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Auto Accidents

Vehicle Accidents in PA and NJ

If you have been in any type of vehicle accident, you may be unsure how to move forward. You have injuries with expensive medical bills, you are sidelined from work, and you still require care for your injuries. Based on these circumstances, you may also be entitled to compensation.

The vehicle accident lawyers at Spear Greenfield can help evaluate your auto accident case and recover the compensation you deserve. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to guide you through the legal process. Spear Greenfield is a client-focused firm serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and our legal team is here for you every step of the way with the aim of securing you maximum compensation! Let us take care of everything so you can focus on your recovery.

For the over 30 years Spear Greenfield has been in business, we have helped countless clients with their vehicle accidents. Since we are client centered, we offer a free initial consultation to learn more about your case and determine your legal options. This appointment carries no pressure or obligations, just information and education. Schedule your free consultation with Spear Greenfield, either by phone or online!

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Liability in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Vehicle Accidents

Every driver is legally required to operate their vehicle in accordance with the law to ensure their own safety and the safety of other drivers on the road. When drivers demonstrate negligence, it can lead to dangerous accidents that cause serious injuries. These vehicle accident injuries from negligent drivers can impact someone for the rest of their lives. These consequences can prompt the injured party to seek justice through legal action. An accident injury claim can be submitted as the first step in holding a negligent party responsible for an accident victim’s suffering.

Negligent driving puts other people at risk. Such actions are generally grouped into two categories:

  • Dangerous driving: This occurs when a driver does not abide by the rules of the road. Examples include reckless driving, speeding, unsafe passing, failure to follow street signs, improper lane changes, failure to obey street lights, street racing, and driving under the influence.
  • Distracted driving: This occurs when a driver fails to pay attention to the road at all times. Common distractions include using a cell phone behind the wheel, eating, searching for an item in the car, and speaking to other passengers while driving. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents in the United States.

An accident caused by a negligent driver can greatly impact your life, making an initial exploration of your legal options essential. At our accident law firm, we offer Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents a free consultation to gain additional insight on your case and equip you with information to make the best legal decision.

Vehicle Accident Case Types and Services

When you think about a motor vehicle accident, you probably think of a collision involving two or more cars. However, there are also a number of other types of motor vehicle accidents that occur frequently in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Vehicle accident cases may involve any type of transportation.

Our Philadelphia accident law firm has successfully represented clients in all of these areas. The circumstances of your case are unique, and we will need to learn everything we can about the accident. Our process includes a full investigation of what occurred during the accident. We also have medical contacts who can provide expert testimony about your injury.

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The Process of Proving Negligence in Pennsylvania or New Jersey

When you get behind a wheel to drive, you must exercise caution. Although you obey the rules of the road, everyone else may not. If you believe your vehicle accident occurred due to someone else’s negligence, legally you are required to prove it to win the case.

Satisfying the burden of proof involves identifying evidence directly linking the victim’s injuries to the negligent actions of the driver under question. Useful evidence can include medical documentation of the injuries, a police report from the accident, pictures or videos of the scene, and any witnesses to the incident. In many cases, evidence collection is challenging, because the victim was injured at the scene, where most evidence is easily available. An experienced Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney can help with gathering and presenting the evidence necessary to satisfy the burden of proof.

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What to Do Right After an Accident?

Car accidents are jarring, as they happen suddenly and without warning. If you are involved in a vehicle accident, it can be very easy to remain in a state of shock, especially if you have sustained injuries. Yet you may maximize your chances of recovering financial compensation in a future accident claim by executing a post-accident protocol. If you are physically capable, take the following steps after a vehicle accident:

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Call the police.

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Do not apologize.

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Collect contact and insurance information from other parties involved.

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Take pictures and video of the accident scene.

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Seek medical attention and request all medical documentation.

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Contact a personal injury attorney.

Every driver should understand what to do after a vehicle accident, which can take many forms. No matter what type of accident you’ve been involved in, we advise you to go to the hospital right away. Even if you do not feel injured, you may be in shock, or you may have sustained an unnoticed internal injury.

You should also call the police after the accident, no matter how minor. They will create an official record that you can rely on in your accident claim. Exchange insurance and contact information with others involved in the accident, but never admit fault. Request names and contact information from any witnesses as well.

We recommend you avoid speaking with insurance adjusters immediately after reporting your accident. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. A vehicle accident lawyer can represent your best interest and work on your behalf.

