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Twenty years after we opened our doors, our successes have grown with the size of our firm. In recent years, our attorneys have won multiple seven figure awards for clients and numerous “not guilty” verdicts. Among our attorneys are multiple “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” and a pair of Legal Masters (LLMs) in Trial Advocacy.
We specialize in helping those who have been hurt by another’s negligence, including catastrophic injuries, car accidents, medical malpractice, or an unsafe product. Our professionals also have extensive experience defending those accused of a crime, including capital crimes, and can help individuals and companies with their real estate, immigration, Social Security, and Family law needs.
You should not be harmed financially if you are injured by someone else’s negligence, whether it is because you can not work or incur medical bills. Moreover, you should be compensated for the suffering you have had to endure.
If you have been injured in an accident or incident for which someone else is responsible, you may be entitled to receive fair compensation for your losses. The law offices of Kats, van der Veen & Associates work with you on a contingency basis to achieve the results you deserve. Our firm will assist you in gaining the maximum settlement for injury compensation.
Our firm’s extensive experience pursuing personal injury cases will work to your advantage. We are well versed in all areas of the process, including investigating cases, negotiating with insurance companies, and taking cases to trial when necessary.
We represent clients who have many types of personal injury cases, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites / Animal Attacks
- Faulty Products
- Hit and Run
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle or Bus Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Slip and Fall
- Uninsured Motorist Claims
- Work-Related Injuries
- Wrongful Death
If you have been charged with a crime, the aggressive defense of your rights is crucial. Our attorneys have the legal expertise to successfully defend your case – and your rights. We are experienced in many types of criminal defense cases, including:
- Auto Theft
- Capital Offenses
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Drug possession
- Sexual Assault
- Weapon charges
No one expects to get hurt when they visit their doctor, but accidents happen all the time and patients end up severely injured and too often die. Their families are left having to bear the burden of caring for their family and friends.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a doctor’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your losses and suffering. The team of attorneys at Kats, van der Veen & Associates has over 15 years experience in major litigation with a strong reputation of gaining maximum compensation and results for our clients.
Our team of attorneys handles all types of medical malpractice suits, including surgical mishaps, errors in diagnoses including misdiagnoses and late diagnoses, medication and anesthesia errors, birth injuries, and emergency room misconduct.
If a health care provider has failed to act reasonably on your behalf based upon what one would have expected from similar health care providers under the same circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation of your losses. Let our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Faulty consumer products or dangerous goods can cause severe injuries, including severe pain, shock, loss of a limb and even death.
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, the cost of deaths, injuries, and property damage to the nation is over $700 billion annually as a result of dangerous and defective consumer products. The cost of the related pain, trauma, and suffering to victims of these faulty goods is overwhelming and immeasurable.
If you have been hurt because of an unsafe product, you deserve fair compensation.
The attorneys at Kats, van der Veen & Associates understands these costs to consumers and will work to hold manufacturers and other responsible parties accountable.
Our attorneys will investigate the design, manufacturing, and marketing defects of the product, and will work to identify the parties involved in all aspects of the product’s manufacture and sale. Defendants in a product liability case may include the manufacturer of component parts, the assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner.
If you are experiencing pain, trauma, lost wages, or medical expenses as a result of dangerous and defective consumer products, let our experienced team of attorneys speak for you. Among our successes are:
- A million dollar settlement was achieved for a Philadelphia electrician who sustained a paraplegic injury after falling off a ladder due to defective wire strippers.
- A seven figure settlement achieved for a laborer who suffered from a crushed hand due to a defective industrial metal bending machine.
- A significant settlement reached after four days of jury trial, in which a 62 year old school teacher sustained injuries due to a defective beverage bottle from a world-wide beverage company.
- An award for a man who lost his finger while trying to unlock the gears of a carpet machine at work.
Motor Vehicle Accidents:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1,616 people lost their lives in automobile accidents in Pennsylvania in 2005. Thousands more suffered serious bodily injury.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, you need qualified and experienced legal assistance.
