Sexual Abuse Lawyers

The personal injury lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn are committed to helping victims of sexual abuse. We understand how traumatic these experiences are and are here to help you understand your rights, either as a victim or as the parent of a child who has experienced sexual abuse. No one should have to stand alone against their abuser.

Types of sexual violence, assault and abuse include:

Institutional Sexual Assault

Often perpetrated by individuals who are usually in a position of power and authority- such as professors, physicians and clergy members.

Sexual assault cases against institutions are pursued under the civil justice system, allowing survivors to receive monetary compensation directly from the institution for their injuries, harm, losses and other damages that resulted from the assault.

Institutional sexual misconduct most often occurs at these locations:

  • Healthcare institutions such as hospitals and medical treatment centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Religious organizations
  • Recreational organizations such as summer camps
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Departments of correction
  • Day care facilities
  • Facilities serving the elderly and other vulnerable groups (the disabled and mentally ill)

Child Sexual Abuse

Exposing a child to sexual or pornographic materials, obscene communications (including texts), any sexual touching or intercourse, and trafficking for the purposes of sex are all forms of child abuse. Sexual contact between family members is known as incest and can impact children and adults.

Sexual Harassment

Whether it occurs in schools, workplaces, or public spaces, sexual comments, advances, threats, touches and acts are all considered sexual harassment. Stalking can also be a form of sexual harassment or intimidation.

You may be eligible to seek the following types of compensation in sexual assault lawsuits:

  • Medical costs associated with injuries suffered during the assault
  • Wages lost while recovering from the assault
  • Non-economic damages, such as emotional trauma and mental harm
  • Punitive damages if the offender has been convicted of crime

Our attorneys have experience with these types of cases, regardless of the age of the survivor. Contact us today to find out what your rights and options are for filing a civil suit.

Dog Bite Lawyers

Dog Bite Attorneys

Dogs of certain breeds and temperaments can be incredibly dangerous. A vicious dog attack can happen quickly and without sufficient time to react. Pennsylvania’s dog bite laws are complex. If you were bitten by a dog and you need to understand how the law will impact your claim, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn today. Our attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge of the laws that govern these cases and will use our experience and expertise to help you fight for a fair settlement.

If you have been injured in a dog bite attack or if a loved one has died because of such an attack, you or your family may be entitled to substantial compensation and damages. Call us now for a free consultation.

Personal Injury

If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury incident, the experienced lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to get a FREE consultation.

The Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn personal injury team has won many of the largest jury verdicts and out-of-court settlements in the history of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Click here to see just some of our impressive personal injury case results.

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn handles a multitude of personal injury cases, including:

7 Causes Of Deadly Motorcycle Accidents

According to an NHTSA report published in 2020, There were 4,985 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes throughout the United States. Without airbags or safety restraints, riders who are involved in a collision are exposed to catastrophic injury and often death.

There are over 800,000 licensed motorcyclists in PA*. According to PennDOT, 94.3% of motorcycle fatalities** involve drivers. Over 5% were passengers, increasing 10% from previously reported year.

*in 2021 **in 2019

HERE ARE SEVEN COMMON CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS:

1. Unsafe Lane Changes
Any lane change should never be done without first, checking your blind spots. Be aware of your surroundings, then proceed gradually when safe. Make sure to use your signals or hand signs, and then maintain ample room between the motorcycle and other vehicles.
2. Right-of-Way Violations
All too often, distracted driving causes accidents. As a motorcyclist, be aware of other motorists who may turn into your path. Driving defensively and keeping an eye out for other drivers, can prevent an accidental collision.
3. Rear-End Accidents
Always maintain a safe distance between you and other vehicles. Don’t make sudden stops and don’t tailgate.
4. Door Collisions
If you are operating a vehicle, always check your surroundings for motorcycles before opening your door. Opening a door in the path of an oncoming motorcycle can result in injury. Keep this tip in mind for pedstrians and bicycles as well.
5. Dangerous Road Conditions
Potholes, debris, road conditions and construction zones can contribute to a motorcycle collision. When possible, refrain from driving in these conditions. If you must drive, obey traffic laws and be alert for hazards.
6. Speeding
Since motorcycles do not have airbags, it’s important to obey the speed limit to avoid serious injury or death.
7. Mechanical Problems
Mechanical issues can cause a motorcycle to malfunction. Keep your motorcyle in good operating order by having an experienced motorcycle mechanic check fluid levels, transmission, clutch, battery, brakes and other parts.

CONTACT OUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, or a loved on has been killed, call Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn anytime at (570) 843-1448. Our experienced and compossionate attorneys will provide you with legal representation. Contact Us Now!

Defective Children’s Products

When we buy products that are designed for use by our children, we not only expect those products to perform as advertised and to do so safely, we demand it. However, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for many American children, and emergency rooms nationwide treat nearly 10 million children for those injuries yearly.

WAS YOUR CHILD INJURED? NO RECOVERY, NO FEE

Every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission receives 10,000 reports of injuries or deaths caused by unsafe toys and defective children’s products. The agency issues recalls of dangerous children’s products an average of twice a week.

Manufacturers are required by law to make sure the toys and children’s products they sell are safe, and government inspectors review thousands of products each year for compliance with safety regulations. But too often, potentially hazardous products end up on store shelves, placing your children in harm’s way.

See OUR RESULTS PAGE for a representative sampling of some of the award-winning 7 and 8 figure settlements and verdicts we have achieved in personal injury cases

Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers

Injured Truck Crash Victim?

