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How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer?

How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer?How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A Comprehensive Guide on How to Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia

Picture this: you're strolling through Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia on a sunny afternoon, appreciating the city's blend of modern living and historic charm. Suddenly, you trip and fall because of a poorly maintained sidewalk. Apart from the immediate physical pain and humiliation, you're left contemplating the subsequent medical expenses and perhaps time off work. In such a moment, finding a reliable personal injury lawyer becomes a priority—but how exactly do you go about it?

In today's world, where legal representation is crucial for navigating complicated issues, knowing how to find and choose a personal injury lawyer is invaluable. Let's break down the essential steps, drawing on both traditional and modern methods.

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The Difference Between Finding and Choosing a Lawyer

Before diving into the specifics, it's essential to differentiate between "finding" a personal injury lawyer and "choosing" one. Finding refers to the initial process of gathering a list of potential candidates, which could be from various sources like referrals, advertisements, or online platforms. Choosing, on the other hand, is the critical second step. It involves vetting these candidates based on your specific needs, their expertise, and other crucial factors that we will delve into later.

Traditional Methods: Referrals and More

Word of Mouth

For years, one of the most trusted methods of finding a lawyer in Philadelphia, and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, has been through word of mouth. A recommendation from a friend, family member, or coworker who has had a similar legal need can be invaluable. However, remember that every case is unique, so it's essential to discuss your specific circumstances with any recommended lawyers.

Legal Directories

Legal directories like the Yellow Pages or other local Pennsylvania legal registries have long served as valuable resources for those seeking legal representation. These platforms usually offer a basic profile, contact information, and sometimes even ratings for lawyers.

Written Reviews

  • Two-Time Success: A Consistent Legal Powerhouse
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    “These guys are the dream team of Philadelphia. I’ve had two injury cases taken care of by these guys, and the end result was exactly what I was promised. I thank god for having such efficient attorneys. I will continue to recommend friends and family because every case is treated as if it is the biggest case.”

    - Kevin R. / Client
  • Seamless Experience: Legal Excellence Meets Compassionate Care
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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

Modern Methods: Online Search and Reviews

Search Engines

We live in a digital age where search engines are our go-to source for finding everything—including lawyers. A quick search for "Philadelphia personal injury lawyer" can yield thousands of results. Yet, it's important to sift through these wisely, as not all lawyers offer the same level of expertise or focus on personal injury cases.

Online Reviews and Ratings

Websites like Avvo, Yelp, and Google Reviews provide platforms for past clients to share their experiences. These reviews can offer a unique insight into how a lawyer practices law and interacts with clients. But be cautious and discerning; not all reviews are equally trustworthy.

Legal Blogs and Social Media

Lawyers often maintain blogs or social media platforms to educate the public about legal issues. These can be excellent ways to gauge a lawyer's expertise and interest in educating their clients, which is often indicative of their approach to legal service.

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Why Choose van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim?

When it comes to personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia, van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim stand out for several reasons:

  • Local Expertise: Our deep roots in Philadelphia give us an unparalleled understanding of local laws and regulations, as well as relationships with local courts and legal professionals.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We prioritize your specific needs and circumstances, tailoring our legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
  • Comprehensive Services: From auto accidents to workers' compensation, our range of services ensures that we can assist you no matter what your personal injury case involves.
  • Resourcefulness: When settlement negotiations aren't enough, we're prepared to take your case to trial to fight for your rights.

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The Unasked Question: What's Next After Finding the Right Lawyer?

Now that you know how to find and choose a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer, the next question you probably didn't realize you should be asking is, "What's next?" After selecting your lawyer, the focus shifts to building a strong attorney-client relationship and collaborating effectively to navigate your case toward a successful resolution.

If you've been wrongfully injured and are seeking expert legal guidance that you can trust, look no further than van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim. Your journey to justice starts here. Contact us today for a free consultation.

At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we proudly extend our personal injury legal services across a broad range of locations throughout Pennsylvania, ensuring that wherever you are, top-notch legal support is never far away. Below is a concise list of the geographic locations that detail our offerings:

Click on your locality to learn how our unrivaled experience in personal injury law is tailored to meet the unique needs of residents in these specific areas.

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In the Media

Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insights and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

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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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