Residents of King of Prussia and surrounding areas who are seeking a personal injury lawyer should contact The Mayerson Law Offices P.C. of Chester County. Hy Mayerson and his associates are ready to help you.
Mayerson Law Offices, P.C.
3540 Schuylkill Road
Spring City, Pennsylvania 19475
For over 40 years, The Mayerson Law Offices P.C. has fought to uphold the rights of victims of negligence who have been confused and intimidated by insurance companies.
This law firm has compassion for those abused by insurance companies and provides expert legal representation to pursue compensation aggressively for the victims of car accidents, drunk drivers, dangerous products, and insurance disputes, as well as a variety of other circumstances. We are also ready to answer questions about insurance and address concerns about automobile accidents. Because of our expertise and our record, attorneys from more than 40 states have asked for our help with injury litigation in their home states.
Our clients, some from as far away as the Pacific Coast and others from as nearby as Spring City, Boyertown, Pottstown, King of Prussia, are served by Attorney Hy Mayerson. with integrity, compassion, and dedication.
Hy Mayerson has earned a reputation as one of the country's leading lawyers because of his in-depth knowledge and experience in important areas of personal injury litigation. Many lawyers across the country have looked to Hy and The Mayerson Law Offices P.C. for assistance regarding complicated fatal injury, amputation, and paraplegic injury cases.
Hy graduated from Temple University in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Temple University School of Law in 1963. Since then, Hy has spent more than four decades fighting for victims' rights, litigating cases in over 40 states. Hy is a member of the Chester County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Among Hy's many milestone legal victories, some of the most significant include:
For his many distinguished accomplishments and outstanding work, Hy has received recognition and numerous awards, including:
For the most part it was, and is, litigation and prelude to litigation.
I believe my most important skill in both areas is in being an outstanding detective. If I did not believe the facts were compelling, I would not litigate the matter.
The matters I handled were predominantly obtaining reasonable compensation for those wrongfully injured. I recognized the effect a significant harm can have on the family of the injured party(s) and or their estate.
My litigation mainly involved:
2. Reasonable compensation for those injured by another's carelessness in car accidents, property mismanagement...
I consider 2 & 3 to be of lesser importance, generally. They are most significant to the families of those have suffered a life changing accident or event, and must be handled on a basis parallel to the loss suffered.
Attached to another page are texts, court opinions, magazine articles, newspaper editorials and articles, TV broadcasts, commendations, and letters that discuss my legal work.
Although my Agent Orange work is perhaps best known in the public arena and, I believe, of great significance, I am most proud of my forklift safety litigation. It is easily provable that 1000s of lives have been saved, and perhaps hundreds of thousands of crippling catastrophic injuries avoided, by the litigation resulting in manufacturers world wide installing as standard, Operator Restraint Systems, aka ORS. The system includes:
1. designed in hip & shoulder restraints (curved, semi enveloping structures forming built in operator protection, whether or not the operator is adequately convinced to use the new standard installed seat belts.
Experts that I used (notably John Sevart, PE filmed the hazard occurring with dummy operators being chopped in half in the resulting planned and executed rollover sequence.)
2. Amplified warnings of the rollover hazard; and amplified instructions about that hazard.
I designed warnings and instructions, to use in deposing the manufacturers experts by asking them why these were not on their forklifts? As they could not give a reasonable explanation, they were soon designed to be attached to each & every new forklift, with the concept that they should easily be retrofitted on forklifts in use without them.
Experts that I used were Harold Josephs ,Ph.D., P.E., CQE, CRE, CSP, CPE, Dan Pacheko, P.E. and John Sevart, P.E.
I took perhaps 200 or more depositions of fork lift manufacturers across the nation, at the request of local counsel that retained me to handle the liability aspect of the case.
The National Safety Council sent me a letter of commendation for a talk I delivered to the forklift-manufacturing people. I can supply a copy of that letter.
