Pennsylvania & New Jersey Lawyers Serving Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, & Surrounding Areas
Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC is a Pennsylvania/New Jersey law firm with over 75 years of combined experience. We counsel individual and business clients in legal matters relating to:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- SEPTA Accidents
- Traffic Tickets
- Personal Injury
- Dog Bite Injury
- Family Law
- Immigration Law
- Business Law
When you have a legal issue, it goes without saying that your attorney's skill and dedication make a significant difference in the outcome. Don't take chances when you need legal help. Get a reliable law firm in the community you can trust to go the distance for you.
Traffic Violations can have significant consequences. Although not every traffic ticket is worth contesting, we never recommend simply paying the traffic ticket without first carefully considering the consequences. Beyond the amount due shown on the ticket, a traffic offense can lead to:
- Increased Insurance Premiums
- License Suspension for More Severe Offenses
- Additional Serious Effects For CDL Holders, Which Can Be Livelihood-Threatening
All these factors suggest it's often best to fight a ticket or negotiate a plea with the assistance of counsel. The best way to find out if you are in such a case is to reach out to a seasoned traffic attorney.
However, driving under the influence is one violation for which you should always seek representation. DUI is a criminal violation, not a mere traffic offense. Consequently, it can result in serious penalties, including jail time. Every criminal charge needs to be handled with the aid of a devoted lawyer.
Family Law deals with often very personal, sometimes emotionally charged matters, which require the assistance of a skillful and understanding attorney. This holds true whether the issue in question is painful or frustrating. This is often the case in Divorce and Child Custody battles, or joyful, as in adoption cases.
Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC lawyers are equipped to deal with all areas of family law. We want the transitions in your personal life to go as smoothly as possible.
At Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC, we believe in the dream of Immigration. The hope for a better life in a new land and all the opportunities that go along with it.
In too many cases, this dream is crushed by the immigration system's formalities and technicalities. It is essential to seek the assistance of a qualified attorney as soon as possible. We can provide this assistance and are experienced with immigration matters, including but not limited to the following:
- Green Card Applications
- Asylum Seeking
- Naturalization & Citizenship
- Removal Defense
Our patient and capable immigration attorneys can help you obtain the results you deserve to achieve that dream.
When starting a Business, it's important to seek out legal counsel from the very beginning. This can help avoid stepping into any of the various legal pitfalls in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, whether you are starting a business, drafting contracts, negotiating transactions, or in the process of litigation. You need the assistance of an expert business attorney with years of experience to ensure your interests are protected. Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC will provide you with quality, personalized representation to help you reach your business goals.
When it comes to Car Accidents, it's important to find a Lawyer who is experienced in handling all types of Car Accident cases. You should consider a variety of things when choosing a Car Accident Lawyer, including the Lawyer's experience, reputation, and fees.
Pennsylvania Automobile Law provides Pennsylvania drivers with two types of insurance coverage in the event that they are injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. When purchasing an automobile policy, a Pennsylvania driver must choose between two types of coverage: full tort or limited tort. Below, we will summarize and distinguish between the two coverage options.
- Limited Tort Insurance
Limited tort coverage is cheaper than full tort coverage because it takes away a person’s right to pursue financial compensation for injuries that they sustained in an accident; a person will still be precluded, even if they were not at fault. When choosing the cheaper option of a limited tort, the policyholder is asked to sign away their rights to make a claim for personal injuries in exchange for a cheaper insurance rate.
The only compensation that a person can receive when they are covered by the limited tort option is for economic damages. These things could be considered out-of-pocket expenses, such as property damage costs, medical bills, and lost wages. Your right to sue for pain and suffering is limited.
The ONLY exception to this rule is if the policyholder suffered a “serious injury.” A “serious injury” is defined under Pennsylvania auto law as one that results in at least one of the below-listed types of injuries:
- The injury results in death; or
- The injury results in permanent scarring or disfigurement; or
- The injury causes severe impairment of body function.
The most commonly used exception is the last one, “serious impairment of a body function.” This exception, however, is tough to prove, as it is a subjective definition.
In addition, this one is a grey area, unlike the other two exceptions. What is serious to one person may not be severe to another. Therefore, electing the limited tort option on your automobile insurance policy is very risky.
- Full Tort Insurance
The best choice is to select the full tort option on your automobile insurance policy. Yes, it is more expensive than limited tort. However, full tort enables an injured person to be compensated for any type of injury, severe or not.
Therefore, when a person is covered by the full tort option, there is never the question of whether you can be compensated for your injuries. The only question is, how much compensation can we recover for you?
Every situation is different; therefore, all forms of legal representation require an individualized approach. Let us know the details of your case, and we will begin mapping out a plan to help you obtain the best possible outcome. We offer a free consultation, so don't hesitate to call Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC at 215-969-3004, or to Contact Us by email today.
Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC is a multi-service Law Firm assisting clients throughout Philadelphia, PA, with Legal Matters relating to:
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