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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
4270 Questions Answered

Q. Can we sue someone for scaring us by a car?
A: Did you report him to the police? Seems it violates several code sections. Can you sue him? Technically yes, but as that type of case is frowned on by the Courts I doubt it. If you have ptsd then see about having it documented.
Q. I need to know about driving a unicycle electric self balancing on the road.
A: You have to see if a unicycle is allowed on a roadway--most states laws define cycle as two wheels. Check with the state police.
Q. I was involved in a back up accident where I was backing up and so was the person I backed into no tickets were issued
A: Assuming the person was behind you, then if you hit them you are responsible as they are ahead of you in your direction
Q. In 2016 I was in a car accident , i was hit near the passenger side wheel, after I observed duties at a stop sign,
A: Look at the statute and argue you did what it said. Presumably you came out and someone hit you. If they didn't have a stop sign too they have the right of way.
Q. Driver at fault for hitting my vehicle, caused total loss for me, what can I do beyond insurance?
A: I'm assuming you were not hurt. If you were contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice--they give free consults. Generally all you could get would be the rental if your policy didn't cover that & the deductible, but check with your insurance because usually they go after the person for that as part of their "subrogation" claim. If your policy doesn't provide replacement value insurance, which only a few do, then you can't go after her for the replacement value, just the "book value" or "market value" which is presumably what your insurance valued the car at.
Q. I have a car insured by Progressive insurance. The car hit a deer and insurance is totaling the car. The car is a 2010
A: Not sure what they want to arbitrate. Makes most sense to contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn that handles insurance "bad faith" cases. They give free consults.
Q. Does person filing medical malpractice lawsuit in Al have to remain a homeowner in Al?
A: What they probably want to avoid is it seeming like the hospital is being sued by an "ousider" or , more likely, they want to avoid the case being "removed" to Federal Court. It makes sense for your mom --and you--to sit down with the lawyers, understand their concerns. Taking on a medical malpractice case is expensive, and if they are willing to file a case they need to avoid anything that could affect the outcome. There are very few cases that are taken, so if that is their judgment go with them as they are the people who have the biggest financial risk. That being said, it's likely there's nothing to prevent your mom from spending time at the new location if that's doable, so she starts to get used to it and can "test drive" it, as it were. Talk to them.
Q. Can a homeowner be held liable for hiring an unsafe company to work on their home?
A: I don't believe so. If a worker is injured they should be guided by their insurer and not give statements.
Q. in North Carolina does the hospital have to notify you before placing a medical lien from a car accident
A: Depends--did they get a judgment? Contact a member of the NC Assn for justice--they give free consults.
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