Client Reviews & Ratings
Motorcycle Accident Victim Expresses Gratitude
I would just like to “Thank You” for the help and services you provided to me during my difficult time following my motorcycle accident. Thanks to Mr. Freeburn and his fellow associates I was able to get back on my feet (financially) in a relatively short time. I would highly recommend your services to anyone in need of assistance following an accident like mine. Thank you again.
I am comforted knowing that I have awesome representation
I can’t thank you enough for your continued representation and counsel, along with your steadfast resolve in bringing about a satisfactory conclusion to all of this! Without your help none of this would have come to fruition. I am comforted in knowing that I have awesome representation that will look out for me and keep [the insurance carrier] honest and in line! Again thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done over the years in assuring that this matter came to a satisfactory conclusion!
Drunk Driver Accident
I was sitting at a red light in my police cruiser when I was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The shoulder injury required surgery and a long period of rehab. A friend recommended I consult with Freeburn & Hamilton. Not only didn’t I have to pay out of pocket, but also I received a settlement higher than I had expected. This firm has excellent contacts and a strong reputation with all the players in these situations. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Extremely pleased with their law firm. They did an outstanding job with my case and treated me like family!
Gratitude for the fantastic work
Please accept my congratulations as well as my sincere thanks and gratitude for the fantastic work. I realize this was not an easy case, and from experience, I know that other attorneys would not have extended the effort and diligence that you did. Thanks again from all of us, for a job well done.
In the days that followed my accident I was in a complete state of horror
In the days that followed my accident I was in a complete state of horror. If it hadn’t been for your persistence, thoroughness, determination, and courage, I would also not be where I am now. Thank you for being in it for the long haul and for your gracefulness during the journey. I don’t think that I could ever thank you enough. You have taken the rocky road that was in front of me and gave it a real good steam rollin’.
I found you really responsive to my needs and requests. You were very patient and tolerant. You represented me fairly and were intuitive to the things I didn’t say. Great job! We were well pleased. Thanks for helping me with everything!
I had just gotten my first real road bicycle
It was April 6, 2011. I had just gotten my first real road bicycle a few months back and was looking forward to my first year of real cycling.
I was on one of my favorite courses, a challenging and hilly set of roads in and around Hershey. I was coming fast down a hill when an SUV heading the opposite way started turning into my path.
I braked and took evasive action but lost control. The next thing I knew, I was lying on the side of the road. My whole body was throbbing with pain, especially my right shoulder where I landed on the road at a speed of about 25 miles an hour.
I was lucky to be alive. Had another vehicle been coming on the other side behind the SUV, I could have easily been run over as I lie there.
Some great people who lived nearby came to my rescue. They called the cops and the ambulance. The SUV was gone, license plate and all. I’ll probably never know who was driving that SUV or whether the driver ever even saw me.
Long story short, I had a severely separated right shoulder. I would need an operation. I would be out of work at least eight weeks. It would be months before I could ride again, if ever.
One Saturday afternoon early in my recovery I was reading a bicycling magazine I subscribe to. There’s a monthly column by an attorney who specializes in the law as it relates to cycling. I remember reading an article he wrote about what you should do if you are involved in an accident.
But all of the cases the article talked about had to do with a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist. Pretty cut and dry.
My case was different. Nobody hit me, but I wouldn’t have ended up sprawled all over the road if that driver had not turned into my path.
I qualified for short-term disability and I didn’t miss any pay from work, but I had to use up eight weeks of sick time that I had accumulated over several years. It was all gone.
The surgeon said there was no guarantee my right shoulder would ever return to normal. I couldn’t help my wife with things like mowing the lawn, carrying heavy boxes and taking the laundry up and down the stairs. There were a million other little things I couldn’t do. And I had lost months of cycling, running and fitness that I’d never get back.
It didn’t seem fair but it didn’t seem as though I could do anything about it. How do you bring a case against a driver who is at fault when you don’t even know who that driver is?
It didn’t seem fair, but it didn’t seem as though there was anything I could do about it. Did I even have a case? Was there a lawyer out there who could even tell me?
Motivated by curiosity and figuring I had nothing to lose, I went online, punched in some key search words, and a bunch of area law firms showed up at the top of the list.
One was Freeburn and Hamilton, a firm I knew nothing about. There was another firm with which I was familiar. I sent an e-mail to both, telling them of my unique situation and asking if they could help.
I couldn’t believe it when, not five minutes later on a Saturday afternoon, I got a call from Dick Freeburn.
He didn’t make any promises, but he seemed to think I had a case. He said he’d look into it. I was just dumbfounded the guy got back to me so quick.
Not long after, I met with Dick in his office and I signed the standard agreement. A few weeks later, his investigator called to tell me it looked like I really did have a case.
It took well over a year, but Dick kept at it. I’d hear from him every once in a while. He’d give an update and copy me on the documents he had sent and received on my case.
Then, Dick contacted me to tell me that the insurance company had agreed to a settlement. Not long after, he called back to tell me that he had found a way to get more money from the insurance company on my behalf.
I didn’t always understand what Dick was talking about. This is deep-in-the-weeds insurance stuff, the kind where you need someone like Dick on your side. I didn’t have to understand everything, That’s why you hire an attorney like Dick Freeburn.
Going into this I had no idea I would get anything. Dick got me more money to compensate me for my loss than I could have imagined. I could not be happier with the outcome.
