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Do I need a car accident lawyer?

Every car accident is a stressful event. It can be hard to know how to react to a car accident. In some cases, it’s in your best interests to hire a car accident lawyer. However, in cases with only minor injuries, you may be able to resolve your claim in a satisfactory way on your own. How do you know if you need a car accident lawyer? Here’s what you need to know from our personal injury attorney Randy H. Kaplan:

You need a car accident lawyer if you have injuries or if fault is disputed in your case. You need a car accident lawyer when you have anything but very minor injuries in order to ensure that you get full payment for all applicable types of compensation. Additionally, you need a car accident lawyer when the other party contests liability. They might claim that you’re responsible for the accident, or they might deny that they’re responsible for the accident. Only in cases where fault is clear and you have only minor injuries can you effectively settle your car accident case without a car accident lawyer.

What does a car accident attorney do?

A car accident attorney takes actions on your behalf to collect the compensation that you deserve. They are your representative, and they help you exercise your legal rights and win you compensation after a car accident. The specific steps that your attorney takes depends on you need to do to succeed in your case. They draft and file legal documents, contact witnesses, build legal strategies, negotiate the settlement and speak on your behalf in court. Your car accident attorney does things that are calculated to win you fair compensation for your damages and losses.

How long do you have to get a lawyer after a car accident in PA?

In Pennsylvania, you have two years after a car accident to get a lawyer. If you don’t file your claim in the court by the two-year deadline, your claim is barred forever. However, you should get a lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer needs time to prepare your legal documents. In addition, the sooner they represent you, the sooner your lawyer can perform important work like gathering evidence, talking to witnesses and preparing your case.

How our personal injury attorney Randy H. Kaplan can help you

When you’ve been in a car accident, the personal injury law firm of Randy H. Kaplan can help you fight for justice. Let us give you an honest opinion about the value of your case and whether you need a personal injury law firm to represent you. Our team can explain how we advocate on behalf of car accident victims.

We invite you to come and learn how our legal representation may result in a much larger settlement than if you tried to handle your case on your own. In addition, we manage the entire claims process for you. Our consultations are free for all practice areas. Call us today! We’re standing by to talk to you.



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Why Hire Randy Kaplan Law Offices?


Immediate Attention

We understand how important your case is and that is why your call receives immediate attention directly from the attorney. We help you understand your options in order to make informed decisions. As a local law practice with multiple offices, we are able to offer reasonable and competitive rates.

Tens of Millions in Results Over 30 Years

In over 30+ years we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and their families. Our drive and our commitment to our clients who are the victims of auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, work related injuries including asbestos claims has led us to have a proven track record of success.

Aggressive Representation

Our goal is always to put your best interests first. And we have been successful at it for over 30 years. How do we do it? By being aggressive when you need us to be. If you are unable to work, can't pay your bills and are facing extensive therapy or rehabilitation you need an injury lawyer to protect your rights and fight for you and your case. Remember, nobody likes an aggressive lawyer, until you need one.


We take pride in our dedication to our clients and their cases. Firm attorney Randy Kaplan has practiced law since 1982 and has personally handled THOUSANDS of cases including auto accidents, work related injuries business law and employment law. In each and every case we are dedicated to providing our clients with the type of service only a local law firm can provide.