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What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do For You?

What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do For You.What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do For You.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Roles and Responsibilities in Philadelphia

If you've found yourself injured due to someone else's negligence, you might be wondering, "What can a personal injury lawyer do for me?" Navigating the intricacies of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania laws can be daunting, but a personal injury lawyer is more than just a legal advocate. Below, we break down the key roles and responsibilities that a personal injury lawyer assumes to ensure your path to justice is as smooth as possible.

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Case Evaluation and Strategy Development

Your journey with a personal injury lawyer starts at the initial consultation. Here, the attorney assesses the viability of your claim based on the specifics of Pennsylvania laws. Should you decide to proceed, they develop a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to your case, considering factors such as evidence, witnesses, and local jurisdiction nuances.


In a car accident scenario, your lawyer may immediately move to secure any CCTV footage and eyewitness accounts.

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  • 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
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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

Evidence Gathering

An injury claim relies heavily on evidence. Your attorney will set out to collect all pertinent information to build a robust case. This can involve anything from medical records to accident scene investigations. The local understanding of a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can be crucial in knowing what to look for and where.


For a slip and fall at a Philadelphia mall, your lawyer would gather store surveillance footage, interview employees, and even consult with architects or safety experts if needed.

Understanding and filing legal documents can be complex. Your attorney will draft, review, and file all required documents, ensuring you meet all deadlines imposed by Pennsylvania law. This can range from the initial complaint to responses to motions from the opposing side.


In the case of a medical malpractice suit, your lawyer will file the lawsuit within Pennsylvania's statute of limitations, ensuring that you don't miss out on your right to seek damages.

Negotiation with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies can be daunting adversaries, employing tactics designed to reduce your compensation. Your lawyer understands these tactics and will negotiate with the insurers on your behalf, often leveraging their experience to secure a more favorable settlement.


Following a bicycle accident, the insurance company may offer an initial settlement that doesn't cover long-term treatment. Your lawyer will counter-negotiate based on similar past cases and current Philadelphia medical cost standards.

Representation in Court

If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will represent you in court. They will present your case, cross-examine witnesses, and make final arguments, taking into account the specifics of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania judiciary systems.


During a trial, your attorney may use a local Philadelphia accident reconstruction expert to substantiate your claims, thereby increasing your chances for a successful outcome.

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Why van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim?

Our firm is committed to going above and beyond in fulfilling these roles. We not only focus on the tasks at hand but also maintain a broader perspective, ensuring that we meet and exceed your expectations every step of the way. But perhaps the question you should be asking is not just "What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do For You?" but "What Additional Support and Services Can You Expect from Your Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer?"

If you’re in Philadelphia or the surrounding Pennsylvania regions, we invite you to contact us for a consultation to discuss your specific needs and how we can meet them. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to justice.

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.

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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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