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Do I Need a Vehicle Accident Attorney?

Each year, nearly 2.5 million Americans are injured in vehicle accidents, with 34,000 of those accidents involving fatalities. Accidents are traumatic and life-changing, so whether the accident is minor or serious, it is important to learn about your legal options afterward. The discussion usually starts by consulting with a personal injury attorney to determine if the other driver is liable for the injuries and property damage you have suffered as a result of the crash.

Generally, when a vehicle accident occurs between you and another party, it is recommended to speak with an accident attorney, even if the incident is just a simple fender bender.

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Some factors that signal the need for attorney involvement include:

  • Whether the accident caused injuries and property damage.

  • Insurance coverage questions or uncertainty.

  • A shared fault in the accident.

  • Uncertainty about your rights surrounding an accident.

  • An increase in pain or injury in the days or weeks following an accident.

  • When the accident causes a death.

  • The involvement of pedestrians or cyclists.

  • Inconsistencies between your personal account and the police report.

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Successfully Evaluating Philadelphia and New Jersey Vehicle Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been in any type of motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it’s important that you contact an experienced accident lawyer to gain more information regarding your case. In many cases, attorney involvement offers the best chance at receiving the vehicle accident compensation you deserve and will ensure that you are not taken advantage of by insurance companies. When choosing an accident attorney, you should ask each potential candidate a few questions before you make a decision:

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Have you handled my type of case before?

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How successful have you been with cases like mine?

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Have you ever been accused of attorney misconduct?

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What are the likely outcomes of my case?

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What is your strategy for my case?

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How will you keep in touch with me?

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What fees will I be charged?

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What do I have to do to help you with my case?

To learn more about starting the legal process and the evaluation of personal injury attorneys, please click on the link below.

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Why Choose Spear Greenfield?

Lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are abundant. With ample options for accident attorneys in Philadelphia, you can find one who has the experience, success rate and work ethic to successfully guide you through the legal process. Demonstrating the qualities mentioned above, Spear Greenfield accident lawyers have been a staple in Philadelphia and the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey for decades. We pride ourselves on our client focus, which starts with our free initial consultation and includes our willingness to dedicate time and resources to achieve the greatest accident compensation.

Our vehicle accident attorneys look out for you when no one else does. At other firms, lawyers often treat cases as business decisions. They may prematurely settle and move on to the next case. At Spear Greenfield, we regularly take our cases to court because we believe you should receive the maximum time and resources needed to get the best award.

  • Our staff in New Jersey and Philadelphia includes knowledgeable, experienced attorneys who have decades of combined experience. We have helped a substantial number of clients earn compensation of $300,000 or more through our diligence. Overall, we have recovered a total of more than half a billion dollars for our clients.
  • Clients are the priority of the Spear Greenfield staff. When a client signs on, we welcome them into our law firm. Starting with our initial meetings, our clients are treated like family. We prioritize clients by carefully working through every case and fighting relentlessly for the highest amount of awarded money possible, whether we get it through settlement or trial.
  • Whether it is through offering a free first consultation or working diligently on scheduling doctor’s appointments following an initial consultation, Spear Greenfield lightens the burden for clients and comforts them by handling the smallest details of their cases.

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Vehicle Verdicts & Settlements

Recent vehicle accident verdicts and settlements that demonstrate our proven track record include:

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$2,700,000
Intersectional accident
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$907,000
DUI induced head-on collision
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$975,000
Negligent truck accident
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$950,000
Car rear-ended by a tractor-trailer
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$100,000
Rear hit on a tractor-trailer
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$300,000
Interstate motor vehicle accident

Getting Started With Your Pennsylvania or New Jersey Accident Case

If you have been injured in a vehicle accident caused by another person’s negligence, you should speak with a vehicle accident lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey about your case, especially if you sustained substantial injuries or incurred high medical bills. The Spear Greenfield team understands the burdens created by a vehicle accident because we have helped countless clients involved in traumatic accidents get back on their feet for over 30 years.

Discover the difference a concerned, caring attorney can make by getting in touch with our Pennsylvania and New Jersey accident lawyers to schedule a free consultation. This initial consultation carries no fees and no obligations. With our “no fee guarantee”, Spear Greenfield will not collect payment unless you win your case, so there is no risk involved! Scheduling a complimentary appointment with a Philadelphia and New Jersey vehicle accident lawyer at Spear Greenfield today.