Marina Kats Receives 2015 Super Lawyers Award

Kats, Jamison & Associates is a full-service law firm providing expert legal advice in the areas of personal injury, including automobile, trucking, pedestrian and slip-and-fall accidents, as well as representing clients in criminal defense, real estate, corporate law, family law and immigration law matters.

 

The firm is unique because of their multi-language and multi-disciplined abilities. When you walk into our office, in addition to English, you hear people speaking in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, French, Armenian, Hebrew and Spanish.

 

Marina Kats is named to the Super Lawyers list, an honor she has received many times. In addition to practicing law, Marina was named one of the Best 50 Women in Business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She has been inducted in to the Women’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and was name Consumer Advocate of the Year for five consecutive years. She is on the Board of Einstein Healthcare Network and is a Trustee of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

 

Over the years, the firm has had many successes obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, from $1 million to $30 million. There is no case too big or too small for the Kats firm. The clients will receive the firm’s undivided attention whether they have a $5,000 or $500 million case.

 

“Traditional Values and a modern approach to serving clients with the commitment and professionalism they deserve.”

 

This was another triumphant year for the Kats firm. “We keep doing what we do best,” says Marina, who was again selected as one of the Legal Leaders Philadelphia’s top Rated Lawyers. In one of her especially difficult cases, she recently achieved a $1.15 million settlement, which was featured and published as one of the Top Pennsylvania Verdicts and Settlements.

 

The firm continues to expand with Richard Seidel, a 26-year veteran trail lawyer, recently joining. He has many multimillion-dollar verdicts, including an $8.5 million verdict in the field of medical malpractice. He is the former chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Commission and former chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

 

Marina earned the L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy, a degree achieved by less than 1 percent of all lawyers in Pennsylvania. She often lectures on law and also judges national law school competitions.

 

With all of the accolades, what Marina values most is the opinion of her clients. “My focus always was, and will forever be, my clients,” she says.

 

Marina Kats and her firm are available 24/7 to meet the needs of every client.

Legal Leader Names Kats Jamison & Associates as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in Philadelphia

2014 Top Rated Lawyers in Philadelphia

We are proud to be published in Legal Leaders as Philadelphia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014!

See the full article here: 2014 Top Rated Lawyers in Philadelphia

A Misconception About Limited Tort Cases: What is the meaning of serious or permanent injury?

Our firm recently obtained a six-figure settlement for a limited tort case, in which a woman was injured as a result of a car accident. The firm’s philosophy is not always to accept limited tort cases because it is very difficult to say at the initial interview whether the individual’s injury will overcome the presumption of the limited tort. The injured individual should not be afraid to call us or any other lawyers, as the initial consultation is free and our firm is representing the client on a contingent fee basis. Meaning that there will never be a charge to the client unless we achieve the recovery and receive money for the client.

 
Our firm will do everything possible to make sure the client gets the recovery they deserve in a limited tort case. We listen to our clients to represent them diligently. We obtain, at no upfront cost to the client, all the medical bills and reports. We have an extensive discussion with the client on how the accident affected their life and try to develop a comprehensive picture of how the client is suffering as a result of the accident.
It is a big misconception that many people are told that you need to have fractured bones in order to overcome a limited tort presumption. It is simply not true.

 
In order to overcome a limited tort case, what that statute says you have to have is a serious or permanent injury. There is no definition in that statute of the meaning of serious or permanent. Therefore is it between a client and lawyer to see if a case could be developed into something that should be pursued in court or settled with the insurance company. Or perhaps the lawyer will tell the client where there is no chance of victory. Our firm has a weekly meeting where we have that discussion amongst our selves as to the viability of the clients case. If we decide to take the case to trial, our firm is usually successful in securing a win for our client. Of course there is no guarantees and any past results are not a reflection of what could happen in the future. But I encourage everyone who has a car accident to call us whether they have a limited tort or full tort.

Justice is served in this Philadelphia slip and fall accident

$1.15 Million Awarded in Slip and Fall Accident

It’s amazing – and more than a little scary – how a seemingly innocuous moment can dramatically alter the course of your life.

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, you need a slip and fall attorney with a proven track record of getting results in Philadelphia courts – like the $1.15 million we recently won for a client who suffered a slip and fall injury in a Philadelphia hotel. You need an attorney who knows the law inside and out, who has your best interests in mind, and who will fight for justice. If you think that you, like the client in this case, were injured unjustly, call us for a free consultation to find out how we can help you. If English is an issue for you or your family members, don’t worry – we speak multiple languages. If your injury is preventing you from coming to our office, we will come to you. And because we work on a contingency fee – meaning we don’t get paid unless you win – clients who have lost employment and had medical bills pile up due to an accident don’t have to worry. We will fight to win your case!

This particular client was attending a business sales conference held at a major hotel chain’s suburban Philadelphia location. A simple trip to the bathroom became a life-changing event after she slipped and fell on a wet, recently washed floor. She struck the back of her head on the wall and her knee on the floor, leaving her with lasting concussion symptoms, a nasty cut on the knee, and cognitive issues consistent with a traumatic brain injury.

All too often, property owners neglect their duty of preventing hazards on the premises that could reasonably cause harm, and all too often, that neglect results in a person’s life being turned on its head. Victims of such slip and fall accidents have the right to contact an injury lawyer who will fight for proper and fair compensation for the slip and fall that robs them of their livelihood.
Before her slip and fall, our client was a top saleswoman and avid outdoor enthusiast; since her injury, to this day, she suffers from frequent migraines and cognitive impairment. She has a great amount of difficulty with memory, including word recall, and is no longer able to hold down a full-time job. Cognitive assessments after the accident included “abnormal findings” and generally subpar mental performance.

And so our brave plaintiff found herself dealing with constant pain, suffering from anxiety and depression, and having to fight tooth and nail for reasonable recompense as an average citizen going up against a massive international corporation.

She needed a slip and fall lawyer who knows law and most importantly know how to win. The firm of Kats & Associates argued passionately on behalf of this client, as we do for all clients who have been put in bad situations by the negligence of others. Serious injuries require serious injury lawyers who get results – and get results we did.

After one day of mediation before the Honorable Russell M. Nigro, we agreed to waive the $300,000-plus workers’ compensation lien, then settled with the hoteliers on $1.15 million in compensation – just the kind of swift and victorious results clients need from their lawyers and can expect from Kats & Associates.

If you have suffered an injury and someone else is at fault, legal action may be an option for you. Call us today for a free consultation.

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