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Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability
  • Connecticut, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
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Summary

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
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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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Websites & Blogs
Website
Peter N. Munsing's Website Profile
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The Law Offices of Peter N. Munsing, P.C. Website
Legal Answers
5381 Questions Answered

Q. if pedestrian is already in unmarked crosswalk, does driver have to yield right of way (maryland)
A: As a pedestrian some of your medical costs may be covered by the medical on your car insurance. What Mr. Eidelberg said is correct. Having the right of way though doesn't mean you can step forward without looking actively--which means if you walk, eyes on phone, earphones on, hoodie over face, a court may find that you were "contributorily careless" Get your injures seen to, particularly knee injuries as I've had clients with tendon, ligament, and patellar damage from the impact as the bumper of the car is about knee height
Q. Does this apply to parking lots on private property
A: Generally,the rules of the road/right of way type issues, duty of care all apply on private property if that's what you're asking.
Q. Can an insurance company deny coverage if the driver was unauthorized?
A: Unless her son stole it he would be authorized. Its baloney. Suggest you provide estimates for repair, file a complaint with the insurance commissioner. Depending on the nature of the denial you may have claims under Sec. 93 A of the MGL.
Q. While walking my 8 year old blue merle collie on a leash my dog was struck by a vehicle-street was clear when crossing
A: As Atty Fienman notes the degree to which there is a traffic violation and what charges are made are up to the police and DA if it's a felony charge. You have a civil case. Your medical bills for the fall and resulting treatment would be covered by your car insurance (no deductible, no copay). You have a claim against the other vehicle for your injuries and those to your pet. If you need PTS therapy, you may want to look into EMDR. Google "psychology today EMDR therapist __________________ Pennsylvania" (insert name of town) to find a therapist. I would advise against giving a recorded statement until you've spoken with an attorney. We provide free consultations so that people can speak with an attorney before talking to the adjuster.
Q. If you settle with a tort claim (o.c g.a. subsection 9-11-67.1) can you still be suit in civil court for wrongful death?
A: Assuming part of the settlement was a release generally no, though it depends who was released. Get a copy of the release, talk to the lawyer the insurance company paid to represent you.
Q. My dog was hit by a car New Years Eve. He just brought the bill to us for damage to his bumper. Are we liable?
A: See if your homeowners will pay as a casualty loss. Depending on your deductible that may not be worth it. Did you report it to the police? Many policies require it. If the other guy sues you for the bumper it's not your fault if the dogs were set loose.
Q. I may be sued for damages resulting from a car accident. Is there a way to protect my family and safeguard our assets?
A: Report it to your insurance company. Before they pay anyone they will require a release so you should be protected. In many states the jointly held property is protected.
Q. Is using legal malpractice settlement money to pay off bank to save our home taxable?
A: Generally, malpractice settlements are not taxable.
Q. My adjuster doesn’t work for the insurance company.Can I sue him?he denied my claim a week before he spoke to me.
A: I have no idea what type of adjuster, was it an on the job injury etc. if it was on the job contact a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice who handles workers comp who is in the county where this happened. They give free consultations.
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The Law Offices of Peter N. Munsing, P.C.
939 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 367-5298
Telephone: (610) 478-7878
Fax: (610) 478-8787