Helping injured people with their claims
Douglas V. Stoehr, Attorney at Law, is a regional personal injury law firm in Altoona, Pennsylvania. We serve Blair and the surrounding counties representing people who are injured through no fault of their own. We rarely encounter a claimant who is "trying to get something for nothing." Instead, we meet people who have been legitimately injured and their lives are turned upside down because of medical appointments, bills, and lost wages. These are exactly the type of problems we handle for personal injury victims. Specifically, we handle personal injury and wrongful death cases that result from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck collisions, construction accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, hospital negligence, dog bites and premises liability.
Attorney Stoehr is assisted by several staff members. A key employee is Debbie Buchanan, the Office Manager and Legal Assistant.
We fight for you to maximize your recovery
Nearly all personal injury claims are made against the insurance company for the defendant. Do not be fooled by the TV commercials for the insurance companies that claim they will take care of you. The claim departments of these insurance companies have one goal only: To deny your claim or settle for the least amount possible. We know this better than anyone; Attorney Doug Stoehr used to be a claims representative for several major insurance companies. He is aware of the tactics they use to minimize the value of your claim. Rest assured that Attorney Stoehr has taken on the major insurance companies and self-insured corporate defendants. To learn about some of Attorney Stoehr’s many successful outcomes, see his case results.
Hear from a few of our many satisfied clients:
To hear from many other happy clients, read the Testimonials found on this website.
Free consultation and no fee until we get money for you
The claims process begins with a free initial office consultation. We will take as much time as needed to learn about your accident, injuries, and damages. If Attorney Stoehr feels that he can help you, he will represent you on a contingent fee basis. This simply means that Attorney Stoehr is not paid anything until he obtains a successful recovery for you. You will never write a check, Attorney Stoehr will simply be paid a percentage from your settlement funds.
We will also pay for your claims costs and court costs during the pendency of your claim. Assuming that your case is successful, Attorney Stoehr will be reimbursed these costs at that time. Again, you never write a check. Call us for a free evaluation of your personal injury claim.
Questions about medical bills? Lost wages?
You will naturally have concerns about the payment of your medical bills. If you do not have medical insurance coverage, Attorney Stoehr and his staff will research all possible sources of medical coverage or payment for you. For example, if you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for coverage through the government. We will assist you with this. In other instances, Attorney Stoehr has written letters of protection to local doctors, who agree to treat you and not be paid until your claim is resolved. We will also work very hard to get your lost wages reimbursed. Of course, this is in addition to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of life's enjoyments, and inconvenience.
The advantage of using a local personal injury lawyer
We work out of our Altoona, Pennsylvania, office. However, "local" is not restricted to Altoona. Local means Blair and the surrounding counties. In fact, Attorney Stoehr will travel throughout west-central Pennsylvania to handle your claim. Recently he successfully settled a case for $1,400,000.00 in federal court in Pittsburgh. Last year he settled a large case in Elk County.
Using us as your local attorney is a big advantage to you. Attorney Stoehr is accessible to you for meetings in our office and updates as often as you need them. He does not mind working evenings or weekends. In fact, there is a rule within the office: All phone calls get returned that same day by a staff member or Attorney Stoehr. We will do what it takes to get you the results that you deserve.
The lawyers from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia will not and cannot provide this personal touch. Typically you deal with their secretaries or paralegals only, and will not see your attorney until a deposition is needed or time of trial. Additionally, the out-of-town attorney is not as familiar with the local judges, doctors, medical professionals that are involved in your case. Even small matters count, Attorney Stoehr is familiar with the roads and locations where accidents occur. Can the out-of-town attorney make this claim?
We have proof of our success
If you watch TV or use the internet you will quickly learn that there are dozens of personal injury lawyers in your area. However, will they give you the personal touch like we do? Does the attorney have the insurance claims background like Attorney Stoehr has? More importantly, are the other attorneys successful like Doug Stoehr? Attorney Doug Stoehr has obtained statewide recognition for his achievements and his case results. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for three years in a row, and rated "10-Superb" by AVVO, a national attorney-rating service. Attorney Stoehr has obtained three settlements in excess of $1,000,000.00 which gained him entrance into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Recently Attorney Stoehr was invited to join Best Attorneys of America. Attorney Stoehr also publishes a magazine about accidents, injuries, and the law called Just Cause . He has taught part-time at Penn State – Altoona, and was invited to present a continuing legal education course about proving damages to other attorneys. Attorney Doug Stoehr is your region’s go-to injury lawyer.
Visit the other sections of our website
We have built this website with you in mind. There are various sections to answer all of your questions. If you want to hear from past clients see our Testimonials. To see the type of cases that we have settled, see our Case Results. To read more about your injury see Types of Injuries. If you have questions about the claims process, see Common Questions, or see our Videos.
If you want to learn more about Doug Stoehr’s role in the community, see his Community Service page. If you want a free review of your current automobile insurance coverage, simply link to the Free Auto Insurance Review form. If you want to know what to bring for the first meeting with your injury lawyer, we even have a link for this!
Please take the time to review our website. You should call us to get answers to your questions and schedule an appointment to see if you have a case.