Determining Liability in a Car Accident
Highly-Qualified Boston Car Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Massachusetts you have a right to No-Fault benefits by your car insurance provider, regardless of whom is technically at fault for the accident. You can collect up to $8,000 in no-fault benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages if not compensated by your employer. If you were hurt in any kind of car accident, be sure to call our Boston personal injury lawyers who can ensure you recover the financial damages you deserve.
At the Law Office of Steven R. Whitman, our skilled injury attorneys have been able to recover tens of millions of dollars in compensation and our successes have led to being awarded the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell in 2013. With more than 55 years of personal injury experience, you can be assured that we can find a solution for your injury.
What Constitutes Negligence?
The key to recovering compensation is to determine who the negligent party in the accident was. Negligence is essentially the failure to use reasonable care when behind the wheel, or to put it another way, being careless.
A finding of negligence can be based on:
- Careless driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to signal when turning
- Defective or recalled vehicle
- Failure to obey traffic signals
Even if you were involved in a hit and run accident, you can still file a claim even if the driver of the car who caused the accident is not identified. This is known as an “uninsured motorist claim” and is filed through your own insurance company. If you do not have insurance, the claim can still be filed through the insurance of a family member whom you live with.
How am I covered with Massachusetts insurance?
Your first $2,000 in medical bills should be covered by your Personal Injury Protection insurance carrier if you were struck by another car. You can be entitled to up to $8,000 in PIP coverage if you do not have private insurance or if your private insurer does not cover the medical services you need, e.g. massage therapy or acupuncture. Your PIP insurer also can compensate you up to 75% of any wages lost due to your injuries based on your average weekly pay.
Get the Tough Representation You Need
You need to act quickly after suffering an injury due to an accident to ensure your rights to damages are upheld and you are treated fairly by all parties involved. Also, you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim before the statute of limitations expires, so call our Boston car accident attorneys to get started on your claim today!
During your free case evaluation, you and an attorney from our firm can go over all your legal options!