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Why Choose Philly Lawyers
A Team Dedicated To Getting You ResultsOur team is made of many experienced attorneys specializing in a variety of different practice areas. Whatever you need help – the Philly Lawyers team is here to help!
We Speak Your LanguageWe are able to assist you with your legal needs and speak to you in your native language. Our staff of attorneys are fluent in many languages including: Russian, Spanish, French, Romanian, Italian, Yugoslavian, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Polish, Georgian, and Armenian.
Locally RecognizedWe’ve won numerous awards and have contributed to numerous publications in the last 33 years.
Top Verdicts & SettlementsWe won some of the top verdicts and settlements in Greater Philadelphia. Some including $3.5 million for a car accident, $10 million for a hit and run, and $30 million for a motorcycle accident.
No Fee Unless You WinOur commitment to you is that you don’t pay unless we win, and only then you pay a small percentage of the amount we won for you. Every case begins with an honest assessment to determine your likelihood of success.
No Case Is Too Big Or Small For Us To HandleWhether you need help because you’ve been injured, been in a car accident, slipped and fell or need any other legal advice, we can help.
On Site VisitsYou don’t always have to come to us! If you are injured and recovering in a hospital or at home, our attorneys can visit you!
Philly Lawyers is Conveniently Located in Greater Philadelphia
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Philly Lawyers offers free case reviews so that you can better understand your legal options. This means you pay nothing for your first consultation. Additionally, Kats, Jamison & Associates works on a contingency fee basis meaning that if you do choose to hire us, you pay us nothing unless and until we win your case. To learn more about what it takes to speak with an injury attorney about your claim here.
Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of time you need to heal from your injuries will determine the length of your claim. Usually we prepare a request to the insurance company within a month after a medical treatment is completed. Sometimes they are willing to settle a case right away and sometimes insurance companies’ offers are too low. Lawyers are always required to convey to the client the amount of the offer. We can provide you with our opinion, but the final decision is always left to the client on whether they want to accept the offer or proceed with future litigation.
If you are experiencing pain, injury, or financial damages as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a personal injury case. If the other driver was at fault, our car accident attorneys will get you an appropriate compensation. Even when it is not obvious who is at fault in the accident, our experienced attorneys can help determine your rights. The consultation is free and you have nothing to lose by consulting with an attorney. Some cases are easy to determine who is responsible for the accident. For example, if you were rear-ended in a car accident, typically the other driver is responsible for that accident and the insurance company could be liable for any damages. Some accidents might require additional investigation to determine the fault.
Within the first few days, you will receive communications from both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. You may be contacted by your health insurance company, doctors, and even attorneys. The other driver’s insurance company may request that you sign medical authorizations so they can retrieve your medical records. Before you speak to any of these people or sign any documents, it is important that you seek legal counsel.
In the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, your automobile insurance policy will pay for your medical bills to the extent of the maximum benefits that you purchased on your policy regardless of whose fault it is in an accident. Those two states are called “No Fault” states, which means that your insurance premiums cannot go up for the mere fact that your insurance company paid your medical bills. After the first party benefits are exhausted, then your healthcare insurance should be paying the rest of your medical bills. Your automobile insurance policy is always primary for the payment of your medical bills.
You are entitled to receive compensation for your vehicle. Depending on the amount of damages to your vehicle, the insurance company will pay for the repairs or replacement of your automobile. You are entitled to get your medical bills paid plus any other out of pocket expenses and the wage loss. The largest part of your compensation will be your pain and suffering settlement, and that depends on the extent of your injuries and how it has affected your life. If we are successful in proving that the other party is liable for your injuries and damages, you could be compensated for medical bills and any other hospital costs, lost wages, costs of rehabilitation and physical therapy, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, wrongful death, including loss of financial support and any other out of pocket expense that was related to your accident.
Our Practice Areas
Representing injured victims in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York Area
In any type of injury or accident, if you or a loved ones was harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Kats, Jamison & Associates is here to assist you.
Marina Kats Esquire is a renowned personal injury attorney who has been practicing law in the Greater Philadelphia area for over 33 years.
Marina and the Philly Lawyers team have helped countless individuals when they needed assistance after a car accident, slip & fall, workplace injury or any other legal needs.
Real Client Stories
Real Cases Won
$30 MILLION DOLLARS
Personal InjuryAs a result of the trial for a motorcycle accident
$10 MILLION DOLLARS
Personal InjuryAs a result of the trial for a pedestrian hit by a truck accident
$1.2 MILLION DOLLARS
Personal InjuryAs a result of the trial for a woman who slipped and fell in the bathroom of a hotel
Car AccidentFor a 9 year old Northeast Philadelphia boy who suffered traumatic brain injuries after being hit by a truck as he crossed the street.
$3.5 MILLION AWARD
Car AccidentFrom a Chester County jury to a nurse and mother of two after she was seriously injured when she was rear-ended by a National waste disposal truck
Car AccidentSettled in 7 months for responsible party’s policy limits and under-insured motorist policy limits
Slip and FallFor a client who fell on uneven pavement and suffered injuries
Slip and FallFor a client suffered from a fall on ice
Medical MalpracticeAwarded to our client for the doctor’s failure to provide a timely diagnosis
NOT GUILTY VERDICT
Criminal DefenseDUI charges resolved in a not guilty verdict for a truck driver
NOT GUILTY VERDICT
Criminal DefenseSuccessful resolution of speeding tickets with no points and not guilty decisions
NOT GUILTY VERDICT
Criminal DefenseDrug possession with intent to distribute resolved prior to the trial with the government withdrawing the charges
Unsafe ProductFor a man who was injured by a tree-trimming instrument
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Car Accidents are unfortunate and extremely emotional events. Sometimes when they happen, we say or do the wrong things that can hurt us in the long run. In this blog post, our goal is to help anyone recently in an accident avoid the mistakes that could hurt you in the long run.