Motor vehicle passenger suffered neck injuries $57,500.00 settlement

Personal Injury attorney George Rassias settled the claim of a passenger injured in a car accident for $57,000.00. Our client suffered low back injuries with pain radiating down his leg, requiring several months of treatment, and the possibility of permanent nerve damage. Fortunately, the plaintiff had sufficient private health insurance to cover the cost of treatment beyond the extent of coverage he purchased by way of his own motor vehicle coverage (which is required to pay “First Party” benefits – such as medical costs and lost income). It is also fortunate that he chose the FULL TORT OPTION, entitling him to bring a claim for pain and suffering.

This case serves as an important reminder to everyone who owns a car to review your coverage and needs BEFORE an accident occurs. Saving a little bit of money on the policy cost, only to find out you do not have sufficient coverage once an accident occurs is a painful lesson – both physical and financially. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the negligent act of someone else – whether it be a car accident, slip & fall or medical Malpractice, you need and experienced and aggressive attorney to protect your rights. For a free consultation, contact the Personal Injury team at Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias at 610-892-9300 or online at

Mark R. Schmidt settles the case of a 61 year old convenience store clerk from Havertown for $100,000

The claimant was injured while lifting a case of beverages to place on the shelves, when he felt a sharp pain in his back and fell. Despite the incident being witnessed by the store owner, the insurance company denied the claim.

Mark R. Schmidt settles the case of a 39 year old welder from Wilmington Delaware, injured while working in Kennett Square Pennsylvania

Workers’ Compensation is one of the few fields of law that offer a Specialist Certification for lawyers who meet the strict requirements, which include years of practice dedicated to workers compensation claims, Continuing Legal Education and written testing.

Work injury lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the claim of a 25 year old solar panel installation foreman from Brookhaven, Delaware County

The insurance company fought his right to any workers’ compensation benefits, and fired him for ‘made up’ reasons – but likely just because he sought to protect his rights. Attorney Schmidt was unconcerned, and fought – and WON the claim.

Workers’ Compensation lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the claim of a 56 year old swimming pool laborer from Malvern, Chester County

The insurance company defined his injury as a sprain or strain, but the real injury was more severe. Workers’ Compensation lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the claim successfully!

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist lawyer Mark R. Schmidt resolved the claim of a 29 year old cable technician

The injured worker was disabled for approximately 1 month, and had undergone a brief course of physical therapy. The insurance company denied his claim, alleging he did not suffer any injuries.

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issues a decision on a “Question of First Impression

The Court addressed an issue of First Impression more than 100 years after the Workers’ Compensation Act became law demonstrates the need to be represented by an attorney who focuses their practice on this unique and highly specialized field of law.