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Lack of regulation for modified stretch limousines pose dangers

October 9, 2018

The horrific fatal crash of yet another modified stretch limousine this past weekend has us again talking about the lack of safety regulations for these vehicles. 20 were killed in the New York limousine crash, making it the deadliest transportation accident in the U.S. in nearly a decade. According to news reports, a Ford Excursion limousine went through a stop sign and hit a parked vehicle before crashing into a ditch. Two pedestrians and all 18 people in the limo died. Among those killed in the limousine accident were four sisters. Others included couples just starting their lives together and friends who came together to celebrate a 30th birthday. This limousine crash is an unspeakable tragedy that may have been prevented. The dangers of modified stretch limousines Why did not one passenger survive the limousine crash? It’s a question that investigators hope to answer. The concerning lack of safety regulations […]

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Daniel Distasio named Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer

October 3, 2018

WILKES-BARRE, PA – October 3, 2018 – Attorney Daniel Distasio, a partner in the Wilkes-Barre personal injury firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, has been selected by The National Trial Lawyers for inclusion in is Top 100 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 the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. With his selection to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Mr. Distasio has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills and trial results as a trial lawyer. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process, which includes peer nominations combined […]

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Michael J. Kowalski recognized in the Best Lawyers in America©

August 17, 2018

WILKES-BARRE, PA – August 17, 2018 – Attorney Michael J. Kowalski, a partner in the Wilkes-Barre personal injury firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. Attorney Kowalski was selected for his expertise in the area of Personal Injury Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers in America rankings are based solely on peer-review surveys. Tens of thousands of attorneys confidentially evaluate their colleagues. Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas. Best Lawyers is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide that identifies outstanding counsel for a wide range of legal matters. Distasio & Kowalski LLC is located in Wilkes-Barre. The personal injury attorneys specialize in Auto & Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice. Birth Injury, Product Liability, Personal […]

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Daniel Distasio recognized by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

May 21, 2018

Daniel Distasio, of Distasio & Kowalski L.L.C., has been selected to the 2018 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team and selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations. They are approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the […]

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May Brings a Focus on Motorcycle Safety

May 6, 2018

May is Motorcycle Safety Month and PennDOT is encouraging riders to register for a free motorcycle safety course through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program. There are programs for new motorcycle riders, as well as returning and experienced riders. Spring can be one of the best times for motorcyclists, but sadly it can also be one of the most dangerous. As a personal injury firm, the attorneys at Distasio Kowalski have seen the damages of motorcycle crashes firsthand. We’ve just come off a cold snowy winter in NEPA and the weather has finally warmed up. Motorcycle riders can’t wait to get out on the open road and feel the wind in their face. It’s important to keep safety top of mind when riding. Motorcyclists are much more likely than passenger car occupants to die or become injured in a serious crash. The NHTSA reported that in 2016, we saw the largest […]

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Understanding the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect

February 6, 2018

It’s usually one of the happiest times of a couple’s lives. Expectant parents anxiously preparing and awaiting the birth of a new baby. Tragically, excitement can quickly turn to heartbreak for parents when something goes wrong and an infant is born injured or suffering in some way. It’s an important time to be sure you understand the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect. While this is a confusing time for new parents, filled with a mix of emotions, it is important to determine the cause of your baby’s suffering. Knowing the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect can be very important in determining if there was any medical negligence involved in harm caused to your baby. If there was negligence or a medical error, you may be eligible for compensation for those injuries and for ongoing medical treatment for your newborn. What is a […]

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    We understand your suffering and are here to legal representation if your baby is the victim of a tragic birth injury. 

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    Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can result in devastating injuries. Reach out to our firm for help. 

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    If you were seriously injured in a construction or industrial accident, our firm will fight aggressively for you. 

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    We are injury attorneys dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones.