Benjamin J. Baer

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.
 | 1650 Market St, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-496-8282
Fax: 215-496-0999
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Ben Baer is a personal injury attorney who focuses on helping catastrophically injured clients. He has successfully handled cases involving construction and workplace accidents, auto and crashworthiness accidents, aerial lift tip overs, electrical accidents, and defective or malfunctioning products. Ben has obtained significant seven, eight, and nine-figure verdicts and settlements, with recoveries totaling nearly $200 million for his clients.

    In 2018, Ben was a vital part of the team that obtained an unprecedented $160,000,000 record settlement for individuals burnt and killed in the Philadelphia Food Truck Explosion. The tragedy was caused when an over-filled propane cylinder ruptured. Flames shot more than 200 feet into the air. One individual represented by Ben and SM&B received more than $69.17 million. This is the largest individual pre-verdict settlement in the history of Pennsylvania state court.

    In 2016, Ben was instrumental in securing what was at that time, the largest reported settlement for a single plaintiff in the history of Philadelphia County. Ben fought diligently for his client, a landscape worker who was rendered quadriplegic after an auto accident because those responsible for maintaining his work truck failed to remove dangerous tires. The case resulted in a $26.55 million recovery.

    After graduating with honors with an LLM from the nationally-ranked Temple University Beasley School of Law Trial Advocacy program, Ben was invited to join Temple’s faculty. He currently lectures in the program and teaches both JD and LLM students.

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed Ben to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Civil Procedure Rules Committee, which assists the Supreme Court in the preparation, revision, publication administration of the rules of civil procedure. 

    Ben holds his Powered Access Licensed-Registration (PAL) from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) as a Certified Operator of Mobile Vertical Lifts (3a) and Mobile Boom Lifts (3b).  Ben is also a Certified Forklift Operator who has received his OSHA 29 CFR 19120.178 Forklift Operator Qualification and Certification.  Obtaining multiple certifications to operate heavy machinery has allowed Ben to better represent his clients injured by aerial lifts and forklifts.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Rising Stars: 2017

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    About Benjamin Baer

    Admitted: 2007, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: http://www.smbb.com/attorneys/benjamin-j-baer

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate Program with a concentration in civil practice

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pennsylvania
    • American Association of Justice, Member
    • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
    • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Brandeis Law Society, Member

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Mr. Baer was instrumental in securing the largest reported settlement for a single plaintiff in the history of Philadelphia County.  Mr. Baer fought diligently for his client, a landscape worker who was rendered quadriplegic after an auto accident because those responsible for maintaining his work truck failed to remove dangerous tires.  The case, resulted in a $26.55 million recovery., 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Temple University Beasely School of Law, LL.M. (Master's of Law) in Trial Advocacy, with Honors (2016).  Univeristy of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., (2007).   University of Michigan, B.A., (2003).  
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    Office Location for Benjamin J. Baer

    1650 Market St
    52nd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-496-8282

    Fax: 215-496-0999

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