Advocacy

The Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association is dedicated to advocating for safety, transparency and accountability. Every day, our loved ones are at risk of injury by reckless drivers, dangerous products, irresponsible property owners, and negligent caregivers. Today, preventable medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in America behind heart disease and cancer.

Behind many of these negligent actors are corporations that put profits over people’s safety. In the halls of power in Harrisburg and Washington, these same corporations – aided by the insurance industry and other powerful special interests like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as corporate-funded front groups like Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse  – are pushing a vast array of legislation to limit and strip away the legal rights of injured motorists, patients, workers and consumers.

Members of NEPATLA are working every day:

  • To make sure corporations are held accountable when they engage in dangerous conduct that puts profits ahead of people’s safety.
  • To make sure individuals and families can have a jury of their peers decide what’s fair when they or a loved one are injured or killed by medical malpractice or any other form of negligent conduct.
  • To make sure that hospitals and medical practices are safe.
  • To make sure that nursing homes are safe and provide quality care to our elderly loved ones.
  • To make sure that Pennsylvania drivers have adequate insurance.
  • To make sure that reckless drivers are held accountable when their actions injure or kill other people, or cause property damage.
  • To make sure that drinking establishments follow the law and don’t serve patrons who are visibly intoxicated.
  • To make sure that trucking companies don’t violate federal safety regulations, putting defective vehicles on the road and forcing drivers to stay behind the wheel for too long.
  • To make sure that working men and women get the care and medication they need when they are injured on the job, and that their employers don’t force them back to work before they are cleared by their doctor.
  • To make sure insurance companies fulfill their obligations to policyholders.
  • To make sure pharmaceutical companies don’t put dangerous drugs on the market, and to warn consumers when they do.
  • To make sure manufacturers aren’t allowed to sell dangerous or defective products, and to expose those dangerous products to the public.
  • To make sure business owners and public places are kept free from hazards that can cause injury or death.