The attorneys at Kats, van der Veen & Associates are experienced in assisting victims and families with recovering the financial compensation they deserve. We will review your case thoroughly, investigating all evidence regarding the cause of the accident, and will interview witnesses and experts as necessary.
Our attorneys will identify all possible sources of compensation and will work to ensure that victims and their families receive the maximum settlement, including compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys are capable of handling complicated personal injury cases. Let our experience speak for you.
Among our successes are:
- $10,000,000 settlement for a 9 year old Philadelphia boy who suffered traumatic brain injures after being hit by a truck as he crossed the street.
- $3.5 million award from a Chester County jury to a nurse and mother of two after she was seriously injured when she rear-ended by National waste disposal truck.
- Seven figure settlement won in federal court for a motorcyclist struck by a worldwide delivery service truck.
- Seven figure structured settlement for a Bucks County high school sports star involved in an intersectional crash.
- In Camden, N.J. a multi-million dollar structured settlement for a young girl rundown by a local oil company van while on her way to school.
- Seven figure structured settlement in a successful Dram Shop case for the family of a man who was killed in a single car crash after leaving a bar intoxicated.
The attorneys at Kats, van der Veen & Associates handle a full range of family law matters in a skilled and compassionate manner. Our areas of focus include adoption, divorce, separation, paternity, custody, visitation, and child support. With over 15 years experience, our attorneys have the legal knowledge and professionalism to handle complex family matters in a sensitive manner.
Every year, tens of thousands of immigrants come to America to make a better life for themselves and their families. But doing so legally can be difficult and time consuming. The law firm of Kats, Jamison, van der Veen & Associates is an experienced team of attorneys dedicated to counseling and representing clients in virtually every facet of immigration law. We work to protect immigrants’ rights by providing sophisticated legal services for workers, students, professionals, and businesses seeking work, educational, and investment opportunities in the United States.
We will assist you in working with immigration officials, asserting your rights, and to fight deportation and removal actions through any of the following immigration issues:
- Employment Visas
- Deportation Defense
- Family Preference
- Fiance(e) Visas
- Green Cards
- H1 and H1-B Visas
- Investment Visas
- Labor Certifications
- Marriage Petitions
- Naturalization Law
- Outstanding Immigration Petitions
- Political Asylum
- Student Visas
Real Estate Law:
No matter whether you are buying your first home or are an investor buying your 500th property, the experienced attorneys at Kats, van der Veen & Associates can assist with every step of real estate transactions, working with clients to ensure that each step goes smoothly, easily, and safely. With close attention to detail, we can turn your complicated real estate issue into a simple, efficient process that gets you the results you want.
Our firm provides corporate and residential real estate services for buyers and sellers, including:
- Assessment Appeals
- Boundary Disputes
- Environmental Issues
- Seller Financing
- Zoning and Land Use Issues
With over 15 years experience, you can be sure our firm will handle your real estate case effectively and efficiently, saving you money and time.
The law firm of Kats, van der Veen & Associates is a dedicated team of attorneys committed to the comprehensive representation and counseling of a diverse and extensive group of corporations and other business entities. Our firm has the skills and experience to handle the largest, most complicated corporate business matters, while our careful attention to detail helps us understand and correct even the smallest business problem.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling the following legal issues for our clients:
- Sales Agreements
- Debt Collection
- Establishing Corporations
- Partnership Agreements
- Corporate Defense
- Insurance Litigation
- Mergers and Acquisitions
We will work to ensure that the legal needs of your business are met just as we did for a used car business when its inventory was incorrectly seized by the government.
Social Security and Government Benefits:
If you have been unable to work due to injuries or disability, you may qualify for Social Security disability assistance or other government benefits.
The attorneys at Kats, van der Veen & Associates are experienced in guiding people affected by all types of disabilities through the initial application process, and in representing them in appeals proceedings regarding denied claims. We will work to present your case in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to ensure that you receive the disability benefits you deserve.
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