Vangrossi and Rechuitti

Fields of Practice

Criminal | Firearms Rights | Personal Injury | Family Law | Workers Compensation | Civil Litigation | Construction Litigation | Business Law | Municipal Law | Wills & Trusts | Orphans Court Litigation

Criminal

The area of criminal law in Pennsylvania is constantly evolving. An example of the changes in Pennsylvania Law is the change in the driving under the influence laws enacted by the Pennsylvania legislature and made effective on February 1, 2004. The change dramatically changed the previous law in implementing a three tiered level of blood alcohol (BAC) levels with specific penalty provisions for people caught driving while impaired. DUI penalties

The lawyers at Vangrossi and Recchuiti keep up with all of the current changes in the Pennsylvania criminal statutes and case law. With many years of experience in criminal trials, our efforts to provide the best criminal defense for our clients are thoroughly backed. We strive to maintain a high degree of professionalism, through knowledge of the intricacies of criminal laws, and our years of experience in the field to best serve our clients.

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Firearms Rights

Do you want to own a firearm? Do you want a gun permit? The appeal process from these denials is complex and confusing to many people, even to some lawyers. The attorneys at Vangrossi and Recchuiti have successfully litigated these cases against the State Police resulting in restoration of firearms rights to their clients.

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Personal Injury

The lawyers at Vangrossi and Recchuiti have vast experience in handling personal injury cases including auto accident cases, motorcycle accident cases, slip and fall cases, and products liability cases. We have the knowledge and experience you can count on to properly evaluate your case, prepare your case for trial, and professionally / competently present your case at trial. We will aggressively advocate for you and to see to it that you are adequately compensated when you are injured by the negligence of others.

We will not attempt to settle your case for less than it is worth and you can be confident that we will advocate zealously with your interest in mind. Our lawyers routinely confer with each other about each case so that you can rest assured that we will secure the best possible result in your case.

When we consult with you about your personal injury case, the initial consultation is free of charge. If you decide to retain us as your lawyer in your personal injury case, you will not be required to pay us unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you. We encourage you to contact us at your convenience to discuss your case. Your confidence in our lawyers means a great deal to us and we will fight for your rights to secure that assurance in our handling of your case.

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Family Law

The lawyers at Vangrossi & Recchuiti have all successfully litigated many child support, child custody, equitable distribution, and divorce cases. Our offices are conveniently located directly across the street from the Montgomery County Court House and next door to the Family Court of Montgomery County, therefore, there will not be a charge for travel time. Because the hourly rates we charge are very competitive with other family law practitioners, and because of our unique location being next door to Family Court and across the street from the Court House, our family law clients often pay less in counsel fees than the other party in the litigation.

We realize people who are going through a separation and divorce are quite possibly dealing with the most difficult time in one’s life, and that emotions run high. We promise to advocate zealously on your behalf, but we at Vangrossi & Recchuiti will not recommend extensive and often expensive litigation in a case in which it is not required. Our goal in representing you is to provide the best proper legal representation at a time when you may be emotionally vulnerable, while at all times attempting to minimize your expense, embarrassment, and the devastating effects the a separation and divorce may have. We are all experienced trial attorneys and have the ability to litigate vigorously on your behalf, if the circumstances call for it.

Support – Issues of child support, spousal support, alimony and APL arise in virtually all domestic cases. These issues are governed by the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines. You should have an experienced advocate, such as one of the attorneys at Vangrossi & Recchuiti, who are experts in deciphering the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines on your side to protect your rights as you go through the support proceedings.

Custody – Issues of child custody can be the most emotional and acrimonious problems that the parties to a divorce will encounter. The standard for child custody disputes is the “best interest of the child.” The attorney’s at Vangrossi & Recchuiti are experienced in resolving child custody cases where possible and in effectively litigating a custody case where it is necessary.

Divorce – In Pennsylvania, grounds for a no-fault divorce is; two years of separation, or mutual consent of the parties. Difficult conflicts often arise in determining how the marital assets are divided. The process is called equitable distribution. There are several factors that are considered in determining an appropriate division of property in a divorce, and the attorneys at Vangrossi & Recchuiti are skilled in recognizing the issues, and crafting arguments to serve your interests.

