Joshua Geist

Joshua Geist

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The son of a mining equipment salesman and a public–school teacher, Josh grew up in Lancaster, Pa. He earned his B.A. and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, where he became a member of the distinguished academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Geist is a partner with Goodrich & Geist, P.C. in Pittsburgh. He concentrates his practice in personal injury representation, automobile litigation, medical negligence and product liability. Mr. Geist received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is the Immediate Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA) and also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ, formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association).

Mr. Geist is an invited member of the prestigious Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, an invitation-only group made up of the top trial lawyers in Pittsburgh. Mr. Geist has served as co-chair of the Automobile Litigation Section of PAJ. He has been named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” Rising Star, which is limited to 2.5% of practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania under the age of 40 or in practice less than 10 years. Mr. Geist is a frequent writer and speaker on personal injury topics and has taught trial techniques and tactics to law students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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BRAIN INJURY LAWYERS IN PITTSBURGH Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Clients Get Compensated For Their Serious Head Injury in Allegheny County and Throughout Western PA People seldom walk away from brain injuries—it just doesn’t happen. Even mild concussions can have long-lasting effects. When the brain is severely injured, the losses and deficits can be profound. Language, speech, mobility, thought processes and personality could change significantly after a brain injury. These changes can prevent people from ever working again and may mean that they will need assistance to function.  Call The Attorneys At Goodrich and Geist, PC., For A Free Consultation When a brain injury was the result of negligent actions by someone else, victims and their families may be able to obtain needed resources by filing a civil lawsuit seeking compensation. At the Personal Injury Pittsburgh law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., attorneys Josh Geist and Bill Goodrich file civil lawsuits seeking compensation for clients suffering the effects of brain injury. To find out whether they can help you, call them at 412-766-1455 or contact them online for a free consultation.  Causes Of Brain Injury Whenever you hit your head, you could suffer a brain injury. However, the most common causes of brain injury include:  Motor vehicle accidents Construction accidents Bicycle accidents  Slips, trips, and falls Inadequate security that leads to assaults and gunshot wounds Sports and recreation accidents When the negligence of another person causes incidents such as these, you may be able to obtain much-needed compensation for the losses you suffered as a result.  Why Goodrich & Geist, P.C.? There are many lawyers out there, so why should you hire us? Here are some of the reasons we are different:  We love challenging cases, and brain injury cases are often complex Because of our affinity for such cases, other lawyers often send people to us because they know we have the experience, resources, and willingness to dig deep and find a strategy that works We treat clients like family because that is how we would want to be treated We explain everything in clear language, taking the time to answer your questions. If we believe that you truly do not have a good case, we will let you know We want more than money for our clients; we help them let the world know that negligence is not acceptable We believe that these are good reasons to trust us with your case; we hope you agree.  Contact Our Western PA Attorneys For A Free Consultation If you suffered a brain injury because of another party’s negligence, find out about your legal options. Telephone the law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., at 412-766-1455 or contact them online to schedule a free consultation. The attorneys serve clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Washington County, and Erie County. Goodrich & Geist - Brain Injury

