PERSONAL INJURY IN ALLENTOWN & THE SURROUNDING AREAS
Standing Up for Pennsylvania Injury Victims Since 1982

Allentown Car Accident Attorney

Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner

If a motor vehicle accident has left you injured and out of work, the team at Knafo Law Offices can help. With a Allentown car accident lawyer from our firm to help with your Woman after a car accidentinsurance claim, you will have the opportunity to recover financial compensation that actually covers all of your medical bills, lost wages, and damage to your vehicle. You may even be able to recover money for emotional trauma, pain, suffering, and more.

Since 1982, our attorneys have helped thousands of clients across Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and the entire Lehigh Valley area with all types of injury claims. Traffic accidents are a key part of our practice because they occur so frequently and have such dramatic impacts on victims’ lives.

Injured in a car crash? For a free review of your car accident claim, call our firm at (610) 756-1098.

The Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Claims

In the state of Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing an injury claim after a car accident is two years. From the date of your accident, you only have two years during which to file your claim. If you miss this deadline, your case may never be heard. It's imperative that you discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible if you want to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Two years can pass by quickly. Don't let time prevent you from obtaining the compensation you justly deserve.

How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

When you work with an Allentown car accident lawyer at Knafo Law Offices, you will find that we are committed to providing personal service and accommodating special needs. Our Allentown car accident attorneys make ourselves available around the clock to tend to your needs and work diligently to determine and prove fault in order to seek maximum compensation for your injuries.

To prove fault in a car accident claim, we:

  • Review all evidence pertaining to the accident and all vehicles involved, including witness accounts, photographs, tire treads, police reports, 911 calls, and more.
  • Get your own account of what occurred so we can get a more complete picture of the collision.
  • Use accident reconstruction software to recreate the collision and prove what caused its occurrence.
  • Present this evidence with expert witnesses as needed in negotiations or litigation to pursue a fair settlement or award.

If you are trying to prove fault for a car accident in Pennsylvania, you may be wondering how to get a car accident police report to assist in proving negligence in your claim. The Pennsylvania State Police Department requests that you submit an application in the mail. There may be a small fee to obtain a police report.

Do you know what to do after an accident? Read our blog "10 Steps to Take After a Car Accident" to learn more about what actions to take in order to protect yourself and help your case!

Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case

There are three types of damage available for claimants to pursue in a personal injury claim, economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Economic and non-economic damages are similar in purpose. In fact, both of these damages fall under the umbrella of “compensatory damages” which are damages that compensate the injured party for a loss. Punitive damages are different from compensatory damages in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party. As such punitive damages are not often awarded. Compensatory damages compensate for both tangible and intangible losses including:

  • Loss of income
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

How many damages you can pursue and how much you will be able to recover depends on the details of your specific case, as all car accident cases are different. To learn more about your options, contact an attorney from our firm today.

Read What Our Clients Have to Say:

"I've had a wonderful experience with this firm. Tracey, Frank and Jerry have done an amazing job at handling my case, as well as keeping me informed with the whole process. They have taken care of me in a way that I did not expect. This was not just about business with this firm, I feel more like family. They did more than go to bat for me. They have considered my feelings, my well being and more. I'd recommend anyone to this firm. Please keep up the amazing job. Great firm!"

- Nicole

Types of Car Accidents We Handle

At Knafo Law Offices, our car accident lawyers have extensive experience dealing with multiple types of car crashes. We understand that no two accidents are alike, and our experienced firm is ready to support you no matter how complex your car accident in Allentown, PA is. Knafo Law Offices handle the most common types of car accidents, as well as the following:

  • Rear-End Accidents
  • Side-Impact Collisions
  • Uber & Lyft Accidents
  • Uninsured Motorist Accidents
  • Underinsured Motorist Accidents
  • Failure to Maintain
  • Drunk Driving Accidents

Are you ready to get started? Get in touch with an auto accident lawyer in Allentown by filling out our online contact form and schedule a free consultation today.

Awards

  • Jerry Knafo 5 Star Reviews AVVO
    Jerry Knafo 5 Star Reviews AVVO
  • Jerry Knafo Clients Choice Award 2020 AVVO
    Jerry Knafo Clients Choice Award 2020 AVVO
  • Jerry Knafo 10.0 AVVO
    Jerry Knafo 10.0 AVVO
  • Best of the Best - Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys 2020
    Best of the Best - Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys 2020
  • Expertise Best Personal Injury Attorney
    Expertise Best Personal Injury Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Civil Plaintiff
    National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Civil Plaintiff
  • American Academy of Attorneys | 100 Million Dollar Club
    American Academy of Attorneys | 100 Million Dollar Club
  • National Trial Lawyer - Top 25 Medical
    National Trial Lawyer - Top 25 Medical
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers | Litigator of the Year
    American Institute of Trial Lawyers | Litigator of the Year
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best
    American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys Seal
    America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys Seal
  • Who's Who in American Law
    Who's Who in American Law
  • United States Supreme Court
    United States Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
    Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Morning Call Readers Choice 2020
    Morning Call Readers Choice 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
    National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
    Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
    Northampton County Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Association
    Million Dollar Advocates Association
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    Martindale Hubbell Av Peer Review Rating
  • Lehigh County Bar Association
    Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Martinedale-Hubbell Preeminent Rating
    Martinedale-Hubbell Preeminent Rating
  • Elite Lawyers of America
    Elite Lawyers of America
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
    The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys Shield
    America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys Shield
  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Association