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KaplunMarx Truly Knows Allentown Auto Accident Cases
Being in a car accident is awful and trying to deal with everything- like medical visits, insurance claims, and car repair or replacement- is even worse. Of course, car accidents wouldn't happen in a perfect world, but statistics tell us that isn't realistic. The good news is that you don't have to handle it all by yourself. A skilled accident and injury lawyer can take much of that stress off your shoulders. Having someone fighting for you after a car accident who doesn't just talk the talk but brings decades of experience handling personal injury cases is crucial. Having the right representation after an accident can make all the difference in your case and your stress levels.
The car accident lawyers at KaplunMarx Accident & Injury Lawyers will not back down and can help you throughout each step of your case.
We are not simply some call center processing claims like the TV lawyers. Instead, we are a personal injury law firm that's local to Allentown with a skilled legal team that's accessible, professional, and easy to work with.
We will never pressure you into accepting a settlement that leaves you dissatisfied, and if necessary, we will represent your interests in court. Discover what our experienced car accident lawyers at KaplunMarx could do for your claim. Contact us today for a free case review!
Why You Should Talk To Us First
✓ 98% Success Rate - Attorneys with a track record that shows they personally care about every case and go the extra mile every time.
✓ No upfront costs - we front all of the legal fees and get paid on performance. In fact, we don't get paid unless you win
✓ We are local and we KNOW Pennsylvania's system - Just because a firm gets a license to practice law here and buy up a bunch of bill boards around town doesn't mean that they have real experience fighting cases in PA's legal system every day. We are a locally based firm with attorneys that focus on Pennsylvania injury cases. We eat, drink and breath this every day.
✓ We are not intimidated by litigation- We do not allow insurance carriers to strong arm, intimidate or stagnate claims. We will not hesitate to take them to court to fight for you when needed.
✓ No shortcuts - we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the highest compensation possible rather than settling right away as many injury firms do.
✓ We focus on you, not on getting the most cases in town like the guys on the billboards.
✓ Proprietary methods of case management for your very best client experience and ensure greater odds of success compared to high volume, low-touch firms.
✓ Talk directly to your attorney instead of getting passed off on case managers (if you've ever been through a car accident case, you'll know how valuable this is).
✓ We're consistently rated 5 stars by clients and have over 450 5-star reviews for a reason.
✓ No cost consultations we'll help you find out if you have a case. If you don't, we'll help point you in the right direction. Win-win.
✓ We get results without compromising service - It's not easy to find a firm that provides our brand of one-on-one service but which has the resources to get results that smaller practices may not be able to.
What to Do After a Car Accident
At KaplunMarx, we know it can be very confusing after an unexpected, traumatic event like a car crash - but it is important to protect yourself by taking the proper steps afterward.
If you've been in a car accident, taking care of your medical needs should be your top priority. Even if you don't feel hurt, adrenaline can mask pain and minor injuries can turn into major problems. You should accept emergency care if a first responder says you need it, and always visit a doctor within 24 hours of an accident to get a complete evaluation of your health. Keep medical appointments and records, and track all medical expenses.
To preserve evidence about the accident, take photos of the scene from every angle and obtain contact information for everyone involved. Contact your auto and health insurance companies as soon as possible, and get a copy of the police report. An experienced personal injury attorney can help protect your legal rights, gather and analyze evidence, consult with experts, explain your rights, negotiate on your behalf, and represent you in court if necessary. An attorney can help you recover compensation for the full cost of your injuries.
Finally, call a car accident lawyer before speaking to any insurance companies. Get in touch with us immediately so we can begin documenting your accident and start building your case without losing any valuable evidence.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
After a car accident, the biggest mistake someone can make is assuming that their insurance adjuster will settle for a fair amount, and that they don't need an attorney. But unfortunately, this just doesn't happen.
Statistically speaking, without an attorney, people receive far less money for their car accident claim, than those who are represented by an attorney (even when including legal fees!).
