MyersLafferty is pleased to announce the opening of our Boston office to better serve our growing client base in the
New England area. We also welcome D. Sean McMahon, Esquire as Of Counsel to the Boston office. Mr. McMahon is
an experienced state and federal litigator and former Special Assistant United States Attorney. He received his JD
from the New England School of Law and LLM from Boston University. Our office is conveniently located in downtown
Boston at Two Center Plaza, Suite 510, just a short walk from North Station and just steps from the Government
Center T Station.
Founding partner William Myers was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine.
The distinction was awarded following an extensive survey of 36,000 state lawyers and a review by a blue ribbon panel.
As a result, the firm was spotlighted in the June 2005 issues of both Philadelphia Magazine and
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. Read more >>
- $10,500,000 Verdict in Fire Injury Case in Delaware. Mr. Myers represented a farmer who was
burned when the propane in his chicken house ignited. Mr. Myers secured a large settlement from the propane
distributor then went to trial against the poultry production company that contracted with the farmer, and
secured a $10 million verdict after two weeks of trial. [read more]
- $2,460,000 Mr. Lafferty won this Verdict for a Maryland Dredge Operator [read more] [read more]
- $1,515,000 Verdict for Trackman Hit By Train. Mr. Myers represented a Conrail track worker
who was struck by a train and thrown 200 feet into a snow bank. The evidence at trial showed that the
Conrail dispatcher gave permission for the train to go down the track just minutes after giving permission
Mr. Myers' client to go onto the track to de-ice switches. [read more]
- $1,500,000 Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case. Mr. Myers represented a man whose penis
was severely injured by the medical malpractice of his treating urologist. When the defendant refused to
settle, Mr. Myers took the case to Court and persuaded a jury to award the client and his wife $1.5 million.
- $1,500,000 in Amtrak "Cat Car" Case. This case involved a man seriously injured when he fell
off a specially designed railroad car used by Amtrak to repair overhead catenary wire. Mr. Myers proved that
the guardrails were too low to prevent workers from falling, and convinced Amtrak and the manufacturer of
the vehicle to settle the case without the need to go to trial.
- Defective Seatbelt Leads to $1,000,000 Settlement. Mr. Myers obtained this settlement for
the family of a 10-year-old girl who was sitting in the front seat of her grandmother's car when the car was
struck by another vehicle in a low impact collision. Because of design defects in the seatbelt system, the
girl's seat belt did not fit snugly enough around her, resulting in her sliding under the lap belt and being
hung by the shoulder harness.
- $950,000 Settlement in "Split Rim" Case. Mr. Myers obtained this settlement on the first day
of trial for a client who had been seriously injured when a truck tire rim blew apart and flew into the man's
face. The manufacturer of the rim, Goodyear, had tried to claim the accident was the mechanic's fault, but
Mr. Myers uncovered evidence of hundreds of similar injuries around the country. [read more]
- Award of $850,000 to Trainman Who Fell Off Railcar. After a six day trial, a federal jury in
Philadelphia awarded $850,000 to a conductor represented by Mr. Myers. The conductor, forced to climb
onto a railcar roof to pry open a door that had jammed, fell and injured the heels of his feet.
- $733,000 for Amtrak conductor. MyersLafferty attorney Bill Myers recently won a verdict for
an Amtrak conductor who fell on water in the men's room at the Race Street Engine House at 30th Street
Station. Although the case was tried in Philadelphia, Amtrak brought in counsel from New York, and only
offered $225,000 to settle before trial. The case was tried over seven days, but the jury took only 45
minutes to return its verdict entirely in favor of the employee.
- $600,000 Settlement for Delaware & Hudson Conductor. MyersLafferty attorney Bill Myers
represented a Delaware & Hudson conductor who was injured when he slipped in the mud while
removing an End of Train device at the Oak Island Railyard in New Jersey. Mr. Myers conducted extensive
depositions of railroad management employees, and built a case strong enough that D&H was persuaded
to settle before trial.
- $400,000 FELA Verdict for Railroad Employee Injured in Elevator Accident [read more]
- $380,000 for Amtrak trainman in Florida. Using information obtained from Amtrak's own
FRA reporting, Mr. Myers persuaded Amtrak to settle this case on behalf of a trainman who sustained
knee injuries and a hernia running from train derailment in the Sanford Yard.
- Jury Awards $281,000 for Carpal Tunnel Injuries. Mr. Myers persuaded a federal jury that a
mechanic's wrist injuries were caused by his repetitive use of hand tools at work. After a full week of trial,
the jury took just an hour to award Mr. Myers' client more than a quarter million dollars.
- Award of $250,000 to Police Officer. Mr. Myers recently persuaded a jury to award $250,000
to an Amtrak police officer who tripped over a raised vestibule plate in a rail car sitting in New York. The
officer couldn't see the tripping hazard because Amtrak failed to properly light the railcar.
- Settlements of $185,000 for Client Injured in Automobile Accident. Mr. Myers represented
a client injured in a car accident by another driver's negligence. The other driver only had $25,000 in
insurance. After obtaining that money, Mr. Myers persuaded his client's own insurer to pay the client
$160,000 in underinsured motorists benefits.
- $100,000 Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case. In a case of clear medical malpractice, Mr. Myers
represented a teenage girl who suffered severe pain following a routine surgical procedure. The reason
for her pain was that her surgeons had left a fourteen inch metal bowel retractor inside the young
woman's abdomen. The client's prior attorney was on the verge of settling the case for $20,000 when
a friend referred her to Mr. Myers. He called the doctor's insurance carrier immediately, and raised the
demand from $20,000 to $100,000. The carrier paid.
NOTE: Be aware that the results that have been achieved in one case are not an indication or guarantee
of the results that could or would be achieved in any other case.