Douglas V. Stoehr

Douglas V. Stoehr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Altoona, PA

Attorney at Law
 | 3600 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
Phone: 814-946-4100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Doug Stoehr has represented injured people in Blair and the surrounding eight counties for 21 years. He is a former claims representative which gives him great insight into how insurance companies settle claims. Doug handles automobile cases, claims against nursing homes and hospitals, wrongful death, dog bites, and general personal injury litigation. Doug is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, settling three difficult claims in very conservative venues for $2 million, $1.65 million and $1.4 million. He is also rated  "10"-"Superb", by AVVO, an attorney rating service.  In addition to Super Lawyers, he is also a member of Best Attorneys of America.  This is a distinction that has been awarded to less than 1% of the lawyers in America. Doug is former lecturer of business law at Penn State, and is a regular speaker at continuing legal education of the PA Bar.  Doug formerly wrote and published a magazine with circulation to over 30,000 households, called Just Cause: A Magazine About Accidents, Injuries, and the LawJust Cause is now published as an electronic newsletter

About Douglas Stoehr

Admitted: 1994, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.stoehrsmithlaw.com/Attorney/Douglas-V-Stoehr.shtm...

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Pennsylvania Bar Association; Blair County Bar Association; Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Attorney Stoehr's client was a passenger in the rear cargo box area of an ATV.  The owner/operator instructed her to ride in this rear area.  However, riding the ATV in this manner was strictly prohibited by the owner's manual.  The owner/operator attempted to ascend a hill too steep for the ATV.  It flipped straight back and his client was thrown to the ground.  She fractured 17 ribs, and a disc in her cervical spine and thoracic spine.  She underwent a fusion surgery.  She also suffered a permanent injury to a vocal cord because she was intubated in the trauma unit.  His client also lost the capability of working full-time.  The claim had been filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania but settled for $1,400,000.00 after a 2nd mediation session.
  • Attorney Stoehr settled a case in October 2010 in the amount of $1,650,000.00. The client was standing in the vicinity of an excavator who was digging a hole. A commercial-grade chain snapped and struck the client across the top of the head and in the eye and face. The client suffered a permanent loss of vision to the left eye, with a complete loss of smell and partial loss of taste. The financial future of the client was  secured by this large settlement.
  • Attorney Stoehr obtained a settlement for a Duncansville, Pennsylvania man who was injured in a motor vehicle accident when returning home from work near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in July 2004. The client was operating a utility van when he was struck in the rear by a box truck. The client underwent a great deal of medical treatment including three failed low back surgeries. Ultimately his lumbar spine was fused. He was only 31- years old at the time earning approximately $56,000.00 a year. The case settled for $2,000,000.00 in December 2007. An additional settlement was obtained for the client regarding his workers' compensation benefits.

Newsletters:

  • Doug Stoehr writes and publishes a magazine with circulation to over 30,000 households, called Just Cause: A Magazine About Accidents, Injuries, and the Law.  Doug has published three issues thus far.  The most recent issue focused on chronic pain, and the previous issues focused on automobile law and nursing homes.  Articles were written by professionals such as physicians and Attorney Stoehr.  All three issues can be found on Attorney Stoehr's website at www.stoehrlaw.com., Just Cause Magazine
Office Location for Douglas V. Stoehr

3600 Fifth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

 

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Last Updated: 12/21/2016

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