Car Crash Lawyer of Massachusetts
A car crash can occur at any time and as the victim, you may have a personal injury case or insurance claim that needs to be filed. With a car crash attorney by your side, the process of filing a case will be done quickly for your benefit. The individual at fault must be determined to see who was the negligent party in the case and caused the crash to take place. There are several ways that negligence can be found in an automobile crash. This can include:
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Failure to obey traffic signs
- Failure to signal a turn
- Going over the speed limit
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Texting and driving
- Distracted driving
- Other legal violations
There are so many types of crash and negligence claims that can be filed, victims have a hard time understanding their legal rights. Take for example a crash involving a drunk driver. In Massachusetts, you may have the option to file a claim against the bar that sold the alcohol. Another example is when a car crash takes place due faulty construction of a tunnel or roadway, you may have a personal injury claim due to improper construction or a defect in the design. Builders can be held responsible for a construction crash to drivers.
Perhaps you are involved in a car crash that involves personal injury to yourself or the death of a loved one. This would result in a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim. This type of filing is not simple to resolve and will take the knowledge and experience of a seasoned attorney. Insurance law as well as evidence law must be covered to ensure that your case is won and compensation is provided.
Compensation is a monetary amount paid to the victim based on the crash or injury that took place. If you are injured in a car, truck, motorcycle or other motor vehicle crash, due to someone else's negligence, then you may be entitled to monetary damages. These damages would be paid to provide for your pain and suffering as well as cover any medical expenses due to your injury, as well as lost wages.
What is Covered Based on Massachusetts Insurance Law?
Several categories are covered under Massachusetts insurance law. Medical bills, lost wagers, bodily injuries and wrongful death as well as underinsured are all considered. The medical bill category would consist of the bills that you owe due to the injury. Lost wages refers to the money lost due to the inability to work. Bodily injury refers to a serious injury where you will have scarring, pain and suffering, possible disability or loss of the ability to enjoy life. The underinsured insurance category is what is considered when the negligent individual does not have sufficient insurance to help cover your damages.
What to Do After a Crash
If you are involved in an automobile crash, you will need to follow a few steps to ensure you are protected. Gather information from the vehicles involved including names of the driver, address and telephone. Driver's License number, registration number and insurance company name. Gather the same info from any witnesses. Contact police and notify of any traffic violations. Receive medical attention if needed. Contact your insurance company about the crash. Take photographs if possible of the vehicles as well as the location of the crash and any injuries. Contact a lawyer to determine your legal rights.
If you are in a crash and need legal assistance, contact attorney Kathleen Black Reynolds, Esq. for assistance.