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If you or your loved one has been injured, you need answers fast. You need someone on your side. Our personal injury attorneys are always honest and responsive to clients, and always aggressive against their opponents. They have helped hundreds of people get the money they deserve. Whether you’re dealing with an insurance company, a hospital, or some other organization, you are probably getting the runaround. They are businesses, and the less they pay you, the more profit they make. Even your insurance company is not really on your side. Contact us now. Our Pennsylvania injury lawyers help people in the greater Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania.

Have You Been Seriously Injured? Don't Wait to See Us, Your Time to Recover May be Limited

The personal injury attorneys at Shabbick & Associates, PC are aggressive, effective, discreet, accommodating, and committed to fighting for the rights of our clients. We have earned a reputation for professionalism and success. If you or a loved one has been injured, and someone else is to blame, you deserve to be paid for all the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering that resulted. If you want to get every dollar you deserve for your injuries in the shortest period of time then you need experienced accident attorneys who will work aggressively to get you what you’re entitled to.

At Shabbick & Associates, PC, we offer FREE initial consultations with one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys. If we take your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we charge you nothing until we obtain your compensation, and that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. If you want to get every dollar you deserve for your injuries in the shortest period of time then Contact Us today. In the meantime, the information below should help to give you a better idea of what a personal injury case involves.

What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury is the name given to the branch of tort law that covers any wrong or damage done to another’s person, property, rights, or reputation. A personal injury can happen at work, in a traffic accident, because of a faulty product or a faulty repair, because of a mistake during medical treatment, or because you slipped and fell on a wet floor or pavement. Personal injuries can also be any injury resulting from libel, slander, malicious prosecution, or false arrest, any bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death and caused by an occurrence for which the State, or anyone else may be held liable. The personal injury can be physical or psychological but, to be considered actionable, it must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of your employer, a manufacturer, your doctor, your landlord, or some other person or organization who owes you a duty of care.

Our practice areas include: Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents, Motorcycle or Bicycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall, Workers' Compensation, and Social Security Disability, just to name a few.

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Personal Injury Statistics

On average, 11,200 disabling accidental injuries take place every hour each year. Falls are the most common accident at construction sites. Each year, nearly 11,000 Americans suffer a traumatic spinal cord injury. Many of them suffer permanent disabilities.

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How Does a Personal Injury Case Work?

Personal injury claims must be brought within a specific period of time after the accident, after which they become ‘statute barred’ and will not succeed. The length of this strict time limit varies from state to state, but is shorter than in most other types of cases and is usually 2 years. It is very important that you see an attorney soon after your accident, rather than waiting until just before the expiration of the statute of limitations. If there is insufficient time left before the statute of limitations expires, an attorney may conclude that they will be unable to undertake the necessary pre-filing work in time and refuse to take your case.

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Have You Been Injured in a Car, Truck, or Bus Accident

You or a family member can be a victim of an auto, truck or bus accident. These events occur unexpectedly. The person who caused the accident should be held responsible.

We are honored to represent injured victims. In today’s world, insurance companies have worked hard to demonize victims of accidents. We see it as our job to combat this stigma and to maximize your recovery. If you have been injured, you are entitled to recover under the laws of Pennsylvania. We work on accident cases everyday. We find a more informed client makes a better witness for him or herself.

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We Pride Ourselves on Keeping You Informed

We understand that this may be your first lawsuit and that the process can seem daunting. We make it a top priority to keep you regularly updated on your lawsuit and to inform you of the upcoming steps, even if the accident is the other driver’s fault. We find a more informed client makes a better witness for him or herself.

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What if the Other Driver’s Insurance Company Contacts Me After the Accident?

We strongly encourage our clients not to speak to the insurance company for the other side. The insurance company does not have your best interests in mind. It is there job to build a case against you and that starts with their first communication with you. Please call us before speaking with the insurance company.

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Should I Select Full Tort or Limited Tort?

Your automobile insurance policy is an important document even if the accident is the other driver’s fault. You should always choose full tort to ensure that you can bring a lawsuit if you are injured. If you have any questions about choosing full tort, please call us.

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Should I Select Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Not all drivers carry adequate insurance coverage or insurance coverage at all. You can purchase uninsured/underinsured coverage that would provide a source of recovery if the responsible party is not insured or does not have sufficient coverage to fully compensate you for your injury.

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What if I was Hurt at Work?

If you were hurt at work, you may be eligible for what is called Workers’ Compensation. Workers' Compensation claims are also handled by personal injury Attorneys. The purpose of Workers’ Compensation is to provide assistance when a worker is harmed (including a worsened preexisting condition) that arises in the scope of employment. This means that anyone injured while working or through work-related matters. If payments from workers' compensation run out and you still need financial help contact our Personal injury Attorneys for options.

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Our Approach

Our firm has provided compassionate and competent legal representation for persons and families suffering serious injury or death due to the negligence of another person. We are committed to serving our clients with integrity, honesty, professionalism, and understanding. Each client is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of his or her personal circumstances.

We use a "team approach" so that we can aggressively and effectively represent each of our clients from the beginning of the case to its conclusion. We are proud of our well-qualified attorneys, legal assistants and legal support staff. Each member of our team has specific training and experience to support the management of your case.

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