Insurance companies and their adjusters are focused on settling claims for as little money as possible. The truth is, they really don't care if you've racked up medical bills and lost income. Even if you are in pain and have many physical hurdles to overcome before making a full recovery, they won't care. Why? Because their job is to pay you as little as possible after an accident, and they want to keep their job.
The insurance company's goal is to limit your compensation as much as possible because that's how they make money as a For-Profit company. So, they may use many sneaky tricks to minimize your payout.
Insurance adjusters typically make immediate "low-ball" settlement offers to accident victims, which is one of their most common tactics. Their goal is to make the offer before victims are aware of the extent of their injuries or have had time to consult with a car accident attorney about their legal rights. Once you have signed the settlement papers to receive the money they offer, you can no longer file any additional claims if more injuries are found- and they know this.
It is also possible that the insurance company may try to drag the process out by requiring extensive amounts of paperwork and mysteriously delaying action. They may do this for two reasons:
If you wait two years from the date of the accident without filing a lawsuit, the statute of limitations could run out and prevent you from getting any compensation. The insurance company may try to make you miss this deadline.
Even if they cannot drag out your case for that long, they hope to wear you down so you will give up and accept whatever they offer.
Getting a lawyer who understands the system and can use it to your advantage is the best way to fight back. Call the experienced team at KaplunMarx Accident & Injury Lawyers in Allentown, PA, today.
How to Choose a Car Accident Lawyer in Pennsylvania
When choosing a car accident lawyer in Allentown to represent you, there are many factors to consider. A few things to look for in a lawyer in Allentown include:
- Providing free initial consultations
- Years of experience in state and federal laws and their impact on your case
- Experience with similar car crash cases
- Successful outcomes in similar cases and client reviews on Google
- Understanding of your medical condition
- Understanding how the accident and injury affect you on a personal and professional level
- Experience negotiating with insurance companies and advocating on your behalf
- Ability to gather sufficient evidence and prepare your case for trial
Being represented by an Allentown car accident attorney offers many benefits. Contact our Allentown car accident lawyers at KaplunMarx Accident & Injury Lawyers to discuss your case today.
Don't let the insurance adjusters decide what you deserve. They have a whole team of lawyers working to minimize your settlement, so you shouldn't have to navigate this process alone and risk being caught off guard. Instead, make it a level playing field with a two-sided negotiation by hiring a really good car accident lawyer. The attorneys at our firm here in Allentown know how to negotiate with the insurance companies to get the compensation you deserve from a car accident injury claim. We are committed to getting you the best outcome possible.
When you suffer an injury in a car accident, choosing a lawyer to represent you is one of the most important decisions you can make.
We have handled thousands of car accident cases at KaplunMarx. Insurance companies take our cases seriously and pay our clients top dollar for their cases because they know our accident lawyers won't back down all the way to trial.
How an Accident Attorney Can Help You from Start to Finish After Your Car Wreck
We are here to help you build a strong case and guide you throughout the process.
First, we must prove that the crash caused your injuries. Insurance companies never want to admit liability, even in the cases of the most apparent negligence. Instead, they almost always dispute the extent of injuries or claim they were pre-existing. The best lawyers know how to document and present their clients' injury claims.
Each car accident case is reviewed in-depth by our attorneys. They will collect accident reports and medical records to build a solid case for your injury claim.
Most of the time, we will be able to negotiate a fair settlement, but we are always prepared to go to trial if necessary. Insurance companies need an incentive to settle and are often unwilling to risk facing us in court.
Let KaplunMarx Accident & Injury Lawyers handle the legal process through negotiation or litigation so that you can focus on healing.
What Pennsylvania's No-Fault System is and What It Means for You
Pennsylvania law requires that all motorists carry a minimum level of auto insurance:
• $5,000 for medical benefits
• $15,000 per person for liability coverage
• $30,000 per accident for liability coverage
Pennsylvania's No-Fault Auto Insurance Act requires your own insurance company to pay your medical bills up to those no-fault limits, even if someone else caused your injuries.
If your medical bills and lost wages exceed these amounts, you may have the right to seek compensation and damages for pain and suffering.
Determining How Much Your Claim Is Worth
There is no direct calculation to determine the value of a car accident claim, however, you should take a look at our free ebook: 10 secrets that could impact the settlement of your car crash case as a guide. As stated in the Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Jury Instructions, the damages awarded in a car accident claim should represent a figure that a jury believes "will fairly and adequately compensate the plaintiff for all injury sustained as a result of the accident." In other words, the value of your claim depends on how severe the injuries are and the impact those injuries have on your life.
No magic wands or time machines can erase the emotional, physical, and financial harm suffered by an Allentown car accident victim. Claims are resolved by putting a dollar value on that harm and compensating the victim for the damage caused to their property, health, and lifestyle. For example, you can recover both economic (or dollar-related) damages in a car accident and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Our attorneys may be able to help you pursue the following types of damages in a claim:
• Lost wages and diminished earning capacity: You should be able to get your lost wages reimbursed if you could not work following an injury or were in the hospital. If you are permanently disabled and need to work "light duty" and reduce your income, you should also be compensated for these future earnings.
• Past and future medical expenses: This includes everything from the ambulance ride to the hospital to surgeries and follow-up care that may take years. For example, if you suffer a knee injury, you might be able to recover compensation for a knee replacement, even if the surgery is years away. The compensation for medical expenses should cover all costs associated with your accident, including surgery, physical therapy, medication, medical devices, and any other expenses incurred due to your injury.
• Home or vehicle modifications: You may be able to recover compensation for changes needed to accommodate a permanent injury or disability.
• Pain and suffering: These terms refer to both mental and emotional suffering. The pain we experience is often hard to quantify because it's so personal. Pain and suffering awards can be based on all relevant evidence, including medical records and the opinions of medical experts, as well as your self-assessment of your pain.
• Lost quality of life: You may be able to recover compensation for loss of quality of life, which means being unable to do the things you love or spend time with your family due to your injuries. An injury can change your life, such as being unable to carry your children because of a shoulder injury. Such losses deserve compensation.
• Punitive damages: You may be able to receive punitive damages if your accident was caused by reckless or intentional conduct. For example, punitive damages are sometimes awarded to victims in cases involving drunk drivers.
Ultimately, your lawyer should work for you to receive maximum dollar compensation from the insurance company. At KaplunMarx Accident & Injury Lawyers, we are experienced in negotiating our clients' claims for damages. Since money is the only remedy available in a civil matter, your lawyer must be skilled and thorough in documenting your claim's value. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive every last dollar of legal compensation they are entitled to. Our experience allows us to handle almost any auto accident injury case.
We Handle All Types of Car Accident Cases
We have handled all sorts of car accident cases throughout our years of practicing law. Whatever the type of car accident, a few factors always apply.
Limited Tort Accidents: In Pennsylvania, you are allowed to choose limited tort or full tort for your own auto insurance coverage – many people believe that if they have limited tort car insurance they cannot make a claim for injury after a car accident, that is simply not true. Our skilled team of limited tort car accident lawyers in Allentown, PA may be able to help, even if you have limited tort auto coverage.
Rear-End Accidents: These are common accidents, but the circumstances surrounding a case can be very complicated. A rear-end accident usually involves clear liability, but your insurer will likely downplay the severity of your injuries, especially if it happened at a slow speed.
Head-On Collisions: Insurance companies attempt to minimize the severity of injuries sustained in these crashes. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve after a head-on accident.
T-Bone Accidents: A side impact can cause severe damage due to the limited protection provided by the side of the vehicle. It's also common for these cases to be contested for liability reasons because the issue of who had the right of way is not always clear. A lawyer with experience can help guide you.
