Galfand Berger, LLP

Philadelphia Personal Injury, Product Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Galfand Berger, LLP
1835 Market Street
Suite 2710
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Phone (215) 665-1600 or (800) 222-8792

Website https://www.galfandberger.com

Galfand Berger, LLP Overview

What happens when you or a loved one is injured at work, hurt in a car accident, suffer a medical mishap or harmed by a defective product? Injuries from these accidents have life-altering consequences. Your health, your job, your family, and your security are all at risk. You need a law firm for some of life’s toughest challenges. Galfand Berger helps injured people. We have been doing it since 1947.

It is our firm’s privilege to help restore dignity and security to people hurt as a result of automobile accidents, defective products, unsafe equipment and machinery, work place and construction accidents, workers’ compensation claims, medical malpractice and any other serious personal injuries or accidents. Galfand Berger will continue to be your voice. If you are injured, and have questions, call us for a free consultation. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.

At Galfand Berger, we have been helping injured victims since 1947. We are zealous advocates for those who have been injured or harmed by negligence. Serving Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Reading, and all of New Jersey & Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an automobile accidents, defective products, unsafe equipment and machinery, work place and construction accidents, Workers’ Compensation claims, medical malpractice and any other personal injuries or accidents please call us.

Galfand Berger, LLP Areas of Law







 

Additional Areas of Law: Auto Accidents; Construction Accidents; Hand Injury; Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation; Nursing Home Negligence; Train Accident; Amusement Park Accidents; Crime Victim Rights; Playground Accidents; All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Accidents; 18 Wheeler, Tractor-Trailer Accidents.

Galfand Berger, LLP Areas of Law Description

Galfand Berger LLP practices in the following areas:

– Personal Injury

We, at Galfand Berger, have found the best way to serve our clients is to focus on select areas of practice. By doing this, each of our personal injury attorneys is able to concentrate on certain disciplines and keeps abreast of trends and changes in the law in an effort to obtain the best results for you. Practically everyone, at one time or other, will need legal representation. The type of legal problem you have will determine the kind of lawyer you need. Our lawyers have handled personal injury lawsuits and negotiated injury settlements in Philadelphia, throughout Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. We have the experience you need on your side if you have been the victim of some type of personal injury.

– Auto Accidents

The Auto Accidents Group is dedicated to helping our clients through the turmoil and confusion following an accident. We work to help clients’ secure fair and just compensation for injuries caused by a car accident. A serious accident can leave a client unable to work and have large medical bills; we concentrate our efforts on getting the client a fair settlement or trial verdict so our client’s needs are met. The department also represents clients in Bad Faith litigation, where an insurance company delays a claim; refuses to pay a legitimate claim; or fails to act as it should under the law.

– Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries or death. The issues, which arise in these cases, are different from those accidents, which involve only cars. The circumstances surrounding the accident, the operation of the striking vehicle and the manner of the collusion determine whether a recovery can be made. It is important the victim of a bicycle/car accident discuss the nature of the accident with an attorney so the issues specific to that claim maybe considered. Our firm has litigated cases on behalf of injured bicyclist and understands that issues which arise.

– Car Accidents

We all spend a lot of time on roadways and an enormous amount of time in our cars. Because of this many of us are likely to experience a car accident at some point in our lifetime. The impact of car accidents is cause injuries ranging from property damage to serious injuries or death. We can help you evaluate the liability of the parties involved, your rights to compensation and give advice on what steps are necessary to obtain full and fair compensation for injuries and damages you have sustained. Our firm is experienced in helping victims of car accidents.

– Pedestrian Accidents

Car accidents cause serious injuries and sometimes death to pedestrians. Our firm is experienced in helping victims of car accidents.

– Truck Accidents

Truck accidents show some of the same characteristics as car accidents but have their own set of issues. The issues include driver fatigue the manner in which the tractor and trailer was loaded, the conditions of the road way and the weather at the time of the collision.

– Construction Accidents

Construction is inherently hazardous work. Work, if unsafely done, can cause serious injury or death. Every serious construction injury or death should be reviewed to determine if someone other than the injured worker’s employer might be responsible for the injury. The construction worker is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The payment of workers’ compensation benefits is the employer’s responsibility. If someone other than the employer, a third party, is legally responsible, the injured worker can sue the third party for full damages. A third party may be the: owner of premises or project; architect; engineer; prime contractor or subcontractors; manufacturers and suppliers of defective equipment; delivery truckers; safety consulting firm; construction managers.

– Electrical Injuries

If the ground from electrical equipment and wiring is missing, you are in danger of electrocution. Our firm has experience in representing electrocution victims of construction, home and business accidents.

