Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia

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98% Success Rate - Attorneys with a track record that shows they personally care about every case and go the extra mile every time.

No upfront costs - we front all of the legal fees and get paid on performance. In fact, we don't get paid unless you win.

We are local and we KNOW Pennsylvania's system - Just because a firm gets a license to practice law here and buy up a bunch of bill boards around town doesn't mean that they have real experience fighting cases in PA's legal system every day. We are a Philadelphia based firm with attorneys that focus on Pennsylvania injury cases. We eat, drink and breath this every day.

We are not intimidated by litigation - We do not allow insurance carriers to strong arm, intimidate or stagnate claims. We will not hesitate to take them to court to fight for you when needed. 

No shortcuts - we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the highest compensation possible rather than settling right away as many injury firms do.

We focus on you, not on getting the most cases in town like the guys on the billboards.

Proprietary methods of case management for your very best client experience and ensure greater odds of success compared to high volume, low-touch firms.

Talk directly to your attorney instead of getting passed off on case managers (if you've ever been through a car accident case, you'll know how valuable this is).

We're consistently rated 5 stars by clients and have over 450 5-star reviews for a reason.

No cost consultations - we'll help you find out if you have a case. If you don't, we'll help point you in the right direction. Win-win.

We get results without compromising service - It's not easy to find a firm that provides our brand of one-on-one service but which has the resources to get results that smaller practices may not be able to.

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Helping Injury Victims Every Day

Many people in Philadelphia who get hurt in accidents quickly realize how difficult it can be to deal with insurance companies. Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as signing settlement forms and cashing a check. Insurance companies are becoming increasingly unwilling to negotiate fairly with injured victims. In most cases, insurance companies will undervalue your claim, deny liability, or even ignore legal requirements – in order for them to save the insurance company money.

The experienced personal injury lawyers of KaplunMarx are here to help. It's our job to help take the frustration and confusion out of the process of resolving an injury case by handling the investigation and insurance communications and negotiations. Our firm also prepares all cases to be ready for trial in the event that we need to go to court to fight for fair compensation. To learn how we can help you with your personal injury case in Philadelphia, contact us today.

Get Help For Your Personal Injury Case

Personal injury can refer to any physical or emotional harm that is caused to an individual as a result of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or entity. Examples of personal injury cases include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and workplace accidents and many other situations involving injury arising out of someone else's actions (or inaction).

A KaplunMarx personal injury attorney can provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. They can also help you to obtain the compensation for any damages you have suffered, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

With the help of a KaplunMarx attorney, you can have the confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing that your case is being handled by a knowledgeable professional who has your best interests at heart. 

Some of the most common types of personal injury cases that we represent are:

  • Car, motorcycle, and commercial truck accidents: Accidents involving motor vehicles can be complex legal matters, as they often involve determining fault and negotiating with insurance companies. In these types of cases, a personal injury attorney can help you to gather evidence, assess the damages, and negotiate with the insurance company or even take them to trial if needed.

  • Bicycle accidents: Cyclists are often vulnerable to serious injuries when they are hit by a car, truck, or other vehicle. In these types of cases, it is important to establish liability and demonstrate the full extent of the damages suffered. A personal injury attorney can help you to navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

  • Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrians can suffer serious injuries when they are hit by a car, truck, or other vehicle, especially in areas with heavy traffic. In these types of cases, it is important to establish fault and determine the extent of the damages suffered. A personal injury attorney can help you to build a strong case and negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

  • Slip and fall accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur on any property and can result in injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

  • Medical malpractice: Medical professionals are required to provide a certain standard of care to their patients. When they fail to do so, it can result in serious injury or even death.

  • Nursing home abuse: Nursing home residents are entitled to a certain standard of care. When they are abused or neglected, it can result in serious injuries.

  • Wrongful death: When a person dies as a result of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or entity, it may be considered a wrongful death case.

  • Product liability: Manufacturers are required to ensure that their products are safe for consumers to use. When they fail to do so, it can result in serious injury.

  • Workplace accidents: Employees who are injured on the job may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including medical expenses and lost wages.

Overview of the Personal Injury Process

Initial Consultation

When you meet with your personal injury attorney for the first time, they will discuss the details of your case with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have. During the consultation, you will typically discuss the following:

  • The circumstances surrounding your injury
  • Who was involved in the incident
  • Who may be liable for your injuries
  • The nature and extent of your injuries
  • Your current and future medical needs

Your attorney will provide you with an assessment of your case and advise you on the best course of action to take.


Your personal injury lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances of your case. This may include:

  • Visiting the scene of the accident to gather evidence
  • Obtaining incident reports
  • Identifying all parties responsible for your injuries
  • Collecting medical bills and records related to your treatment


While your attorney is investigating your case, it is important that you focus on your recovery. Follow your doctor's orders and keep a journal of your medical treatment and expenses.

