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Your lawyer does matter. Your law firm also matters. Our litigation department is recognized, respected and has the experience you can and should trust. Injured parties and their families should only choose a law firm with exceptional expertise, an established record of proven successes, and significant financial and other resources. Many cases are often complex and expensive to prosecute. In inexperienced hands the recoveries in these cases can be significantly reduced.Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP has the experience.
Our experienced litigators are involved with all types of personal injury matters (see list below).
 
Alcohol Related Injuries
Automobile Injuries
Birth Injuries
Brain Injuries
Construction Injuries
Defective Products
Injuries to Children
Medical Malpractice
Slip, Trips and Falls
Vehicle Crashes
Work Related Injuries
Wrongful Death

Personal Injury Lawyers

  • David L. Woloshin
    David L. Woloshin
    Partner
David L. Woloshin
Partner

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David Woloshin has represented and advocated for the rights of seriously injured persons and their families for over 30 years. As chair of the Personal Injury Department, Dave brings an insightful perspective that his many clients have learned to expect throughout his career. As a consummate negotiator and litigator Dave has never lost sight of treating his clients with the respect and consideration they deserve regardless of the size of their case. Dave is recognized as a leader in many cases involving national importance and significance.

Recently Woloshin filed a death injury law suit on behalf of three victims and their families of a fatal rollover crash caused by a defective Chinese-made tire. This suit prompted the U.S. tire importer and distributor to ask the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for help in recalling nearly a half a million Chinese-made light truck tires. Dave believes that this recall may have caused to prevent additional deaths and injury. In the litigation against Mattel, Woloshin filed suit against the importer of millions of Chinese made toys that were recalled due to lead paint and small magnets, to pay for testing for children who may have been affected by the toys.

Regardless of those achievements and his recent selection to the Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Dave is equally proud to represent each and every client who contacts him and is humbled by the many letters of appreciation he has received from clients for whom he was able to achieve a measure of justice.

Education

  • Temple University, B.A.
  • Widener School of Law, J.D

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Assoication for Justice

Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2008-2015

Community Involvement

Contact

David L. Woloshin, Esquire
Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.400.2256
215.790.0509 (fax)
dwoloshin@astorweiss.com

  • Dina S. Ronsayro
    Dina S. Ronsayro
    Partner
Dina S. Ronsayro
Partner

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Dina Ronsayro is a partner in the firm, with her practice focused on the areas of Family law, Personal Injury Litigation, Commercial and Civil Litigation, Landlord-Tenant law, and non-profit organization formation (including obtaining federal tax exempt status).

Ms. Ronsayro began working for the firm as a law clerk while attending law school. While attending Temple University, Ms. Ronsayro was a member of the Political and Civil Rights Law Review and a participant in the Advanced Trial Advocacy Program.

As a mother of young children, Ms. Ronsayro is sensitive to the needs of young families and the unique issues they face.

Education

  • Hamilton College, B.A., 1996
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S.District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U. S. District Court for New Jersey
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
  • The United States Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Former Chair (2016) of the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association; Co-chair – Support and Alimony Committee, Family Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association; Member of the Executive Committee, Family Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association; Former member of the Board of Governors
  • Philadelphia Bar Association; Former member of the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
  • Volunteer Arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Community Involvement

  • Active member of the region’s Filipino community and has provided all types of legal services to that community
  • Ms. Ronsayro was the attorney of record for Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel located in Gloucester County, N.J.
  • Ms. Ronsayro had served as the Vice President of Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel located in Gloucester County, N.J. as well as its board.

Awards

  • Hamilton College, Levitt Scholar
  • Ms. Ronsayro received numerous awards while at Temple University Law School for participation and oral advocacy.
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star® 2008, 2010-2012 (Note: There was no Rising Star Publication in 2009)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2013-2017

Presentations and Publications

  • Ms. Ronsayro has spoken at the Philadelphia Bench Bar Presentation on issues of Support in Family Law.
  • She has further spoken at various Bar Association Family Law Section meetings on issues of Support in Family Law

Contact

Dina S. Ronsayro, Esquire
Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.893.4966
215.790.0509 (fax)
dronsayro@astorweiss.com

  • Jordan Schlossberg
    Jordan Schlossberg
    Partner
Jordan Schlossberg
Partner

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Jordan Schlossberg is a partner in the firm, with his practice focused on personal injury, commercial, and estate litigation. He is a licensed member of the bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is admitted to practice in the Federal Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Schlossberg graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and thereafter graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2009 where he earned the Greenwatch Institute Scholarship Award and graduated with Pro Bono Distinction. During law school, Jordan participated in the J.D. Alternative Break in Israel where he consulted with Holocaust Survivors and Darfurian refugees.

