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Peter Munsing

Peter Munsing

I represent people & families throughout Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability
  • Connecticut, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
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I have been representing individuals, families, and small businesses since I graduated from law school in 1975. I believe that most people get confused by the legal system especially with insurance questions-- the system turns them around, nobody explains anything, and that turns them off. I want them to know their rights--that's why we're called The Know Your Rights People. Access to justice is why I offer free consultations, and take death and injury cases on a contingent fee--which means I don't get paid until I get money for the person I represent. Unlike many attorneys, I don't represent insurance companies to avoid a conflict of interest. Also, unlike many attorneys, I charge only for costs outside of my office---many attorneys charge for postage, even phone fees--and then charge interest on that! I went to the University of Michigan, then to Georgetown University's Law School, and have a further degree, a Masters of Law, from Temple University. I have been in practice for over thirty five years, and have represented people from adjusters to veterinarians, whose family members have been killed or who have --through no fault of their own-- had to deal with fractures and all manner of other injuries, from many varieties of corporate and individual carelessness. Some lawyers say they only take "serious" cases--I believe that any injury that causes you limitations, pain, is serious to you. Give me a call if you have a legal question about any form of injury--if I can't help you, I'll at least try to tell you who can! And it won't cost you a dime --even the call is free--1-888-PA-LAWS-1 (1-888-725-2971)!

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car crahes
  • Pedestrian run-downs
  • Bicycle injuries
  • Tractor-Trailer crashes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    The insurance company is staffed by professionals whose job is to pay out as little as possible. Before you speak to them, you should have the opportunity to speak to someone who is on your side. A lot of law firms that advertise for personal injury cases also represent insurance companies! I don't represent insurance companies to avoid this conflict of interest. Every week I give free consultations to people who want to know their legal options--that's why my practice is called "The Know Your Rights People."(c) Too many lawyers don't care if their callers know why things happen in the law, or what resources may be available to them if they don't think an injury is "serious" enough for them. If you or a loved one has been hurt, then that injury is serious--and that's how I treat all callers. I've advised people with burn injuries, fatalities in their families, hit-and-run injuries, bicycle and motorcycle crashes, tractor trailer wrecks, medical mistakes, failures to diagnose, problems from dangerous medications and products. In fact, I'm proud that when insurance adjusters have been hurt or their family has been injured they call me to represent them! Whatever your injury or death question, call us. You can even use our toll free number: 1-800-367-5298. Put it in your phone so if a friend--or you--gets hit you can call for advice before you speak with the insurance adjuster!
  • Contingent Fees
    I take injury cases on a "contingent fee" which means I don't get paid until I get the other side to put money on the table. Most of my clients are average working people, without the money to pay the huge hourly fees insurance companies pay their lawyers. I want you to be able to have a lawyer if you've been hurt, so I set out to not charge up front fees for injured people or families who've had a loved one killed. I only get paid when I get money for you. It's that simple. Don't you wish other professions were like that? It doesn't cost a dime to talk to me, and it doesn't cost money to retain me as your lawyer. Unlike many other law firms I don't charge interest on casefile costs I advance, and I only get my costs back if and when I get money for you! You don't have to pay expenses up front as happens with many lawfirms.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I've helped thousands of clients and have given information to many more times that , and I'd be happy to speak with you about your case. Call me for an appointment!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
DC
Maryland
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
1st Circuit
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
4th Circuit
U.S. Court Of Claims
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
Education
Temple University Beasley School of Law
LL.M. (1996) | Trial Advocacy
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In the first class of Temple University Law School's Masters of Law in Trial Advocacy
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (1975) | Emphasis on topics related to rights of individuals. Practiced for one year under a local District of Columbia Court rule allowing law students to represent clients in the courts of the District of Columbia.
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1972) | History
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Honors: Full tuition scholarships; honors college
Activities: Staff ot the Michigan daily;editorial staff of Gargoyle (Michigan's humor magazine);founder, University of Michigan Rowing Club; Environmental Law Society; active with political campaigns
Professional Associations
Chester County Bar Association
member
- Current
BERKS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
member
- Current
American Associaton for Justice
member
- Current
Activities: former chair, Forklift and Industrial Vehicle Litigation Group
Pennsylvania Bar Association
member
- Current
Activities: Solo & Small Firm Practice Section Member
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
New Jersey Association for Justice
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Monroe County Bar Association
member
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Legal Answers
5218 Questions Answered

Q. What does it mean when my car insurance says it has an 'insurance guaranty'?
A: Depends on the section it's under. I don't want to speculate.
Q. My boyfriend is from India and wants to come visit will it be a problem for him to get visa? He is Muslim.
A: Visitor visa should not be a problem assuming he has a clean record.
Q. How long are immigrantion bonds taking lately? I won my asylum case, and it’s been 10 months since I sent the receipts.
A: Congratulations! If you had an attorney ask the attorney. If not it makes sense to get a consultation from a member of AILA or a certified immigration specialist if California has one, or with HIAS , LIRS, JRS or similar refugee agencies that are non-profit and can give you help.
Q. is a US passport enough as proof of citizenship. My joint sponsor lost his naturalization certificate?
A: Yes but he should start looking for his naturalization cert because as long as people are talking about looking back....... a passport may not be enough ...for him!
Q. We have a friend who would like to move here from Canada. What does she need to do to move here and find a job?
A: Pretty simple--get hired by a company willing to get her in under an H1 or similar. Suggest best bet is work with a company up there who has offices or even an HQ down here. However if she doesn't have skills sufficient to show there are no US citizens meeting her qualifications that may be difficult. However, at 20 she may not have a degree yet, so I don't think it will be that easy. She is more likely to be able to come in as a temporary worker, think summer help, but that also means she's expected to leave promptly.
Q. I got a std while studying in the US. It affects me enormously physically and psychologically. Can I apply for asylum ?
A: Sorry, but asylum is for those under thread of death or serious violence from a foreign government and similar issues. Having a disease isn't grounds for asylum.
Q. Will green card application be rejected and my SO deported??
A: Because marriage has obligations you don't necessarily want to get married just because you can't afford to travel. The Immigration service will look skeptically at the relationship leading up to the marriage so if you marry and he has to go ask yourself seriously are you prepared to go with him? I strongly advise you to get (without him at first) a consultation with a member of AILA or an attorney who is certified as an immigration specialist under the Pennsylvania Court rules.
Q. What can i do if i dont have the date my dad became a citizen when im filling for citizenship.
A: See if your mom has copies of any old passports,or if she can recollect where they were living when he converted etc. She can probably get the information if your dad's becoming citizen had anything to do with her. Maybe an uncle, aunt someone in the family can intervene.
Q. What happens when someone overstays their tourist visa length in the US?
A: Then or now? Then, usually nothing. Now---could be problems. You may be better off leaving, then returning properly. If they catch you & toss you you'll have problems getting in. Suggest you contact an attorney who is a member of AILA or a certified immigration specialist by the Pennsylvania Courts.
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