Demand Package 

Once your attorney has gathered all necessary information, they will prepare a demand package that outlines your case and the compensation you are seeking. This may include:

  • Police or incident reports
  • Photos of property damage and injuries
  • Medical bills and records
  • Receipts for expenses
  • Documentation of lost wages


The insurance company for the at-fault party will review the demand package and respond with a settlement offer. Your attorney will discuss the offer with you and provide advice on how to proceed.


If a settlement can be reached, your attorney will prepare a settlement agreement outlining the terms of the settlement.


If negotiations are unsuccessful, your attorney may file a lawsuit and present your case to a jury to obtain a verdict against those responsible for your injuries.

Personal Injury Litigation

At KaplunMarx, we will not hesitate to take a case to litigation if the circumstances dictate.

Filing a lawsuit

The first step in personal injury litigation is to file a lawsuit with the appropriate court. The lawsuit will identify the parties involved and the nature of the claim, and will request a specific amount of damages.

Discovery phase

Once the lawsuit is filed, both parties engage in the discovery phase. During this phase, each party has the opportunity to gather evidence and information related to the case. This may involve depositions, requests for documents, and other forms of information gathering.

Pre-trial motions

Before the trial begins, either party may file pre-trial motions to address various issues related to the case. These motions may involve requests for summary judgment, dismissal of the case, or other procedural issues.


If the case proceeds to trial, both parties will present evidence and arguments to a judge or jury. Witnesses may be called to testify, and experts may be brought in to provide testimony on technical or scientific issues.


At the end of the trial, the judge or jury will issue a verdict, which may include a monetary award to the plaintiff. The verdict may also include a determination of fault and a finding of liability for the defendant.


If either party is dissatisfied with the verdict, they may file an appeal. The appeals process can be lengthy, and it involves a review of the trial proceedings by a higher court.

Showing Negligence or Fault

In motor vehicle accidents, a police report establishes who was "at fault". But some other case types require more extensive development to establish a claim.

To prove negligence, there are four essential elements that must be present: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.

  1. Duty of Care: The duty of care refers to the legal obligation that a person or entity has to exercise a reasonable standard of care to prevent harm to others. For example, drivers have a duty of care to obey traffic laws and drive safely to avoid causing harm to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
  2. Breach of Duty: If a person or entity fails to uphold their duty of care, it is considered a breach of duty. In a personal injury case, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant breached their duty of care, which led to the plaintiff's injuries. For example, if a driver runs a red light and hits a pedestrian, the driver has breached their duty of care to obey traffic laws and drive safely.
  3. Causation: Causation refers to the link between the defendant's breach of duty and the plaintiff's injuries. In other words, the plaintiff must show that their injuries were caused by the defendant's breach of duty. For example, if a driver's breach of duty caused a car accident that led to the plaintiff's injuries, the plaintiff must establish the link between the driver's breach of duty and their injuries.
  4. Damages: The final element of a personal injury case is damages, which refers to the harm or losses that the plaintiff has suffered as a result of their injuries. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic damages.


Choose The Top-Rated Personal 
Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia, PA

Our Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation

Our duty is to hold the insurance company responsible for the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Studies have shown that hiring an experienced attorney can lead to more than 3.5x the amount of compensation! Our legal team is aggressive in court and compassionate with our clients. It's not your fault you are injured, and we want to make sure those at fault are held responsible.

We Work With Doctors to Lower Your Medical Bills

The local medical community in Philadelphia, PA has a good working relationship with us. The doctors we recommend are not only experienced in treating serious injuries, but many are willing to work with us to negotiate your medical bills down to put more money into your pocket. 

We Make it Easier to Find Medical Treatment

Whether you have health insurance or not, our goal is to help you get in quickly with medical care professionals and specialists.

We Protect Our Clients' Rights

Insurance companies are notorious for using underhanded practices that lower your case's value or deny your claim altogether. So, when you hire us, we will act as a barrier between you and the insurance company, ensuring they can't contact you regarding your injuries without going through us first.

You Will Not Be Alone During This Process

We know the personal injury claims process is complicated. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer your questions anytime.

Philadelphia Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Medical Malpractice 
Thousands of patients have been injured due to negligent medical care. Thankfully, Pennsylvania law allows victims of medical malpractice to recover compensation if they can prove that their medical care was not up to the proper standard of care. Damages could include the patient's wages they missed while out of work, medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, and medical treatment they will need in the future. KaplunMarx Accident & Injury Lawyers in Allentown are experienced in helping families recover compensation throughout Pennsylvania.

Bus Accidents
Philadelphia and the rest of Lehigh Valley have several means of public transportation, including LANTA (Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority). LANTA provides bus routes to the public. Unfortunately, every year there are a number of bus accidents that leave riders with injuries. If you were injured on a bus or other form of public transportation, you should speak to one of our attorneys as soon as possible.