Mr. Schlossberg previously practiced Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation at a Philadelphia law firm where he handled numerous matters in both State and Federal Court involving general negligence, complex personal injury as well as pharmaceutical mass torts.

While in law school, Mr. Schlossberg worked as a Student Attorney in the Environmental Natural Resources Law Clinic, where he represented individuals and non-profit organizations with respect to issues involving clean air, clean water and land use matters. Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Schlossberg served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rayford A. Means in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – Criminal Division and additionally volunteered for the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Jordan lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and enjoys attending live concert performances as well as exercising.

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Mr. Schlossberg was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This award is limited to only 2.5 percent of all Pennsylvania attorneys under the age of 40.

Mr. Schlossberg has been selected to serve as a Judge Pro Tem for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 2005
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2009

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S.District Court of New Jersey
  • United States Court of appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2014 – 2015 – 2016
  • Widener University School of Law, Greenwatch Institute Scholarship Award
  • Widener University School of Law, Pro Bono Distinction

Community Involvement

  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Clerkships

  • Philadelphia, Court of Common Pleas, Honorable Rayford A. Means

Contact

Jordan Schlossberg, Esquire
Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.790.9848
215.790.0509 (fax)
jschlossberg@astorweiss.com

  • Dmitriy Kostin
    Dmitriy Kostin
    Associate
Dmitriy Kostin
Associate

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Dmitriy Kostin is an associate in the firm, with his practice focused on Litigation. He is a licensed member of the bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mr. Kostin graduated from Temple University in 2007 and thereafter graduated from University of Miami School of Law in 2010.

Mr. Kostin previously practiced Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation and Claimant’s Workers’ Compensation at several Philadelphia area law firms where he handled numerous matters in every level of Pennsylvania State Courts involving general negligence, complex personal injury as well as workers’ compensation.

Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Kostin served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Angelo DiCamillo in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden Vicinage – Family Division.

Dmitriy lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife and enjoys attending live sporting events, concert and art/historical exhibits.

Education

Temple University , B.B.A., 2007
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2010

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of New Jersey

Clerkships

New Jersey Superior Court , Camden Vicinage, Honorable Angelo DiCamillo

Contact

Dmitriy V. Kostin, Esquire
Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.790.0100
215.790.0509 (fax)
DKostin@astorweiss.com

Important Articles Regarding Personal Injury

Personal Injury Protection for Automobile Injuries

When an individual is injured resulting from improper maintenance or use of a motor vehicle, Personal Injury Protection acts to cover potential medical expenses that may have been involved. This is a mandatory charge on car insurance that takes precedence over health insurance to ensure that victims are granted the appropriate coverage for medical treatments and other rehabilitations.
Additionally, Pennsylvania law requires that every personal injury protection policy have no fault benefits (medical bills are to be paid by car insurance regardless of who is at fault). This is to ensure that even if the fault of the accident was on the injured party, they will still seek out medical treatment.
The minimum amount of medical benefits provided in Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies is $5,000 and Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP lawyers can help set up any injury claim to make sure these benefits can be used.
Victims who are injured in car accidents can also be compensated for the damages and/or loss based on a number of different factors like pain and suffering. In addition, lawyers from Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel also work to make sure medical bills which are not paid and other out-of-pocket expenses become part of the overall claim.
Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP has made strong, longstanding relationships with a large network of doctors across the Philadelphia area and can help you find the right doctor who will give you the treatment you need. Furthermore, our lawyers will try to make sure that the insurance company will be the only one paying.
Injuries sustained from an automobile accident can make life difficult for the injured party. If you have experienced a personal injury sustained during an automobile accident, you may need a lawyer to ensure you receive proper compensation from your or third party’s insurance company. Personal injury lawyers at Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP have much experience handling cases for individuals with automobile injuries from automobile accidents. Contact a lawyer at 215-790-0100 to ensure you receive any compensation you may be owed. Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP lawyers have also addressed what to do if you, your family member, or your friend is ever involved in an automobile accident.

