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Car Accident

Making Sense of a Pennsylvania or New Jersey Car Accident

Car accidents are frightening, painful, and can leave you with serious concerns about your future. Emotions can enhance if the accident was not your fault but linked to a negligent driver practicing either dangerous or distracted driving. If you were injured in a car accident, it is important to explore your legal options by speaking with an experienced attorney. They will guide you through the legal process and aid you in recovering compensation for damages.

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Considering the Legal Options Following an Auto Accident

After a person is injured due to the negligence of another driver, the injured party explores pursuing legal action in order to seek justice for their suffering. This action can be done with a personal injury claim that serves to hold the negligent driver responsible. A legal process is associated in this pursuit, through which a Pennsylvania or New Jersey auto injury attorney can guide you.

The experienced legal team at Spear Greenfield understands the burdens you carry following an auto accident. Our team is here to coordinate your necessary medical care, assist in collecting critical evidence, and secure the financial compensation you deserve. Spear Greenfield protects personal injury victims throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have over 200 years of combined experience representing those who have been seriously injured in car accidents. Our law firm has guided numerous clients through the legal process. Below are some of the initial steps in that process.

Accident Types

Understanding the type of accident sustained is important when speaking with your Philadelphia or New Jersey auto accident attorney. The common types of accidents are listed below.

  • Rear-end collisions: These accidents tend to occur when a driver is not paying attention and hits the car in front of them. In this type of accident, the vehicle that is rear-ended is rarely at fault.
  • Low-speed collisions: These accidents usually do not occur on roads but in locations such as parking lots. It usually consists in the form of one car backing into another. 
  • T-bone collisions: These accidents occur at intersections when one driver runs through a traffic light or stop sign at the same time as another driver is crossing, causing them to collide.
  • Single-vehicle collisions: These accidents happen when a driver slides off the road, usually a result of icy or dangerous road conditions, and hits a fixed object on the side of the road.

No matter the accident type, you may be suffering from physical, emotional, or financial damages afterward, which makes it important to at least have an initial conversation with a lawyer to be armed with the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision.

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Available Damages After A Car Collision

After suffering injury, damages, and loss in a car accident, there are numerous funds and benefits that may be entitled to the injured party. A personal injury attorney in Philadelphia can ensure full compensation is legally explored. Some types of compensation that Pennsylvania law requires your insurance company to pay include:

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Medical coverage to compensate treating your injuries.

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Property damage coverage to repair your vehicle or pay you its value if totaled.

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Lost wage coverage to pay you for time missed from work.

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Compensation not paid by insurance that covers you or the involved car.

The pain and frustration felt following a car accident is brutal. At Spear Greenfield, seeing injury victims at a low point is tough, but it motivates us to fight for your justice and compensation! No one’s life should be ruined due to negligence, and our team will ensure you are represented and win the compensation you deserve!

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The Process of Determining Liability in a PA Auto Accident

All drivers have a legal obligation to drive safely on the road to protect them and other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians as well. However, this obligation is not always respected as people practice negligent driving. The two main categories of negligence are listed here.

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Distracted Driving

If an individual finds themselves the victim of negligent driving, the negligent driver can be held responsible through a personal injury lawsuit. This lawsuit relies on the injured party satisfying the burden of proof by showing the accident and injuries sustained were a direct result of the liable driver’s poor behavior. Police reports from the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the accident scene, and any witness testimonials are all forms of evidence that can be helpful in satisfying the burden of proof.

The legal process has numerous steps, meticulous documentation, and strict deadlines, which are generally simplified through the involvement of an auto accident attorney. An auto accident attorney guarantees your interests are represented. Click below to learn more about evaluating the need for an attorney after suffering an auto accident.

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    Why Choose Spear Greenfield?

    Following a car accident, all involved parties will protect their own interests, whether it is the insurance company or the negligent driver, so you need to ensure there is someone fighting for your best interests. The Spear Greenfield attorneys have passionately represented countless injured victims from car accidents. We care about our clients and want to ensure their physical, financial, and emotional recovery following an auto accident. For this reason, our firm will dedicate time, staff, and resources to your case! We are not afraid to take a case to trial if that decision increases the compensation for our clients. In short, the Spear Greenfield team strives for nothing less than the maximum compensation. Below are additional reasons to choose Spear Greenfield.

    • As mentioned above, Spear Greenfield has championed protecting the seriously injured for over 30 years, which is displayed by our work ethic and meticulousness dedicated to each case. We recognize our commitment to each client is the bedrock of our law firm. When joining the Spear Greenfield family, you become family to us, which makes obtaining the largest settlement for your claim first priority!
    • Spear Greenfield never labels a case as too big or too small. Every case will be allocated the resources necessary to earn a favorable verdict or settlement. The Spear Greenfield team takes cases that other lawyers in Philadelphia and New Jersey won’t touch.
    • Auto insurance companies respect Spear Greenfield, because we relentlessly fight for your justice. We will not let you prematurely settle with your insurance company unless their payment is spectacular!

    Please click below to learn more about the benefits of partnering with Spear Greenfield, a law firm that will always go the distance for you!

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    Personal Injury Verdicts

    The following summary of recent auto accident verdicts and settlements demonstrates our proven track record.

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    $2,700,000
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    $975,000
    Negligent truck accident
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    $950,000
    Car rear-ended by tractor-trailer
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    $300,000
    Car rear-ended
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    $450,000
    Hit and run by uninsured vehicle
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    $300,000
    Intersectional motor vehicle accident
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    $80,464
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    If you were seriously injured in a Philadelphia or New Jersey motor vehicle accident, it is important to enlist a personal injury attorney who will represent your best interests. The attorneys at Spear Greenfield are proud to represent personal injury clients. We will recover you maximum compensation during your difficult time. We will provide you with the personalized attention you deserve after a serious accident. We will go the distance for you and not sell you short.

    Our initial consultation is free, which carries no pressure or obligations, just information. We also offer a no fee guarantee, so unless you win, we won’t get paid! Contact Spear Greenfield today to learn more about how we can guide you through the legal process and earn you maximum compensation.