Catastrophic Injury

In a big city like Philadelphia, accidents happen every day. Unfortunately, sometimes the injuries people sustain in an accident are so severe that they are left with permanent debilitating physical and emotional injuries and an inability to work. If you or a loved one sustained devastating injuries, you might be entitled to recover monetary relief from the person responsible for the accident that hurt you.

Our Philadelphia Catastrophic Injury Lawyers are here to help you seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit. By working with a skilled personal injury attorney, you put yourself in a better position to obtain the compensation that would allow you to take care of your injuries and provide for your family.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are severe forms of bodily harm that result in permanent or long-term damage.

Physical Impacts

The following are among the most common types of severe physical losses:

  • Burns
  • Internal injuries such as organ failure
  • Facial scarring
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Multiple fractures
  • Amputation
  • Birth injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries

People who sustain catastrophic physical harm often must undergo difficult medical treatment that might include extensive hospitalizations, multiple surgeries, and ongoing rehabilitation and physical therapy. Philadelphia Catastrophic Injury Lawyers can help someone obtain financial relief to pay for medical care and cover their lost income if a person’s severe injuries prevent them from returning to work.

What are the Cognitive Impacts of a Serious Injury in Philadelphia?

Cognitive injuries typically occur after a traumatic injury to the brain. Brain injuries can cause memory loss, seizures, dizziness, headaches, vision problems, and speech impairment. After suffering a cognitive injury, a person may be unable to work and may require assistance with their everyday lives.

After a devastating accident, in addition to physical and cognitive help, people may also need extensive therapy to cope with the emotional toll of a catastrophic accident. If the claimant requires long-term care at home, their family members may have to give up their own careers to provide that care. If more specialized care is needed, people sometimes need to hire in-home caregivers or move to nursing homes where they can receive the attention they need.

The cost of the necessary treatments and care is expensive, which is why it could be helpful to meet with a local traumatic injury lawyer to see if there is a viable case for compensation.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injury in Philadelphia

Although any serious accident can result in devastating injuries, the most common catastrophic accidents include:

  • Car, bus, truck, and motorcycle crashes
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Dangerous premises
  • Construction site accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Defective products
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Medical and surgical errors

If there is a question about what caused the traumatic injury, dedicated attorneys in Philadelphia can help examine all of the evidence. They could check to see who is potentially responsible for the injuries, either through negligence or intentional misconduct.

Call Our Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia Today

After suffering a devastating injury, you need strong legal representation. Experienced legal counsel could stand up for your rights and work hard to hold negligent and reckless parties accountable for the actions that caused you harm. Our Philadelphia Catastrophic Injury Lawyers could help you seek the compensation necessary to get your life back on track. Reach out today.


Asked Questions

After decades of helping injured victims in Philadelphia, we know there are many questions you have about your case, hiring an attorney, and what do to next. We hope that this list of questions will help answer some of your most immediate questions.

Of course, the only way to get legal advice about your case is to actually speak with a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia, PA. Our trained legal team and skilled personal injury attorneys in Philadelphia are down to earth and will make themselves available to answer your questions. We don’t charge for phone calls or consultations, and we are happy to explain things in a way that is easy and makes sense.

What Does KaplunMarx Charge?

We do not charge you any upfront fees.

Personal law firms like ours bill on a contingency fee basis instead of charging hourly rates. That means that we only get paid our percentage when we successfully recover compensation for our clients through settlements or verdicts.

In the event a personal injury firm does not win compensation for a client, the law firm is not paid for its legal services. Arrangements such as this ensure that personal injury legal services are affordable to all and that law firms will work their hardest for the best outcome possible.

What Type of Compensation May I Be Able to Get?

A personal injury may be able to claim compensation for economic and non-economic losses caused by the responsible party.

Examples of economic losses are:

- Medical bills, ER costs, etc.
- Lost income
- Lost future earnings
- The cost of future medical treatment
- Rehabilitation expenses
- The cost of living with a disability

Many losses are intangible and cannot be measured as easily. For example:

- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental distress and emotional anguish
- And more

You should seek legal representation from a KaplunMarx lawyer to maximize the value of your claim. Dedicated to pursuing the maximum amount of compensation for our clients, our team will work tirelessly on your behalf.

How Much is My Accident Case Worth?

Each personal injury case is unique, so the value of a claim differs from case to case. In determining the value of an injury claim, a personal injury lawyer considers several factors.

Factors May Include:

- The degree of fault of the accident victim
- Financial losses incurred by the accident victim
- Future financial losses the accident victim might incur
- Depending on the type and extent of the accident victim's injuries
- How long it will take for your injuries to heal
- Whether the accident victim will become permanently disabled
- The emotional toll the injuries took on the victim
- If insurance coverage was available and how much it covered
- Amounts of damages awarded by juries in similar cases
- Trial costs
- Intangible factors (such as jurors' sympathies for one side or the other if the case goes to trial)

Our attorneys consider these factors when calculating the claim's settlement value based on their previous experience handling similar cases.

