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Prior to joining Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, Joel worked for a regional defense law firm where he represented insurance companies. As a result, Joel is aware of how insurance companies attempt to diminish the value of injury claims and can effectively advise his clients to achieve the...
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In the area of Plaintiffs Personal Injury, he has handled cases involving motor vehicle collisions, premise liability, transportation liability, and product failures. He is a frequent lecturer in the area of plaintiffs’ personal injury for both the Delaware State Bar Association and the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Weik has been lead counsel in approximately seventy-five cases that have gone to a jury trial in the area of plaintiffs’ personal injury. In addition, he has experience in the appellate area before the Delaware State Supreme Court....
After graduating from law school, Pat returned to West Virginia where he worked for a large defense firm. He defended clients in consumer finance, deliberate intent, and Mine Safety Health Administration cases. In 2008, he moved to the Wilmington, Delaware, area where he joined a large Wilmington law...
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She then returned to the Delaware Valley and received her law degree from Widener Law School where she graduated, cum laude, in 2006.
She was admitted to practice in Delaware in 2006 and Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2007.
She has been representing plaintiffs in childhood sexual abuse and employment cases since early 2007. She is a Director of the firm.
Raeann was selected to the Super Lawyers’ Delaware Rising Stars List in 2012, 2013, and...
Liz is a member of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, where she serves on the Board of Governors. Liz’s practice areas include personal injury litigation, worker’s compensation and other toxic torts including environmental litigation.
Prior to joining Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, Katie worked for a regional personal...
He subsequently received a Master’s Degree in Irish History from Queen’s University-Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2008.
Following a brief period of time working for a non-profit in Washington, DC, he attended the University of Richmond School of Law from where he graduated in 2012. At Richmond he served as Manuscripts Editor for the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest and was on the Law School’s Trial Advocacy Board.
Tom worked briefly for a corporate and defense law firm in Louisville, Kentucky...
Bill was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2004 and...
Rachel is an attorney at Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty practicing in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. Rachel was born in Annapolis, Maryland. She attended Iowa State University, obtaining her B.A. in 2003 in Political Science and International Studies. She studied law at Penn State's Dickinson School of law where she served as an Editor on the yearbook of Arbitration and Mediation. Ms. Allen received her J.D. in 2010 and was admitted to the bar of the State of Delaware in March 2011.
Rachel served as a Certified Legal Intern with the Penn State Family Law Clinic in 2009...
While in law school, Samuel served as judicial extern to the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He gained valuable experience researching and writing court opinions on civil rights and employment law matters.
After law school, Samuel completed a...
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When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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