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Workers Compensation

If you have been injured at work, you may have thought that your employer would have taken care of you because of your years of devoted work for them. Don’t be surprised when, after a work injury, your employer is now treating you like you are a stranger. At Vangrossi & Recchuiti, we know what you are facing because we have helped people just like you, who have been in the same position, facing the same problems that you are now facing. Don’t let your employer or your employer’s worker’s compensation insurer take advantage of you. They do not have your best interest in mind.

If you are injured at work in Pennsylvania, you have rights under the Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Act. Under the Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Act you have the right to have your medical bills for treatment of your work injury paid and you have the right to wage loss benefits if you are unable to work because of your work injury. In certain circumstances you may be entitled to specific loss benefits and payments if you are disfigured.

If you are already receiving worker’s compensation benefits because of a work injury and you employer, or it’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier, sends you to see one of their doctor’s, they may be trying to terminate your benefits which will leave you without any income. The term IME stands for independent medical examination. If the IME is scheduled at the request of your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier it may not be independent. In some cases these physicians are selected by the insurance company to give them the opinion they need to terminate your worker’s compensation benefits. You should contact our office to speak with one of our attorneys to find out what your rights are when this happens. Usually, an IME requested by the employer’s insurance company will result in the filing of a Petition to Terminate worker’s Compensation Benefits, which must be litigated before a Worker’s Compensation Judge.

It is important that you speak with an experienced attorney, such as the attorney’s at Vangrossi & Recchuiti, early in the process so that your rights are not compromised.

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Civil / Construction Litigation

The attorneys at Vangrossi & Recchuiti have a great deal of experience in civil litigation. Whether you are the owner of a business that has been sued or that is owed money from someone who is now refusing to pay, our firm is well suited to represent you, and to achieve the result you desire. We have successfully litigated construction contract disputes, breach of contract disputes, disputes over real estate transactions, and mortgage foreclosures. As a general practice litigation firm we are well suited to serve your needs in a wide variety of civil litigation matters.

Our firm has also successfully litigated a number of environmental law cases involving underground storage tanks and property where there has been environmental contamination. These situations frequently result in litigation. We have the professional training, experience and expertise that you can rely upon.

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Business Law

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Municipal Law

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Wills & Trusts

The lawyers at Vangrossi and Recchuiti have a great deal of experience in preparing wills and trusts. Most people want to have a will so that if they die their property will be divided among their family members as directed in the will. A trust is where your property is being held by a third party when you die for the benefit of one of your heirs. This can be desirable when the person receiving the gift in very young.

Orphan’s Court litigation arises when there is a dispute over the terms of a will, or the circumstances of how the will was prepared and signed. There may have been “undue influence” over the decedent at the time the will was prepared and signed. The lawyers at Vangrossi and Recchiuti can explain what these terms mean and want the consequences are when this happens.

If the executor of the will is not complying with the terms of the will or is “self dealing,” there are things you can do to stop this. Contact one of the attorney’s at Vangrossi and Recchuiti to see what remedies are available when this is happening to you.

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Orphans Court Litigation

The lawyers at Vangrossi and Recchuiti have a great deal of experience in preparing wills and trusts. Most people want to have a will so that if they die their property will be divided among their family members as directed in the will. A trust is where your property is being held by a third party when you die for the benefit of one of your heirs. This can be desirable when the person receiving the gift in very young.

Orphan’s Court litigation arises when there is a dispute over the terms of a will, or the circumstances of how the will was prepared and signed. There may have been “undue influence” over the decedent at the time the will was prepared and signed. The lawyers at Vangrossi and Recchiuti can explain what these terms mean and want the consequences are when this happens.

If the executor of the will is not complying with the terms of the will or is “self dealing,” there are things you can do to stop this. Contact one of the attorney’s at Vangrossi and Recchuiti to see what remedies are available when this is happening to you.

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