An acclaimed and proven trial attorney. Over $50,000,000 recovered for clients.


Since 2001, Richard J. Hollawell has become one of the most successful personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York representing clients that were seriously injured or families that had lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of others.

We have recovered over $50,000,000 on behalf of our clients.

Contact our lawyers today at 1-800-681-3550 or using the form below for a free consultation.


Medical Malpractice / Failure to Diagnose – $4,700,000.00

Our client was catastrophically injured due to hospital emergency department personnel failing to properly diagnose and timely treat the client’s condition which led to a heart attack, subsequent stroke, and partial paralysis.

After significant litigation, a total settlement of $4,700,000.00 was obtained before trial.

Wrongful Death Negligent Opioid Prescribing / Dispensing

– $4,000,000.00

Wrongful Death case from the improper prescribing of opioids and other Controlled Substances by a physician in Massachusetts results in $4,000,000.00 settlement.

A 39 year old mother, wife, daughter and friend to many was continually prescribed opioids and other Controlled Substances despite the physician being aware that the patient became addicted to the highly addictive prescription medication years before the patient’s death.

After litigation, a successful outcome was obtained for the family.

Wrongful Death Negligent Opioid Prescribing / Dispensing – $1,700,000.00 

A complex case against a physician, pharmacy and pharmaceutical company for the death of a 32 year-old which was brought on behalf of the family.

This complex case was hard-fought against a multitude of large national law firms representing the various defendants which resulted in a $1,700,000.00 settlement for the family.

Motor Vehicle Accident / DRAM SHOP – $1,075,000

A $1,075,000 settlement for a dram shop case against a bar/restaurant for over-serving a patron who ultimately got behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, seriously injuring our two clients who were passengers in the vehicle when the driver lost control of his car and crashed.

Opioid Overdose – $900,000

In 2014, a Philadelphia man died from an accidental overdose from prescription painkillers. A wrongful death claim was brought against 2 separate medical practices that were excessively overprescribing painkillers.

After extensive litigation involving depositions and mediation, Richard J. Hollawell & Associates were able to get the case resolved for $900,000.

Wrongful Death / Opioid Over-Prescribing by Doctor – $875,000.00

Another tragic case in Pennsylvania involving the wrongful prescribing of opioids that took the life of a 54 year- old mother and wife. We secured a settlement in the amount of $875,000.00 for the family.

Injured By A Reycling Truck – $859,000

As she was walking, she was struck by a large recycling can that had been jettisoned from the mechanical arm of truck. It had been dislodged from the holding mechanism and then shot over the truck as the mechanical arms were raised, sailing through the air and striking our client. The injuries to her neck required intensive surgery.

Opioid Addiction Case – $600,000.00

Our client was wrongfully prescribed a fentanyl drug only indicated for end of life break-through cancer pain that caused addiction. The client was only prescribed the potent fentanyl drug for 6 months, but it was devastating, causing the client to suffer with the illness of addiction which required in-patient treatment and rehabilitation. A total settlement of $600,000.00 was obtained for the client who has thankfully been recovering well.

Medical Malpractice – $4,500,000

A $4,500,000 jury trial verdict after a three week trial for the family of a client who died as a direct result of a doctor overprescribing highly addictive painkillers in increasing doses.

Over-Prescription – $1,140,000

A $1,140,000 total settlement from a doctor who had been overprescribing prescription painkillers and the dispensing pharmacy that led to the patient becoming addicted and subsequently dying from the prescription drugs.

Wrongful Death – $925,000

A $925,000 settlement for the family of a man who died as a result of his doctor overprescribing fatal amounts of prescription pain medications. The doctor failed to provide any treatment for the patient and only prescribed painkillers that escalated each time the patient returned for visits. 

Over-Prescribing – $825,000

An $825,000 settlement in the case of a patient who became addicted to painkillers and passed away from an accidental overdose due to a doctor’s reckless prescribing. 

Personal Injury – $900,000

A $900,000 settlement for a minor child who was seriously and permanently injured as a result of being run over by a forklift at a family member’s workplace, an industrial area where the child was not ever supposed to be near.


Truck Accident – $750,000

A $750,000 settlement to our client, a commercial tractor trailer driver who was stopped on the side of the road when he was struck by another tractor trailer driver who had lost control of their vehicle. The accident caused our client to sustain severe injuries to his spine necessitating multiple surgeries.

Hit and Run Accident – $635,000

A $635,000 settlement for our client , a minor, who was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a car. The driver then fled the scene leaving him on the side of the road with a serious head fracture and fractured leg. The driver then hid their damaged vehicle in their garage for days until a neighbor reported to police that their car matched the description of the vehicle involved in the accident.

The injuries our client sustained were so catastrophic that he required an extended stay in the hospital and months of physical therapy. Due to the trauma, our client had no recollection of the accident. The family immediately contacted Richard Hollawell and he worked along with the accident reconstruction specialists to recreate the series of events.

Our NJ car accident attorneys were able to prove that the driver committed the accident and they were held liable for their negligent and reckless actions. They plead guilty to fleeing the scene of the accident and served jail time for offenses.

Read more about this Pennsylvania hit-and-run injury here.

Over-Prescribing – $700,000

A $700,000 settlement for a family of a man whose doctor negligently prescribed him multiple and fatal amounts of prescription painkillers. 

Trucking Accident – $600,000

600k pre-trial settlement on Trucking accident case that resulted in client undergoing neck surgery for a herniated disc. 

Personal Injury – $450,000

A $450,000 settlement in the case of a pedestrian who’s foot was ran over resulting in their big toe being severed when a commercial truck ran a red light as they were crossing the street.

Personal Injury/Premises Liability – $600,000

A $600,000 settlement in a case when a minor child was partially blinded when another child threw a stick at him that struck him in the eye. In addition to resolving with the homeowner’s insurance for the child that threw the stick, our NJ personal injury attorneys successfully obtained another settlement with the homeowner where the large pile of sticks remained for months just adjacent to an elementary school as well as the landscape company that left the pile of sticks.



An acclaimed and highly experienced attorney who has compassion for his clients, and the tenacity, strength and will to achieve justice and maximum compensation for his clients.

Richard J. Hollawell & Associates

121 Saratoga Lane, Woolwich Twp, NJ 08085, US

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