I’ve been back on the road cycling for some time now. It’s great. There are more and more of us cyclists on the road.
As for that other law firm I contacted that Saturday? I can’t remember their name. They never got back to me.
But Dick Freeburn? I’ll never forget that name. And if you’re a cyclist in central Pennsylvania, you should remember his name too.
Factory Job Injury
If you are a factory worker and injured on the job, Freeburn & Hamilton will fight for your rights. Just ask Haydee.
Haydee was working at her job in a factory one day when she felt something pop in the middle of her back as she was bending over to lift a box.
“It was like somebody stabbed me with a big sword,” she remembers.
She reported the injury to her supervisor, but it would be another two to three weeks before the factory even filed an accident report.
The factory sent her to the hospital for X-rays. At first the doctors told Haydee she had pulled some muscles in her back, and she could go back to work on light duty.
But things got worse. Haydee’s injury was more serious than originally thought.
Haydee showed the factory letters from her doctors, saying that she couldn’t work. But the factory ordered Haydee to come into work. If she didn’t, the factory threatened to cut her workers’ compensation.
That’s when Haydee called Larry Barone, an attorney with Freeburn & Hamilton who specializes in workers’ compensation cases.
Thanks to Larry, Haydee said she was able to keep getting all her workers’ compensation from the factory. Eventually a judge ruled in Hayde’s favor, saying the factory could not make Haydee go back to work to keep her workers’ compensation, when her doctors were saying that Haydee could no longer do her job.
Haydee got Larry’s number from a large ad that Freeburn & Hamilton placed in the Yellow Pages. But the story has a twist.
Haydee said that moments after she found Larry’s phone number, her husband gave her the phone number for an attorney who a neighbor was recommending. The attorney? The same Larry Barone.
It’s been months since Haydee’s case came to a successful close, but Larry still keeps in touch with her. Haydee said Larry calls her every once in awhile, just to see how she is doing.
“I would refer anybody that I know who needs a good lawyer to him, because I know he will help them,” Haydee says today. “I was glad that he was my lawyer. He was my lawyer at that time, and now he is my friend.
Lennie thought her insurance company would be there for her
Lennie thought her insurance company would be there for her when she had to spend thousands of dollars to replace her roof after a house fire.
She thought wrong. But Freeburn & Hamilton was there for her.
A restoration company that Lennie hired replaced the roof. When the company wanted paid, Lennie assumed that her insurance company would foot the bill. After all, she had been paying premiums to the insurance company for years for just this reason.
But the insurance company said no. When Lennie couldn’t pay the restoration company, the restoration company sued her. That’s when Lennie knew that she needed a good lawyer – and fast.
“I was in a terrible distraught way,” Lennie said. A co-worker – himself an attorney – told Lennie to call Freeburn & Hamilton. Her case was assigned to Christina L. Bradley, a personal injury attorney with the firm.
“She made me feel very comfortable,” Lennie said of Bradley. “She reassured me that she wasn’t sure which way it would go, but that she would do her best to bring a good outcome.”
Lennie said Bradley fought for her and got the insurance company to pay the restoration company.
“They did an outstanding job,” Lennie said of Bradley and Freeburn & Hamilton. “They made me feel comfortable to work with them. I could sleep at night feeling that I was secure in feeling that I had chosen a competent group of people that would do their best and find all the information out necessary to go forth in fighting for me.”
However, Bradley and Freeburn & Hamilton did more than just represent Lennie.
“They made me feel part of a family,” Lennie said. “Once you put it in their hands, they do their best. You can rest assured that they are going to get all the answers necessary to provide the best result.
I was seriously injured in my workplace
In January of 2012 I was seriously injured in my workplace. I was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. I had multiple injuries. My pelvis was crushed, both my rotator cuffs were torn, broken vertebrae, broken ribs, and many bruises. My brother insisted I call a lawyer. My wife did some research and we decided to call Freeburn & Hamilton. Mr. Freeburn came to see me in the hospital. He agreed to work on my case and began gathering information. I was in the hospital for 10 weeks. He continued to stop by and see how I was doing, to ask questions, guide me, and update me on my case. He visited several times during my hospital stay and continued to see me after I was released to go home. This continued for almost 2 1/2 years as my body healed through multiple surgeries and many therapy sessions. I am not the same man I was before my accident. My body will never be the same as I now how have limitations. Thanks to Mr. Freeburn and his team, I have been compensated more than I thought I would be. Mr. Freeburn did a lot of research and gathered information important in my case. He hired professionals to do studies and advised me in my particular situation. I believe he genuinely cared about me, my wife, my family, and our situation. Hopefully, you won’t, but if you ever find yourself injured and in need of a lawyer, call Freeburn & Hamilton. Be patient, and let Mr. Freeburn and his team do their work. You will be glad you did.
Donation Thank You
On behalf of the Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation, I wish to thank you for your generous donation of $1,000. Please be assured that the monies will be used to directly provide financial assistance to Troopers and their families.
Our Foundation is dedicated to helping Troopers who are injured or permanently disabled in service to the public, Troopers who have a loved one that is sick and faces expensive medical treatment and to assist families with transition costs as a result of a Trooper killed in the line-of-duty.
It is your generosity that fosters good will and respect to the men and women who are on the front lines protecting citizens of the Commonwealth while ensuring the needs of their families are met.