Fishtown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA. It was originally part of Olde Kensington, founded in 1729. Eventually, fishermen and shipbuilders bought the parcels along the Delaware River, and the area became Fishtown.

This area has long been a working-class neighborhood, but it has recently been gentrified with the arrival of apartment buildings, restaurants, and shops. The neighborhood is best known for its nightlife in its bars and nightclubs.

If you were injured in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an attorney at Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers can help. Contact our Fishtown personal injury lawyers for a free initial consultation at (215) 875-7030

How Our Fishtown Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You Fight for Damages

Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers was established over 30 years ago. Our Fishtown personal injury attorneys have over 80 years of combined legal experience helping injured clients recover full and just compensation after their accidents.

Since the firm’s founding, our lawyers have helped accident victims recover over $50 million. If you hire us for help after an accident in Fishtown, PA, we’ll fight for you and obtain the compensation you deserve.

We can help by:

  • Investigating your case and gathering evidence 
  • Filing a claim with the insurance company
  • Negotiating with insurance adjusters and protecting your rights
  • Consulting experts when necessary 
  • Representing you in court 

Our personal injury lawyers have extensive knowledge of Pennsylvania law, and our office is only a quarter mile from the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident and the compensation to which you may be entitled.

The History of Fishtown in Philadelphia, PA

Fishtown sits in an ideal location with views of the Delaware River and Philadelphia’s skyline. Its architecture is a mixture of row houses from the early 20th century with modern architecture represented by the Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

This neighborhood started as a port for shad fishermen in the late 1700s. It continued to serve the commercial fishing industry through the 1800s with warehousing and shipbuilding businesses. It was also home to textile plants, and in the early 1900s, electrical power plants.

A decline in industrial jobs in the late 20th century led to a decline in the area. But since 2005, Fishtown has seen revitalization with new businesses, apartment buildings, and restaurants. Fishtown also has a thriving nightlife scene with bars, clubs, and the Fillmore Philadelphia concert venue.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm’s Primary Practice Areas

Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers handles all types of injury cases arising from negligence. Some of the firm’s primary practice areas include:

Car Accidents

Fishtown is well known for its narrow roads and heavy traffic in the evenings and after events. Car accidents, such as rear-end collisions, can happen when drivers are intoxicated, impatient, or driving carelessly along Fishtown’s roads.

Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers understands how accidents happen in Fishtown. Our lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve after a neighborhood crash.

Construction Accidents

Fishtown is always renewing itself with new buildings and renovations of existing buildings. Unfortunately, construction often leads to construction accidents.

We will help you identify the maximum compensation you can get for your construction site accident, including workers’ compensation benefits and damages from a claim against a third party.

Motorcycle Accidents

Fishtown’s sights and nightlife attract motorcyclists from across the city. But the narrow streets and traffic congestion can make riding dangerous, particularly at night. Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers has the experience to fight for the best possible outcome after your Fishtown motorcycle accident.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Pennsylvania law requires shops, restaurants, bars, and apartment buildings to keep guests reasonably safe. You can seek compensation after a slip and fall accident caused by an owner’s or tenant’s negligence. Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers fights businesses and property owners in Fishtown for fair personal injury compensation.

Truck Accidents

When semi-trucks and delivery trucks use Fishtown’s narrow roads, truck accidents can happen. When a truck crash results from the negligent loading, operating, or maintaining of a truck, you can pursue compensation from the trucking company and its insurers with the help of Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers.

Wrongful Death

Pennsylvania law allows family members to bring a wrongful death claim after they lose a loved one in a preventable accident. A wrongful death case can give you compensation for your loss and justice on behalf of your deceased family member.

Our Fishtown personal injury attorneys will analyze your case and help you pursue fair compensation from the person or business that caused your loss.

Damages Available in Fishtown Personal Injury Cases

Pennsylvania law allows you to seek economic damages after you suffer an injury in an avoidable accident, including:

You can also pursue compensation for non-economic damages caused by:

  • Diminished quality and enjoyment of life
  • Mental suffering
  • Disability
  • Pain

Contact Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers to arrange a consultation to discuss the compensation you can seek after your Fishtown accident.

What Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia County?

Personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia County charge a contingency fee based on the compensation your lawyer obtains from a settlement or jury award. As a result, you pay no attorney’s fees for a losing outcome, and you do not need to pay any upfront fees.

Contact us to learn how Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers can resolve your case and how much we charge for our legal services.

Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

Accident victims in Pennsylvania usually only have two years to file personal injury lawsuits. This time passes very quickly while you receive medical treatment and therapy after an accident. 

If you hope to settle your claim without filing a lawsuit, you should contact Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible to begin your claim.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With a Fishtown Personal Injury Lawyer

Injuries from an accident may require expensive medical treatment and physical therapy. They may disable you from working or meeting your daily needs. 

Schedule a free case evaluation with Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers to learn about your right to fair injury compensation after an accident.

How to Get to Zavodnick & Lasky Personal Injury Lawyers From Fishtown?

Directions To Our Law Firm from Fishtown

To reach our office from Fishtown, go west on Girard Avenue and turn left onto 12th Street. Turn right on Sansom Street and continue to our office near the intersection with Broad Street.

Find more about our office location. We serve in all neighborhoods throughout Fishtown, inluding:

  • Reading Terminal Market (PA 19107)
  • Old City (PA 19106)
  • Center City (PA 19102, 19109, 19146, 19147)
  • Penn’s Landing (PA 19106)
  • Rittenhouse Square (PA 19103)
  • Fishtown (PA 19123)