Allentown Car Accident Lawyer

When you are involved in a car accident in Allentown or any part of the Lehigh Valley, the two things you can’t control are (1) how seriously you will be injured; and (2) whether the person causing the collision will have enough insurance coverage for the damages, losses and harms they have caused. What you can control is choosing an attorney that makes you feel as though you have the best lawyer in Allentown. An Allentown car accident lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis is prepared to help the seriously injured navigate through all aspects of these types of claims — we’ve been doing so for more than 30 years.

COMMON TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN ALLENTOWN

Careless driving, reckless driving, vehicle and road defects, and various other issues can lead to many different types of car accidents. Regardless of the circumstances involved, those who are at fault should be held accountable, and those who are injured deserve to receive just compensation. An Allentown car accident lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC can help you seek just compensation after any type of accident, including:

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of car accidents, even at relatively low speeds. These accidents typically occur when either (i) a driver makes a bad decision at an intersection or (ii) a distracted, drunk or drowsy driver crosses the center line into oncoming traffic. In these accidents, the vehicles’ airbags will almost always deploy (or at least they should); and although airbags can save lives, they can also cause ear damage and other injuries.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Multi-vehicle accidents can occur under a wide range of scenarios. They are common at intersections, on highways and in other busy areas. When dealing with a multi-vehicle accident, it takes an experienced Allentown car accident lawyer to determine who (or what) caused the accident and prove the victims’ right to just compensation.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are extremely common, and they frequently involve two main factors. The first is tailgating. When drivers are following too closely, they often won’t have enough room to stop in order to avoid a collision. The second is distracted driving. When drivers aren’t paying attention to the task at hand, they are far more likely to rear-end the drivers in front of them.

Rollovers

While not as common as the other types of accidents we’ve discussed, rollovers frequently result in severe traumatic injuries. While SUVs, vans, jeeps and other tall vehicles are the most prone to rollovers, any type of vehicle can roll over given the right combination of circumstances. In the case of a rollover accident, not only may accident victims have claims against the negligent driver who caused the accident, but they may have claims against their vehicle’s manufacturer as well.

Sideswipe Accidents

Sideswipe accidents are common incidents on highways and other multi-lane roads. In most cases, these accidents occur because either (i) the at-fault driver didn’t check his or her blind spots, or (ii) the at-fault driver made a reckless turn or lane change despite being well aware of the risks involved. In either scenario, the at-fault driver deserves to be accountable, and victims should hire an Allentown car accident lawyer to help them recover just compensation.

T-Bone Accidents

A T-bone accident involves one vehicle smashing head-on into the side of another. These accidents typically occur at intersections, although they can happen in parking lots and other locations as well. Depending on the speed at which each vehicle is traveling, the consequences of a T-bone accident can vary widely—from fixable vehicle damage and minor scrapes and bruises to totaled vehicles and life-altering or life-threatening injuries. 

HOW YOUR ALLENTOWN CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER WILL PROVE FAULT

Allentown is the third largest city in Pennsylvania. With such a large population, there is an increase in the need for adequate transportation infrastructure.   Without a regional rail system, the use of highways to travel from Catasauqua to Bethlehem and from Wescosville to Fountain Hill is essential. However, it is hard to imagine a day where there is not an accident on Route 22 or Route 78.

Drake, Hileman & Davis has a team of car accident lawyers in Allentown who know what needs to be established in order to prove who is at fault in a car accident. We have used not only witness testimony and police investigation analysis, but in the right case, accident reconstruction and computer animation to recreate how a car collision occurred. Frequently, some of the best evidence comes from photographs taken at the scene, showing skid marks, crash intrusion and vehicle resting locations.

While Pennsylvania is a partial no-fault state when it comes to the payment of medical expenses and wage loss, the no-fault system does not relieve the at-fault driver from paying for all of losses and harms that he or she caused.

PAIN AND SUFFERING COMPENSATION AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT IN PENNSYLVANIA

While the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier is required to compensate the injured party for the losses and harms its insured caused, there is no “standard” amount to compensate an injured party for pain and suffering. The insurance company is always looking to pay as little as possible and that is why it is important to have qualified, competent and capable attorneys, like the Allentown car accident lawyers at Drake, Hileman & Davis, to represent you if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident.

DEALING WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES

At Drake, Hileman & Davis, we had many experiences where the insurance company has tried to settle a personal injury claim with an unrepresented party for less than fair value. Once our client retained our services, we were able to properly evaluate the claim and submit a demand to the insurance company consistent with the true value of the losses sustained. In one recent case, the settlement amount (once we became involved) was double what the insurance company had originally offered to the unrepresented client.   If you have been seriously injured in a car crash in Allentown or anywhere in the Lehigh Valley, you need a team of car accident lawyers who will fight on your side, with the knowledge of what is fair and just.

While we like to believe that everyone will treat each other fairly without an attorney’s involvement, unfortunately that is not the case. When you are seriously injured in an auto accident, you need an Allentown car accident lawyer with both the knowledge and know-how to recover compensation for all of the losses and harms you sustained.

While aggressive representation is important, it is also important to be able to treat clients with the care and compassion they deserve, during a difficult and challenging time. One interesting compliment we received from a client following the successful completion of their claim was that we were “the opposite of what gives lawyers a bad name.”  Another client told us “don’t ever change.” To see more of the comments from our clients, see the link below.

Testimonials

While we appreciate all of the kind words we have received from our clients over the years, we also take seriously our responsibility to achieve notable results.   To see some of our verdicts, awards and settlements, see the link below.

Results

WORK WITH AN ACCOMPLISHED ALLENTOWN CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY

In addition to, or perhaps because of, the results obtained and positive feedback provided by our clients, we are a personal injury firm that receives referrals from other attorneys outside the area, when they are looking for someone to handle a personal injury claim in the Lehigh Valley. We pride ourselves in providing quality legal services which warrants both the continued referrals from our existing and former clients, as well as the ongoing recommendation from our colleagues and hopefully the title of “best lawyer in Allentown.” 

For over a quarter of a Century, Drake, Hileman & Davis has been helping residents of Allentown and the surrounding Lehigh Valley, who were involved in serious car accidents, to recover just compensation for the losses and harms they have sustained due to no fault of their own. For a free initial consultation please call (610) 433-3910 or fill out the contact information located on the right side of your screen. Once your Allentown car accident lawyer has evaluated your case and determined that we can help you, our fee is contingent on any recovery we obtain on your behalf. You owe us nothing unless we are able to recover for you.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

"About two years ago, I had a car accident in Bethlehem and got injured. Some of the other lawyers did not want to look at my case because of my low insurance. I finally found Drake, Hileman & Davis. They did their best to defend my rights. Finally I got what I want (considerable amount of compensation) with the great help of the company. Thank you so much for the excellent service."
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