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How to Find a Lawyer for a Car Accident

The Best Way to Find a Car Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia

It is advisable to seek legal advice after being injured in a car accident. However, you may be wondering about how to find a lawyer for a car accident. We at van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim understand the importance of having the right legal representation when seeking compensation. We share our top tips for finding an experienced car accident attorney for your case below.

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Ways of Finding a Car Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia: Traditional Vs Digital Methods

Traditional and digital methods of finding a car accident lawyer have their own advantages and disadvantages. Here's a comparison of both approaches:

Traditional Methods

  • Word of Mouth: This involves asking friends, family, and acquaintances for recommendations. They may have personal experiences with lawyers and can provide valuable insights.
  • Local Directories: You can consult phone books or local directories to find listings of lawyers specializing in personal injury cases. These directories often contain contact information and basic details about the lawyers.
  • Lawyer Referral Services: Some bar associations and legal organizations provide referral services that connect individuals with qualified lawyers. These services can be useful in finding an attorney with relevant experience.
  • In-Person Visits: You can visit law firms in your area to meet with lawyers in person, discuss your case, and evaluate their suitability.
  • Networking: Attend local legal events or personal injury seminars to meet lawyers and gather information about their expertise.

Digital Methods

  • Online Search Engines: Conducting a simple online search with keywords like "car accident lawyer in [your location]" can yield a list of lawyers in your area. This is a quick and convenient way to find lawyers.
  • Legal Directories and Websites: Many websites, like Avvo, FindLaw, and, provide comprehensive listings of lawyers, along with their profiles, reviews, and contact information.
  • Social Media: Platforms like LinkedIn or legal forums can be useful for researching lawyers and reading reviews from former clients.
  • Legal Matching Services: Some websites and apps offer services that connect individuals with lawyers based on their specific needs and criteria.
  • Review Sites: Platforms like Yelp and Google Reviews allow you to read feedback from former clients, providing insights into a lawyer's reputation and track record.

Which is Better?

  • Accessibility: Digital methods are more accessible to a broader audience, while traditional methods may be limited to your local area.
  • Speed: Digital methods, such as online searches, can provide results quickly, whereas traditional methods like word of mouth or in-person visits may take more time.
  • Research: Online methods allow you to conduct in-depth research by reading reviews, checking qualifications, and comparing multiple lawyers simultaneously.
  • Personal Touch: Traditional methods may offer a more personal touch by allowing you to meet lawyers in person and get recommendations from people you trust.
  • Cost: Both methods are usually free, but you may need to invest more time and resources in traditional methods if they involve travel or consultations.

In many cases, a combination of both traditional and digital methods is most effective. You can start your search online, narrow down your options, and then meet with selected lawyers in person for a more personalized evaluation. Ultimately, the choice depends on your preferences, needs, and the resources available to you.

Written Reviews

  • Unmatched Support: Navigating the Fallout of a Car Accident
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    "I was involved in a car accident while 13 weeks pregnant. I didn’t know where to turn until a friend gave me a number and said “Hey, check out this lawyer”. I did just that, and even though the process was long, which I expected, it was the best decision I've made in a long time. In the end, we won! I have to thank Mr. Hartshorn and his team for everything they have done for not only me but my family as well. I could not have picked a better lawyer! Thank you all so very much! On a scale of 1 to 10, you guys are a 100!"

    - Deasia C. / Client
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    "Wonderful experience with this law firm after getting hit last summer. The whole staff is on top of things and communicates well. A special shoutout to the attorney who handled my case and negotiated my medical bills. I was able to get the care and treatment I needed with minimal stress because they handled it all!"

    - Amanda A. / Client
  • Effortless Recovery: Comprehensive Care and Exceptional Communication
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    "Going with this law firm for my auto accident case was the best advice anyone ever gave me. I was very impressed with my results and the way they handled my case and me."

    - Ant F. / Client
  • Prompt and Precise: An Automobile Settlement that Stands Out
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    “I wanted to thank you for the excellent work you did as my attorney with the settlement of my automobile accident. I know you have a lot of clients, so your prompt responses and attention to detail really meant a lot to me.”

    - Jarrett H. / Client

Advantages of Choosing van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim

A well-known law firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim has established a strong reputation for its expertise in handling personal injury and car accident cases. Choosing an attorney from our firm can offer several advantages, including:

  • Expertise in Personal Injury Law: Our firm specializes in personal injury cases, including car accidents, which means our attorneys have in-depth knowledge and experience in this area of law.
  • Local Knowledge: Being based in Philadelphia, our firm's lawyers have a deep understanding of local laws, regulations, and the legal landscape specific to the area. This local knowledge can be a significant advantage when handling your case.
  • Track Record: van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim has a history of successful settlements and verdicts in personal injury cases. Our proven track record demonstrates their ability to secure favorable outcomes for their clients.
  • Resources: A well-established firm typically has access to a range of resources, including a network of experts, investigators, and support staff. This can be invaluable in building a strong case.
  • Personalized Attention: Despite being a reputable firm, we strive to provide clients with personalized attention. You can expect one-on-one consultations and a dedicated legal team working on your case.
  • Strong Negotiation Skills: Skilled negotiators from our firm can help you secure a fair settlement with insurance companies, saving you time and stress.
  • Litigation Experience: If a case goes to trial, the firm's attorneys are experienced in courtroom litigation, which can be crucial in advocating for your rights.
  • Client Reviews: You can research client reviews and testimonials to get a sense of the experiences others have had with our firm's lawyers. Positive reviews can provide confidence in your choice.
  • No Fees Unless You Win: We work on a contingency fee basis. This means you don't pay legal fees unless your case is successful, making our services more accessible to those who may be worried about upfront costs.
  • Compassion and Support: Dealing with a car accident can be emotionally challenging. Attorneys from our firm are committed to providing support and empathy to their clients, making the legal process less stressful.
  • Accessibility: Our office in Philadelphia offers accessibility for in-person meetings and consultations, which can be important for local clients.
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Contact van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim Today

In your quest to find the ideal car accident lawyer in Philadelphia, remember that the choice of legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Consider both traditional and digital methods for your search, and don't hesitate to reach out to van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim when seeking the dedicated, experienced, and compassionate legal partner you deserve. We're here to guide you through this challenging journey, ensuring your rights and interests are protected every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards securing the compensation you deserve. Your peace of mind is our priority.

Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers by dialing (215) 486-0123 today.

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Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of SuccessWe have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too BigOur firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized RepresentationWe understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client.
  • Uncompromising PassionOur competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic ApproachNot only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the CommunityOur team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.

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Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.

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