Philadelphia Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

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Philadelphia Catastrophic Injury Lawyer John Fox

Catastrophic injury cases require the hands-on personal attention of a highly skilled and experienced Philadelphia catastrophic injury lawyer.

Fox Law offers victims of Philadelphia catastrophic injury, whose injury is so severe that it is unlikely that they will ever recover completely, the personal attention, skill, and trial expertise, that their Philadelphia catastrophic injury case deserves and demands.

Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle

Some of the types of catastrophic injury cases we are experienced in handling are: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis, severe broken bones, amputation injury, internal injuries, severe scars and burns, and other serious permanent injury as a result of pharmaceutical and medical error.

My career as a Philadelphia catastrophic injury lawyer

As a former top defense attorney, I spent much of my career representing major corporations as a defense trial lawyer. I represented injury claims made against a Philadelphia fortune 500 oil company, as well as trucking companies throughout the United States, whose trucks were involved in serious accidents across the country. These accidents were the worst of the worst: multi-vehicle highway accidents involving many cars and trucks; and tragic, catastrophic injuries. The severity of the truck accidents was often a result of the sheer size and weight of the trucks involved. The cases also involved multiple victims and multiple defendants.

Whether the catastrophic injury claims were the result of a truck accident or another type of accident, by defending these catastrophic injury cases, I learned from observation of the best plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country, having a front row seat in how they developed and presented their catastrophic injury cases.  Over the past fifteen years, I have used my experience and expertise to represent the catastrophically injured.

Philadelphia catastrophic injury cases require top doctors who are also skilled in personal injury testimony.

As in all injury claims, it is imperative that catastrophically injured personal injury victims are treated by top-notch doctors, who will also cooperate in the case, to provide high quality narrative reports and video tape trial depositions. Not all doctors are cooperative when it comes to a personal injury lawsuit. But in Philadelphia, there are excellent doctors who also understand the legal process and the necessary role in which they play, when their patient is involved in a catastrophic injury lawsuit.

Developing a Philadelphia catastrophic injury claim

Developing a catastrophic injury case requires professional experts at many levels beyond the treating physicians. No stone should be left unturned in a catastrophic injury case. Fox Law understands this, and financially invests in catastrophic injury cases with every type of expert we feel is necessary to prove to the defense lawyers, and a jury, the negligence and full magnitude of the catastrophic injury.

Philadelphia catastrophic injury cases require experts

A catastrophic injury case will require professional videographers, economic experts and life care plan experts. Depending on the type of catastrophic injury, we have in the past retained neuro-psychologists to testify on traumatic brain injury cases, physics experts to testify on the force of a blow, chemical experts to testify on a catastrophic burn injury, bottle experts to identify a defective bottle cap in a leaking bottle containing a liquid acid, construction experts to testify on construction standards, pharmaceutical experts to identify the compounding error in a pill we suspected, and positively identified as a pharmaceutical compounding error, and medical experts to testify on the standard of care in medical malpractice and pharmaceutical malpractice cases. These are just a few of the experts we have retained in the past on behalf of our catastrophic injury victims.

Fox Law routinely retains economic experts to render opinions with respect to lost earnings and future lost earning capacity.  We retain life care plan experts to discuss the medical needs of the catastrophically injured client and the cost associated with those needs for the rest of that person’s life, such as the cost of a prosthetic leg and how often it needs to be replaced.  We may produce a “day in the life” video for the catastrophically injured client to show how the injuries impact their daily life.

Expenses Involved in a Philadelphia catastrophic injury case

In order to properly work up a catastrophic personal injury case, a Philadelphia Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyer must be prepared to spend whatever it takes to present the case in the best light to the insurance company and a jury.  If a plaintiff’s law firm is unwilling to expend the money to pay for the experts described above, then you are with the wrong firm.  The old adage “You need to spend money to make money” wholly applies to catastrophic injury cases. 

Philadelphia catastrophic injury cases with multiple victims and defendants

Handling catastrophic injury cases is not for the faint of heart, or the inexperienced. This is especially true if the catastrophic injury is the result of an accident in which there are multiple victims, which requires another skill set of expertise.

Many catastrophic injury cases involve multiple victims and defendants; with plaintiffs vying for the same insurance funds, and multiple defendants protecting themselves from liability. Multiple plaintiffs and defendants further complicate a personal injury claim which requires another type of legal skill set in which very few attorneys are experienced.

Let my experience work for you.

Fox Law handles catastrophic injury cases with the personal attention that they deserve, and the skill and experience that they demand for a successful outcome. We understand and are prepared to spend the money it takes, all away to the end, including trial.  Anything less than that would be a disservice to a catastrophically injured client.

The most important questions to ask when choosing a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia

When choosing the best Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia to handle your case, hire the lawyer, not the law firm. That is who is handling your case. At Fox Law, John and Laura Fox will be the only attorneys handling your case. We make the phone calls and are hands-on with your file. If you are looking for the best catastrophic injury lawyer near you, the most important questions you can ask are:

“Can I speak to the lawyer who will be handling my case?" and "Do they have a manageable case load?"

7 Important Questions to Ask To Find A Top Lawyer Near You.


"I know how to defend cases which means I know how to win them.”

Former Defense Attorney, John Fox.

Philadelphia Catastropohic Injury Attorney John Fox

No case is too big or too small for an evaluation.  Fox Law welcomes the opportunity to represent you. Call us today for a prompt and free consultation regarding your personal injury case.  During your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated.

If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing out-of-pocket. We carry all of the costs and assume all of the risks when we accept your personal injury claim.

Fox Law welcomes you to contact us.

Where we serve:  Center City Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, and Reading Pennsylvania.

We are available to meet with you at our Philadelphia office. We also make house calls when necessary.

Fox Law Two Logan Square Philadelphia OfficePhiladelphia Office

Our Philadelphia office is conveniently located at Two Logan Square in Center City Philadelphia.  


Accessible by walking, bus, train or driving.  A parking garage is attached to the building.

Fox Law Northeast Philadelphia OfficePrefer to meet us near Northeast Philadelphia?

We offer free consultations near Northeast Philadelphia by appointment at our conveniently located consultation office in Jenkintown located at 610 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.


Our office is located in the heart of Jenkintown. We are adjacent to the SEPTA Noble Train Station. The SEPTA bus commuter service stop is in front of the building.

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Fox Law, P.C.

100 North 18th St, #347

Philadelphia, PA 19103