Is an “As-Is” clause in a residential lease in Pennsylvania enforceable? That is a question that comes up any time a tenant is injured in a rental property and attempts to sue the landlord. Landlords will commonly include an “As-Is” clause in the lease. The “As-Is” clause generally says that the tenant accepts the property…

During the Spring semester of 2018, John Mattiacci taught as a Temple Law adjunct professor of trial advocacy at his alma mater. He co-taught a 2L class with his wife, Laura Carlin Mattiacci. Both John and Laura graduated from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2002. They served together on the school’s award-winning trial…

Proving older products are defective in a product liability case can be difficult. However, it is possible with the right arguments. The key to any such case is showing that the product was defective at the time it was designed or sold. Evidence that safer alternative designs were available when the product was designed, manufactured…

The personal injury firm of Mattiacci Law recently recovered $365,000 for a young child in a defective elevator case. A 3 year old child’s hand was caught by an elevator door and was cut open. The child sustained a serious laceration to her hand. Mattiacci Law aggressively pursued the case against the elevator installer and…

Gap insurance is a type of motor vehicle insurance. This type of coverage comes into play if your car is totaled in an accident. Gap insurance is an optional coverage that will pay the difference between the actual cash value of your car and the amount you still owe on a lease or loan. This can…

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that occurs naturally in bundles.  It has been used for decades in thousands of different products. Asbestos was commonly used because it was a tough, versatile and cheap product that was resistant to heat, fire, and electrical damage. Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos has to been shown to cause fatal cancer and mesothelioma….

At times, we have clients that have Dollar A Day insurance in New Jersey. This is a type of auto insurance coverage available to certain New Jersey residents. The actual name for this insurance program is the Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP). This insurance program is available only to those residents who are eligible for Federal…

Cases involving a slip and fall on ice and snow can be difficult due to Pennsylvania’s hills and ridges doctrine. This defense can be challenging to overcome. Certain types of evidence are essential in being able to defeat the hills and ridges doctrine and to allow an injured plaintiff to recover damages. Below is a…

Do you know the difference between limited tort auto insurance and full tort auto insurance?  Do you know what rights you give up by selecting limited tort?  Are you aware of the benefits of selecting uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?  If you don’t know the answers to these questions, contact our firm for a free…

Mattiacci Law recently recovered $150,000 in underinsured motorist benefits for a client injured in a car accident in Philadelphia.  Attorney John Mattiacci was able to obtain UIM coverage for the client even though the client had specifically rejected UIM coverage through with her own insurance company. John was able to secure UIM benefits by showing that…