Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Accidents
Each year, thousands of people are injured in car accidents in Massachusetts. Serious injuries and death caused by negligent drivers are on the rise, likely due to “distracted driving,” which is at an all-time high in Massachusetts.
If you or a loved one has experienced a minor injury in an automobile collision in Massachusetts, you may be able to resolve the claim directly with the negligent party’s insurance company on your own and without legal assistance. In instances of more serious injuries and death, however, you need an experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer to assist you with the claim. Too often, the party at fault is unreasonable, unnecessarily adversarial, unresponsive, or represented by an insurance company disinclined to properly value your claim without legal counsel. In these situations, only experienced legal counsel can level the playing field to ensure that you receive adequate compensation for the injuries you sustained through no fault of your own.
Common causes of automobile collisions include:
- Texting while driving
- Excessive speed
- Inattentive driving
- Rear-end collisions caused by following too closely
- Failure to follow the basic rules of the road (running through stop signs and red lights, for example)
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
Common injuries caused by negligent drivers include:
- Head injuries, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Serious injuries to the neck and spine
Insurance companies do not make money voluntarily paying claims. It often takes legal counsel to protect your rights and to ensure that you are made whole when you have been injured by a negligent driver. Harriman Law represents clients injured by negligent drivers throughout Massachusetts. Our representation is not limited to drivers. We frequently represent injured parties who, at the time of the collision, were passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
At a minimum, if you have been injured by a negligent driver in Massachusetts, you have a right to seek compensation for:
- Your medical bills and expenses
- Your injury and any temporary or permanent impairment or disability it caused
- The past, present, and future impairment to your earning capacity (including your lost wages)
- Your pain and suffering
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, certain immediate steps are critical in the days and weeks following the collision. You must file claims with the negligent driver’s insurance company as well as with your own. You must obtain police reports and gather and review relevant evidence to protect your ability to seek compensation for the harm you incurred through no fault of your own. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in an automobile accident, your attention should be on your recovery, not on the details of your personal injury case.
What You Can Expect From Us
If we are able to take your case, you will not pay us anything unless we successfully resolve it on your behalf. Beginning a claim or civil action to recover losses caused by a negligent driver takes time and effort, but it does not require personal financial resources. From start to finish, you will not pay a penny out of your pocket in legal fees and expenses unless we successfully resolve your claim.
Serious injuries require serious representation. Harriman Law is an injury firm that prides itself on providing personalized legal services to clients with whom we share a mutual admiration and respect. The majority of our injury clients are referred by former clients who were thrilled with the work we did for them during their own trying time. See what our clients are saying about us here and, when it comes to your own injury claim, call or email us today for a free consultation.