BRAIN INJURY LAWYERS IN PITTSBURGH Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Clients Get Compensated For Their Serious Head Injury in Allegheny County and Throughout Western PA People seldom walk away from brain injuries—it just doesn’t happen. Even mild concussions can have long-lasting effects. When the brain is severely injured, the losses and deficits can be profound. Language, speech, mobility, thought processes and personality could change significantly after a brain injury. These changes can prevent people from ever working again and may mean that they will need assistance to function. Call The Attorneys At Goodrich and Geist, PC., For A Free Consultation When a brain injury was the result of negligent actions by someone else, victims and their families may be able to obtain needed resources by filing a civil lawsuit seeking compensation. At the Personal Injury Pittsburgh law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., attorneys Josh Geist and Bill Goodrich file civil lawsuits seeking compensation for clients suffering the effects of brain injury. To find out whether they can help you, call them at 412-766-1455 or contact them online for a free consultation. Causes Of Brain Injury Whenever you hit your head, you could suffer a brain injury. However, the most common causes of brain injury include: Motor vehicle accidents Construction accidents Bicycle accidents Slips, trips, and falls Inadequate security that leads to assaults and gunshot wounds Sports and recreation accidents When the negligence of another person causes incidents such as these, you may be able to obtain much-needed compensation for the losses you suffered as a result. Why Goodrich & Geist, P.C.? There are many lawyers out there, so why should you hire us? Here are some of the reasons we are different: We love challenging cases, and brain injury cases are often complex Because of our affinity for such cases, other lawyers often send people to us because they know we have the experience, resources, and willingness to dig deep and find a strategy that works We treat clients like family because that is how we would want to be treated We explain everything in clear language, taking the time to answer your questions. If we believe that you truly do not have a good case, we will let you know We want more than money for our clients; we help them let the world know that negligence is not acceptable We believe that these are good reasons to trust us with your case; we hope you agree. Contact Our Western PA Attorneys For A Free Consultation If you suffered a brain injury because of another party’s negligence, find out about your legal options. Telephone the law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., at 412-766-1455 or contact them online to schedule a free consultation. The attorneys serve clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Washington County, and Erie County.

PITTSBURGH DOG BITE LAWYER Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney Represents Victims of Animal Attacks In Pennsylvania, the victims of dog bite injuries may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, though the law is rather complicated — the plaintiff-victim may be entitled to a range of damages, depending on the nature of the injury, the dangerous propensities of the dog itself, and the negligence of the owner.  If you have suffered a dog bite injury, you may be entitled to recover damages pursuant to Pennsylvania law. To ensure that your case is litigated effectively, it’s critical that you work with an attorney who has experience litigating dog bite cases. Fill out our online contact form or call (412) 766-1455 to speak with one of the Pittsburgh dog bite attorneys here at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. today.  Liability for Severe Injuries Sustained in PA Animal Attacks As a plaintiff, your claims (and potential damage recovery) will change based on the nature of your injuries. Put in simpler terms: a severe injury will entitle you to access a broader range of damages than a minor injury.  If you suffered a severe injury — defined in Pennsylvania statutory law as “any physical injury that results in broken bones or disfiguring lacerations requiring multiple sutures or cosmetic surgery” — then you may be entitled to recover your damages in full. If you suffered a minor injury, on the other hand, then you may still file a lawsuit against the owner, but you will only be entitled to recover damages for your medical expenses.  Dangerous Dog Liability in Pennsylvania If you were injured by a “dangerous dog,” as defined by the Pennsylvania dangerous dog statute, then you will be entitled to recover damages for all your relevant losses, including but not limited to wage loss, loss of future earning capacity, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.  What constitutes a dangerous dog? A dangerous dog is a dog that has:  caused severe injury to a human without provocation; attacked a human without provocation; caused severe injury (or death) to another domestic animal or pet without provocation and while outside of their owner’s property; or was used to help commit a crime The dangerous dog must also demonstrate a history of attacking others without provocation, or demonstrate a propensity for doing so. The dog need not have actually completed an attack and caused an injury in the past — you need only show that the dog was engaged in an attack, thus demonstrating their dangerous propensity.  Defenses in Erie, PA Dog Bite Injury Cases There are two primary defenses utilized in dog bite injury cases: trespassing and provocation. If you were trespassing on the defendant dog owner’s property at the time of the injury, then you probably cannot hold the dog owner liable for the injuries you suffered as a result of their dog biting you. Similarly, if you provoked the defendant’s dog — thus causing the dog to bite you — then you cannot subsequently hold the defendant dog owner liable for the injuries suffered as a result.  Consult with an Experienced Pittsburgh Dog Bite Attorney Today Though dog bite injury litigation may initially appear straightforward, the circumstances of your injury can quickly give rise to complex issues that require consistent, well-informed advocacy to secure a favorable result. When seeking out legal aid, it’s important that you consult with an attorney who has a track record of success in litigating dog bite injury lawsuits. Attorneys without adequate experience navigating the complications of Pennsylvania dog bite litigation will not have the confidence or ability to effectively resolve the case in your favor.  The attorneys at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. have taken over 100 cases to trial and have numerous favorable case results, including those relating to dog bite injuries. We have successfully litigated cases throughout Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Erie, and Beaver, PA. Call (412) 766-1455, or fill out the online contact form, to schedule a free consultation with one of the Pittsburgh dog bite attorneys here at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. Goodrich & Geist - Personal Injury

