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Award-Winning Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys

One driver’s moment of negligence on the road can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills, severe pain and mental suffering, your livelihood, and your emotional peace. It isn’t fair that you have to deal with all of this, but you do not have to do it alone. If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to the actions of a negligent driver in Philadelphia, Bucks County, or Montgomery County, PA, our team is here to help.

At Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers have the experience necessary to help you navigate the auto accident claims process and pursue compensation in your case. We are dedicated to exploring every avenue of compensation to make sure you get what you need to recover from your ordeal, and we keep you informed every step of the way. Contact us to speak to an attorney now.

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Meet Our Attorneys

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Lawrence Kalikhman, Esquire

Lawrence Kalikhman, Esquire is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Temple University.  Mr. Kalikhman received his Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers University School of Law.  He has experience in Personal Injury Litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Mr. Kalikhman is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Bucks County Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

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Eric Rayz, Esquire

Arkady “Eric” Rayz, Esquire is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Temple University.  As an undergraduate, Mr. Rayz was a recipient of the H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Scholarship and Temple University President’s Scholar Award.  Mr. Rayz obtained his Juris Doctorate from the James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, where he was a staff member and editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. 

Mr. Rayz has broad experience in handling matters in federal and state courts and is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New York.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.

Types of Philadelphia Auto Accidents Handled By Our Car Accident Lawyers

Some of the motor vehicle accident cases our award-winning Philadelphia collision attorneys handle include:

Damages Our Accident Lawyers Can Seek on Your Behalf

Depending on the circumstances and facts of the case, the compensation available for your injuries, expenses, and losses could vary. Our attorneys identify, document, and value the costs our clients paid—economic and non-economic—and estimate their future expenses and losses. 

Some of the most common recoverable damages in these cases include: 

  • Current and future medical care and related expenses
  • Ongoing support and care needs for lasting injuries
  • Lost income for missed time at work
  • Diminished earning capacity for permanent impairments
  • Property damages, such as car repair or replacement
  • Related expenses with receipts or other documentation
  • Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
  • Wrongful death damages if the victim dies from their injuries

When Should You Hire a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident?

While you may opt to manage a no-fault claim on your own, you may find it helpful to have the guidance of our car accident attorneys if:

  • A vehicle or other property has significant damage
  • You or a passenger required medical care
  • You or your passengers miss work due to the incident
  • You or your passengers suffer psychological trauma and incurred financial expenses from counseling or therapy
  • You experience complications with insurance limits or car repairs

Other situations when it may be challenging or impossible to manage a car accident case and recover fair compensation on your own include:

  • You suffered serious or catastrophic injuries in the crash, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or significant burns 
  • Your insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurer refused to pay the claim
  • The other party disputes who is at fault or other facts of the case
  • You do not feel confident in your ability to manage your claim and compensation on your own 

Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers will explain the legal process to you and guide you through every step. You can feel peace of mind because you have their experience and knowledge on your side. You can focus on your treatment and rehabilitation while they take care of everything else.

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Don’t Wait to Hire a Philadelphia Auto Accident Lawyer for Your Case

As a car accident victim, the insurance companies are not on your side. The at-fault driver’s insurance carrier could use tactics or tricks that cause you to make a mistake, say the wrong thing, or otherwise jeopardize your ability to recover fair compensation.  

Some evidence is also time sensitive, and we need to begin our investigation quickly to build the strongest case possible. This could allow us to gather evidence that will not be available to support your case later. Examples could include getting key details from eyewitnesses and obtaining video of the crash from nearby businesses or traffic cams.

By hiring our auto accident attorney quickly after a crash, you will have someone with the knowledge, experience, and resources to manage all aspects of your case. We will speak to the insurance adjuster, gather evidence, build a compelling case, and handle settlement negotiations on your behalf. Call us to get started.

Trust Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, Lawyers With Your Philadelphia Car Accident Case

When you choose our firm to handle your accident case, you can expect your attorney to: 

  • Look into how and why the accident happened
  • Thoroughly answer any questions you have
  • Handle all communication with the insurance companies
  • Work with experts to better understand your case
  • Identify and value your damages
  • Use proven negotiation techniques to pursue a settlement
  • Litigate your case if necessary
  • Represent your best interests throughout the process

Here at Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, we take pride in giving each client the personalized attention they deserve. We never ask our clients to pay upfront fees or costs. Instead, we work based on contingency. Our fees are a percentage of the total recovery in your case. You only pay if we win.

To get in touch with an automobile accident or personal injury attorney in Philadelphia, for a free consultation, contact us now.

Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer FAQ

Our Philadelphia auto accident attorneys help crash victims with serious injuries navigate the legal process and seek compensation for their expenses and losses. Below, we answer some of the most common questions we hear from our clients. If you have further questions or ones not listed below, our personal injury lawyers can answer them during your free consultation.

Pennsylvania has complex auto insurance laws. In general, each party’s own insurance company is responsible for covering their medical care and some other related expenses. However, there are exceptions.

Pennsylvania drivers must carry a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy to cover minor and moderate injuries as part of their auto insurance coverage. This medical benefits coverage helps pay treatment costs for the insured driver and their passengers regardless of fault. The minimum medical benefits coverage limit in Pennsylvania is $5,000. 

Still, under Pennsylvania law, crash victims can file lawsuits against at-fault drivers under certain circumstances. The best way to understand your rights is to discuss your situation with an attorney as soon as you can. We provide free consultations for victims and their families. Contact us for a free case assessment today. 

If another driver’s negligence leaves you with a damaged or totaled vehicle, that driver will be responsible for repairs or replacement of your car. You can seek compensation through their auto liability insurance provider.

Pennsylvania’s auto insurance laws require all drivers to carry at least $5,000 liability coverage for property damage. Be aware that this limit is exceedingly low, so recovering enough money to repair or replace your vehicle could be difficult on your own.

If you’re responsible for an accident in Philadelphia, you could encounter the following insurance scenarios:

  • Your medical benefits policy (often called no-fault coverage) will pay for your medical care up to the policy’s limit. You may have additional coverage from a health insurance company or other source to help you pay any additional costs 
  • If the other driver’s injuries aren’t as serious and they carry no-fault coverage, their own policy will cover their losses
  • If the other driver doesn’t carry no-fault coverage or they have serious injuries, they will likely file a claim with your insurer or could sue you in civil court

You can sue a motorist who caused your Philadelphia car accident under certain circumstances. If you have relatively minor injuries and carry no-fault insurance, you might have limited options. However, many crash victims can file a lawsuit to recover compensation. 

Contact our team and discuss your case facts with a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights and legal options. 

In Pennsylvania, you generally have up to two years to sue the at-fault driver, per 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524(2). However, other deadlines could apply, and there are several other reasons why getting started as soon as possible is crucial. For the strongest case, contact our team as soon as your injuries allow. 

A serious injury allows a claimant who opted into no-fault coverage to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Pennsylvania law considers an injury “serious” when it causes: 

  • Serious impairment of a bodily function
  • A serious and permanent disfigurement
  • Death

If your injury leaves you with serious health concerns or interferes with your career, education, or activities, it may qualify as serious. Our knowledgeable car accident lawyers will assess your case and explain your legal options.

Discuss Your Philadelphia Car Accident Case With Our Team for Free

Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC provides free consultations for crash victims and their families in and around Philadelphia. Let us assess your case, explain your legal options based on the circumstances, and answer your questions about our services. 

Contact us by dialing our number or using our online contact form. We have someone available to take your call 24/7.

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