Douglas J. Olcott

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Castle, PA

Dallas W. Hartman, P.C.
 | 201 Green Ridge Dr., New Castle, PA 16105
Phone: 866-586-1910
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Social Security Disability (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Douglas J. Olcott concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and Social Security Disability.  As a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Olcott has protected the rights of hundreds of clients.   

Mr. Olcott made headlines for his 2012 verdict of $2.8 million dollars in damages and delay damages in a jury trial in Beaver County for injuries sustained by his client in a 2003 car accident. That verdict was one of the largest in Beaver County’s history for a plaintiff injured in a car accident.

Prior to moving to New Castle, Pennsylvania, Mr. Olcott practiced law in the state of New Jersey for 17 years where he was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney. Mr. Olcott is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as before the U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania and the Federal District Court of New Jersey.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Social Security Disability (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017

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About Douglas Olcott

Admitted: 2007, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.dallashartman.com/Attorneys/Douglas-J-Olcott.shtm...

Honors and Awards:

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Beaver, Pennsylvania - On Thursday July 15, 2010, nearly seven (7) years after a disabling auto accident, a jury awarded a Fombell man 2.3 million dollars in damages. With delay damages, the award will exceed 2.8 million dollars. Brian Murphy, Sr. was stopped at an intersection in Beaver County on October 16, 2003 waiting to make a left turn when Harvey Marenic, Sr. hit his vehicle from behind sending him into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer. As a result of the accident, Murphy suffered an injury to his neck. He did not seek medical treatment on the day of the accident but went to the emergency room the next morning complaining of neck pain unlike any neck pain he had ever felt before and tingling in his left arm. His family doctor thereafter sent him for a cervical MRI and on November 20, 2003, Murphy underwent a cervical discectomy. Before trial the defense had admitted liability for the accident, but denied that the accident caused Mr. Murphy's injuries or his resultant disability. Mr. Murphy was 41 at the time of the accident. For 15 years prior to the accident, Murphy had suffered from chronic neck pain and had been treated by his primary care physician for the neck pain on and off. In fact, just over a week before the October 16, 2003 accident, Murphy had visited with a chiropractor and his primary care physician with complaints of neck pain. At trial Murphy's attorney, Douglas J. Olcott of Dallas W. Hartman, PC, had Murphy's former employer testify to his previous work record showing that he had an outstanding seventeen year work history and even though he suffered from neck pain, he never missed work or allowed his neck pain to interfere with his work performance. Attorney Olcott called Dr. Michael Cozza who testified that he treated Murphy after his neck surgery and was of the opinion that Murphy could never return to his job as a sander operator at Armstrong World Industries. Attorney Olcott also called Murphy's three children to testify how the accident has affected Murphy's life. They all agreed that they wanted "their Dad back." Murphy's wife, Tina, also pursued a claim for loss of consortium and testified in the case It only took the jury two hours to return the largest verdict in recent history for lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of consortium. One of the jurors said "I just hope this helps." After the verdict Attorney Olcott said that he was "pleased with the verdict and impressed with the compassion and understanding of the jury." He said "they (the jury members) were able to see that this was a hard working guy, who loved his wife and children, and who just wanted to get back to work and live his life. He may have had neck pain over the years, but for 17 years he went to work every day, had an outstanding work record and was an active part of his children's lives. He was sitting at an intersection one day and the next he was unable to work and his whole life changed. They were able to see that he deserved fair compensation for the effect the accident had on his life.", 2010
Office Location for Douglas J. Olcott

201 Green Ridge Dr.
New Castle, PA 16105

Phone: 866-586-1910

 

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Last Updated: 2/16/2017

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