Personal Injury Lawyer Allentown

After a personal injury, you deserve the chance to both recuperate in peace and recover financial damages. While you and your family take care of the former, our Allentown personal injury lawyers can address the latter.

Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, has an office located right in Allentown, Pennsylvania, for your convenience. Call us today for a free case review. We have team members standing by to talk to you right now about how our team can assist you.

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What Your Allentown Personal Injury Case Might Be Worth

Before you file your case, you need to know what you are filing for. Most cases include compensation for the injured party’s financial, physical, and emotional suffering.

Once we help you figure out what kinds of losses you sustained, we can go on to calculate a fair dollar amount for each loss. With our guidance, you can be sure that you ask for an appropriate amount and that you will not run out of money while you are still in need.

Examples of Personal Injury Damages You Can Collect

You and your family might qualify for any or all of the following:

  • Pain and suffering: This refers to the physical and mental distress connected to the accident. Expressing such pain in monetary terms is not always easy, but we can help you do so.
  • Loss of consortium: This means any diminishment or negative change in your relationship with one or more close relatives.
  • Reduced quality of life: This includes the ways that your life has changed for the worse. You could qualify if you are no longer able to live alone, take care of yourself, take care of dependents, or enjoy family time.
  • Medical expenses, both past and future: Since the at-fault party caused your injuries, their insurer should take on the responsibility of paying for all your treatments.
  • Property damage: This generally refers to motor vehicle damage if you were injured in a car wreck, but you could potentially qualify based on other losses as well.
  • Loss of income, past and future: Whatever wages or benefits you lost or anticipate losing because of your injuries, we can ask the insurer to reimburse you through a legal action.

Your Personal Injury Case Comes With an Expiration Date

Your case will not be worth anything if you do not file it within the legal deadline, found at 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524(2). This statute says that you must start your case within two years of the accident. Cases filed after this date are probably not valid and therefore worth nothing.

Our Allentown personal injury lawyer urges you to begin your case as soon as possible so as not to put your rights at risk.

What Our Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do For Allentown Residents

The diligent, award-winning lawyers at Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, want to make sure you have every chance of recovering compensation for your preventable, negligence-related injury. We help clients like you obtain your goals by:

Educating Allentown Clients About Their Rights

We view this as our most important job. Our firm spends as much time with the client as necessary to inform that client about their rights, responsibilities, and options under the law. With our help, you can learn everything you need to know in order to make the right decisions about your case.

Building a Personal Injury Case

Our team knows what kinds of evidence can help build up your casefile until it is strong enough to persuade the liable party’s insurer to pay you. Such evidence often includes:

  • Traffic camera footage and other sources of video. Even if the footage only shows part of the accident, it could still be valuable.
  • Police reports, if the police responded to your case. The results of their official investigation can provide us with a lot of key information.
  • Medical records and statements from your doctor. These materials can show how badly you were injured and establish a connection between the accident and your injuries.

Determining How to Fight for Your Personal Injury Damages

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you might be able to recover a pretrial settlement without having to go to court. Our team can meet with the insurer and work to negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

If we cannot settle out of court for any reason, we are not afraid to go to trial for our clients. We fight as long and as hard as we have to—and we keep clients informed along the way so they do not have to worry.

Dealing With Day-to-Day Legal Matters

Filing a lawsuit requires a lot of time, attention, and familiarity with the relevant laws. What deadlines do you have to meet along the way? What is the procedure for speaking in court and submitting trial exhibits? What do you do if the insurer calls up and offers a settlement?

Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, can answer all of these questions and more. We are here to fight for clients so that people like you—people who are trying their best to recover from a life-changing accident—can put their own needs first.

Why Hire an Allentown Personal Injury Attorney?

There are many reasons why a person might want to hire a legal representative to assist with a personal injury case. Some of the most common reasons are:

  • You have enough to deal with—including physical pain, doctor’s visits, and concerns over your career—without adding responsibility for a legal case on top of everything.
  • You want a professional at your side to guide you through a complicated legal matter.
  • You suspect that the at-fault party’s insurance company will not treat you fairly, so you would appreciate the support that our firm can give in the fight against them.

How Might an Insurer Fight Your Allentown Case?

It is an unfortunate fact that most insurers are more concerned with increasing their own profits than in helping people in need. Our team is well aware of the tactics that insurance companies often use to deny injured parties a fair payout. We are prepared to deal with challenges like the following:

  • Under 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 7102, you can only recover compensation if you are less than 50 percent responsible for the accident. The insurer might try to exaggerate your level of responsibility so as to get out of paying you.
  • The insurer may try to argue that your injuries and losses were caused by some other event not related to their client’s negligence. Alternately, they might claim their client was not negligent at all.
  • The insurer might deliberately take their time about responding to your claim. They hope that, by making the process longer and more difficult, you will eventually give up.
  • They may question how we have calculated your settlement amount and push you to accept less than you really deserve.

Call us today and see how Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, can protect you against these and other tactics.

We Handle Many Kinds of Personal Injury Cases in Allentown

We understand that personal injuries can happen in many different settings and in a variety of ways. The legal team at our Allentown office can manage cases involving:

Motor Vehicle Accidents That Occur in and Around Allentown

A single bad decision from a reckless driver—for example, choosing to exceed the speed limit or change lanes without signaling—can cause a serious crash with lifelong consequences. Our Allentown car accident lawyer can help you sue the driver or any other liable party, such as:

  • An auto part manufacturer
  • A negligent mechanic
  • A local government agency (local governments are typically responsible for repairing roadways)

Allentown Slip and Fall Accidents

You likely spend a good part of your day on other people’s property, whether you are picking the kids up from school or shopping at a big box store. The owners and managers of these properties have a duty to:

  • Post warning signs about hazards they cannot address right away
  • Regularly look over the property for potential dangers and take care of them promptly (e.g., putting down ice melt when it is below freezing, mopping spills, and repairing broken handrails)
  • Hire responsible people to help them care for the property, as necessary

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Car accidents are already dangerous for drivers, but pedestrian and bicyclists are especially vulnerable to harm. We can hold negligent drivers liable for this harm and get you the crucial compensation you need to recover from your severe injuries and losses.

Wrongful Death Cases

Many personal injury accidents can be fatal to victims. If this happened to your loved one, please accept our deepest condolences. Your family deserve compensation for what you’re going through, and the other party deserves to be held responsible for their behaviors. 

Don’t hesitate to seek our help for these and other personal injury cases. We will fight to get you what you need.

Get Compensation After an Allentown Personal Injury

Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, is open 24/7 to address our clients’ needs and fight for the justice they deserve. To learn more at no charge, call us today to speak with an attorney. Our personal injury lawyers in Allentown wants to provide you with compassionate and dedicated representation.