PITTSBURGH DOG BITE LAWYER Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney Represents Victims of Animal Attacks In Pennsylvania, the victims of dog bite injuries may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, though the law is rather complicated — the plaintiff-victim may be entitled to a range of damages, depending on the nature of the injury, the dangerous propensities of the dog itself, and the negligence of the owner. If you have suffered a dog bite injury, you may be entitled to recover damages pursuant to Pennsylvania law. To ensure that your case is litigated effectively, it’s critical that you work with an attorney who has experience litigating dog bite cases. Fill out our online contact form or call (412) 766-1455 to speak with one of the Pittsburgh dog bite attorneys here at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. today. Liability for Severe Injuries Sustained in PA Animal Attacks As a plaintiff, your claims (and potential damage recovery) will change based on the nature of your injuries. Put in simpler terms: a severe injury will entitle you to access a broader range of damages than a minor injury. If you suffered a severe injury — defined in Pennsylvania statutory law as “any physical injury that results in broken bones or disfiguring lacerations requiring multiple sutures or cosmetic surgery” — then you may be entitled to recover your damages in full. If you suffered a minor injury, on the other hand, then you may still file a lawsuit against the owner, but you will only be entitled to recover damages for your medical expenses. Dangerous Dog Liability in Pennsylvania If you were injured by a “dangerous dog,” as defined by the Pennsylvania dangerous dog statute, then you will be entitled to recover damages for all your relevant losses, including but not limited to wage loss, loss of future earning capacity, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. What constitutes a dangerous dog? A dangerous dog is a dog that has: caused severe injury to a human without provocation; attacked a human without provocation; caused severe injury (or death) to another domestic animal or pet without provocation and while outside of their owner’s property; or was used to help commit a crime The dangerous dog must also demonstrate a history of attacking others without provocation, or demonstrate a propensity for doing so. The dog need not have actually completed an attack and caused an injury in the past — you need only show that the dog was engaged in an attack, thus demonstrating their dangerous propensity. Defenses in Erie, PA Dog Bite Injury Cases There are two primary defenses utilized in dog bite injury cases: trespassing and provocation. If you were trespassing on the defendant dog owner’s property at the time of the injury, then you probably cannot hold the dog owner liable for the injuries you suffered as a result of their dog biting you. Similarly, if you provoked the defendant’s dog — thus causing the dog to bite you — then you cannot subsequently hold the defendant dog owner liable for the injuries suffered as a result. Consult with an Experienced Pittsburgh Dog Bite Attorney Today Though dog bite injury litigation may initially appear straightforward, the circumstances of your injury can quickly give rise to complex issues that require consistent, well-informed advocacy to secure a favorable result. When seeking out legal aid, it’s important that you consult with an attorney who has a track record of success in litigating dog bite injury lawsuits. Attorneys without adequate experience navigating the complications of Pennsylvania dog bite litigation will not have the confidence or ability to effectively resolve the case in your favor. The attorneys at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. have taken over 100 cases to trial and have numerous favorable case results, including those relating to dog bite injuries. We have successfully litigated cases throughout Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Erie, and Beaver, PA. Call (412) 766-1455, or fill out the online contact form, to schedule a free consultation with one of the Pittsburgh dog bite attorneys here at Goodrich & Geist, P.C.