Important Steps to Take if Involved in a Car Crash

Important Steps to Take if Involved in a Car Crash
If you are involved in a car crash, there are several important steps that you should take to best protect yourself, both medically and legally:
Step 1: Contact the police – By contacting the police, you will ensure that a record of the incident is made and that the proper information is exchanged between you and the other driver(s). The police may also be of assistance in making sure you receive immediate emergency medical care. If the police will not come to the scene, make sure to document the other driver’s license plate, make/model of their vehicle, and their car insurance information. The more information you obtain at the scene, the less risk you run in failing to obtain a crucial piece of information which may be difficult to obtain at a later date.
Step 2: Take photographs – Photograph all of the vehicles involved which were damaged as a result of the crash. Additionally, if you have cuts or bruises as a result of the crash, it is important to take photographs so that your condition is documented.
Step 3: Seek medical attention – Often after a motor vehicle crash, victims feel overwhelmed with emotion and are generally shaken up. Pain due to injuries suffered from the crash can set in immediately or may take several days to begin negatively affecting you. It is always better to err on the side of caution and to visit the nearest emergency room or to see your family doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation of any part of your body which was affected from the crash. It is additionally important that you express to the doctor who examines you that your symptoms began or worsened as a result of the crash.
Step 4: Contact an attorney – The quicker you contact an attorney, the better off you will be. By contacting an attorney, you can ensure that your rights are protected, as there are many circumstances for which your failure to act timely may cause you to be without any recourse. Additionally, contacting an attorney will ensure that you will not have to deal with any of the insurance companies involved and that all necessary steps are taken to make sure that your vehicle is fixed or replaced and that you receive necessary medical care.

 

Receive Legal Aid for a Traumatic Brain Injury from an Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP Personal Injury Lawyer

Philadelphia’s Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP law firm is composed of lawyers who genuinely care about their clients. Consequently, our personal injury department focuseson ways to legally help anyone who has recently been hurt through no part of their own.
Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of injury-related death and disability in the United States. TBI is an injury that can change the way your brain normally works and is caused by an external force to the head. Fortunately, TBI is a completely preventable public health issue.
The severity of TBI may range from “mild” (i.e. a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “sever” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after an injury). Mild TBI accounts for nearly 75% of all TBIʼs. Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because most concussion symptoms typically resolve in days to weeks, but all TBIʼs – mild, moderate or severe -are serious injuries and have the potential for ling-term consequences.
What Can TBI Potentially Affect?
– Cognitive function (e.g. impaired attention or memory); – Motor function (e.g., extremity weakness or poor coordination and balance); – Sensation (e.g, loss of hearing, vision, perception or touch); and – Emotion (e.g, depression, anxiety, aggression, loss if impulse control, or personality changes).
What Are Some of the Causes of TBI?
Falls, motor vehicle crashes, being struck by or against an object, and assaults are four commonly reported causes of TBI:
Falls: Falls are the leading cause of TBI in the United States. They cause more than half of all TBIʼs among children aged 0-14 years old and over 80 percent of all TBIʼs among adults aged 65 years and older.
Being Struck by or Against an Object or Person: This type of TBI occurs after being struck (hit) or crushed, or colliding with a moving or stationary object or person. These events account for roughly 16% of all TBIʼs and are the second leading cause of TBI among children aged 0-14 years (25%). Sports-related TBIʼs are one type of TBI that are the result of being struck by or against an object or person.
Motor Vehicle Traffic Incidents: Among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes and traffic -related incidents are the 3rd leading cause of TBI and result in the largest percentage of TBI-related deaths.
Assault: Assaults are the cause if 10 percent of TBIʼs in the general population; they account for 3 percent of all TBIʼs among children aged 0-14 years and 1% among adults 65 years and older. Assaults include injuries inflicted by another person with intent to injure or kill, such as fights, child maltreatment (e.g., shaken baby or abusive head trauma), and intimate partner violence or elder abuse.
It is critically important to trust a lawyer who understands and has experience with TBI. Fortunately, Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP’s David Woloshin is the personal injury lawyer Philadelphia residents can depend on because he is the only lawyer that sits on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Philadelphia (BIAPA).

 

Personal Injury Services for Wrongful Death at Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP

In a case involving wrongful death, someone – usually a family member – has died as a result of someone else’s negligence. When this occurs, the family is entitled to certain damages determined by the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act.
According to Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Death Act, individuals (usually family members) are able to, “recover damages for the death of an individual caused by wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence of another.” 42 Pa. C.S. Section 8301 (a).
There are certain damages that the decedent’s family members are entitled to including:
  • Compensation for hospital, medical, funeral/burial, and estate administration expenses. Sometimes a pecuniary loss may also be granted to the decedent’s family.
  • The contribution of the decedent to the family or household, from the date of death to the date of the trial. The amount that is granted is determined by several different factors such as what the deceased would have contributed to the household if they lived out to their full life expectancy.
In addition, there are also a number of benefits that the family is entitled to:
  • Guidance
  • Tutelage
  • Moral upbringing
  • Monetary contributions for medical bills, entertainment, gifts, recreation, and education
Personal injury lawyers from Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP are equipped to help clients deal with a wide range of legal services, including wrongful death cases. Likewise, our estates department can work with the family to set up an estate and walk you through that process during a difficult time. Astor Weiss lawyers deal with these difficult situations and help on all aspects whether raising an estate, administration of an estate, and help with a claim against the tort feasor, who is responsible for compensating the decedent’s family.
For information regarding our personal injury practice, contact the office of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP at 215-790-0100
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