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How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer.How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer.

Your Guide to Making an Informed Decision

Choosing legal representation after experiencing a personal injury can be a challenging endeavor. The process is often unfamiliar, and stakes are high. However, when you work with a trusted Philadelphia personal injury lawyer like van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, the path from initial consultation to contractual agreement is straightforward, transparent, and tailored to meet your specific needs. This guide aims to walk you through the essential steps, emphasizing our firm’s client-friendly policies that ensure you make an informed decision.

Initial Consultation: Your First Contact

The first step in the hiring process is the initial consultation. This meeting allows you to discuss the specifics of your case with a legal professional and evaluate how well the firm can address your needs. At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we provide a no-obligation, confidential consultation, giving you the chance to ask questions, outline your situation, and better understand how Pennsylvania law applies to your case.

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Research: Due Diligence

Following the consultation, it’s crucial to do some background research. Check online reviews, client testimonials, and any available legal records. Consider factors such as experience, area of specialization, and the firm's history of successful case outcomes. Our firm's reputation within the Philadelphia legal community stands as a testament to our commitment to client success.

Cost Consideration: Transparency First

An important aspect to consider is the cost. You might encounter various fee structures like hourly rates, fixed fees, or contingency fees. We pride ourselves on our transparent fee structure. Our contingency fees mean that you don’t pay unless we win your case, aligning our success with yours.

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

Communication: Open Lines

Open and regular communication is vital for a successful attorney-client relationship. Throughout the process, you should be able to easily reach your attorney and get updates on your case. At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we ensure consistent communication channels, making us accessible whenever you need us.

Finalizing the Contractual Agreement: What to Look For

The final step in the hiring process is formalizing the relationship through a contractual agreement. This contract should outline all terms, conditions, and fees. Ensure you understand every element of the agreement, as this contract sets the course for your legal journey. Our firm takes the time to explain every clause, ensuring that you feel confident in your decision.

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

By focusing on a straightforward and transparent hiring process, we aim to make the difficult task of choosing a personal injury lawyer as uncomplicated as possible. In a bustling legal hub like Philadelphia, you have many options. Still, van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim stands out for our commitment to client care, transparent policies, and experienced guidance through the intricacies of Pennsylvania law.

But what about the question you didn't know you should be asking? "How does a law firm maintain a long-term relationship with its clients after the case is over?" That's a question to ponder as it directly links to the firm's integrity and long-term commitment to client welfare.

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please contact our offices today. We look forward to guiding you through this pivotal decision, setting the stage for a successful legal outcome.

We Don't Get Paid Unless We Win Your Case.


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.

Notable Case Results

Always Pursing the Best Possible Outcome

Assault Injury

$1 Million

Tractor-Trailer Accident

$10 Million

Bicycle Accident

$4.8 Million

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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.

Talk to Our Experienced Team

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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