– Falling Objects

Injuries from falling objects are all too common accidents at construction sites. If you have been struck by a falling object at a construction site you may be eligible for monetary damages for your injury in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. Our firm has experience in representing victims of who have been struck by materials or tools at a construction site and can provide excellent representation to such a victim.

– Forklift Accidents

Since 1947, our law has been helping victims of serious lift truck accidents. We have represented many individuals who have suffered serious injury and even death from lift trucks which: collided with other lift trucks, people or objects; backed into people or objects; were being used as elevated work platforms; tipped over causing a crush injury or to the operator; and had objects fall from the forks because of malfunction.

– Highway Injuries

Working in highway construction can be dangerous. Highway construction workers encounter significant risks of injury: traffic accidents, faulty construction equipment and unsafe material and neglect contractors. Our law firm has experience in representing serious personal injury victims of highway construction accidents.

– Injuries from Falls

Construction injuries were caused by falls through roofs, floor openings and surfaces. “Fall- through” accidents are one of the most dangerous and common construction site accidents. Many times these accidents and injuries are preventable. In many cases it is the duty of someone other than your employer to make sure that all walk-ways are safe. If you have been injured by a fall through construction accident you may want to speak to one of our attorneys.

– Power Line Injuries

Contact with electrical power lines is the easy way to get injured or killed on the job. Many precautions can be taken to avoid electrocution but if your work place is not kept up to code you are in danger. If you have been injured by contact with power lines at your construction site, our firm has experience in representing victims of construction site power line accidents and can provide excellent representation to such a victim.

– Hand Injury

Our injury attorneys in Philadelphia have a strong record when it comes to helping the victims of arm and hand injuries. Often hand injuries are caused by accidents at work involving improperly guarded machinery or are sustained as the result of an auto accident, burn, or fall. If you have suffered a hand injury in Philadelphia or anywhere in the country, our attorneys can help you receive compensation.

– Medical Malpractice

It’s a fact of life that, mistakes have been made and are being made by health care professionals in testing diagnosis, treatment or care of patients. When mistakes happen, our medical malpractice attorneys can help you file a claim. Legal action can be taken against the healthcare professionals themselves, doctors, nurses, aides, psychiatrists, dentists and others, as well as hospitals, nursing homes or other institutions. Many folks who have suffered medical malpractice or negligence from the failure to respond to fetal distress, failure to properly test for clogged arteries, poor techniques being administered during operations, poor post operative care or slips and falls or bedsores occurring in nursing homes.

– Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation

Defectively designed medical products such as prescription drugs or medical devices can cause injury, illness and death. Galfand Berger has successfully represented patients and their families in cases in which suffering and injury occurred as a result of defectively designed, manufactured, or labeled products. You can trust that our attorneys will work with expert doctors and scientists to make sure that the best recovery possible is obtained for our clients.

– Nursing Home Negligence

Many of us have a loved one who, because of their physical or mental condition, is presently living in a nursing home. As our population continues to age more and more of our family members may be confined to a nursing home or other long term care facility to care for them. In most cases the residents and patients in nursing homes receive excellent medical care. However, with the growth of nursing homes in the population unfortunate cases of nursing home neglect, abuse and injury become more common. Our firm has experience in representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and we can provide excellent representation to such a victim and their families.

– Premises Liability

The person injured as a result of a dangerous or defective condition of may also file a claim against persons other than the building owner, the landlord or tenant. An injured person may bring a claim against architects if the dangerous or unsafe condition was caused by negligent design, a builder or contractor may also be responsible for injuries caused by the failure to perform the construction in a workmen like manner or failure to comply with applicable building codes.

– Amusement Park Accidents

We all know amusement parks are fun. A trip to an amusement park is a great day’s outing. With so many people visiting amusement parks, injuries are bound to happen. While it doesn’t happen often, patrons suffer serious injuries at amusement parks, water parks, entertainment complexes, and sports facilities. The Consumer Product Safety Commission tells us there are hazard patterns associated with amusement ride related accidents.

– Crime Victim Rights

A victim of a crime does not control the criminal justice system. The State brings the criminal to justice. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system will not pay damages to the victim or the victim’s family for the harm done. Even if the victim is able to witness the perpetrator receive just punishment, the victim is left with physical, psychological, monetary losses and no compensation.

– Slip and Fall Accidents

When you visit a store, office building, mall or any other commercial property, you should not be injured. The owner and occupier of that property are responsible for your safety. This means they need to clean up spills, provide good lighting, remove ice and snow and make certain that there are no dangerous conditions which can injure you.