I can cite to published U.S. Circuit of Appeals opinions affirming substantial trial verdicts in which I was retained by local counsel to prove liability of the manufacturers, which I did. But the below round robin of favorable reversals in plaintiff Estate's behalf described below should do.
I believe that the following1992 opinion of Chief Judge Rambo establishes that I, as an attorney, am a recognized authority in the matter of Fork Lift Safety. Note the reference in the opinion to a text (Proof of Facts 3rd) on forklift safety in which the author thanked me for my input. I was trial counsel in the matter in which Judge Rambo was overruled by The Third Circuit of Appeals 3 times.
C.J. Rambo cited to two prior reversals in a footnote in this opinion, which footnote is attached hereto.
The case was tried yet again and Judge Rambo was again reversed. "Habecker v. Clark Equip. Co." (1994). 1994 Decisions. Paper 137. http://digitalcommons.law.villanova.edu/thirdcircuit_1994/137
797 F.Supp. 381 (1992). USDC, M.D.
On Motion to Reconsider August 25, 1992.
Stephen M. Greecher, Jr., Hepford, Swartz, Menaker & Morgan, Harrisburg, Pa., Samuel Posner, Gerald F. Posner, Posner, Posner & Posner, Detroit, Mich., Hy Mayerson, Norristown, Pa., for Connie L. Habecker and John Michael Habecker.
Plaintiffs state that their new local counsel hired for the second trial, Hy Mayerson, pointed out that numerous cases were pending against
First, the court is of the opinion that
[797 F.Supp. 393]
Accordingly, the court will grant to plaintiffs the following relief in response to this motion. Defendant
Plaintiffs attempt to use the interrogatory answers discussed in the previous section as a crowbar to pry open discovery for the entire case.
The court is not convinced by this argument. Certainly there are many ways to find appropriate local counsel, relevant evidence and competent experts other than reviewing the files of other pending litigation against the defendant supplied by defendant. That plaintiffs did not engage in more diligent discovery prior to the close of discovery does not militate toward permitting them to essentially recraft their case on the eve of retrial.12
Moreover, as stated in the previous section, plaintiff could have through motions resolved discovery disputes well before the litigation was as far advanced as it is now. The court is not willing at this late date to open discovery wide and essentially reshape this case, putting defendants, which have relied on this court's prior rulings, to significant expense and effort essentially because plaintiffs were not particularly thorough in building their case originally.
It is this court's opinion that this case should proceed through the third trial in essentially the same form as the first two trials, subject, of course, to the Third Circuit's admonitions in Habecker I and Habecker II. The court will therefore deny plaintiffs' motion to reopen discovery except as authorized in the preceding section of this memorandum.
9. Whose name, plaintiffs state, they discovered in an advance copy of the article "Defective Forklift Truck" in 3 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts 3d 615, where Mr. Mayerson was thanked by the author for his assistance in providing information with regard to various ongoing forklift suits.
(ON MOTION TO RECONSIDER)
1. The two Third Circuit opinions are: Habecker v. Copperloy Corp., 893 F.2d 49 (3d Cir.1990) (Habecker I) and Habecker v. Clark Equipment Co., 942 F.2d 210 (3d Cir.1991) (Habecker II). This court's decision on the six motions filed after the Third Circuit's second mandate issued is Habecker v. Clark Equip. Co., 797 F.Supp. 381 (M.D.Pa.1992) (Habecker III).
But see "Habecker v. Clark Equip. Co." (1994). 1994 Decisions. Paper 137. http://digitalcommons.law.villanova.edu/thirdcircuit_1994/137 for the third 3CCA opinion.
If you require further documentation or of another case citing to my expertise, I can supply that.
Re Agent Orange.
I helped write the complaint for the class action in PA USDC ED federal court and co-signed it. See 79 C 2752 Hartz v. Dow 10/26/79 ED Pa. There after I co authored the brief that certified it as a class action.
The text "Waiting For An Army To Die" offers a glimpse into my value in "The Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation".
