Personal Injury Lawyers

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99%

Success rate

Where
Experience Meets Results

Erie personal injury lawyers

Like your lawyer. Love your results.

For decades, the Erie personal injury attorneys at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini have been serving their communities, representing individuals and families who have been injured or lost loved ones as a result of carelessness or negligence. We have over 70 years of combined legal experience in representing accident victims in automobile accidents, trucking and motorcycle accidents, premises liability cases, traumatic brain injury cases, dog bites and all personal injury matters.

Mr. Parini has been a consummate professional.

George M.

Matt was awesome!!!

V.L.

Gene, I can’t thank you enough for all your help.

M.P.

Great job, always available.

M.B.

John is a great attorney.

Virginia

John was very helpful in every situation.

Bill

Why choose us?

0 Cost up front

You will receive a free consultation with an attorney at our firm.

We do not farm cases out to other firms. You will always receive personalized attention from an experienced attorney when you work with us.

70 Years

Our attorneys are highly experienced.

Our attorneys have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies, and we know how to beat them. We have direct experience in maximizing your recovery.

99 Percent

We have a 99 percent success rate in personal injury matters.

When we take a case, we expect to be able to achieve a successful outcome. If you or a loved one has been injured, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

10 Out of 10

We are respected by peers and industry leaders.

The lawyers have been selected by Super Lawyers on several occasions and are rated as 10 out of 10 by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating service.

Case successes

You can be confident in our ability to handle your case and produce maximum results.

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MILLION

For man injured by falling pipe

$850

THOUSAND

For plow driver struck by truck

$565

THOUSAND

For passenger injured in truck accident

Being seriously injured for any reason is devastating. You may have many questions for which you do not have answers.

Your questions answered:

Medical Bills

Unearned Wages

Property Damage

Insurance Companies

Negligent Driver

How will I pay for my medical bills? Not only do I have to deal with the pain and suffering associated with my injury, but I also must worry about medical treatment.

What can I do about the money I am not able to earn at work? How will I pay bills, buy food and take care of my family? Can I be compensated?

Who is going to pay for the property damage to my car? How will I perform my necessary activities, like work and getting food and other supplies?

What is the best way to deal with insurance companies? Do I need to talk to them myself, and how much about the accident should I reveal?

Can the negligent person be held responsible for all the damage that was caused? What types of things can the negligent parties be held accountable for?

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Your questions deserve honest and complete answers. That is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to provide guidance and get you fair and just compensation.

More about our firm

Let a personal injury lawyer take on the hassle so you can recover.
We have a reputation with the insurance companies of being fighters and winners.

In successfully litigating hundreds of personal injury cases in Erie County, Crawford County and Warren County, the attorneys at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini have the knowledge, skills and perseverance needed to succeed in personal injury cases. With experience negotiating settlements and fighting in trials, the attorneys at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini have the know how, drive and experience to support you and your family through this difficult time.

Here is what we will do:

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Answer all questions

We will spend as much time as necessary with you and your family and make sure all your questions are answered in a compassionate way.

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Collect evidence

We will collect and maintain any evidence of negligence of the defendant including photographs.

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Contact witnesses

We will locate witnesses quickly and get recorded statements, so the information provided is as accurate as possible and no one forgets important facts.

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Develop a plan

We will develop a plan of action to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and damages.

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Reconstruct the accident

We will hire needed accident reconstruction experts to help prove the defendant was negligent.

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Handle insurance companies

We will deal with the insurance companies and their lawyers and obtain medical records and reports from medical experts, if necessary.

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Communicate

We will contact the negligent person or company and obtain insurance information.

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Get compensation

We negotiate strongly with insurance companies for a fair settlement. If the case does not settle, we will take the case to trial and fight for your rights.

Top rated injury lawyers

The lawyers at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini have been selected as a Top 10 Attorney for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys This is an honor awarded to attorneys demonstrating exceptional and outstanding client service. The lawyers have been selected by Super Lawyers on several occasions and are rated as 10 out of 10 by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating service.

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Melaragno, Placidi & Parini

We provide highly effective legal counsel geared toward securing real results for our clients.

The lawyers at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini have extensive trial experience having tried over 150 jury trials as lead counsel. One of the attorneys has worked for the insurance companies and knows how they investigate, review, evaluate and try to reduce your recovery. They have direct experience in maximizing your recovery.

The attorneys at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini have extensive experience handling multipe types of personal injury cases. Every case is different, as every injury is different. We have decades of combined experience in cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip & fall accidents, wrongful death claims and dog bite injuries.

With more than 70 years of collective legal experience and an exceptional history of success, you can be confident in our ability to handle your case and produce maximum results.

Free Consultation

There is no downside to contacting us. If you have questions, we have answers. And it won’t cost you a thing to get your questions answered. The initial consultation is free. We will take as long as necessary to determine whether you have the right to file a lawsuit to compensate you for your injuries.

Practice Areas

Car Accidents

Dealing with insurance companies after you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident can be stressful. Our aggressive team of lawyers helps tip the playing field, giving you an advantage.

Truck Accidents

Because these types of accidents are more complicated, it the best practice to hire an experienced Pennsylvania truck crash lawyer to fight for your rights and to get the compensation that you deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle is the deadliest type of road vehicle to use for travel. Motorcycle accidents are more likely to be deadly than accidents involving only passenger cars.

Wrongful Death

There is nothing more devastating than the wrongful death of a loved one. When someone's death is caused by the neglect act of another, arelative or representative may receive damages from the responsible party.

Slip & Fall Accidents

In Pennsylvania, property owners, especially businesses, are required by law to maintain a safe premise for the people that enter on their property.

Criminal Defense

When you are facing a criminal charge, no matter the severity, your freedom is on the line. You cannot afford to waste time; protect your job, protect your freedom, retain an experienced Erie, Pennsylvania criminal defense. lawyer.

Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side can make all the difference when pursing justice for yourself and your family.

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Choosing an injury lawyer

Getting Results

Get better results with a personal injury lawyer. Studies show that people who hire an attorney are more likely to receive compensation. When damages are awarded, people with a lawyer receive higher payouts than those who do not.

A study titled Paying for Auto Injuries, performed by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), found that people on average received a 40 percent higher settlement in car accident cases when represented by an attorney. In all cases, insurance payouts to injured people are 3.5 times higher for those who have an attorney. Let us handle the hassle and deal with the insurance companies while you get better.

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40 Percent Higher

Settlements for auto accidents are 40 percent higher with an attorney.

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3.5 Times Higher

Insurance payouts to injury victims are 3.5 times higher with an attorney.

Our Team

Our Attorneys

Melaragno, Placidi & Parini is conveniently located in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. Our attorneys represent clients in matters throughout many jurisdictions of Western Pennsylvania.

What should you do if you are involved in a car accident?

Annually, U.S. drivers are involved in over six million accidents. One in three of those crashes involve personal injuries to the driver and/or passengers and two of every 10 collisions are fatal. Here’s what you need to do if you are ia car accident: