Allentown Personal Injury Lawyer
You never expected it to happen to you. One moment everything was fine, and the next, you were left struggling to cope with picking-up the pieces from actions outside of your control. If you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you need to stand up for your legal rights with the help of an Allentown personal injury lawyer. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation, and pursuing a claim for monetary compensation, may be your only option under the law. Money is an imperfect remedy to try to make you whole again, but it is better than no remedy at all.
At Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, each Allentown personal injury lawyer provides experienced, compassionate legal representation for accident victims. Our PI attorneys have decades of experience representing Pennsylvania accident victims, and over the past 30 years we have helped thousands of clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for their accident-related losses.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident in Allentown or the surrounding Lehigh Valley, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our Allentown personal injury lawyers are available 24/7 to speak with new clients about cases involving:
However the accident may have happened, it is important for you to speak with an Allentown personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, in order to ensure that all of your rights are protected. When you contact a personal injury attorney at Drake, Hileman & Davis, you will be connected to one of our personal injury team litigators, who has the knowledge and skill to handle all aspects of your claim for you.
We Fight for Maximum Compensation
At Drake, Hileman & Davis we have one goal: We want to help you obtain maximum compensation, as quickly as possible. While most of our cases settle, our attorneys are experienced litigators who have secured numerous six and seven-figure verdicts, including a $1.5 million jury verdict for an auto accident victim in Allentown, PA.
Before you accept a settlement offer, we will make sure that you have a clear understanding of the full extent of your accident-related losses, in order to ensure that the offer is fair and reasonable. These accident-related losses include:
- Outstanding medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Other accident-related expenses (such as modifications to your car or home)
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of companionship, support and enjoyment of life
If the offer is not acceptable, we are prepared to take your case to trial. In this regard, we will advise you of what to expect in doing so. Our attorneys handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means (i) you do not have to pay a retainer or hourly rates, and (ii) you do not have to pay anything unless we secure financial compensation for your losses. To get started with your free consultation, contact us today.
Negligence-Based Claims in Pennsylvania
It’s fair to say that most personal injury claims — whether linked to a car accident, slip-and-fall accident, or work-related accident — are based on claims of negligence. The concept of negligence can seem a bit tricky for injured parties who have never been involved in a legal matter to understand, but it’s relatively simple when broken down to the basics.
What’s important to note is that mere mistakes do not bring about liability. For someone to be deemed liable, the person alleged to have caused the injury must have conducted themselves in a manner that was at least negligent. So, what qualifies as negligent behavior?
In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, negligence is evaluated based on the “standard of care” applicable to the situation. If the defendant has not conducted themselves in a manner typical of a “reasonably prudent person” in similar circumstances, they will have violated the standard of care and committed a negligent act.
For example, imagine that you are walking on the sidewalk when a bicyclist hits you from behind and knocks you over, causing injury. As the bicyclist was approaching, he did not attempt to navigate around you and instead decided to go straight through you in the hopes that you would step aside at the last moment (despite you not seeing him as he was coming from behind).
It’s fair to say that a reasonable biker, under those circumstances, would have navigated around you to minimize the risk of a collision. As such, the defendant biker could be deemed negligent. If this negligence was the cause of your injury (and here, it clearly is), then the biker may be found legally responsible for your injuries.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Allentown Personal Injury Lawyer
With offices in Allentown, the personal injury attorneys at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC represent accident victims and their families throughout eastern Pennsylvania. If you believe someone else may be to blame for your injuries or your loved one’s death contact us online or call (610) 433-3910 to speak with an attorney about your case today.
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609 Hamilton Street, Suite 15
Allentown, PA 18101