No Recovery, No Fee

Miles traveled by trucks continue to increase each year. Lack of staff and delivery deadlines are becoming tighter day by day, which adds to the risk of truck accidents. The factors that can lead to a truck accident grow each day. Driver fatigue, aggressive driving, speeding, illegal traffic maneuvers, lack of maintenance or other distractions can all lead to a truck accident. The misfortune of a truck accident can have devastating consequences for families.

NHTSA Findings*

  •  In a year, 4,965 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks and an estimated 147,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks.
  •  71% of people killed in large-truck crashes were occupants of the other vehicles.
  •  76% of the fatal crashes involving large trucks occur on weekdays (6 a.m. Monday to 5:59 p.m. Friday)

Truck accident injury includes injury or death to you or a loved one. For over 40 years Attorney Joseph Quinn and his team of experts have been taking care of claims of the injured with impressive results.

Here is a Small Sample of Our Truck Accident Settlements & Verdicts:

  • $11 million for car crash victim
  • Couple awarded $10 million in Luzerne County court
  • $8.4 million award after fatal tractor-trailer median crossing
  • $6 million settlement in negligent trucker case

See OUR RESULTS PAGE for a representative sampling of some of the award-winning 7 and 8 figure settlements and verdicts we have achieved in truck accident cases.

*2020 Data

Social Security Lawyers

There are many reasons why you should hire a social security disability lawyer. One reason is that they can help you with the legal aspects of your case. They can help you to prove that you are eligible for disability benefits. They have experience and are familiar with the SSA’s application process and know what you need to do to get benefits.
Another reason is that they can help guide you on how to deal with the SSA, guide you on how the SSA works and what you need to do. They can also help you understand the SSA’s rules and find a doctor to write a statement for your case.

Fighting For Social Security Disability? No Recovery, No Fee

See OUR RESULTS PAGE for a representative sampling of some of the award-winning 7 and 8 figure settlements and verdicts we have achieved in personal injury cases.

Insurance Dispute Lawyers

Disputes with insurance companies may require suing the insurance company, and Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn’s Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.

Injured By a Bad Product?

No Recovery, No Fee

Like most people, you are responsible enough to take out the appropriate insurance policies “just in case.” But when a tragedy happens, your insurance company turns its back on you and you realize you weren’t “in good hands.” The sad reality is that insurance companies tend to make a practice of trying to deny legitimate claims. That can constitute what’s know as insurance “bad faith.”

The law requires insurance companies to act in good faith, meaning they must fulfill the duties and obligations set forth in your insurance policy. It requires them to pay claims properly and promptly. If they act in bad faith by willfully denying, delaying or discounting a claim, they can be held responsible not only for paying the claim, but can face substantial punitive damages.

At Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, our attorneys have the experience and resources to take on big insurance companies and make them pay your claim. We have an unparalleled reputation for exceptional results both in and out of the courtroom in Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania. Contact Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn If your insurance claim has been denied and you believe your insurance company treated you unfairly.

See OUR RESULTS PAGE for a representative sampling of some of the award-winning 7 and 8 figure settlements and verdicts we have achieved in personal injury cases.

Dangerous Product Lawyers

When you buy a product, you have certain rights as a consumer. The most basic is the right to be safe while using the item. Big companies have an obligation to design and manufacture safe products. When they fail in this obligation and you’re hurt by a shoddy product, you should speak with the experienced defective product lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn

Injured By a Bad Product?

No Recovery, No Fee

Faulty or defective products cause more than 30 million injuries and more than 20,000 deaths every year. What is even more alarming is that too often corporate manufacturers know their product is dangerous or defective, but put it out on the market anyway- putting profits ahead of consumer safety.

When someone is injured or killed by a dangerous or defective product, the manufacturer can be held accountable in court. The Products Liability Attorneys at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn have the experience and resources to stand up to the biggest corporations and fight to get you the justice you deserve. We have a history of unparalleled success in and out of the courtroom in Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania.

See OUR RESULTS PAGE for a representative sampling of some of the award-winning 7 and 8 figure settlements and verdicts we have achieved in personal injury cases.

Slip & Fall Lawyers

Slip and fall accidents can happen on private, commercial, or government-owned property. They can lead to an injury claim against the property owner or anyone else who may have caused or contributed to the accident.

Injured From a Slip & Fall?

No Recovery, No Fee

Even the simplest tasks after your fall are painful or even impossible. At any age, a fall can severely impair your life in an instant. Slips and falls are the second-leading cause of injury in America behind auto accidents, affecting more than a million people a year.

Falls can cause injuries to the back, wrist, elbow, shoulder, ankle, knee, hip and other joints, as well as injuries to the brain and other internal organs that only a qualified Slip & Fall Lawyer can assist with.
In cases where a slip or fall is caused by someone else’s negligence, the injured person and their loved ones may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

At Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, our professional Pennsylvania Slip & Fall Attorneys (also called Premises Liability Lawyers) have extensive experience representing people who have been injured in slip and fall cases. Our slip and fall lawyers have an unparalleled track record of success in Northeastern Pennsylvania in and out of the courtroom.

Here is a Small Sample of Our Slip & Fall Settlements & Verdicts:

  • $2.5 million jury award for man hurt in fall

See OUR RESULTS PAGE for a representative sampling of some of the award-winning 7 and 8 figure settlements and verdicts we have achieved in personal injury cases.