PITTSBURGH TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS Representing Injured Clients Throughout Allegheny County Who Were Injured Due To A Serious Truck Accident An ordinary motorist has little defense against the size, weight, speed and blind spots of a big rig with a careless driver. And when a truck causes an accident, the injuries to the victim tend to be severe. After being injured in a truck crash, you probably realize that you need an attorney to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. While there are many lawyers who can help with a car accident claim, building a strong truck accident case involves numerous additional complexities.  At Goodrich and Geist, we have the necessary knowledge and experience to help our clients address complicated truck accident claims, and the results to prove it.  Truck Accident Cases Are Not The Same As Car Crash Claims Trucks are often owned by a corporation: Many trucks are owned my multimillion- or multibillion-dollar companies. It can be standard practice for these giant corporations to immediately deny responsibility for an accident. However, they must be held accountable. This requires an aggressive legal team that will not back down from a fight. There are complex trucking industry regulations: Many aspects of the trucking industry are regulated by the government. Our lawyers conduct an in-depth investigation to determine if a truck industry violation caused the accident. There may be multiple liable parties: There may be many avenues to pursue compensation in a truck accident claim depending on the responsible parties involved. We research the liability of the truck driver, truck owner, loading company, truck manufacturers, truck part manufacturers, and all involved insurance companies. Experts are often needed to build your claim: Due to the complexities of truck accidents, numerous experts may be required to establish the cause, liability, and cost of medical care and compensation. Our law firm works with experienced accident scene reconstructionists, life care economists and other specialists to ensure you have a solid claim. Injuries in a truck accident are often much more serious: The more severe the injuries in an accident, the more complex the medical treatment; recovery; and financial calculations for expenses, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering. Erie, Pennsylvania, Truck Injury Attorneys Contact Goodrich and Geist at 412-766-1455 to speak with one of our Pittsburgh truck accident attorneys. We are ready to fight for your rights and hold the responsible party accountable. Our attorneys serve injured clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Washington County and Erie County. Goodrich & Geist - Truck Accidents

PITTSBURGH TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS Representing Injured Clients Throughout Allegheny County Who Were Injured Due To A Serious Truck Accident An ordinary motorist has little defense against the size, weight, speed and blind spots of a big rig with a careless driver. And when a truck causes an accident, the injuries to the victim tend to be severe. After being injured in a truck crash, you probably realize that you need an attorney to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. While there are many lawyers who can help with a car accident claim, building a strong truck accident case involves numerous additional complexities. At Goodrich and Geist, we have the necessary knowledge and experience to help our clients address complicated truck accident claims, and the results to prove it. Truck Accident Cases Are Not The Same As Car Crash Claims Trucks are often owned by a corporation: Many trucks are owned my multimillion- or multibillion-dollar companies. It can be standard practice for these giant corporations to immediately deny responsibility for an accident. However, they must be held accountable. This requires an aggressive legal team that will not back down from a fight. There are complex trucking industry regulations: Many aspects of the trucking industry are regulated by the government. Our lawyers conduct an in-depth investigation to determine if a truck industry violation caused the accident. There may be multiple liable parties: There may be many avenues to pursue compensation in a truck accident claim depending on the responsible parties involved. We research the liability of the truck driver, truck owner, loading company, truck manufacturers, truck part manufacturers, and all involved insurance companies. Experts are often needed to build your claim: Due to the complexities of truck accidents, numerous experts may be required to establish the cause, liability, and cost of medical care and compensation. Our law firm works with experienced accident scene reconstructionists, life care economists and other specialists to ensure you have a solid claim. Injuries in a truck accident are often much more serious: The more severe the injuries in an accident, the more complex the medical treatment; recovery; and financial calculations for expenses, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering. Erie, Pennsylvania, Truck Injury Attorneys Contact Goodrich and Geist at 412-766-1455 to speak with one of our Pittsburgh truck accident attorneys. We are ready to fight for your rights and hold the responsible party accountable. Our attorneys serve injured clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Washington County and Erie County.

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