Jersey Shore, PA – Andrew Stern Killed in Fall Accident at Jersey Shore Bay in Lycoming Co

Jersey Shore, PA – Andrew Stern Killed in Fall Accident at Jersey Shore Bay in Lycoming Co

Jersey Shore, PA (May 31, 2021) – Andrew J. Stern, a well-known Philadelphia trial lawyer, died on Saturday, May 29, after a fall accident at the Jersey Shore borough in Pennsylvania.

His wife, Gwen, disclosed details of Stern’s accident in a social media post. Borough officers said they believe that Stern fell into the Jersey Shore bay, located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, on Friday night. He was rescued in Margate but died of his injuries at an area hospital early Saturday morning. Stern was a longtime partner at prominent Philadelphia law firm Kline & Specter. He had recently started his own firm with a Kline & Specter colleague.

In 2017, he represented Mariya Plekan, a woman who was trapped for 13 hours after the collapse of a Salvation Army store on Market Street in 2013, in a civil suit over the collapse, which also killed six others. The survivors, including Plekan, and the families of the deceased received $227 million, the largest ever settlement in Pennsylvania history. Stern also won a $100 million medical malpractice case in 2000.

Colleagues noted that Stern was in strong physical shape and was a good swimmer, though officers did not comment on the circumstances surrounding his accident.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details have not been released.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Andrew Stern.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Pennsylvania 

Jersey Shore, PA - Andrew Stern Killed in Fall Accident at Jersey Shore Bay in Lycoming CoAccording to reports released by the National Safety Council and National Center for Health Statistics, one of the most common causes of accidental death in Pennsylvania is slip-and-fall incidents. In fact, serious falls account for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits across the county and are the leading cause of ER visits. These numbers equate to nearly 2,000 ER visits resulting from slip-and-fall accidents each day.

The aftermath of a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania can turn your life upside-down, especially if you have suffered the enormous loss of a loved one. Property owners and proprietors of public spaces should ensure that their land, as well as any areas that see a high amount of foot traffic, is safe. However, these accidents still occur due to the recklessness of others. As you grieve the unexpected loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will cope with expenses and emotional trauma going forward. Keep in mind that you have options and should consult a dedicated Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney, who will be on your side during your recovery.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our accident attorneys fight aggressively to protect the rights of victims and their families after a preventable accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused another party. Our attorneys will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation to cover your losses, including expensive medical bills, lost income, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information. We are here to help you after you’ve suffered due to the negligence of another party.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.