Why Do You Need an Experienced Attorney?

Experiencing a serious injury is a traumatic experience. Don't face the aftermath on your own. Immediately following an injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney.
Here's why:

1. Insurance companies are known for denying compensation to victims and their families.

2. You may lose your right to compensation if you miss the deadline (statute of limitations).

3. A claim adjuster may also try to get you to settle as soon as possible. Because settlements are final, they'll aggressively pursue that goal.

4. You can't go back and reopen a settlement if you need more medical treatment or if you find that you are disabled in the future. There should be no settlement in a personal injury case until a doctor deems the injury fully healed or has reached its maximum level of healing.

5. Accident victims can seek the help of a personal injury attorney to determine whether and when to settle their injury claims.

6. Insurance companies love to play tricks, and we know how to use these tactics against them.

7. Getting maximum dollar compensation for your injury case is one of our goals as Allentown personal injury lawyers.

To ensure that you receive the best experience in the courtroom and beyond, you deserve to be represented by experienced and trial-tested injury lawyers. Allow us to fight for your compensation while you concentrate on your recovery.


Do I Qualify to File a Personal Injury Claim?

If you’ve been injured because another party was negligent, you qualify to file a personal injury claim, and you are entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

You may have been injured because another driver was distracted or intoxicated; because you slipped on a retailer’s wet floor or cracked sidewalk; because of your neighbor’s aggressive dog bit you; or in any number of other possible accident scenarios.

If you’re not certain whether you qualify to file a personal injury claim, talk to us at KaplunMarx. Your first legal consultation is free.


Why Is It Imperative to Work With a Top Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer?

With so many personal injury attorneys working in the Philadelphia area, if you’re an injured victim of negligence, it can be difficult to find a reliable attorney who will understand your needs and who will work aggressively to acquire the maximum available compensation on your behalf.

Look no further. You deserve to be represented by a reliable and trustworthy personal injury attorney who understands what you’re going through.

When you become a client at KaplunMarx, you’ll be represented by an award-winning personal injury lawyer, provided with every professional consideration and courtesy, and treated with absolute personal respect.


How Can a KaplunMarx Attorney Help With My Injury Claim?

If you’re recuperating from injuries and away from your job, you must have the compensation that you are legally entitled to receive. However, insurance companies sometimes take advantage of injury victims by withholding payments or by rejecting injury claims entirely.

We’re familiar with the insurance companies’ tactics, and we know what it takes to win the compensation you need. The attorneys at KaplunMarx have three decades of experience representing the injured victims of negligence.

Suffering a serious personal injury can be a traumatic experience, but our personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the maximum dollar recovery for your personal injury case.


How Much Compensation Can I Expect to Receive?

We can’t place a dollar amount on your claim without the details, but here’s the process.

Victims of negligence are entitled – first – to compensation for quantifiable economic damages: medical bills, lost wages, and related costs like transportation to the doctor and paying for the help you need around the house.

Attorneys use several formulas to arrive at a figure for non-economic damages – your personal pain and suffering. Multiply your economic damages by 1.5 if you suffered a moderate injury. Multiply by 5 if you suffered a catastrophic injury or permanent disability. The final sum is a rough, general estimate of the amount you may expect to receive.


How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Personal Injury Case?

The simplest cases are resolved in just a few weeks – without going to court. An attorney with KaplunMarx can often work directly with the other party’s attorney and insurance company to achieve a swift settlement of your claim.

Most cases take several months. The most complicated cases go to trial and may take more than a year. Those cases are rare, but the general rule is the more complicated the case, and the more that’s at stake, the longer it takes.

You’ll have some say in how long your own case takes because it’s your call to accept or reject particular settlement offers.


How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Pennsylvania?

The time limit for taking legal action regarding a personal injury case is called the statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury cases. If you wait more than two years, a court will not hear your case.

But if you’re injured, with bills piling up, you can’t wait two years – or even two weeks – to speak with a Philly accident attorney at KaplunMarx. Evidence in these cases can deteriorate quickly, so the sooner you put your case in our hands, the more likely it is that you’ll receive the full compensation amount you seek.

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Providing clients with exceptional service is a core value at KaplunMarx personal injury law firm in Philadelphia, PA. Take it from our satisfied client testimonials.

"I went through a lot when I was in my accident. Ted was professional and concerned about how I was doing...

...The office staff is extremely friendly and quick to assist your needs. They not only contacted me for updates, they checked in on my wellbeing. I can't express how grateful I am for their kindness and professionalism. I've never seen an attorney's office that cares as much as they do for their clients. I highly recommend their office and personally vouch that Ted Kaplun is a great attorney to have."

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