August 16, 2017

Daniel Distasio Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum recently announced that attorney Daniel J. Distasio of the Wilkes-Barre personal injury firm Distasio & Kowalski, LLC has been certified as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Distasio is presently a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the country. The Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements on behalf of clients. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members of the forum, which acknowledges excellence in advocacy. It also provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for information exchange in major cases.

Daniel J. Distasio

Distasio earned his Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law. He focuses on cases involving auto & truck accidents, medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability.

For more information on Daniel J. Distasio or Distasio & Kowalski LLC, please call 570-970-5400.

July 26, 2017

Peter Biscontini named to Top 40 Under 40 Pennsylvania Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers

Peter J. Biscontini, Esquire, an attorney with the Wilkes-Barre personal injury firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC has been selected by National Trial Lawyers for inclusion into its Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania.

This honor is given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to attorneys in each state or region age 40 or younger who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

With the selection of Peter J. Biscontini by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, Mr. Biscontini has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills and trial results. The Top 40 Under 40 is a comprehensive list of the most outstanding trial lawyers chosen to represent their state or region. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process, which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

Distasio & Kowalski LLC, located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, specializes in Auto/Truck Accidents, Workers’ Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Personal Injury/Wrongful Death. For more information on Distasio & Kowalski LLC, please call 570-970-5400.

July 26, 2017

Daniel Distasio named to National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Daniel J. Distasio, of Distasio & Kowalski L.L.C., has been selected to the 2017 list of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). Less than one percent of practicing attorneys in the United States are selected for this honor. The recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession.

NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

Distasio & Kowalski LLC, located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, specializes in Auto/Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Personal Injury/Wrongful Death. For more information on Distasio & Kowalski LLC, please call 570-970-5400.

May 25, 2017

Attorneys from Distasio & Kowalski, LLC Named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Attorneys Daniel J. Distasio and Michael J. Kowalski, partners in the law firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the ninth straight year. They have been top rated in the category of Personal Injury Attorney. Super Lawyers are comprised of outstanding attorneys who have achieved the highest level of peer recognition and professional achievement.

2017 Rising Star

Attorney Peter J. Biscontini, an associate with Distasio & Kowalski, has been named a Pennsylvania Rising Star for 2017. The selection process for rising starts is the same as the Super Lawyers. The only exception is that to be eligible a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.

Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor bestowed by Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process. This includes nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Distasio & Kowalski LLC is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The firm specializes in Auto & Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.

For more information on Distasio & Kowalski LLC, please call 570-970-5400.

February 17, 2017

US Traffic Fatalities Reaches Nine Year High

The National Safety Council (NSC) just released estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. This is a 6% increase over 2015 in traffic fatalities and a 14% increase over 2014. The 2014 to 2016 increase in traffic fatalities marked the largest increase in 53 years, according to the NSC.

With the upward trend in traffic fatalities, the NSC is calling for the immediate implementation of life-saving measures, including:

  • Mandatory ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers
  • Automated enforcement techniques to catch speeders
  • Laws banning cell phone use
  • Upgrade seatbelt laws
  • Adopt a three-tiered licensing system for all new drivers under 21
  • Standardize and accelerate automotive safety technologies
  • Pass or reinstate motorcycle helmet laws
  • Adopt comprehensive pedestrian safety programs

Increase in Traffic Deaths a Call to Action

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) said that the increase in traffic fatalities was a call to action for the highway safety community. In a statement released by the GHSA, they named three predominant factors in contributing to traffic deaths. The factors include seat belt use, alcohol and speeding. Driver distractions and “our society’s addition to electronic devices” were also mentioned by the GHSA as likely playing a role in the increase in fatalities.

Risky Behaviors Can Cause Traffic Crashes

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, young millennials top the list of worst behaved drivers. A new report from the Foundation found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days. The behaviors, which increase crash risk, included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. Alarmingly, a high percentage of drivers of all ages surveyed responded that they had engaged in a risky behavior while driving in the past 30 days. The new survey was completed to identify attitudes and behaviors related to traffic safety.

The car accident attorneys in Wilkes-Barre encourage everyone to drive safely and free of distractions. We’ve seen the devastating results of car crashes and want you to be safe. If you need to speak to a car accident lawyer, call Distasio Kowalski in Wilkes-Barre today for a free consultation. Call 570-970-5400.