Hit-and-Run Accidents: In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to leave the scene of a crash, but some drivers do it anyway. Rely on us to fight for your rights. Whether you need to file an uninsured motorist claim or take on the other driver's insurance company, we're here to help.
Distracted Driver Accidents: Pennsylvania has a high number of distracted driving car crashes, many of which happen because someone is staring at their phone instead of paying attention to the roadway. If you are injured because of a distracted driver causing a car accident our team can help hold that person responsible.
Lyft and Uber Accidents: The insurance situation becomes very complicated whenever a rideshare company is involved in a crash, as there can be multiple insurance companies involved. Our attorneys are experienced in Pennsylvania law and advocating for your rights in a developing area of law.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents: If your case involves a business, you may face the best adjusters and attorneys working for the insurer. We're not scared to take them on.
Fatal Car Accidents: If your loved one was killed because of another driver's negligence, we want to help you pursue justice and compensation for the surviving family.
Our goal is to make Allentown a safer place for drivers, so we fight to hold the responsible parties accountable for car accidents. Texting while driving, speeding, and drunk driving can change lives forever. So, we're not only working towards getting justice and compensation for our clients, but we're also helping prevent others from experiencing the same harm.
File Your Car Accident Case Before the Deadline Expires
In Pennsylvania, legal actions have a deadline. Therefore, we encourage you to file a lawsuit as soon as possible if you want to hold the responsible parties accountable and recover your losses. PA CSA *5524 gives injured victims in Pennsylvania two years to file a lawsuit.
The countdown to the deadline begins when an injury occurs. In order to have your case heard, you must file before the time limit runs out. If you miss the deadline, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your damages and injuries.
It is important to note that this statute of limitations applies to most injury cases, but not all. This limit can be shorter or longer in specific circumstances. If you're unsure about the deadline for your case, call our law firm in Allentown for help.
Get a FREE Case Review with a KaplunMarx Car Accident Lawyer
Do you want to learn more about how our auto accident attorneys could help with your case? Then schedule a free consultation with our car accident lawyers at KaplunMarx in our Allentown office.
During your consultation, we will review the details of your accident and discuss the legal options available to you. We can also answer any questions you may have. If you can't make it to our office - no problem - we'll come to you!
Call KaplunMarx Accident & Injury Lawyers in Allentown today at (610) 467-9453.
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Our Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation
Our duty is to hold the insurance company responsible for the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Studies have shown that hiring an experienced attorney can lead to more than 3.5x the amount of compensation! Our legal team is aggressive in court and compassionate with our clients. It's not your fault you are injured, and we want to make sure those at fault are held responsible.
We Work With Doctors to Lower Your Medical Bills
The local medical community has a good working relationship with us. The doctors we recommend are not only experienced in treating serious injuries, but many are willing to work with us to negotiate your medical bills down to put more money into your pocket.
We Make it Easier to Find Medical Treatment
Whether you have health insurance or not, our goal is to help you get in quickly with medical care professionals and specialists.
We Protect Our Clients' Rights
Insurance companies are notorious for using underhanded practices that lower your case's value or deny your claim altogether. So, when you hire us, we will act as a barrier between you and the insurance company, ensuring they can't contact you regarding your injuries without going through us first.
You Will Not Be Alone During This Process
We know the personal injury claims process is complicated. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer your questions anytime.
Our Law Firm Has Stellar Reviews
What People Say
Providing clients with exceptional service is a core value at KaplunMarx personal injury law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Take it from our satisfied client testimonials.
"I went through a lot when I was in my accident. Ted was professional and concerned about how I was doing...
...The office staff is extremely friendly and quick to assist your needs. They not only contacted me for updates, they checked in on my wellbeing. I can't express how grateful I am for their kindness and professionalism. I've never seen an attorney's office that cares as much as they do for their clients. I highly recommend their office and personally vouch that Ted Kaplun is a great attorney to have."