Personal Injury

A personal injury occurs when a person suffers physical or psychological injury as a result of an accident. The most common “accident” claims are traffic and highway accidents, work-place accidents, at-home injuries, and medical and dental accidents and/or negligence as well as industrial diseases. An “accident” may also be the result of an intentional tort, such as false arrest, invasion of privacy, slander, libel, defamation or other harmful conduct.

The Law Firm of Duffy + Partners can quickly assemble an expert team of attorneys with the skills best suited to address the individual circumstances of a wide variety of personal injury cases. The firm provides its clients with personalized attention and assists its clients in making informed decisions. Duffy + Partners has an outstanding reputation for providing the victims of personal injuries with effective and efficient legal representation.

  • In Divon, Duffy + Partners won a verdict against Wills Eye Hospital for Peter Divon, a forklift operator who suffered blindness in one eye as a result of an infection which developed following a surgery to repair a detached retina. The verdict was reported as one of the largest verdicts in Pennsylvania that year.
  • In Mathis, Duffy + Partners obtained a $3,750,000 settlement during the fourth day of trial for a man who was injured in a low-speed, low-impact crash. There was only $750 in property damage, and there was no traumatic injury established on any x-ray, MRI or other study. However, during trial, Duffy + Partners, through expert research and testimony, established that the minor accident triggered a genetic condition in Mr. Mathis, then 44, known as Ankylosing Spondylitis, a condition of which Mr. Mathis was even unaware. By the time of trial, Mr. Mathis walked with a cane as his genetic condition had caused a progressive fusing of his spine.
  • In Ward, Duffy + Partners secured a $2,500,000 settlement for a woman who, while working at her job as a bank teller supervisor, sustained injuries and permanent nerve damage when a deliveryman knocked a heavy box off of a hand truck onto our client's foot and leg.
  • In Moyer, a a Philadelphia jury awarded $850,000 to a client who had been struck and knocked down by a delivery truck as the truck was pulling out from the loading dock.  The defense argued that the driver had looked in his mirrors within seconds before the incident, and Ms. Moyer was not present.  Duffy + Partners successfully argued that whether Ms. Moyer was present for merely seconds or longer is immaterial as one should not move a truck without confirming it was safe to do so.  The defense also argued that Ms. Moyer sustained nothing more than soft-tissue injuries. 

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