– Products Liability

Any manufactured product can be defective or unsafe. This applies to products used in our work as well as in our homes. Unsafe equipment such as cranes, lift trucks, power tools can be the cause of injury, which also gives rise to lawsuits. This does not mean that all accidents associated with a product are grounds for personal injury lawsuits. If the product has caused an injury either because of unsafe design, a manufacturing defect or the failure to provide proper instructions, a lawsuit can be filed.

– Flammable Clothing

Flammable clothing can cause serious and permanent injury and death. If the victim’s clothing caught fire as a result of the clothing having high flammability, lawsuits can be filed against the parties who were involved in the chain of distribution of the clothing as well as the person who started the fire or the company that sold that product responsible for igniting the fire.

– Forklift Trucks

Forklifts are highly productive machines designed to travel fast, raise, lower, and carry loads and maneuver within confined spaces. The inherent design characteristics that make the forklift the highly efficient material handler also make it very vulnerable to upset and other hazards. While forklifts are necessary tools for people who operate them and those who work around them, they cause many deaths and serious injury because they are prone to: collide with other forklifts, people or objects; being backed into people or objects; being used as an elevated work platform; tipping over on their side, especially narrow-isle forklifts; having objects fall from the forks due to poorly palletized materials or loose objects on shelving.

– Machinery & Equipment

Manufactures and suppliers of machines and equipment have a legal and moral duty to only sell safe products. If the machine is sold in an unsafe condition, either due to a manufacturing defect or a design defect, and the machine injures someone that person has a claim against the manufacturer, supplier or the distributor of the machine. Our firm is experienced in representing victims of serious injury or death due to the unsafe machinery and equipment. We can provide excellent representation.

– Power Tools

Manufacturers and suppliers of power tools have a legal and moral duty to only sell safe products. Many power tools contain a risk of injury due to unguarded moving parts. The moving parts of a power tool should have guarding to prevent serious injury. Injuries caused by portable power tools are burns, cuts and strains. Sources of injury include elective shock, particles in the eyes, fires, falls, explosions of vapors and gases and falling tools.

– Protective Equipment

Defective or unsafe personal protective equipment can be the subject to a “third party” lawsuit. The manufacturer, supplier and seller of personal protective equipment has a duty to manufacture, supply and sell the equipment in a safe condition or a condition safe for all foreseeable uses, containing no unsafe elements. If helmets, bump caps, hairnets, eye glasses for all occasions, respirators, gas masks, protective footwear, safety belts, safety lines, air supply hoods, flame retardant clothing, cold weather clothing, high visibility clothing and night hazard clothing, disposable clothing, leaded clothing, electromagnetic radiation suits, conductive clothing are defective or unsafe and if the defective or unsafe condition causes or increases an injury, the manufacturer, supplier or seller can be held legally responsible and be required to pay full and fair damage to the injured worker.

– Employment Law

Under Chapter VII of the Civil Rights Act of the United States and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act an employee has the right to be free from discrimination in the workplace. However discrimination still occurs in regards to wages, hours, bonus and job assignment. The attorneys at Galfand Berger represent employees who have experienced discrimination because of their age, race, sex, national origin, religious affiliation, military status, disability or pregnancy.

– Workers’ Compensation

Lives change when injuries occur. Our Workers’ Compensation Department is dedicated to helping People who find their world changed by a workplace accident, injury or exposure. We help people who work in the state of Pennsylvania. We help injured workers receive both Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability benefits. Our firm is experienced in representing injured workers when their Workers’ Compensation benefits are threatened or denied.

 

Partners

Arthur Bugay Mr. Arthur L. Bugay
Senior Partner
Employment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Workplace Injuries
Debra Jensen Ms. Debra A. Jensen
Senior Partner
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability
Richard Jurewicz Mr. Richard M Jurewicz
Senior Partner
Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Workers Compensation, Workplace Injuries
Michael Malvey Mr. Michael Malvey
Senior Partner
Car Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
Michael McGurrin Mr. Michael W. McGurrin
Senior Partner
Accident, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation, Workplace Injuries
Gabriela Raful Ms. Gabriela Raful
Senior Partner
Personal Injury, Product Liability, Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation, Workplace Injuries
Bradley Smith Mr. Bradley Smith
Partner
Accident, Bicycle Accident, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Premises Liability

 

Of Counsel

Norman Weinstein Norman Weinstein
Of Counsel
Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Social Security Disability

 

Associates

Farhan Ali Mr. Farhan Ali
Associate
Personal Injury
Brooke Elmi Ms. Brooke Elmi
Associate
Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Workers Compensation

Galfand Berger, LLP Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

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