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About Christian Hoey, Esquire

Christian J. Hoey, Esquire is the founder of HoeyLegal located in Paoli, Pennsylvania – the heart of the western Main Line. Mr. Hoey graduated from Temple University in 1990 and from the Widener University School of Law in 1993. After working in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office through law school, Mr. Hoey was hired in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office as an assistant prosecutor. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Hoey investigated and prosecuted serial abusers, child sex abusers, violent offenders and employees of institituional/educational Defendants who preyed upon child victims. Mr. Hoey’s career as a trial attorney began in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office where he successfully tried many cases to verdict in front of Chester County juries through the mid-1990’s.

After leaving the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Hoey spent the next five (5) years litigating medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Federal Court for the Eastern/Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Since 2000, Mr. Hoey has exclusively represented the injured and those accused of criminal offenses in state and federal courts. Mr. Hoey is a state certified death penalty trial attorney and has tried over 100 separate jury trials. Mr. Hoey’s trial practice includes complex personal injury litigation, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice, truck accidents, crime victim litigation, nursing home litigation and construction accidents. Mr. Hoey is well regarded as a formidable trial attorney who possesses well-honed trial skills that enable him to aggressively litigate your claims before juries in the state and federal court systems.

Christian Hoey, Esquire - Personal Injury Practice

The many fine results achieved on behalf of his personal injury clients has made Mr. Hoey one of the most widely respected personal injury attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the West Chester, Pennsylvania area. Mr. Hoey represents injured clients in the following areas: medical malpractice, crime victims, truck accidents, construction accidents, car accidents, civil rights violations, dram shop/liquor liability/tavern liability actions, slip and fall actions, premises liability actions, nursing home litigation and Title IX violations.

Simply put, Mr. Hoey is a trial attorney. He is prepared to develop and try your personal injury claim before a jury the moment you retain him. He employs an outstanding support staff who will thoroughly develop your claim and prepare the action for trial. Likewise, Mr. Hoey employs former FBI agents, Pennsylvania State Troopers, accident investigators and world class physicians to review and analyze his cases to prepare for live expert trial testimony. Many of Mr. Hoey’s current clients are individuals referred to HoeyLegal by former clients and attorneys who have developed a deep respect for Mr. Hoey’s tenacity, skill and ability as trial counsel. In the event that you or a family member has suffered catastrophic injury or death as a result of the negligent/intentional conduct of another individual or entity, contact Christian Hoey at once. Your free consultation will include an extensive review of your claim, analysis of the liability causing conduct, your damages/injuries and the responsibility of each Defendant identified by HoeyLegal. Call today for your free consultation.

CHRISTIAN HOEY, ESQUIRE – CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Mr. Hoey’s experience in defending those accused of criminal offenses in the State and Federal Court systems is vast and comprehensive. He is a State Certified death penalty trial attorney and has defended death penalty cases in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas, State Court in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has represented members of large scale criminal enterprises, members of RICO conspiracies, elected officials, law enforcement officers, state troopers and police officers. He is well regarded as an aggressive and tenacious trial attorney in both the State and Federal Court systems. Most recently, Mr. Hoey has represented a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel in a Federal death penalty action in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

When losing is not an option, individuals turn to HoeyLegal for Mr. Hoey’s outstanding trial skills, counsel, and insight. His extensive trial experience has enabled him to successfully defend individuals charged with murder, armed robbery, rape, aggravated assault, homicide by vehicle – DUI related and many, many more criminal offenses. In the event that you have been charged with a criminal offense or are under investigation by a State/Federal law enforcement agency, contact Mr. Hoey for a free consultation. At HoeyLegal, expect the best!

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Distracted Driving

Pennsylvania defines distracted driving as “an activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” Drivers have to focus on driving, so they can react to the information on the road, such as road conditions, hazards and other drivers. Distracted drivers do not react appropriately and thus put others at risk for severe injury or death. Examples of distractions, besides using cell phones and texting, include drinking, eating, adjusting the radio, adjusting climate controls, adjusting seats, combing hair, putting on make-up, daydreaming, reaching for dropped items, engaging in heavy conversations, and focusing on events outside of the car.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence typically refers to alcohol use, but drug use can also impair drivers and cause severe car accidents.  In either situation, enjoying cocktails at happy hour, celebrating with drugs or alcohol, drinking too much wine for dinner and unwinding after a long week at work results in too many motorists driving under the influence.  Controlled substances impact each person differently, making it common for someone to misjudge his or her level of impairment.  These poor judgments can lead to severe and sometimes fatal car accidents.

Driver Fatigue

Driving without enough sleep is commonplace for many in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the nation. Truck drivers, shift workers, and those with sleep disorders are most vulnerable to causing an accident because they are drowsy or fatigued. Not having enough rest slows down reaction time and impairs the senses. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) claims that eighteen (18) hours without sleep impairs a driver to the same extent as someone who has a 0.08 blood or breath alcohol concentration after consuming alcohol.

Speeding

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that one-third of all car accidents involve speeding. Drivers who rush, run late, or simply lack patience may choose to speed when they get behind the wheel. Speeding makes it more likely that a driver will lose control of his or her vehicle and makes it more difficult to react to road hazards and other vehicles. Speeding also increases the impact of a car accident and makes it far less likely that a negligent driver may maintain control of his vehicle sufficient to prevent a collision. High speed car accidents make it far more likely that those involved will suffer severe injuries or death.

OBTAIN NECESSARY COURT ORDERS TO PRESERVE EVIDENCE

At HoeyLegal, we know from our litigation experience that tractor-trailer drivers often operate at least one cellular phone which is in use at, during, or immediately prior to a tractor-trailer accident. Additionally, most tractor-trailers are equipped with data recorders which capture, in real-time, important vehicle operation events including speed, hard braking and other evasive maneuvers taken by the operator and the tractor-trailer.  It is imperative that this evidence be obtained before it is destroyed.  At HoeyLegal, our trial attorneys will obtain any necessary court order to preserve this evidence for trial.

IDENTIFY ALL AT-FAULT DEFENDANTS

Oftentimes, there are several defendants responsible for the tractor-trailer accident. In most cases, at least two defendants are responsible for the ownership and operation of the tractor-trailer.  There may be additional defendants responsible for the hiring and retention of the tractor-trailer driver.  At HoeyLegal, our investigators will promptly identify the responsible defendants and immediately request the preservation of all evidence related to the hiring and retention of the driver, inspection of the vehicles and the supervision and drug/alcohol testing of the vehicle operator.

LOCATE, EXAMINE AND INSPECT THE TRACTOR-TRAILER

Our accident investigators include mechanics who will immediately respond to the accident site and the location where the truck has been impounded in order to photograph the truck and conduct necessary mechanical inspections of the vehicle. In the event that a court order is necessary to examine and inspect the trucks, HoeyLegal Attorneys will promptly file the necessary motions to enable the HoeyLegal mechanics and inspectors to conduct a prompt evaluation of the mechanical function of the at-fault tractor-trailer

ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Our expert accident investigators include former Pennsylvania State Police accident investigators and nationally recognized engineers who will carefully photograph the accident scene and conduct all necessary measurements of skid marks, yaw marks, displacement of debris and thoroughly examine the accident site to preserve all evidence for the time of trial.

INTERVIEW ALL WITNESS

Our investigators will promptly interview and record all witnesses that observed the accident and collect all biographical information from the witnesses so they will available to testify on your behalf at trial.

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