Joe Dougherty co-hosts The Law Firm of Saltz, Mongelluzi and Bendesky Show with lawyers from one of the most reputable personal injury law firms in the nation.
Since its founding in 1998, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky has developed a national reputation as one of the country’s most successful personal injury law firms. Led by partner and founder Bob Mongeluzzi, SMB has built upon its initial foundation as the leading Philadelphia firm for worksite injuries and medical malpractice to become a national powerhouse in construction and transportation accidents.
SMB is widely considered to be the go-to law firm in the U.S. for catastrophic construction accidents—particularly those involving building and worksite collapses, and incidents involving cranes and aerial lifts.
Over the last decade, it has also successfully handled several mass casualty events involving transportation, including the 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. Building on that experience, it is currently representing many of the plaintiffs in the 2018 Branson, Missouri duck boat disaster that claimed 17 lives.
With a roster of nationally-known practitioners and formidable financial resources, SMB has taken on some of the country’s most complex, technical, data, and document-intensive cases and won.
Rob Braker heads up the Firm’s vehicle accident and premises liability practice teams. His cases involve complex passenger vehicle, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, commercial trucking accidents, serious injuries occurring on unsafe commercial properties, and claims against negligent alcohol servers.
Rob’s father, Herbert Braker, was a successful personal injury lawyer and an obvious influence on both his career choice and how much he cares about his clients. But Rob thinks his youth athletic activities also played a role in shaping him as a practicing attorney.
In addition to the number of big-dollar verdicts and settlements that Rob has secured for clients, there’s another metric that proves how good he is: a significant portion of his cases arise from referrals from other personal injury lawyers.
If a case involves multiple types of legal claims, Rob’s team manages the overall case and brings in other Firm practice groups as needed. For example, a truck accident case can involve both a negligent driver and a defectively designed component of the truck’s braking system. Rob will team with the Firm’s products liability lawyers to pursue additional defendants and potential sources for the client’s compensation.