Let a Rand Spears Personal Injury Lawyers Do The Work While You Recover
It’s not easy to deal with accident-related injuries. You have to go to the doctor, talk with an insurance provider, and try to get your life back on track, all thanks to someone else’s negligence. Hiring a personal injury attorney over all those other responsibilities can seem like a pipe dream. You don’t have to choose between your recovery and the pursuit of justice. Rand Spear’s personal injury attorneys can meet you where you’re at. We can fight for your right to accident compensation while you focus on getting your life back on track.
You don’t have to go into a personal injury case consultation blind. Please get to know Rand Spear and our personal injury lawyers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. You can schedule your free case consultation today if you think we’re the right legal team.
What do Personal Injury Lawyers Do?
Personal injury lawyers help people injured due to another party’s negligence. After a severe accident, you can contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your right to loss-related damages. If evidence indicates that another party’s reckless behavior caused your accident, you can submit that evidence alongside a legal complaint to a local civil court.
Rand Spear’s personal injury attorneys can specifically help you address the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Public transportation accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Uber & Lyft accidents
- DUI liability
- Stairwell accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Apartment, restaurant, and supermarket accidents
- Dog bites
- Burn injuries
- Joint, neck, and back damage
- Spinal cord and brain damage
- Workplace injuries
If you’re unsure if your case falls under the umbrella of personal injury claims that Rand Spear tackles, contact our office. You can schedule a free case consultation to discuss whether or not you have the right to a personal injury case.
Do I Need to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident?
You are not obligated to contact a personal injury attorney after an accident. Doing so, however, can make it easier for you to recover from your losses. You can expect your attorney to:
- Talk with the police on your behalf
- Help you file relevant police reports
- Prevent insurers from undervaluing your losses
- Prevent a liable party from misrepresenting your accident
- Investigate your losses
- Bring forward evidence of a liable party’s negligence
- Communicate with bystanders and expert witnesses
- Advocate for your right to fair and comprehensive compensation
What Should I Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you start looking for a personal injury attorney, you should look for a representative who:
- Has experience in personal injury settlement negotiations as well as civil trials
- Respects the validity of your losses and take your concerns seriously
- Answers your questions about the legal process
- Communicates with you regularly
- Has a reputation for transparency
- Respects the financial difficulties that come with your recovery
With that in mind, don’t be afraid to compare the personal injury lawyers in your area. The personal injury lawyer you want to work with should honestly answer any questions about their experience. You can move forward with a civil claim more confidently when you know you’re working with a trustworthy personal injury lawyer.
When do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
You have the right to a personal injury claim when you can prove that a party:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Violated that duty of care on purpose or by accident
- Caused you physical and/or financial harm as a result of their negligence
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
The amount of time you can investigate and file a personal injury claim varies by state. Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Title 42 section 5524 gives you two years to file your claim. New Jersey Statutes Section 2A:14-2 also restricts your actionable time to two years. You cannot file a personal injury claim after your statute of limitations expires.
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?
There isn’t an average timeline on which a personal injury case settles. Instead, the time it takes your case to settle will depend on the nature of your accident, extenuating circumstances, and a liable party’s willingness to cooperate.
You can negotiate for a personal injury settlement if you want your case to resolve more quickly than it would in court. That said, negotiating for a personal injury settlement may require you to compromise when requesting accident-related damages.
Comparatively, a civil trial can take months or even years. However, that time investment may see you receive all of the damages you believe you deserve. Going to court also allows a judge to award you punitive damages if they deem doing so appropriate.
How do I Prove Personal Injury Liability?
You prove liability in a personal injury claim by bringing forward evidence of another person’s negligence. You specifically have a responsibility to prove that the party you name is liable for your losses:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Violated that duty of care via negligence or recklessness
- Forced you to suffer economically as a result of that negligence or recklessness
The evidence you can use to prove negligence in your case can include video and photo footage of your accident. You should also take statements from the bystanders who witnessed your accident to later present before a judge.
Some evidence may even be case-specific. For example, if you get into a crash with a truck, you may have the right to bring that truck’s black box data forward in court. You can discuss which forms of evidence are most relevant to your personal injury claim when you first bring a personal injury claim to an attorney’s attention.
What Damages Can I Request After a Personal Injury Accident?
You have the right to economic and non-economic personal injury damages after an accident. That said, you must have the evidence to prove that you suffered the losses you name in a civil complaint if you want the court to award you applicable damages.
The economic damages you can request in a personal injury claim compensate you for the bills, invoices, and other expenses you contend with after an accident. These can include your medical expenses, the cost of restoring damaged property, and compensation for lost wages.
The non-economic damages that an accident entitles you to do not generate bills. Instead, our team refers to state precedent to assign economic value losses like emotional distress and mental anguish. If the accident you or a loved one is involved in is fatal, you may also request wrongful death compensation when requesting non-economic damages.
Why Should I Work With Rand Spear?
Rand Spear brings a client-focused gravitas to your personal injury case. Whether you’re contending with the aftermath of a car accident, product failure, or a catastrophic injury, our team can guide you toward recovery. You can learn more about our experience through our testimonials or by scheduling your free case consultation. Call or reach out online today.