It touches on my discovery of Dr Codario after my client William Singley saw the good doctor and reported back to me that this doctor was paying attention to him & his complaints. I had asked all of the 200 + vets I was representing then to do that. A more detailed scholarly analysis of the importance of that is set forth in OMNI magazine's Aug 1982 issue. It was I believe the cover story of that respected magazine/journal. See http://www.astralgia.com/magazine/rest.html, Health & Biomedicine, 8th Article referenced in her list: The Agent Orange Mystery, (AUG) Omni 1982.pdf. Again I have the original.
Here are citations to a few of the decisions in which I am named as one of the lead counsel, from the beginning to the settlement:
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. 506 F.Supp. 737 (1979 MDL No. 381. United States District Court, USDC NY York. November 20, 1979.
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. 534 F.Supp. 1046 (1982) USDC ED NY MDL No. 381. February 24, 1982
534 F. Supp.
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. ... 1047 1048 Victor J. Yannacone, Jr.,Yannacone & Yannacone, Patchogue, NY, Schlegel & Trafelet, Ltd., L. Steven Platt, Daniel C.Sullivan, Sullivan Associates, Ltd., Chicago, Ill., Hy Mayerson, Spring City, Pa., David ...
506 F. Supp. 750 - Dist. Court, ED
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. ... Victor J. Yannacone, Jr., Yannacone& Yannacone, Patchogue, NY, Schlegel & Trafelet, Ltd., Chicago, Ill., L. Steven Platt, Daniel C.Sullivan, Sullivan Associates, Ltd., Chicago, Ill., Hy Mayerson, Spring City, Pa., David ...
506 F. Supp. 737 - Dist. Court, ED
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. ... 738 Victor J. Yannacone, Jr.,Yannacone & Yannacone, Patchogue, NY, Schlegel & Trafelet, Ltd., L. Steven Platt, Daniel C.
Sullivan, Sullivan Associates, Ltd.,
506 F. Supp. 762 - Dist. Court, ED
... Ltd., L. Steven Platt, Daniel C. Sullivan, Sullivan Associates, Ltd.,
506 F. Supp. 757 - Dist. Court, ED
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. ... 758 Victor J. Yannacone, Jr.,Yannacone & Yannacone, Patchogue, NY, Schlegel & Trafelet, Ltd., L. Steven Platt, Daniel C.Sullivan, Sullivan Associates, Ltd., Chicago, Ill., Hy Mayerson, Spring City, Pa., Dorothy ...
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. ... Victor J. Yannacone, Jr., Yannacone & Yannacone, Patchogue, NY, Schlegel & Trafelet, Ltd., L. Steven Platt, Daniel C. Sullivan, Sullivan
Associates, Ltd., Chicago, Ill., Hy Mayerson, Spring City, Pa., David Jaroslawicz ...
506 F. Supp. 754 - Dist. Court, ED
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. No. ... 755 Victor J. Yannacone, Jr.,Yannacone & Yannacone, Patchogue, NY, Schlegel & Trafelet, Ltd., L. Steven Platt, Daniel C.
Sullivan, Sullivan Associates, Ltd.,
506 F. Supp. 756 - Dist. Court, ED
In re "AGENT ORANGE" PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. ... Victor J. Yannacone, Jr., Yannacone& Yannacone, Patchogue, NY, Schlegel & Trafelet, Ltd., L. Steven Platt, Daniel C. Sullivan, SullivanAssociates, Ltd., Chicago, Ill., Hy Mayerson, Spring City, Pa., David Jaroslawicz ...
Correction of the forklift rollover operator/woman/mantrap sequence hazard;
Agent Orange: recognition of the PTS syndrome caused by battle & being poisoned, helping the vets understand they were not alone & could talk, especially to each other about their experiences in Viet Nam, awaken the nation to the threat of chemical misuse harm, improved Agent Orange Diagnosing by Doctors. (OMNI Magazine Aug 1988), improved diagnosing at The V.A. re PTS & Dioxin poisoning)
 About my work by others, and some that I have authored.
 These include, but are not limited to,
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