client on a personal level, and we judge our success on our ability to get results for our clients. This is reflected in the fact that most of our cases are referred to us from former and current clients as well as fellow members of the Bar. We strongly believe in maintaining open communication with our clients and remain accessible through all stages of a case. We encourage our clients to talk to their lawyers, including our partners.

We aggressively pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of our clients, seeking to hold corporations accountable for ignoring safety measures in order to turn a quick profit. We have extensive experience taking on powerful interests, including the oil and natural gas companies that have become more prominent in our region in recent years. As former defense lawyers, we understand we understand both sides of these cases. As a result, we are able to identify potential problems and address them before they have the possibility of derailing a personal injury claim.

At the law firm of McCann & Wall, LLC, our experienced civil trial lawyers are committed to helping injury victims put their lives back together. We represent individuals and families on a personal level and have obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Whether you have been hurt on the job or seriously injured as a result of negligence, you can rely on our firm to fight aggressively to make sure you are fully compensated for your losses.

Areas of Law

Articles Published by McCann & Wall, LLC

 Permanent Headlight Use Reduces Accidents

In most states, headlight use at night and in poor weather conditions is required by law. Recent research shows that daytime headlight use may be just as beneficial in improving visibility and preventing accidents.

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 Determining Liability for Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents may involve significantly more damage than regular car accidents. This is because a truck full of cargo can weigh more than 30 times as much as an average car.

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 Slip and Fall Ankle Injuries

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Injuries sustained in falls can range from mild abrasions or bruising to those that are more serious, such as broken bones. Every year, more than one million people visit the emergency room for ankle injuries.

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 ADHD Medication Reduces Risk of Car Accidents

A comprehensive study, published in the Psychology Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that drivers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took medication had significantly fewer car accidents than those who did not take medication.

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 Nissan Facing $231 Million Lawsuit Over Defective Brakes

Nissan North American is facing a $231 million lawsuit for allegedly withholding information from the public about a potentially deadly auto defect. Plaintiffs in the case claim the company knew about defective brakes in its Infinity sport utility vehicle (SUV) and other vehicles, but did nothing. The same defect is being blamed for a fatal car accident that claimed three lives.

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 Safety of Driverless Cars

Driverless cars are no longer the work of science fiction. As the world’s largest automakers race to bring autonomous driving vehicles to American highways, politicians, auto manufacturers, and safety advocates cannot seem to agree on how quickly that should happen. Driverless cars are designed to reduce the number of serious car accidents caused by human error. Yet, safety experts feel the road-testing process for driverless cars presents a risk in itself.

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 Wrongful Death Claims in Pennsylvania

Under Pennsylvania law, wrongful death is an avoidable death “caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another.” Generally, the actions causing a wrongful death are the same that may give rise to a personal injury claim.

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 CPAP Machines Help Curb Drowsy Driving

Affecting over 25 million Americans, sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s upper airways frequently close while he or she is sleeping.

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 Teen Driving Accidents

According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, during the first six months of solo driving, newly licensed drivers are about eight (8) times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than experienced drivers. If you have been injured in an accident involving a teen driver, you want an attorney who understands how to manage these issues and craft a winning strategy.

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 Bus Accidents

A bus loaded with passengers can weigh upwards of 42,000 pounds. The average passenger vehicle weighs around 3,000 pounds. A car is no match for a bus in the event of a crash, and any accident involving a bus can be devastating. Below are some of the common causes of bus accidents and possible ways to prevent them.

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 Trucking Regulation Update

Updates on 2017 trucking regulations were recently presented at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference in Cincinnati. The four major areas of interest at the conference focused on regulations for carrier safety fitness determination, driver training standards, proposed speed limiters, and electronic logging devices. The long debate over the 34-hour driver restart rule was also addressed and finally put to rest after an extended period of debate.

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 Death Toll from Defective Guardrails

The state of Tennessee has begun a roads project to remove and replace 1,700 guardrail ends that are allegedly defective. The product in question is the Lindsay X-LITE guardrail end. Guardrails are generally designed in multiple pieces that telescope into each other upon impact. This is to prevent the metal ends from piercing the vehicle that hits the guardrail in the event of a crash.

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 The Dangers of Hernia Mesh

Two well-known composite mesh manufacturers, Ethicon Physiomesh and Atrium C-Qur, are being investigated over claims their products have presented serious health complications when used for hernia repair. Issues of infection, failure of the product, and the need for additional surgery are the primary problems with these two types of composite mesh. Though both manufacturers have already recalled some of the affected products, others are still in use.

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 Suing for Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits serve to provide financial relief to family members whose loved one has died due to negligence or carelessness. They provide surviving family members with compensation to cover certain financial expenses including medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of future income.

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 Taxi, Car Service and Uber Accidents

Public transportation is a constantly evolving phenomenon as consumers continually look for the latest and fastest way to get where they’re going.

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 Ford Door Latch Recall

Last month, Ford Motor Company announced an expansion of a previous recall for a faulty door latch. The pawl spring tab in side doors can break, in which case the door does not latch securely and can open while the car is in motion. This recall involves approximately 211,000 vehicles and was done at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 Responsibility for a Dangerous Product

Product liability laws are designed to keep consumers safe from harm by the products they use in their daily lives. Without these strict legal standards, manufacturers and retailers would not be accountable to ensure the things they design, create, and sell are safe for use by the general public. Product liability laws also ensure that the items we purchase work as intended, upholding the promises of their warranties.

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 Heart Surgery Infections and Malpractice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has growing concerns that approximately 600,000 heart surgery patients could be infected with a potentially life threatening bacteria. The risk stems from contaminated heating and cooling devices commonly used during open heart surgery.

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 "Bair Hugger" Medical Patient Warming System Lawsuits

The 3M Company continues to face lawsuits across the country based on hip and knee infections caused by their defective Bair Hugger forced air warming system, which is used to regulate patients’ temperature during surgery. As of January 2017, more than 1,000 cases were pending in Minnesota where 3M Company’s headquarters are located.

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 Legal Responsibilities of a Social Host

If you plan on hosting a party this year, you may want to educate yourself on the rules of social host liability before you serve alcohol to your guests.

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 Sports Injuries

While sports provide an outlet for active children and help people of all ages stay in shape, sports can sometimes pose a significant risk when the people responsible for the sport do not take proper precautions to protect athletes and participants.

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